The VSB does not require lawyers to be covered by professional liability
insurance (malpractice insurance), but it encourages them to purchase
coverage, and active lawyers must report on their yearly dues
statement whether they have coverage.
Whether an active attorney has malpractice insurance is available to the public via the attorney records search.
The malpractice insurance market is complex and offers many different options for Virginia lawyers. Lawyers should exercise caution and good judgment when comparing options to ensure protection for themselves and their clients if, and when, a claim is presented.
A Guide To Purchasing Lawyer’s Professional Liability Insurance In Virginia (pdf) is presented by the VSB Committee on Lawyer Insurance to assist lawyers in purchasing professional liability insurance.
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