ABA book discusses legal malpractice insurance

The need for legal malpractice insurance isn’t going away. Unlike some other professions, plaintiffs in legal malpractice actions need only a filing fee and the ability to get their complaint filed; the complaint does not necessarily need to have merit. Having an insurance policy in place to provide and pay for experienced defense counsel can provide the peace of mind no lawyer should be without.

The new American Bar Association book “Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers” will explore the many coverage options available under a legal malpractice insurance policy.

Author JoAnn L. Hathaway, a state bar association practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Resource Center, licensed insurance agent and registered professional liability underwriter, will teach readers how to:

• Choose deductibles.

• Select the right coverage limit.

• Wisely choose your insurance carrier.

• Learn about the claims process.

• Protect a practice.

“Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers” costs $44.95 and can be ordered by calling 800-285-221 or online as ShopABA.org.