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.
“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, September 2017, page 26.
The Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Task Force will hold its next meeting 1-4 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 24, 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:
- Nov. 28, 2018
- Dec. 19, 2018
Comments and questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSBA Staff Liaison: Douglas J. Ende