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Quick summary of 2020 policy and key dates

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Base premium unchanged for 2020: $2,950 No change to transaction levies Clarification of circumstances in which notice must be provided Clarifications to definitions of “spouse” and “dishonesty” under the policy How to renew your insurance You need to renew your insurance for the 2020 year. It will not happen automatically. Visit my.lawpro.ca to e-file your… Read More »

Categories: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles

2020 insurance coverage for lawyers in private practice

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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 2020), 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: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles, Content Type

2020 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: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles

Landmines for Lawyers When Drafting Wills

When it comes to mistakes and claims, the Achilles heel for lawyers in the wills and estates area is drafting wills: Making will-drafting errors – either because of poor communication, inadequate discovery or errors in law – is the single most common issue in claims reported in this area of law. In many cases, the… Read More »

Categories: Articles, Communications Errors, Failure to Know The Law, Inadequate Investigation, Wills & Estates

Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers, 2nd Edition

As technology is constantly evolving, the Second Edition of Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers is here with up-to-date information on the increasingly popular software program for small, midsized, and large law firms—Office 365. This easy to understand guide covers the most common questions lawyers have when considering migrating their firms to Office 365. With quickly… Read More »

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The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound From Depression

Law students and lawyers report having a significantly higher rate of depression than the general population. When untreated, depression affects lawyers and their clients, families, friends, and colleagues. In addition to the effects of mental health conditions on lawyers’ lives, the same disorders can lead to substantial disciplinary issues that threaten attorneys’ ability to practice… Read More »

Categories: Book, Wellness
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