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What new lawyers need to know about LAWPRO’s mandatory professional liability insurance

These FAQs answer some of the more common questions we hear from newly-called lawyers. The answers will help you determine if you need insurance coverage (or whether you’re exempt) and the steps you need to take to get your LAWPRO insurance coverage in place. What is professional liability insurance? Professional liability insurance is designed to… Read More »

Categories: Articles, LAWPRO policy, Student, Student Issue

It takes a village to build a lawyer: The importance of mentors in your legal career

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As a lawyer, you may have a good understanding of where to find historical legal documents, cases, or precedents, but what about advisers, or mentors, or counsellors? Starting a legal career can be an isolating experience, with many new lawyers spending time working alone while drafting documents or doing research. That’s why it usually takes… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Mentoring, Student Issue

Counselling and wellness assistance

The Member Assistance Program (MAP), offered by Homewood Health provides a wide range of services and resources to lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals, as well as their families. Perhaps you’re stressed, not sleeping, dealing with marital strife or suspecting you drink too much. Or you may be searching for more information… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Student Issue, Wellness, Wellness

The First Timer’s Going to Court Cheat Sheet

Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can become familiar with practice. The level of formality and decorum in a courtroom is a unique part of Canadian life and should be treated seriously. Unlike what you may have seen on shows and social media, proceedings are rarely punctuated… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Content Type, Law students/new lawyers, New Lawyers, Student Issue

Life after graduation: Profiles and advice on succeeding during the first years of a legal career

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After the congratulations, after the regalia, after the degree that’s been rolled and tied with ribbon, what comes next? It’s important to keep an open mind when starting your legal career. Many lawyers end up in positions very different than they were expecting, but still very rewarding. Remember that every role is an opportunity to… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, Student, Student Issue

Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Student Issue, Title insurance, TitlePLUS

How would you answer these job interview questions?

Job interviews can be very stressful. It’s not easy to answer questions about yourself, especially when they are open-ended questions that address your personality, work habits, ability to do teamwork and so on. Good answers are the key to a successful interview, and hopefully a job offer. The questions asked at job interviews are fairly… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers, Student Issue

Paying attention to the fraud behind the curtain: Don’t get fooled by spoofed email addresses

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We have written previously about the dangers associated with email spoofing and phishing schemes, where fraudsters will send fabricated emails purporting to be from a trusted colleague or third party in an effort to trick a lawyer or staff member into clicking on a dangerous link or downloading a dangerous attachment. These fraudulent schemes continue… Read More »

Categories: Cyber dangers, Fraud, Webzine

The new data breach reporting requirements under PIPEDA: If you lose something, say something

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It costs less than ten dollars to purchase a USB flash drive. It can cost tens of thousands to lose it. Lawyers and law firms are entrusted with a substantial amount of financial, medical, and other sensitive or embarrassing personal information. Under both the rules of professional conduct and privacy legislation, lawyers are obligated to… Read More »

Categories: Privacy, Webzine
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