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This unique and specialized insurance provides attorneys with liability coverage for financial loss suffered by third parties arising from acts, errors, and omissions in providing professional legal services. Fraud, intentional and criminal acts, bodily injury (BI), and property damage (PD) are excluded from coverage.
However, most of the policies provide coverage for personal injury (PI) perils (i.e., defamation, invasion of privacy) since allegations of such acts occur frequently in the legal arena.
As is the case with most professional liability forms, lawyers professional liability policies are written with a claims-made coverage trigger. Lawyers professional liability coverage is also available in many states through bar-sponsored captive insurers in addition to commercial insurers.