TitlePLUS® Essay Contest: $3,000 prize for one real estate law student

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Toronto, November 17, 2010 – One Canadian law student1 will have an extra $3,000 to put towards his/her education next year: He or she will be the winner of the 2011 TitlePLUS Essay Contest, created by LAWPRO® to encourage and recognize outstanding legal scholarship in the practice of real estate law.

Canadian law students are invited to submit an essay on a topic related to the current practice of real estate law, such as ethical issues in the practice of real estate law, reform of law society rules, practising law in an electronic environment, the role of the lawyer in preventing real estate fraud, and the use of title insurance in real estate transactions. A panel of judges will review the submissions and award the $3,000 prize in spring 2011.

Kathleen A. Waters, LAWPRO President & CEO, says “This TitlePLUS Essay Prize reflects the value that LAWPRO puts on the continued growth of the real estate bar: We are pleased to support future members of the bar striving for superior academic work in this area.”

Fostering excellence in legal research and writing is consistent with LAWPRO’s role as the only Bar-Related® title insurance fund in Canada. LAWPRO is committed to working with the real estate bar in the public interest and to undertaking educational initiatives aimed at informing both the public and lawyers about the role of the lawyer and title insurance in real estate transactions.

The contest deadline is March 31, 2011. Full contest rules are available at www.titleplus.ca.

About LAWPRO and TitlePLUS title insurance

TitlePLUS title insurance is provided by Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO), an insurance company incorporated in 1990 by the Law Society of Upper Canada and licensed to provide professional liability insurance and title insurance in numerous jurisdictions across Canada.

TitlePLUS insurance is the only all-Canadian title insurance product in the market today. It offers insurance coverage to home buyers for both title-related aspects of a transaction and the legal services provided by the lawyer closing the purchase.2 TitlePLUS title insurance is also available for commercial properties in Ontario. It protects buyers and lenders under the same policy (and for the same premium). The TitlePLUS OwnerEXPRESS® program offers current home owners protection against title-related risks and fraud.2 For more information, please visit titleplus.ca.

1LAWPRO regrets that residents of Qu�bec are not eligible.
2As with any insurance purchase, consumers should refer to the policy for full details, including actual terms and conditions. OwnerEXPRESS policies and Qu�bec policies do not include legal services coverage.
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