Paralegal Liability Insurance
Paralegal Liability Insurance is an important requirement by provincial law societies in Canada.
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What is Paralegal Insurance?
Professional Liability Insurance is intended to help protect paralegals because they offer professional advice and could bear the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by a client (should they decide to file a lawsuit).
The Law Society of most Canadian provinces including Ontario, requires paralegals to have full professional liability insurance.
Who needs Paralegal Insurance?
If you or your business are providing paralegal advice (e.g. professional advice to clients ), you require Paralegal Liability Insurance (PLI) or Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance protection coverage. In Ontario and other Canadian provinces, Paralegals who provide legal services to the public must carry liability insurance in accordance with Law Society of Ontario Paralegal licensing requirements.
Check with your federal or provincial paralegal association for more information:
What is the cost of Paralegal Liability Insurance?
The cost of owning paralegal insurance will depend on a number of factors including your gross revenue, years of experience and financials.
The limits available for claims with your policy will depend on the insurance carrier you end up purchasing from.
Zensurance’s paralegal insurance meets the requirements of Law Society of Upper Canada and includes the required 60 days notice of cancellation to LSUC and the requirements for all other Law Societies in other provinces across Canada.
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Common scenarios where Paralegal Liability Insurance is useful:
You fill in a client’s documents inadvertently overstepping your paralegal practice limitations and as a result the client sues you.
You advice a client on a legal matter that results in a financial setback for the client although you informed the client this was a possibility.
Your car gets broken into and some very important client documents are lost. As a consequence, your client accuses you of negligence and sues.
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