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Month: March 2016

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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Internship opportunity 2016-17: CBA Young Lawyers International Program

We have been asked to advise you of upcoming internship opportunities under the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program. The YLIP will select 20 young Canadian lawyers aged 30 or under for placement as interns with overseas development organizations working in human rights, access to justice, legal reform and other areas. Placements will be...

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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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