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Claims

ANNOUNCEMENT: The claims submission portal is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. To submit notice of a claim, please email the details as listed below to [email protected]:

  • your name, the name of your firm, full mailing address, fax number and email address
  • name of managing partner and/or shareholder in your current law firm
  • name of your client
  • brief description of your retainer, stating when you were retained, why you were retained and the nature of the claim
  • the manner and date on which you became aware of the potential claim
  • any pertinent documentation
  • the amount of potential damages
  • a chronology of events

If you are unsure if your matter needs to be reported as a claim, email [email protected] with details of your circumstances.

Provide notice of real or possible mistakes immediately: early notice gives us the best chance to help put things right. Late notice often allows small problems to become big ones, and they can jeopardize coverage. If you report a claim, your deductible will not be triggered and there will be no surcharged increase to your premium unless LAWPRO defends a legal proceeding, attempts a repair or makes a payment that resolves all or part of the claim (See “This is not a claim, but…” and Wondering when to report that claim or potential claim? Do it now).

Provide notice to LAWPRO when you:

  • are aware of a claim;
  • are aware of any potential errors or omissions that may lead to a claim;
  • are aware of any accusations by a client or other person that could form the basis of a claim; or
  • have been asked to give evidence about your file handling or a request for production or court order has been made for your file in circumstances that could potentially lead to a claim

Don’t try to take steps on your own to try to repair a potential claim. These steps may make the situation worse, and could jeopardize your insurance coverage. Contact us and we will help you determine how to move forward.

New Claims Coordinator
Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101
P.O. Box 3
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
phone 416-598-5800 or 1-800-410-1013
fax (416) 599-8341 or 1-800-286-7639
e-mail: [email protected]

* If you are unable to meet the “in writing” notice requirement due to a disability, please contact LAWPRO’s New Claims Coordinator, who will work with you to accommodate your situation.

How LAWPRO handles your claim

After you have filed your notice of a claim with LAWPRO, a claims professional will contact you to obtain as much information as possible and determine a strategy for resolving that file.

If defence counsel is required, you can expect to be involved in their selection. You will receive regular reports from defence counsel, copies of accounts and budgets and be part of strategy discussions. By working together as a team to resolve matters, LAWPRO wants to provide lawyers with the highest quality service.

Claims prevention

LAWPRO provides claims prevention, risk management, and law practice information service for Ontario lawyers. Our resources, precedents and checklists are free and intended to help Ontario lawyers take proactive steps to avoid legal malpractice claims and grow successful and thriving law practices. Learn more at practicepro.ca.

How do I make a TitlePLUS claim?

If you are a TitlePLUS policyholder and wish to file a claim under your policy, please visit titleplus.ca


Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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