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Lawyers who go uninsured

Under new California bar rules, per Dan Levine at the Recorder, "lawyers who expect to bill a client for more than four hours must [inform clients] if they aren't covered for malpractice. .... In 2006, the California Bar Journal printed an estimate that 20 percent of the state's lawyers in private practice don't carry insurance." Some bar governors supported the rule in hopes of heading off proposals for more extensive disclosure obligations. More: Overlawyered Jun. 21, 2007 and Nov. 9, 2004 (Georgia).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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