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.
Benjamin Franklin Boyer and Gary Conner,
Legal Malpractice and Compulsory Client Protection,
29 Hastings L.J. 835
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