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Why have claims from inadequate investigation risen almost 300% since 1998?

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The devil is in the details, and it’s the details that appear to be creating issues for lawyers when it comes to the underlying causes of many claims. Back in 1998, “inadequate discovery of fact or inadequate investigation” was the fifth most common cause of a claim (178 claims or 9%) when we looked at… Read More »

Categories: 2024 June - Time for Tomorrow, Articles, Inadequate Investigation

Retirement, succession, and planning for the unplanned exit

Running your own law firm or sole practice can be stressful, but stopping can be even harder. Thinking of stepping away from your practice can create an overwhelming tide of questions and unknowns. It becomes even more complicated when lawyers consider they may not be able to choose the timing of their own departure. A… Read More »

Categories: 2024 June - Time for Tomorrow, Articles, Firm Management, Succession Planning

Facing stress with mindfulness and being in the moment

Whether it’s a big move across the county, receiving an unexpected medical diagnosis, being awarded a promotion at the firm or something else – it’s likely you’ve faced moments of substantial change in your life. When these changes occur, regardless of if they’re planned or a surprise, they can lead us to feel stressed, overwhelmed,… Read More »

Categories: 2024 June - Time for Tomorrow, Articles, Wellness

The case of the delayed will

In the legal profession, time management is a critical component of risk management. Effectively managing time, from handling daily tasks to progressing case files, can greatly impact the quality of legal services provided. Yet, achieving effective time management is often easier said than done, given the pressures of a packed schedule, unexpectedurgent matters, and the… Read More »

Categories: 2024 June - Time for Tomorrow, Articles, Time Management, Wills & Estates

TitlePLUS: If you have a claim reporting it quickly makes a real difference

The key reason for prompt reporting of a claim is to keep options open to look for ways to resolve the claim, and not have our position prejudiced by delay or actions taken by the policyholder before the claims examiner has had a chance to complete their investigation. This is especially important in claims that… Read More »

Categories: 2024 June - Time for Tomorrow, Articles, Real Estate, TitlePLUS

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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