Insurance for Pro Bono

As recommended in the Standards for Programs Providing Civil Pro Bono Legal Services to Persons of Limited Means, pro bono programs should provide professional liability insurance for itself, its staff and its volunteers. The following providers offer such insurance. There may be other companies offering suitable insurance; being listed here is not to be construed as an endorsement.

NLADA Insurance Program

National Legal Aid & Defender Association
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC
20006
800-725-4513

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Insurance Program offers a wide array of coverage designed to address the special needs of legal services organizations, public defender agencies, law school clinics, pro bono programs, public interest organizations, contract defenders, assigned counsel, lawyer referral services, and others committed to ensuring the availability of high quality legal services for the poor and underprivileged.

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CIMA Legal Services Professionals Insurance Program

CIMA
2750 Killarney Drive
Suite 202
Woodbridge VA
22192
703.739.9300
800.468.4200

Since 1992, CIMA has offered an alternative for the professional liability insurance needs of attorneys who represent the indigent. Civil legal services professionals and public defenders alike are eligible. CMA’s program includes full prior-acts coverage and pays 100% of defense and indemnification for covered claims made under the defense of contempt proceedings, and employment practices coverages, after the deductible has been satisfied. Professional liability coverage is extended to non-lawyer employees arising out of services rendered within the scope of such person's employment, and does not restrict coverage to services performed while under the direction of lawyers.

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Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Program

Complete Equity Markets, Inc.
Complete Equity Markets, Inc.
1190 Flex Court
Lake Zurich, IL
60047
800-323-6234
salesexec@cemins.com

The National Association of Salaried Professionals Purchasing Group, Inc. (NASPPG) offers low-cost liability insurance designed specifically for legal services organizations. Policies under this program extend coverage to the individual attorneys, paralegals, law students and clerical staff who provide legal services. Coverage can also extend to persons not on staff who provide legal services for clients of the organization including, but not limited to, volunteer attorneys and attorneys in private practice accepting referrals of legal aid eligible clients on a pro bono / judicare or contract basis.

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