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Category: Insurance & Risk Management

Second Notice – New Mentoring Program

As part of a risk management initiative, we are inviting members who have been called to the Bar for a minimum of seven (7) years to participate in our new Mentoring Program. Informal mentoring has occurred within the profession for decades. This more formal Mentoring Program will put some structure to current networking and, in...

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Loss Prevention Tip #4

Loss Prevention Tip Caution: Friends and Relatives Ahead Lawyers often report a potential insurance claim on a matter they have taken on for a friend or relative. These are among the most embarrassing claims for the lawyer and among the most difficult to defend for the insurer. Be especially wary if friends or relatives approach...

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New Mentoring Program

As part of a risk management initiative, we are inviting members who have been called to the Bar for a minimum of seven (7) years to participate in our new Mentoring Program. Informal mentoring has occurred within the profession for decades. This more formal Mentoring Program will put some structure to current networking and, in...

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Loss Prevention Tip #3

Loss Prevention Tip Safe and Effective Practice Safe and Effective Practice, edited by Barry Vogel, QC and written by Jean Côté and others, is a loss prevention resource that has withstood the test of time. This handbook of loss prevention materials, published by the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association and based upon materials distributed as early...

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Loss Prevention Tip to Law Society PI Members

LOSS PREVENTION TIP #2 COMMUNICATION Failure to communicate effectively with clients is the common factor in a large percentage of errors or omissions claims and also in a huge number of complaints to the Law Society. Law Society discipline staff report that a significant number of the complaints they receive involve lawyers not returning phone...

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Notice to Practising Insured Members

Benchers have approved a number of Loss Prevention Initiatives developed by the Insurance Committee as part of the Law Society’s ongoing risk management which will be introduced to members in the coming months. The first, a Loss Prevention Self-Assessment Checklist, has been developed with a particular focus on addressing the following top three causes of...

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Law Society’s Professional Assistance Program

As a lawyer, you provide vital services and support to the public. It is essential that you invest the time and energy necessary to take care of yourself. The Lawyers’ Insurance Programme funds the Professionals’ Assistance Program as part of risk management and because we understand the value of the services you provide and we...

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Notice to Members – Fraudulent Scams

Lawyers in all areas of practice continue to be the frequent targets of bad cheque scams. These scams involve debt collections, business loans, IP licensing disputes or spousal support payments. Don’t be complacent and think you will never be fooled. These frauds are getting more sophisticated. The matters will look legitimate, the fraudsters will be...

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Notice to Law Society Members

Loss Prevention Bulletin No. 64 is now available at http://www.clia.ca/eng/docenglish/LossPrevention/CLIABulletinEnglishIssue64.pdf This edition features the article, Lawyer Stress 101. Back issues of the Loss Prevention Bulletin are also available in PDF format on the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association website, www.clia.ca. Don’t forget to check out the Loss Prevention E-Bytes while you

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