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Category: Insurance & Risk Management

Do you need Excess Insurance?

CLIA’s Voluntary Excess Program (VEP) application process for 2019-2020 is opening on June 3rd, 2019 to ensure that you have time to complete the application and submit premium payments prior to the July 1st policy renewal. CLIA will be contacting those who purchased excess insurance in the past. Again this year, firms will complete their...

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Loss Prevention Tip #31

Loss Prevention Tip #31: A Few Good Tips Document your file It is important to adequately document your file. Keep your client advised of what you’re doing. Copy him/her with virtually everything. Confirm in writing instructions received and advice given. Whenever your client fails to follow your advice, document that in writing and keep that...

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Loss Prevention Tip #30

Loss Prevention Tip #30: Evaluating Potential Clients SCREEN YOUR CLIENTS AND CASES. One of the most effective ways to avoid an insurance claim is to carefully evaluate the potential client before you take the case. ASK THESE QUESTIONS FIRST: • Do you have a potential conflict of interest? • Do you have the expertise to...

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Notice – CLIA

The Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA) is a reciprocal insurance exchange providing professional liability insurance to lawyers in nine Canadian provinces with its headquarters in Regina, Saskatchewan. CLIA’s nominating committee is seeking candidates for two volunteer board positions opening July 1, 2019. Candidates do not need to be lawyers but should have some of the...

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Loss Prevention Tip #29

Loss Prevention Tip #29: Properly Documenting Files One of the most important things a lawyer can do to avoid an insurance claim is to document client files properly. Without documentation, errors or misunderstandings can occur that give rise to a claim. Claims statistics for your Lawyers’ Insurance Programme indicate that poor communication with clients and...

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