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No malpractice insurance for blogging firms?

March 22, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

File this under the category of “gross misunderstanding of blogs and technology:” – a malpractice insurer’s recent decision to deny coverage to a law firm because of its weblogs. Apparently, the insurer believed that the blogs could potentially expose the firm to liability, either through an implication that the blog offered legal advice or somehow […]

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Malpractice Insurance, Cheap

October 20, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

The new Practice blog has some good tips on purchasing malpractice insurance, with the best for lawyers who practice in California.  Apparently, there’s a malpractice insurance prgoram that starts at $500 a year.  That’s the cheapest quote I’ve every heard – and it’s great news for those just starting out.

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Is the Question

September 19, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

This article, Is Mandatory Disclosure of Malpractice Coverage a Good Idea? Ann Sherman, Small Firm Business (9/19/05) writes about the debate over mandatory malpractice disclosure rules taking place before many state bars across the country.  Below from the article is an excellent summary of the pros and cons of mandatory disclosure from Bob Weldon of […]

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West Virginia Implements Malpractice Reporting Requirement

August 21, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

According to this article, (8/16/2005), West Virginia attorneys must file a disclosure with the State Bar Association as to whether they have malpractice insurance.  Eventually, the information could be made public, allowing people who want to hire a lawyer the ability to know if they have insurance coverage. Although for my first two years of […]

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Malpractice Insurance: Don’t Start Practice Without It

April 4, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s an article, 10 Misconceptions About Malpractice Insurance, Phillip Fraim, Small Firm Business (3/28/05)  that discusses some of the mistaken assumptions attorneys make in purchasing malpractice insurance.   For example, Fraim points out that many attorneys wrongly believe that defense costs in a malpractice action do not affect policy limits (when they do) or that liability […]

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