Entries by Zach Hirsch

Seven states now require lawyers to disclose directly to clients that they do not carry professional liability coverage.

In February 2014, the Supreme Court appointed an ad hoc committee to address the questions of whether attorneys should disclose to clients and report on the annual registration statement whether they carry professional liability insurance; whether such a client disclosure requirement would unfairly burden small firms and solo practitioners; whether such a disclosure requirement is […]

Lawyers: Why Purchase Professional Liability Insurance?

The answer might seem obvious, but there are many reasons why a lawyer should purchase professional liability insurance. You spent so much time and money investing in the opportunity to become an attorney. You went to law school and then all the time you spent prepping for the Bar. You passed and became a practicing […]

Recovery and Healing in Houston

The rain has subsided and the sun is back in the Houston sky, but there is so much work to be done in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The recovery and healing process has just started; we know it will take months to put this great city back together. Hirsch Insurance is committed to that […]

Glossary of Legal Malpractice Insurance terms

Before you buy your malpractice insurance policy, you must understand common malpractice insurance terms. While many of these terms may be familiar to you from other insurance policies, certain terms are unique to malpractice insurance. Here’s FindLaw’s Glossary of Insurance Terms to help you out. Glossary of Insurance Terms Best’s Capital Adequacy Relativity (BCAR): A […]

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance: Coverage Issues

Jeffrey G. Steinberg, New York Law Journal September 30, 2014 Although insured lawyers and their insurers are sophisticated groups, many of the former seem willing to purchase their professional liability insurance solely on the basis of price and without regard to subtle but important differences between policies, and many of the latter seem willing to […]