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So you want to start an A2J initiative? Here’s what you need to know about insurance

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Lawyers and others in Ontario continue to conceive and champion initiatives aimed at bringing justice into the public’s reach. LawPRO is committed to supporting that innovation, and is eager to participate in the A2J conversation. This article outlines our perspective. Why an insurance perspective? Crucial for many A2J initiatives is finding lawyers who want to… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Features, LAWPRO policy

Lawyers: (Safely) make your own dent in the affordability barrier

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Removing the barriers that stand between ordinary Ontarians and legal remedies will be a complex, long-term exercise. However, setting aside a few hours to do pro bono work is one way for lawyers to make a meaningful individual contribution to the bigger picture. LawPRO eases the decision to offer uncompensated services by offering lawyers special… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Access to Justice, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Pro bono

Four things that can lead to a denial of coverage under your LAWPRO policy

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Insurance is different from other types of contracts. Besides the ongoing obligations (as described in the policy’s terms and conditions) that exist between the insurer and insured, there is also a duty of utmost good faith (uberrimae fidei, for you Latin fans). Just as an insurance carrier can’t act in bad faith in denying a… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy

Taking parental leave? You have options

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[This article was updated in August 2021] Planning for parental leave might seem overwhelming when you are thinking about leaving your practice for an extended period, particularly if you’ve never taken leave before. You may have questions about the process of taking time off and how this will impact your professional liability insurance. Do I… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September Blue Sky, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Legal Careers

REPCO reduction reflects commitment to risk-rating

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Real estate and civil litigation continue to be the areas of practice with the highest claims, both in terms of count and cost. However, real estate claims based on the registration of fraudulent instruments under the Land Titles Act where the claim would otherwise be excluded from coverage due to the dishonesty of the insured… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September - Insurance Issue 2016, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Real Estate

Get proof of coverage with a click of your mouse

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Have you been asked to provide a Certificate of Insurance to a client, a law society, or anyone else? You can now request and print an individual or a firm-wide Certificate of Insurance via the My LAWPRO online portal. While in many cases the Declarations Page of your insurance coverage confirmation will suffice as proof… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September - Insurance Issue 2016, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy

Increased run-off insurance: A critical issue often overlooked in lawyers’ estate planning

When a lawyer passes away while still in active private practice, LAWPRO’s run-off coverage kicks in. While standard run-off may be enough coverage for lawyers who have been retired for several years (since potential claims will have had time to develop), it may not be sufficient for a lawyer who was practising full-time at the… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Content Type, Firm Management, LAWPRO policy, Succession Planning

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

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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: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Errors & Omissions, Law students/new lawyers, LAWPRO policy, Student

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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