Lawyers Professional Liability Committee


Purpose of the Committee

The Colorado Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability committee is a standing committee of the Colorado Bar Association for the purpose of conducting educational programs and providing educational resources for improving the quality of legal practice and avoiding legal malpractice claims. The Committee publishes materials pertaining to risk management and legal malpractice prevention; examines the market for lawyer's professional liability insurance, and recommends to the Colorado Bar Association's members an insurance program to cover professional malpractice claims or suits.

Colorado Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance

The Colorado Supreme Court, pursuant to C.R.C.P. 227(c), requires all private practice attorneys to disclose whether they carry lawyers professional liability insurance.

Lockton Affinity/CNA - Professional Liability Insurance

Lockton Affinity/CNA 

The CBA is pleased to endorse a partnership to serve the malpractice insurance needs of our members. Lockton Affinity, acting as the administrator for CNA, will provide members with a new malpractice insurance program that is responsive to every area of practice in Colorado and a program superior to any program the CBA has endorsed in the past. Please reach out to Lockton Affinity to request a no obligation quote with a Business Consultation at 844-863-5948 or email Chris Powell, [email protected] or Nathan Borghardt, [email protected]

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability has a website with a wealth of  information on and resources for professional liability insurance and risk management

This website includes links to resources, tips on how to find and buy coverage, a legal malpractice insurance hotline, publications, and more. 

The website also has a directory of insurance carriers (a state-by-state list of insurance companies) found here

Legal Malpractice Prevention Seminars

Speakers Bureau

The Committee offers small group legal malpractice prevention seminars for local bar associations. Speakers are highly qualified and will speak upon your choice of topic. CLE credits are available for these presentations. If your local bar is interested, please email Emma Baxter at [email protected]

Additional Information

Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in June and July) at 7:30 a.m. at the Colorado Bar Association Offices, 1290 Broadway, Ste 1700, Denver, CO 80203. For more information about the committee, please contact Emma Baxter at [email protected].


Speaker Bureau- (303)-860-1115


Articles on the topic of malpractice prevention and lawyer's professional liability insurance

Whoops: Legal Malpractice PreventionThe Colorado Lawyer, July 2012

Potential Perils of the Professional Liability Insurance Policy, The Colorado Lawyer, Feb 1995  (available on Casemaker)

What to Look for When Purchasing Professional Liability Insurance, The Colorado Lawyer, Aug 1996  (available on Casemaker)

2009 Changes to Rule 265 And C.R.C.P. 5.4, by David C. Little, Esq.