Disclosure should include claims made
If the bar is going to post the fact of insurance or no insurance, they should also require every attorney to report every malpractice claim and post that as well. I think as a potential client, I would more interested in the number and types of claims filed against my prospective lawyer.
(Response: I agree with you, Jan. The fact of claims is far more important to the public than the existence of insurance. I think you hit the nail on the head! That disclosure would be a far greater benefit to the public than the existence of insurance. And, settlement agreements should not be allowed to provide for silence, non-disclosure, provisions. The fact of the claim, itself, should be sufficient to require disclosure.)Tags: Personal Thoughts
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