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How managing your schedule can help you stay well

Decision fatigue is the decline in energy and focus you experience after making decisions or engaging in mundane tasks. This mental drain can cause you to seek immediate rewards, which can lead to poor decision making and inefficient or irrational behavior. Here are five ways you can manage your daily schedule to stay focused and… Read More »

Categories: 2024 March, Articles, Wellness

Client portals improve information security and client service

What is a client portal? Wikipedia defines the term client portal as “an electronic gateway to a collection of digital files, services, and information, accessible over the Internet through a web browser. the term is most often applied to a sharing mechanism between an organization and its clients.” Why is it important for lawyers to… Read More »

Categories: 2024 March, Articles, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Legal Technology

Title insurance matters: ‘One of these things is not like the other’

You may recall the title as a lyric from a song in a popular kids show many years ago, reinforcing the benefits of being aware and noticing differences. This same lesson applies when comparing the legal protection coverages offered by other title insurers that compete with the Legal Service Coverage that’s included in TitlePLUS policies…. Read More »

Categories: 2024 March, Articles, Real Estate, Title insurance, TitlePLUS

Your 2024 program: New portal, new convenience, same reliable insurance

Quick summary of changes: No change to base premium for 2024: $3,250 Automatic renewal for insureds with no changes Increased maximum gross billings per year to qualify for Part-Time Practice Option to $100,000 from $90,000 New sublimit and risk-prevention requirements for claims arising out of social engineering Auto-renewal for 2024 In July of this year,… Read More »

Categories: 2023 October - Insurance Issue 2024

Lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership in 2024

Standard insurance coverage The base program Eligibility: Required of all lawyers¹ providing services in private practice.² Coverage limit: $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate (i.e., for all claims made in 2024), applicable to claim expenses and/or indemnity payments (some exceptions apply).3 Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses and/or indemnity payments… Read More »

Categories: 2023 October - Insurance Issue 2024

2024 insurance coverage for exempt lawyers

in-house corporate counsel government lawyers, educators and others not in active private practice retired lawyers, estate trustees, emeritus lawyers, judges and others no longer practising law legal aid clinic lawyers (not directly employed by Legal Aid Ontario) lawyers who engage in only occasional practice in Ontario and are resident in a Canadian jurisdiction other than… Read More »

Categories: 2023 October - Insurance Issue 2024

Life after graduation: An article about articles

To be a lawyer is to be accustomed to words. Files, contracts, factums, letters, memos, dictation, transcripts, dockets, emails, pleadings. Words. Some words seldom seen or used outside the parlance of the profession. A new lawyer isn’t simply licensed, they’re called. At which point they will hopefully not be hired by a client, but retained…. Read More »

Categories: New Lawyer Issue

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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