Daniel E. Pinnington
Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO)
Organization Type: Insurance Provider
Position/Title: Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations
Functional Area: Practice Management Advisor
Year of Induction: 2007
250 Yonge St., Suite 3101, P.O. Box 3
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
Dan Pinnington is Director of PracticePRO for the Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO), in Toronto, where he helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims.
Dan is a technology evangelist and is well known for his “tech tips.” His vision, energy and ideas have made practicePRO an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative. He is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. He is a veteran of hundreds of presentations at law firms and conferences all over North America and has chaired more than a dozen major conferences.
Dan is a former chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2007 and was Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Law Practice magazine. He is co-author of Busy Lawyers’ Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power your Practice (ABA).
He was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2007.
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Dan Pinnington used to be a young associate at a law firm in St. Catherines, a small Canadian town. But he had a big idea – that through the intelligent use of technology and through practice management, a crisis in professional liability claims could be significantly reduced. He joined the Ontario legal profession’s malpractice liability insurer as the Director of PracticePro – with the mandate to make his vision a reality. His efforts have helped to reverse that crisis and to bring the message of effective practice management to lawyers in Ontario and elsewhere. And his publications been reproduced across and applied across North America.
While Dan may have started out as an evangelist for technology (particularly his love of keyboard shortcuts), his pamphlets and magazines range far beyond technology. He is sought out as a speaker by legal organizations needing practical advice within their business or association. And Dan has received a dubious accolade from the ABA: all the joy and slog that comes from chairing the ABA’s TechShow.
We know that this accolade from his peers – induction into the College of Law Practice Management – will be an honour that doesn’t involve that pain, but recognizes his extraordinary accomplishments and contributions.