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Common practice pitfalls: How to avoid them

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake or did not meet the standard of care expected when delivering legal services. No lawyer is immune to a… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Communications Errors, Features, Inadequate Investigation, Law students/new lawyers, Time Management

Pre-2012 matters not set down will be automatically dismissed January 1, 2017

Rule 48 on calendar

As we move through September, LawPRO urges lawyers to review their litigation files and make sure they are proceeding as appropriate. The clock is ticking and time is running out! Remember, under the new Rule 48.14 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, matters commenced before January 1, 2012 will be automatically dismissed – without notice… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Practice Tips, Time Management

Common practice pitfalls: How to avoid them

Man on highwire

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake or did not meet the standard of care expected of him or her when delivering legal services. No lawyer… Read More »

Categories: 2016 Student Issue 4, Articles, Communications Errors, Failure to Know The Law, Inadequate Investigation, Law students/new lawyers, Limitation Periods, New Lawyers, Time Management

The clock is ticking on Rule 48 dismissals

stopwatch

Pre-2012 matters not set down will be automatically dismissed January 1, 2017 As we begin the New Year, it’s a good time to review your litigation files and make sure they are proceeding as appropriate. The clock is ticking! Remember, under the new Rule 48.14 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, matters commenced before January… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Features, Time Management

Applying old case law to the new Rule 48.14

paper boat on water

On January 1, 2015, Rule 48.14 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was substantially amended. The first result of the amendment was that plaintiffs’ solicitors received respite from “show cause” status hearings. Status notices ceased to be issued as of January 1, 2015. Status notices received by parties prior to January 1, 2015 under the… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Casebook, Civil Litigation, Time Management

Rule 48.14 Transition Toolkit helps you prevent administrative dismissal of actions

Rule 48 on calendar

The administrative dismissal of actions for delay has caught many lawyers by surprise, and has led to several hundred claims and almost $10 million in claims costs in just three and a half years. On January 1, 2015, a welcome amendment to the administrative dismissal rule – Rule 48 – came into force. The amended… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September - Insurance Issue 2016, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Time Management

How unhealthy lawyers affect client service

man holding head

Almost all lawyers experience stress, but unless it becomes toxic, there is little risk to the client. Occasionally things get truly out of control. That’s when important deadlines are missed, communication with the client diminishes (or ends), and files languish. In extreme cases, the lawyer ‘pretends’ to practice by misrepresenting to the client that work… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September Blue Sky, Articles, Communications Errors, Conflicts of Interest, Firm Management, Inadequate Investigation, Time Management, Wellness, Wellness

Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Rule 48.14

Rule 48 on calendar

Effective January 1, 2015, a new Rule 48.14 brought significant changes to the administrative dismissal regime in Ontario. After several hundred claims and more than $7 million in claims costs over the last three years, LAWPRO was happy to see old Rules 48.14 and 48.15 revoked. However, while LAWPRO believes the new rule will stem… Read More »

Categories: 2015 February - LAWPRO 20th, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Practice Tips, Time Management

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier law practice and a new you

computer monitor with sticky notes of new years resolutions

The start of a new year is a time for self-reflection and self-improvement. Many of you will think about making changes in your personal and work lives. But while you all have good intentions, it can be difficult to break old habits, especially when you are running hard on the treadmill of a busy life… Read More »

Categories: 2012 December Resolutions, Articles, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Difficult clients, Family, Features, Finances, Legal Technology, Marketing, Practice Tips, Real Estate, Time Management, Wellness, Wills & Estates
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