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Statement on Re Milne Estate decision

LAWPRO is aware of the Re Milne Estate decision and we confirm that it has been appealed. We expect the appeal won’t be heard for several months. We hope the appeal decision brings clarity to how primary and secondary wills should be drafted. Lawyers that have drafted wills that may be impacted by this decision… Read More »

Categories: Alerts, Wills & Estates

Evernote as a Law Practice tool

Looking for a simple and cost-effective way to organize your practice? Evernote is the answer. This program is a memory aid for just about everything you do. Say goodbye to hours spent searching for those meeting notes you saved somewhere on your computer or mobile device or that to-do list you think you put in… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology

2018 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

As software evolves and hardware ages both physically and in its ability to handle the new software, the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, tablets, and more is a must-have. The 2018 edition of the popular Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide is more… Read More »

Categories: Book, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology

Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney

Are you Mac-curious? The vast majority of lawyers and law practices still use Windows, but an increasing number are contemplating the switch to Mac, due to its reliability, usability, and security. However, authors Brett Burney and Tom Lambotte know that Macs may not be the best choice for every lawyer and law practice. Macs in… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Legal Technology

Quick summary of 2019 policy and key dates

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Base premium unchanged for 2019: $2,950 No change to transaction levies Default period reduced to 60 days Reinstatement fee increased to $300 Use of Designated Agencies discount expanded to consider proposed Civil Society Organizations How to renew your insurance You need to renew your insurance for the 2019 year. It will not happen automatically. Visit… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019, Articles

Your 2019 program: Stable premiums, reliable insurance


Base premium stable LAWPRO is pleased to report that the base premium for 2019 will remain unchanged at $2,950. As in previous years, there is no need to change the premium as our claims management and cost containment efforts, together with investment income, are expected to cover projected claims costs. No change to transaction levies… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019, Articles

2019 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice, sole practitioners and lawyers in association or partnership

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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 2019), applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments and/or costs of repairs together. Standard deductible: $5,000 per claim, applicable to claim expenses, indemnity payments… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019

2019 insurance coverage for exempt lawyers

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• 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… Read More »

Categories: 2018 September - Insurance Issue 2019
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