July 24, 2017

New ABA book on legal malpractice a must-have for lawyers

CHICAGO, July 24, 2017 —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 ABA book, “Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers,” will open your eyes to the many coverage options available to you under your 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 you how to:

  • Choose deductibles
  • Select the right coverage limit
  • Wisely choose your insurance carrier
  • Learn about the claims process
  • Protect your practice.

Title:                      Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers
Publisher:              ABA/Law Practice Division
Pages:                   152
Product Code:       5110812
ISBN:                     978-1-63425-888-3
Size:                      7 x 8.5
Binding:                Paperback
Price:                     $44.95
Orders:                  800-285-221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Rose Frommelt at Rose.Frommelt@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Rose Frommelt, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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