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By-Law 6 of the Law Society Act requires that PARALEGAL licensees who are partners or shareholders in COMBINED LICENSEE FIRMS are required to maintain professional liability insurance coverage through LAWPRO.


A person who holds a Class P1 licence (PARALEGAL) is required to maintain insurance against professional liability under a professional liability insurance policy issued by LAWPRO if:

  • The PARALEGAL and one or more LAWYER(S) are in partnership together; or
  • Both PARALEGAL(S) and LAWYER(S) are shareholders in a professional corporation, and
  • The business of the partnership or professional corporation is the practice of law and the provision of legal services in Ontario.

For detailed information on mandatory insurance for PARALEGALS, see By-Law 6, Part II of the Law Society Act.


Maximum of $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate coverage for claims brought against you, as defined in the LAWPRO® Policy.

For more information, see private practice.

If you are joining or establishing a CLF as a PARALEGAL partner or shareholder

Once the Law Society of Upper Canada has approved the partnership or professional corporation, a representative of the firm will contact LAWPRO for the Combined Licensee Firm application form.

Once completed by the PARALEGAL, the firm will forward the application form to LAWPRO for processing. When approved, the policy will be put in place and the policy documentation will be forwarded to the PARALEGAL.

Premium Upon our receipt of your completed application form, LAWPRO will individually underwrite the PARALEGAL.
To apply Contact Helen Payne at 416-598-5899 or 1-800-410-1013 or [email protected] to receive the application form or if you have any questions.
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Key DatesMore

October 31, 2017
Real estate and civil litigation transaction levies and forms are due for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

November 7, 2017
E-filing deadline: Renewal applications filed online on or before November 7 qualify for a $25 per lawyer e-filing discount applied to the 2018 insurance premium.

November 14, 2017
Renewal Application filing deadline: 2018 LAWPRO renewal applications filed after this date will be subject to a surcharge equal to 30 per cent of the base premium.


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