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Month: January 2018

Risk Assessment Visits

Risk Assessment Visits are now available to members. The purpose of the Risk Assessment Visit is to offer firms, especially solo and small firms (2-5 members) a free, confidential service to assist in identifying areas of risk that have potential to result in claims under the Lawyers’ Insurance Programme. The Visit is designed to be...

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Loss Prevention Tip #17

Loss Prevention Tip #17: Become a Successful Delegatee From an insurance risk and management perspective, we cannot express often enough the importance of effective communication. We remind lawyers about the importance of properly documenting their files and to provide clear instruction to their associates and support staff when delegating work. But what can you do...

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Loss Prevention Tip #16

Loss Prevention Tip #16: Fee Agreement Checklist A well-written fee agreement encompasses more than your hourly, flat or contingent fee; it should define the parameters of the work to be completed, and address your obligations to the client, and the client’s obligations to you. It should also address your rights (e.g., to seek withdrawal) and...

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Notice to Members

Over the last few years, Benchers have routinely been asked to weigh in on matters which do not clearly fall within the Law Society’s statutory mandate. At a recent meeting, Benchers were provided with the information compiled from law societies across the country which showed that many other law societies appear to have broader mandates...

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Notice to the Profession – New Court of Appeal Act

We have been asked by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Trial Division, to circulate the following notice to our membership regarding the new Court of Appeal Act. Notice to the Profession – New Court of Appeal Act **Further to the notice re: New Court of Appeal Act, we have been asked by the...

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