By the nature of the job, attorneys often have access to their clients’ personal information. To get the best representation possible, clients often have to tell their lawyer things they cannot tell anybody else.
When choosing an attorney to handle their legal matter, many people in California want to know whether their prospective attorney has legal malpractice insurance. State law requires that lawyers disclose whether they have malpractice insurance, but they are not required to carry a policy. Nationwide, only about 60 percent of lawyers are insured in case they are ever found guilty of legal malpractice in court.