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Issue 37 | January 2016


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.
Discounts now available for ABA TECHSHOW 2016

Join LIANS for ABA TECHSHOW® 2016 Conference and EXPO (March 16-19 in Chicago), where lawyers, legal professionals and technology come together. Through the EXPO Hall, CLEs, and presentations, ABA TECHSHOW dedicated to helping you understand what technology will best suit your needs, and is formatted for “Beginners through to the Techiest of Techies”.

This year’s topics include, but are not limited to ...


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CFSA best practice materials

Representing individuals whose children have been apprehended under the Children and Family Services Act (CFSA) requires patience, understanding and diligence. Nova Scotia Legal Aid and Certificate Lawyers represent the vast majority of individuals whose children have been apprehended. They do this demonstrating the qualities mentioned.

The CFSA Committee of Nova Scotia Legal Aid has put together some “best practice tips” which may be useful for individuals practicing in this area of law ...


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New Loss Prevention bulletin from CLIA

The Fall 2015 issue of the Loss Prevention Bulletin is now available on the CLIA website as follows:

"The Lawyer Personality and Stress"

English version

Version Francaise


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Mental health: Warning signs and support

The burden of mental illness and addiction is 1.5 times that of all cancers, and more than seven times the cost of all infectious diseases. No matter what our age, cultural background or income bracket, at least one in five of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime. If mental illness is so prevalent, then why do so many people suffer in silence?

It’s time to start talking ...

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Connect with LIANS on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Networking for risk management, claims prevention, law practice management, legislative updates and much more!

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Title insurance ruling covers homeowners in hidden, illegal renovations case

In December 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal established scope on the extent of title coverage when it ruled that a title insurance policy covered defects from renovations that didn’t meet code or have municipal approval. The Court ruled that the title insurance policy covered a post-closing remediation order from the city with regard to illegal renovations ...


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"Care is an absolute. Prevention is the ideal"

In 2016, getting it right with these tips to reduce risk and improve client service ...

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Tammy's Tech Tips: The Smartwatch

The 2015 holidays brought us wonderful new technologies, including one of the newest and hottest items – the smartwatch.

There are great options available among brands, so here are some pros and cons for the most popular: iWatch, Samsung Gear or Microsoft Band ...

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Limitation of Actions Act: Resources

The amended Limitation of Actions Act was proclaimed September 1st, 2015. Lawyers are reminded to continue to track limitation dates carefully and to file their actions on time to avoid claims against them.

We've compiled the following resources to help you stay on track ...

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Receive CanLII decisions 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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Become a Mentor or Mentee with LIANS

LIANS is currently seeking mentors for its Mentorship Program, specifically in the areas of family law, corporate/commercial, and criminal law.

The Mentorship Program offers the following advantages and opportunities ...

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