March 21, 2007
Lawyer Blogging Covered by Malpractice Insurance?
One underwriter (rightly or wrongly) says that lawyer blogging would void its malpractice insurance coverage. I suspect this is one of those early overreactions to theoretical risks by an insurance carrier, and the insurance industry will wise up after a number of years of better understanding the (low) malpractice risk profile of blogging.
More by Kevin at LexBlog.
UPDATE: Kevin had a good exchange with Chubb, posted here. They've partially backtracked to say that they may not insure "advisory" blogs where law firms "offer advice," but informational blogs are OK. This makes sense, a little, in that lawyers would be ill-advised to render legal advice via a public blog, but I can't imagine many (any?) lawyers are doing that.
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