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legal malpractice insurance in one hour book coverAttorneys purchase lawyer’s professional liability (LPL) insurance for the same reason- protection in the event of a claim. But do you know about your LPL insurance before you need to know about it?

JoAnn L. Hathaway is a Practice Management Advisor with the State Bar of Michigan and a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter. She is also the founder and president of OnPoint Practice Solutions, LLC,.

In Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers, Ms. Hathaway takes you through twelve lessons to better understand different types of LPL insurance and its implications.  Throughout the lessons Ms. Hathaway presents factors to consider when choosing the right LPL insurance and urges attorneys to avoid solely focusing on the premium cost. This comprehensive guide discusses how LPL insurance operates and other topics such as:

  • The importance of filling out the LPL insurance application properly
  • What factors impact the premium and coverage limits
  • Understanding “step increases”
  • Avoiding gaps: changing firms and carriers
  • The advantages of policy coverage enhancements
  • How your LPL insurance may be impacted when filing suit against clients for non-payment of fees

It also provides straightforward definitions for LPL insurance terms, a guide for office sharing and practice management software, and discusses the importance of cyber-liability insurance. In sum, do your homework and know what you are getting before you need it.

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About the Author

Alondra Bribiesca

Alondra Bribiesca is a rising second year law student at Campbell University School of Law. Alondra is an Intern with Lawyer’s Mutual for the summer of 2018 as part of the North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program.

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