Malpractice Insurance for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
L Squared Insurance Agency
offers malpractice insurance, also known as professional liability or errors and omissions insurance for paralegals and legal assistants.
Should My Law Firm Provide Malpractice Insurance?
Paralegals and legal assistants that work for an attorney or a law firm are often covered under the legal malpractice insurance for the firm. You should inquire about your firm’s coverage prior to seeking coverage on your own.
Paralegals and legal assistants provide a number of critical legal functions including legal research, administrative support and document drafting. Many experienced paralegals and title searchers choose to freelance, offering their professional services to law firms as independent contractors. Although an attorney must supervise the paralegal's work, the law firm's malpractice insurance usually doesn't provide coverage for the independent paralegal named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
What if I am an independent paralegal?
If you are an independent paralegal, you can protect yourself and your personal assets by purchasing professional liability insurance in your own name. Contact L Squared Insurance Agency
today to request a quote for Professional Liability Insurance. For fastest service, click here to download and complete an application today.
Lawyers who work with independent paralegals should require the independent paralegal to carry adequate malpractice insurance, or choose a professional liability policy that specifically covers independent contractors.
It's no secret that networking with other professionals in your field is beneficial to your career. It's also a great way to manage risk and avoid claims. You are a lot less likely to make mistakes in the law office if you stay on top of your game.
Participation in a professional paralegal association can help you keep your career on track. For your convenience, here's a link to a list of paralegal associations
. Get involved in one today!
State Bar Paralegal Certification Program
The ABA keeps a directory of paralegal education programs that provide an excellent opportunity for paralegals to distinguish themselves as legal professionals. L Squared Insurance Agency
encourages all paralegals to participate in programs that promotes proper utilization of paralegals and assures that legal services are professionally and ethically offered to the public.
To find a program in your area click here
Submit your application for malpractice insurance here.