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In This Issue of LAWPRO Magazine

Being part of the collaboration

Access to Justice

To quote The Action Group on Access to Justice (“TAG”), “The justice system is inaccessible to far too many. We must find better, more affordable and timely ways for people to manage and resolve their legal problems. No single organization has the answers. Collaboration, innovation and broad participation is required.” How can we help while… Read More »

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What’s my coverage when working pro bono?

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In Ontario there is a pressing need for legal services that can be accessed by low-income and disadvantaged persons. Many lawyers are stepping up and trying to address this gap through free services, discounted fees, or providing legal education to members of the public. Whenever legal services are being provided to the public, however, it… Read More »

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Artificial intelligence and the “self-driving” lawyer

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We all look forward to the day when we can jump in a vehicle that will drive itself to our desired destination. And while self-driving vehicles have been in our imaginations for many decades, vehicles from Tesla and others with driving-assistance technology suggest fully autonomous self-driving cars will be a reality in the not too… Read More »

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Alternative fee arrangements in litigation

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In recent years more focus has turned to alternative fee arrangements as a way to offer clients more predictable costs and affordable legal services. Hughes Amys LLP, based out of Hamilton and Toronto, offers alternative fee arrangements which have proven successful for them. Here is a look at how they’ve done it. “We’ve been doing… Read More »

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Does your firm need to consider Excess insurance?

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Test your exposure by checking each statement that is true for you or your firm: I am unsure of the file practices, procedures, and communications, in-take procedures, documenting retainers, reviewing opinions, docket controls, diary systems, completeness of documentation and file retention of all tenants, associated law practices, co-counsel, back-up or previous counsel I have worked… Read More »

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TitlePLUS: A conversation with our consultants

Some of us got together recently to talk about the questions we’re hearing most often. When we are out and about talking to people we hear about what matters to real estate lawyers. Mortgages Jamie Smith oversees parts of Western Ontario. He says, “Mortgages are usually part of the real estate deal, so clients expect… Read More »

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Book Review: The Future of the Professions by Mark Susskind

For more than 30 years Richard Susskind has been a thought leader on the future of the legal profession. This is despite the Law Society of England and Wales saying he did not understand confidentiality and was bringing the legal profession into disrepute by suggesting that email would become the predominant way lawyers and their… Read More »

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Let technology be your path to wellness

Safety apps People who travel alone, work with violent accused, or find themselves in other potentially dangerous situations may want to try out personal safety smartphone apps. These work in a variety of ways: they can allow loved ones to track you remotely via GPS; send out an alert to friends if you fail to… Read More »

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Social media profile: Jordan S. Halpern

Time at LawPRO: 2 years Prior to joining LawPRO, Jordan practiced as a litigator engaged in all forms of insurance defence litigation as well as matrimonial law. He also has a background in corporate/commercial law, human rights, employment and real estate. Jordan has been active on LinkedIn for several years. In addition to being Claims… 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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