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2017 Insurance Program (Sept. 22, 2016)
Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approves LAWPRO's 2017 insurance program for the Ontario Bar.
Base premium decreased to $2,950 plus strategies to promote access to justice.
LAWPRO receives “A” rating from A.M. Best Co. (Aug. 16, 2016)
A.M. Best Co. awarded Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company a financial strength rating of “A” and an issuer credit rating of “a” for the sixteenth consecutive time.
Kathleen A. Waters to receive OBA Award of Excellence in Real Estate (May 24, 2016)
On June 22nd, the Ontario Bar Association will present LAWPRO President and CEO Kathleen A. Waters with the Award of Excellence in Real Estate.
LAWPRO base premium stable for fifth consecutive year (Sept. 24, 2014)
Strong financial results and a moderating claims count have allowed LAWPRO to hold the base premium for the mandatory insurance program at $3,350 for the fifth consecutive year. 2015 marks 20 years of LAWPRO operating primary insurance program.
For more details of the 2015 insurance program, see our Report to Convocation.
LAWPRO receives "A" rating from A.M. Best Co. (June 2, 2014)
A.M. Best Co. has awarded Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of "a" for the fourteenth consecutive time. In addition, A.M. Best Co. gave LAWPRO a "stable" outlook for the third year in a row.
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New LAWPRO® booklet helps lawyers with disaster planning
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TORONTO, ON, September 10, 2002: If your office was completely disrupted by fire or theft, how long would it take you to contact all of your clients, recreate all your computer data, contact your insurance company, process invoices, contact opposing counsel and generally get your practice operational again? Does your practice have a plan in place to cover such eventualities?
Lawyers looking for answers to these, and many more, questions will find them in a new booklet -- managing practice interruptions -- published by Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). The booklet helps lawyers determine how prepared they are to cope with minor and major practice interruptions, and details the steps involved in disaster planning.
Some of the topics include:
- the scope of a disaster recovery plan;
- the processes and procedures that need to be in place to prepare, respond and recover from a disaster, such as contact lists, evacuation procedures and emergency response teams;
- property and premises issues such as the need for an inventory of all contents, adequate insurance coverage, space planning and computer backups;
- preparing the practice by ensuring client files and other key documents are stored properly; and
- the steps in the recovery process.
The booklet is available on the practicePRO website at www.practicepro.ca/disasterrecovery.
Managing practice interruptions is the fifth in a series of managing booklets published by practicePRO, LAWPRO's risk and change management program. The booklets provide tips and practical advice to help lawyers better manage the increasingly complex practice environment. Copies of these and other booklets are available on practicePRO website at www.practicepro.ca.
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