Malpractice insurance disclosure proposal on Rules Committee agenda – again

Excerpt from Agenda for February 23, 2009 Meeting of the Superior Court Rules Committee

6-7 (a) Excerpt from US Law Week concerning rules adopted in Nevada and Kansas that require lawyers to disclose on their registration forms whether they maintain malpractice insurance; (b) memo from Attorney Kathleen Wood concerning the ABA rule and the rules of other jurisdictions on this topic; (c)comments received by the Rules Committee concerning this topic; (d) proposed Practice Book revisions submitted by Statewide Bar Counsel Michael Bowler to require attorneys to certify on their annual registration form whether they carry professional liability insurance; and (e) chart showing state implementation of ABA Model Rule on Insurance Disclosure.  (emphasis added)