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LAWPRO Magazine: 2013 May – Year in Review 2012

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Large or small: Every recovery counts

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We may not be able to control the amount of claims we receive, but here at LAWPRO we do actively pursue recovery of costs owing to us from third parties throughout the year. Regardless of the amount recoverable, where the cost of recovery efforts warrant, we take action to enforce judgments, file writs, and take… Read More »

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LAWPRO committed to corporate social responsibility

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2012 was the first full year of LAWPRO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. To help familiarize our staff, the bar, and other external stakeholders with our CSR commitment, we created a Corporate Social Responsibility brochure. Please get in touch with us to request copies, available both in print and in PDF format. The LAWPRO CSR… Read More »

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Why the LAWPRO base premium is only the start of the story

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Why is Ontario lawyers’ professional liability insurance more expensive than other provinces’? It’s a legitimate question, and easy enough to formulate. The answer is either very simple or very complicated and detailed, because it means comparing apples to oranges. The simple answer A simple answer points to the fact that a person asking the question… Read More »

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Avoiding the unintentional expansion of retainers

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Here’s the scenario: A lawyer is retained to assist a client with a tort claim and an accident benefits claim. The client, meanwhile, has been informed that the long-term disability (LTD) benefits provided by her employer’s group plan are about to be terminated. In an effort to forestall the termination of benefits, she asks the… Read More »

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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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