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.
The CBA's endorsed lawyers professional liability insurance broker is HUB International. The CBA's endorsed direct carrier is ALPS. The CBA recommends to its members that they contact one of these endorsed providers to obtain professional liability insurance.
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. The website address is americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability.html.
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 at americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/resources/lpl-insurance-directory.html.