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LAWPRO Magazine: 2017 May – 2016 Annual Review

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Weaving solutions to complex problems

Each thread in a fabric makes the others stronger and in the fabric that is LawPRO, each employee is a vital strand that strengthens the weave. Our customer service department guides underwriting and applications, our claims department works to contain the standard of care and defend our insureds, our information services protect your data, and… Read More »

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Financial results explained

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 Net premiums: $115.8 million LawPRO net earned premiums in 2016 were $115.8 million. Premiums from the mandatory insurance program were lower than in 2015, though still higher than budgeted. The E&O Fund did not make a premium contribution to LawPRO in 2016 as it did in 2015. And although the number of practising lawyer full-time-equivalents… Read More »

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E&O Program: Claims report

Administrative dismissal of actions: Was 2016 the calm before the storm? Claims trends in 2016 seemed to follow now-familiar patterns – certain types of claims increased, others abated, and overall claims costs continue to hover around the $100 million mark. However, in the final months of the year, LawPRO claims personnel saw an increase in… Read More »

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Coverage: Premium remains stable in 2016

The year 2016 marked the sixth year in which most insured lawyers paid a base premium of $3,350 for their professional indemnity insurance. As rents and property values continue to climb, and as technology becomes obsolete at an ever-increasing rate, we were proud to be among the few practice expenses NOT growing in 2016. LawPRO… Read More »

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Answering your complex coverage questions

LawPRO’s Underwriting & Customer Service (UCS) Department handles applications and renewals for the primary professional indemnity insurance program, which provided coverage to over 26,000 lawyers in 2016. New accounts are established as lawyers are first licensed, existing accounts are amended as lawyers change practice setting or type, and all accounts are renewed each fall. For… Read More »

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Let’s celebrate! The TitlePLUS program’s 20th anniversary

As the TitlePLUS program celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we pause to reflect on the past while looking forward to a strong and exciting future. From its inception, the TitlePLUS program has always been about more than just title insurance – it addresses the changing realities facing real estate lawyers and consumers and seeks to find… Read More »

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It’s more than just business – Corporate social responsibility

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LawPRO’s continued commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program was reflected in contributions to the profession, to wellness, and to the community. Fostering the legal profession and access to justice In May of 2016, LawPRO personnel attended the Pro Bono Ontario awards gala to honour the contributions of lawyers, law firms, legal departments, law… 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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