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Issue 78 | November 2022


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.
A Message from Lawrence Rubin, LIANS' Director of Insurance

With this, our last issue of LIANSwers for 2022, I want to thank everyone’s efforts through what has been, at times, another trying year.

As we head into 2023, I offer this ...

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NSBS/ABA Guidance on Email Protocols and ‘Reply All’ Use

Recently the ABA issued a formal opinion recommending that lawyers refrain from including their clients when sending emails to opposing counsel.

The NSBS Code of Professional Conduct states that if a person is represented by a lawyer in respect of a matter, another lawyer must not, except through or with the consent of the person’s lawyer ...

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Resources, Videos and Survey: LIANS/NSBS 2022 Virtual Conference

Our 14th annual Solo and Small Firm Conference was held via Zoom on November 24th. This was our third all-virtual event and based on your comments so far, was quite successful.

All recorded videos, resources, and PowerPoint slides from the conference have been posted, and may be accessed here ...

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NSLAP WELLNESS: 'Tis the Season to De-Stress

"All is calm? All is bright? Holiday stress can turn the jolliest among us into absolute Scrooges, and the winter blues can give anyone the 'grinches.' Stress piles up around the holidays. What should be a time of peace, joy, and giving can become a time of hurrying, rushing, and worrying. It's important to find a way to balance holiday stress so you can enjoy the true pleasures of the season."

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Cyber Security and Mandatory Insurance Coverage (Part 3)

You will recall comments on the new cyber insurance conditions sent by email in July 2022, and our follow up note in the July LIANSwers that discussed the importance of making sure your computer and email met certain standards and that your email has multi factor authentication enabled. An enabling MFA issue specifically came to light when we were made aware that some email providers do not offer this feature. We would also like to mention a further potential area of concern ...


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LIANS Seeks 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 Immigration law, Wills & Estates, Real Property, Corporate/Commercial, Administration, and Municipal law.


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FRAUD ALERT: Beware Scam Attempts Over the Holidays

We issue several fraud alerts each year, and receive daily reports from lawyers around the province. You should always be vigilant to fraud, but particularly around the holiday season, as scammers frequently target firms in hopes that the extra banking closure days will further delay detection of a scam.

Here is a round-up of the most recent common scam attempts and red flags that we've been seeing ...

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