Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability

The Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability is your source for information on legal malpractice claim statistics, insurance for lawyers, and malpractice prevention tips.

Claims Study Available

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability is proud to announce the release of the new edition of its quadrennial study of legal malpractice claims. The Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims: 2016-2019 seeks to help lawyers reduce malpractice behavior by providing a "snapshot" of malpractice claim activity. The committee surveyed insurers that provide legal malpractice insurance about the number and type of legal malpractice claims received.

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Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest

Each year, Law Students and Young Lawyers can enter to win a $5,000 cash prize and trip to the National Legal Malpractice Conference. Submissions are now closed. Check back in Winter 2021 for details on next year's contest.

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Tail Coverage

Everyday lawyers get sued and everyday they file claims with their insurance carrier. But what happens when a claim is filed against you after you leave a firm, if your firm closes, or after you retire? That's what Extended Reporting Periods or "Tail" Coverage are for.