Updated: Nov. 13, 2018

Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force

At its Sept. 28, 2017, meeting, the Board of Governors approved the formation of a Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force and a Charter for the Task Force. The Task Force Roster is composed of WSBA members, industry professionals, and members of the public.

The purpose of the Task Force is to collect input and examine current mandatory malpractice insurance systems. The Task Force will use this information to determine whether to recommend mandatory malpractice insurance for all licensed legal professionals. Task Force members expect to make a final recommendation to the Board of Governors in January 2019.


Member Comments and Open Forum

The Task Force invites you to submit written comments to insurancetaskforce@wsba.org. The Task Force will be accepting written comments through Dec. 1, 2018.

Review the written comments submitted to the Task Force and that were distributed to the Task Force at its most recent meeting in October. Also review the October snapshot summary of the comments that the Task Force has received.

All members were invited to provide direct feedback to the Task Force about the interim report, possible exemptions, minimum coverage levels, or anything else during an open forum held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the WSBA Conference Center. A recording of the forum can be viewed online here.


Resources

Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force Interim Report to the Board of Governors, July 10, 2018

Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force Brochure

Why is mandatory malpractice insurance gaining ground,” ALPS in Brief Podcast, Chris Newbold and Douglas J. Ende, March 22, 2018.

WSBA Board of Governors Explores Mandatory Malpractice Insurance,” by Kim Risenmay and Douglas J. Ende, NWLawyer, Sept. 2017, page 26.


Meeting Schedule

The Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force will hold its next meeting 1-4 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018. The meeting will be held at the offices of the Washington State Bar Association.

The meeting schedule for the rest of the calendar year is as follows:

  • Dec. 19, 2018

Minutes

Jan. 24, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

March 28, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 27, 2018

July 18, 2018

Aug. 22, 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

Meeting Materials

Jan. 24, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

March 28, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 27, 2018

July 18, 2018

Aug. 22, 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018


Contact Us

Comments and questions can be directed to insurancetaskforce@wsba.org.

WSBA Staff Liaison: Douglas J. Ende