Skip to Content

Category: LAWPRO Magazine

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

What we did in 2022: Program highlights

We returned to the office Yes, we physically returned to the office. While LAWPRO’s offices remained open throughout the pandemic, it was only in 2022 that all staff returned to regular attendance in the office through a hybrid work model. The opportunity to once again work side-by-side strengthened our team, helping us provide insureds with… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we did in 2022: Repairs

When LAWPRO is quickly alerted to real or potential claims, we are often able to rectify the problem, thereby preventing harm to a client and a malpractice claim from arising. Our counsel know how to best fix issues such as dismissal orders due to inadvertent missed deadlines, allegations of improper will drafting, minor errors on… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

What we did in 2022: Defending lawyers in court

Here are a few examples of defences successfully advanced by LAWPRO in 2022 on behalf of insureds Tax and contract litigation – Allegedly failing to follow explicit client instructions Lawyers themselves can sometimes make for challenging clients. As backseat drivers, they may feel they know more or are better qualified to make strategic and procedural… Read More »

Categories: 2023 May - Year in Review 2022, Articles

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.

Back to top