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Benchers have approved a number of Loss Prevention Initiatives developed by the Insurance Committee as part of the Law Society’s ongoing risk management.

A Loss Prevention Self-Assessment Checklist has been developed with a particular focus on addressing the following top three causes of insurance loss, which together represents 94% of insurance claims:

1. Systems/Procedures/Administration: missed deadlines (ex. limitations), poor office procedures and time management errors (49%)
2. Communication: Failure to follow client’s instructions, poor communication with client/others (34%)
3. Law: Failure to know and properly apply the law (11%)

The checklist is being offered as a tool and resource for members, completion of which will qualify for a credit toward the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education activity.