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Issue 57 | May 2019


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.
Report all claims within the policy year by June 30, 2019

Your insurance policy requires that you report a claim (or potential claim) to LIANS as soon as practicable after learning of it or becoming aware of circumstances that might constitute an occurrence or give rise to a claim, however unmeritorious.

You must report that claim (or potential claim) within the policy period in which you become aware of it. These are conditions of your policy. The current policy period ends June 30, 2019 ...

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Business risks facing professional service providers

AON’s recently published Global Risk Management Survey discusses current and future top risks to businesses: damage to reputation, cyber attacks / data breach economic slowdown and failure to attract or retain top talent.

Our solution in helping you mitigate against cyber issues is two-fold – awareness and insurance coverage. Regarding the latter, Part D of your LIANS insurance policy provides cyber coverage ...

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Seeking mentors

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 could be eligible as a CPD activity ...

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Benefits of voluntary excess liability coverage from CLIA

LIANS’ mandatory errors and omissions program though CLIA provides limits of $1M per claim, with a $2M annual aggregate limit per insured lawyer. For those that need it, CLIA also offers an excess insurance program, which provides security should your defence and indemnity costs exceed the primary mandatory limits.

If you do not currently have excess insurance, the following may assist you in determining if you should consider obtaining it ...

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NSLAP WELLNESS: Stress check-ups for kids

What do kids have to be stressed about? The same things adults get stressed about – relationships, bullies, doing well at work/school, meeting the expectations of others, lack of relaxation time, violence, money – the list goes on. In addition, today’s kids are exposed to images, events and threats that those of us who grew up in earlier times never imagined.

Is your child stressed? Ask these questions ...

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Information governance

We like terms of art and when it comes to data, that term is information governance, the management of information in an organization to maximize its value and minimize associated risks and costs.

As lawyers, if there is one thing we have a lot of, it is information. But Information Governance is more than just securing information. It is the management of that information, key factors including ...

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New cyber risk: Credential stuffing

A new cyber risk has emerged - credential stuffing. Victims are those who use the same username and password across multiple services, such as banks, gaming sites and other online services such as PayPal or Uber, easily allowing access to scammers who plug these credentials into each login page. 

The importance of unique passwords, password managers and multi-factor authentication cannot be understated ...

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Transform an Adobe PDF into a text-searchable and copy/paste ready document

Using the Adobe OCR (Optical character recognition) feature, you can easily convert typed, printed, even some clearly hand printed text into editable and searchable data. This saves an incredible amount of human-powered reading, searching for keyword(s), and unnecessary retyping. Here's how ...

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How to reduce the threat of a privacy breach

The effort to reduce the risks of a privacy breach can be broken down into three areas; Administrative; Technical; and Physical.

If you have a privacy breach, the response, after calling the number in your insurance policy, will include ...

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