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Issue 54 | November 2018


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
Mentors needed!

Do you have a minimum of nine years of experience and are interested in volunteering your time to provide support and guidance to another member?

LIANS is currently seeking mentors of all backgrounds for its Mentorship Program, specifically in the areas of Family law, Corporate/Commercial, Wills and Estates, and Criminal law.

Participation may be eligible as CPD credits ...

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Surety Bonds: Updating the statute citation

Some matters require the posting of a surety bond. In such cases, you have to make sure the bond reflects the relevant and current legislation. If the bonding company / insurer was unaware of the change or is slow to update its forms, it is possible that a bond they issue today cites the repealed statute ...

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Missed LIANS' 2018 conference? Get yourself caught up

We covered a lot of important ground at our recent annual conference, from Real Estate forms updates and current Criminal law matters, to avoiding claims, to lawyers and mental health, and much more. For those who missed out, you can get caught up here ...

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Holiday stress and anxiety prevention

We're about to head into a high season of get-togethers with friends, family, neighbours and co-workers. Many would suggest these moments are supposed to make us feel good, filling us with joy and a renewed sense of togetherness.

So, why is it that so many of us are finding that we no longer share this sentiment? We have practical tips ...

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Add holiday hours to your Google business listing

Planning on taking some time off during the holidays or for other special events?

If you plan to close your practice for time outside of your regular business hours, simply edit your Google "My Business" profile to be sure your clients are in the know ...

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Stop, drop, and search the Judgment Roll

Search the Judgment Roll for judgments.

Yes, you know this. And, yes, you’ve heard it from us before. However, there remains a misconception among some practitioners that judgments are automatically recorded in a Parcel Register if the named judgment debtor owns an LR Parcel. They are not ...

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"Perfectly clear": Unperfected security interests on mobile homes

When a mobile home owner subsequently makes an assignment in bankruptcy, Trustees examine all registered security interests and will aggressively reject a secured claim if, in their opinion, it was not properly perfected prior to the bankruptcy.

An unperfected security interest is not effective against a Trustee in Bankruptcy when the security interest is not perfected before the bankruptcy. A failure to do so will render the security unperfected ...

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Consult and discuss with LIANS' online practice forums

LIANS' online forums “Small Talk, “The Family Room” and “Real Estate Assistants Forum” allow solo and small firm lawyers, family law lawyers, and real estate assistants to connect and share information.

Though not a substitute for professional judgment, these forums are designed as an opportunity to share collective professional knowledge and experience, provide a sounding board, and otherwise connect ...

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Receive automatic Canadian law and legislation updates

CanLII (an open access database for Canadian legislation and case law) offers a comprehensive list of RSS feeds for decisions and legislation from federal and provincial courts and tribunals.

Here's how to receive automatic updates ...

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