Legal Malpractice Insurance Center


Paralegal and Legal Assistant Malpractice Insurance

We offer malpractice insurance, also known as professional liability or errors and omissions insurance, to paralegals and legal assistants.

While the terms paralegals and legal assistants are often considered to be synonymous, some see a distinction between the two. Paralegals are usually certified and tend to perform more advanced legal work than legal assistants.

Paralegals and legal assistants who work for an attorney or law firm are often covered under their employer's legal malpractice insurance policy and should therefore inquire about their coverage before purchasing their own policy.

Why do paralegals and legal assistants need malpractice insurance?

While paralegals and legal assistants do not provide legal advice, they can still be sued because of their involvement in the legal process.

Paralegals and legal assistants who do not have malpractice insurance may have to defend themselves against any lawsuit, or hire an attorney, which either way represents a time consuming and possibly expensive situation.

What type of work do paralegals and legal assistants do?

Paralegals and legal assistants typically work with attorneys and provide them with legal support. Their work involves legal research, the drafting of documents, organization/planning, and administrative support. While most paralegals and legal assistants are employed by attorneys and law firms, others are employed by corporations in various industries.

Malpractice insurance for paralegals and legal assistants is available in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.