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Cultivate Your Innovation Mindsets to Build Your Future Practice Today

The legal services sectors are experiencing a period of rapid, significant change. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on the shortcomings of antiquated parts of our justice system and legal practice models, courts and law firms quickly shifted processes and practices throughout 2020. There’s no turning back. To help you plan for the future… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Access to Justice, Articles, Firm Management, Future of law, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Solo and Small Firm, Wellness

Working together remotely: A real life conversation about managing teams through the “new normal”

The COVID pandemic forced the legal sector to leap forward decades in a matter of days. More change happened than many people thought possible but there has also been huge amount of stress. How will we work in the “Next Normal?” LAWPRO’s Juda Strawczynski (JS) was joined by Hong Dao (HD) of the Oregon Professional… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Firm Management, Future of law

TitlePLUS: A living example of innovation of LAWPRO

When considering the future of TitlePLUS, we asked ourselves if the service was still living up to its original principles and – perhaps more importantly – whether those principles were still valid. Companies know their products need to evolve with the needs of their customers and the marketplace. If a product changes too fast, customers… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Real Estate, Title insurance, TitlePLUS

Persistence and Precision Bring Long Needed Changes to the Planning Act

Comments from Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey As Attorney General I have made it my business to jump start and accelerate access to Ontario’s outdated justice system. The work to move the system forward by decades in mere months began before the COVID-19 pandemic, and by working in new ways with our partners we have… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Real Estate

The Top 10 Changes to the Planning Act You Need to Know About and Why

The anachronistic provisions of the Ontario Planning Act (the “Act”) and the red tape they created have frustrated lawyers and property owners for many years. The government has listened, and after consultations with many stakeholders over the last two years, long overdue changes are finally here. We believe these changes will save the public time… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Failure to Know The Law, Real Estate

10 tips to adapt to the new contingency fee regime

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On July 1, 2021, Ontario’s contingency fees became subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society of Ontario’s Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Access to Justice, Articles, Civil Litigation, Firm Management, Marketing, Retainers

Recent changes to wills, powers of attorney and succession law

The government has enacted 4 important changes regarding wills, powers of attorney (POAs) and to the administration of an estate with Bill 245 – Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 which received Royal Assent on April 19, 2021. (See amendments in Schedule 8 – Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and Schedule 9 – Succession Law Reform… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Failure to Know The Law, Wills & Estates

You transferred funds to the wrong account – what now?

Fraudsters try to trick lawyers into wiring funds to an account that the fraudster controls. Sometimes, they succeed, and the funds get into the hands of criminals. What do you do then? Below are some examples that have been reported to us: 1. A lawyer’s office received a last-minute redirection of monies payable on the… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Could This Happen to You?, Cyber dangers, Disaster Planning, Fraud, Legal Technology

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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