LAWPRO(R) launches TitlePLUS(R) Essay Prize

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - One Canadian law student will have an extra
$3,000 to put towards his/her education next year: he or she will be the
winner of the TitlePLUS Essay Prize, created by LAWPRO to encourage and
recognize outstanding legal scholarship in the practice of real estate law.
    Canadian law students(1) are invited to submit an essay on a number of
topics related to the 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 2008.
    Kathleen A. Waters, TitlePLUS vice president, 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(TM) 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
    The contest deadline is March 31, 2008. Full contest rules are available

    About LAWPRO and TitlePLUS title insurance

    TitlePLUS title insurance is provided by the 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. LAWPRO
has earned an A (Excellent) financial strength rating by A.M. Best Co., a
leading rating agency, for the last six consecutive years.
    TitlePLUS title insurance is the only all-Canadian title insurance
product on the market today. It offers home buyers insurance coverage for both
title-related aspects of a transaction and the legal services provided by a
lawyer.(2) It also protects buyers and lenders under the same policy (and for
the same premium) for title-related problems that could affect ownership or
the marketability of the property in the future, and legal services provided
by the lawyer closing the purchase. The TitlePLUS OwnerEXPRESS(R) program
offers current home owners protection against title-related risks and fraud.

    (R) Registered trademark of Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company.
    (TM) Trademark of North American Bar-Related Title Insurers, used with

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

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Kathleen Waters, Vice President,
TitlePLUS, Tel: (416) 598-5879,

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