Your LAWPRO coverage applies to the individual lawyer and is not limited to any one law firm. If you leave one firm to join another, your coverage follows you. However, you must contact LAWPRO to notify us of the change.
Those appointed to the bench are exempt from the requirement to purchase coverage and are provided, free of charge, standard Run-Off Coverage of $250,000 per claim and in the aggregate, subject to a $5,000 deductible per claim. This coverage is a one-time limit and is not re-instated annually. Run-Off Coverage applies only to claims arising out of professional services provided while you were in private practice.
If you’re changing law firms, address, or practice status (going into or out of private practice) notify both LAWPRO and the LSO separately of these changes.
LAWPRO and the LSO maintain completely separate information databases and, in keeping with their respective mandates, generally do not share information that lawyers may consider confidential or proprietary.
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.