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2017 Releases

  • 2018 Insurance Program (Sept. 28, 2017)
    Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approves LAWPRO's 2018 insurance program for the Ontario Bar. Data analysis leads to refinements in risk-rating.


2016 Releases

  • 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.



2015 Releases



2014 Releases

  • 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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DIVORCEmate acquires new equity partner
Toronto, October 20, 2000: DIVORCEmate Software Inc. (DIVORCEmate), the leading developer of family law software in Canada, has joined forces with the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LPIC) to develop an integrated, internet-ready, matrimonial law software package. This new software will enable family law practitioners to run all aspects of their law practices from the PC desktop while taking advantage of technology initiatives such as the province's Integrated Justice project.

DIVORCEmate currently produces two "families" of products: Forms+ software generates most family law forms for courts in Ontario and British Columbia; and Tools software facilitates prudent family law financial calculations and the ensuing decision-making strategies which affect each matrimonial matter.

The investment by LPIC is in the form of a 20 per cent equity interest in DIVORCEmate, whose forms and tools software is currently being used by more than 80 per cent of family law lawyers in Ontario.

"Working with LPIC enables us to combine our technological knowledge and our sincere desire to provide an excellent, new generation of DIVORCEmate products with the strategic management and advisory expertise of LPIC - all for the benefit of the family law bar," explained Mark Harris, president of DIVORCEmate.

"We are looking forward to working with our new partner, who recognizes the importance of technology in a successful law practice. I appreciate LPIC's initiative and commitment to the future of family law in Canada," added Mr. Harris.

LPIC's investment in DIVORCEmate is consistent with its emphasis on helping lawyers use technology as one way to minimize the risks associated with law practice, pointed out LPIC President Malcolm Heins. "Family law lawyers, like others, are dealing with major changes: new child support guidelines, changing pension and income tax legislation, the unification of family courts, new family law forms, technology and the Integrated Justice project all add to the complexity of practice and to the demands being put on this segment of the bar.

"In this kind of climate, effective systems that facilitate practice are critical. We see DIVORCEmate's next generation of software as an important tool to help family law lawyers better manage their practices - and proactively avoid the risks of claims."

LPIC has already seen the benefits of this type of approach in TitlePLUS, its real estate conveyancing program, and in various initiatives launched under the practicePRO banner, such as an online COACHING CENTRE and other online communication tools, explained Mr. Heins. "Technology is here to stay - now we need the tools that leverage the opportunities that technology presents."

LPIC is a wholly-Canadian owned insurance company which currently provides professional liability insurance to approximately 18,000 Ontario lawyers, as well as title insurance through its TitlePLUS program.

DIVORCEmate Software Inc. is a privately held software company, whose products serve Canadian family law professionals including: lawyers; members of the judiciary; accountants; law professors; mediators; and numerous government and special interest groups. Its products currently are licensed to approximately 2,000 Canadian family law professionals, the majority of which are in Ontario and B.C.


For information contact:

Michelle Strom
Senior Vice President & CFO, LPIC
[email protected]
Mark Harris
President, DIVORCEmate
[email protected]
Key DatesMore

On or about October 2, 2017
LAWPRO online filing of Professional Liability Insurance renewal applications for 2018 is expected to begin. If you wish to file a paper application instead of filing online, please note that paper renewal applications will not be automatically mailed out, but it is expected that you will be able to download a 2018 pre-populated paper renewal application from our website starting on or about October 2, 2017.

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


 

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