For Lawyers

Offered Training

The Fonds d’assurance plays an active role in preventing malpractice claims and professional errors or omissions.

Due to the evolving situation related to the Covid-19, please note that the following trainings of the Fonds d’assurance have been postponed at an unspecified date: 

  • Le défi de l’avocat face aux personnalités difficiles : March 20th and March 26th 2020
  • Communications entre l’avocat et son client : Y a-t-il quelqu'un qui écoute? : March 20th, March 26th, April 17th, April 23rd, April 30th 
  • Non-respect des délais : Survie pratique pour limiter les risques! : April 17th 2020

Members already registered will be notified of the new dates once set.

It is important to note that the vast majority of cases presented to the Fonds d’assurance are closed in the absence of professional liability. This clearly means that most of the reproaches are unfounded.

The purpose of the various prevention activities is not to establish new rules of conduct for lawyers, but to help them avoid a legal malpractice claim. Even if unfounded, a claim is a source of several inconveniences and may result in payment of significant defense costs.

The Fonds d’assurance provides its insureds with various resources to help them prevent claims.

Continuous Training

Our Claims Prevention Department provides classroom and online training sessions to lawyers, designed to prevent professional liability in different areas of practice.

Be it audiovisual training on various cases of professional errors that may arise in the practice of a lawyer and to which several members of the judiciary have participated, or training more focused on recurring errors such as non-compliance with deadlines, in civil law, business law, criminal law or family law, these trainings, recognized by the Barreau du Québec, are not to be missed. They may help reduce the risk of being the subject of a malpractice claim.

These trainings are an excellent way to complete the three (3) hours of mandatory training in ethics code of conduct and professional practice.

A practical solution for lawyers to complete their continuing education requirements.

List of Available Training (in French)