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Hastings Law Journal

Abstract

The authors discuss the need for a compulsory professional liability insurance plan for attorneys as a means of protecting members of the public from legal malpractice. The proposed plan would be on a claims-made basis by a public corporation. The authors suggest that such a plan would complete the present professional responsibility scheme, while benefiting both the profession and the public. The authors state that a Professional Liability Fund may be imposed through the inherent power of the court over attorneys or through the police power of the state.

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