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. The Board of Governors has extended the Task Force’s Charter to March 2019. Task Force members expect to make a final recommendation to the Board of Governors in March 2019.
Member Comments and Open Forum
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.
“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.
The Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force will hold its next meeting 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The meeting will be held at the offices of the Washington State Bar Association.
Comments and questions can be directed to email@example.com.
WSBA Staff Liaison: Douglas J. Ende