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Coverage Checklist for Small Law Firms
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Jan 17, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Shopping for professional liability insurance may not be the most exciting aspect of practicing law, but it is extremely important. Without effective professional liability insurance, an error you make could be financially devastating to your livelihood.

There are several things to consider when looking for E&O coverage for your law firm or individual practice. Give careful consideration to each of these aspects before deciding on a policy for your practice. 

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Topics: Attorney Professional Liability Insurance, Lawyers Professional Liability, Accountants Professional Liability

What Should I Consider When Shopping for Lawyer’s Liability Insurance?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Jan 9, 2019 2:38:00 PM

Legal malpractice insurance may be one of the most confusing aspects of practicing law. It’s important to have sufficient coverage with a premium and deductible you can afford. So, how do you determine which provider and policy is best for you? 

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance: A Glossary of Terms
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Nov 15, 2018 1:03:00 PM

The process of shopping for professional liability insurance can be confusing, even for an attorney. There is a lot of information and insurance jargon to muddle through. Here’s a handy glossary to use when shopping for insurance or examining the terms of your current policy. 

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability

How Much Professional Liability Coverage Should I Buy?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Sep 27, 2018 1:39:00 PM

One of the more important decisions you make as an attorney pertains to your professional liability insurance. No matter how talented you are, you’re human and capable of making a mistake. When that happens, you’ll want to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage.

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Topics: Attorney Professional Liability Insurance, Lawyers Professional Liability

How to Spot Conflicts of Interest Before Taking a Case
Posted by Bob Jennings, CPA, EA on Jul 12, 2018 6:34:00 PM

A conflict of interest exists for an attorney “if there is a substantial risk that the lawyer’s representation of the client would be materially and adversely affected by the lawyer’s own interests or by the lawyer’s duties to another current client, a former client, or a third person.” Understanding how to spot potential conflicts can help reduce the chance that you’ll face a professional complaint or malpractice lawsuit.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

I Only Take Small Cases. Do I Really Need E&O Insurance?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Jun 25, 2018 10:16:00 AM

As a new attorney or a small practitioner, you may wonder if the protection of professional liability insurance is worth the price. Even if you’re only practicing law part time, are only taking small cases, or are working for a small startup business, your best bet is to carry E&O insurance.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability

What Should I Know About My E&O Policy Limits?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Jun 11, 2018 3:57:00 PM

Having an errors and omissions insurance policy from the very moment you begin practicing law is the best way to protect yourself against professional liability issues throughout your career. Not all policies are the same, however. Before you purchase a policy, ask the following questions.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

When Does a Mistake Become Malpractice?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on May 29, 2018 5:08:00 PM

Not all mistakes that lawyers make rise to the level of “legal malpractice.” In fact, proving legal malpractice is no easy task.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Legal Malpractice

Why Did My Malpractice Insurance Rates Go Up?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on May 17, 2018 4:05:00 PM

If your malpractice insurance rates are rising even though you haven’t had a claim, several common factors may be involved.  

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

Top 5 Reasons Every Lawyer Should Have E & O Insurance
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Apr 19, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Errors and omissions (E&O) insurance policies cover professionals, including lawyers, for their losses or liabilities if they make a mistake or commit malpractice. Although it can be uncomfortable to think about needing this kind of protection, E&O insurance is a vital part of your overall professional plan.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

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