Practice Risk Solutions

Legal Services

Effective February 1st, 2020 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (“Gowlings”), one of Canada’s largest national legal firms, has been retained as the preferred legal provider for Errors & Omissions claims made under the CMC-Canada Member Insurance Program.

Gowlings is also pleased to offer summary pro bono legal advice to all members participating in the CMC-Canada Member Insurance Program. Members can take advantage of this complimentary service if you have questions relating to Errors & Omissions or liability issues such as:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional misconduct;
  • Ethical obligations; and
  • Professional obligations.

If you have a practice related question and have your Errors & Omissions Insurance in the CMC-Canada Program, please call 1-888-221-2626.

The lawyer with whom you speak will provide you with free, confidential legal advice in order to try and avoid or reduce the probability of a claim or complaint. Each telephone consultation is limited to 30 minutes per inquiry. The lawyer may consider it appropriate to review the issues and jurisprudence, and then call you back. The advice given will rely upon the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide.

In some cases, your issue may have already triggered coverage under your policy, in which case, legal counsel may be appointed to act on your behalf. If you have received a formal complaint or been served with a legal claim, please contact BMS to report the claim.

Contact Gowlings
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3