Paralegal Liability Insurance2018-12-14T10:10:41+00:00

Paralegal Liability Insurance

Paralegal Liability Insurance is an important requirement by provincial law societies in Canada.
Protect your paralegal practice against claims of negligence, errors or omissions.

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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.

What does Paralegal Liability Insurance cover?

Paralegal Insurance is designed to protect your practice against errors and omissions (actual or alleged), which occur while you provide legal advice to clients.

Most professional liability insurance policies may cover economic (financial losses) which are suffered by third-parties. Along with paralegals, professional liability insurance also applies to lawyers, accountants, brokers and financial advisors.

What in not covered?

The most common exclusions in coverage for a professional liability policy are:

  • Bodily Injury (BI) and;
  • Property Damage (PD)

The above are covered by Commercial General Liability (CGL).

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 paralegal 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 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 Insurance is useful:

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You fill in a client’s documents inadvertently overstepping your paralegal practice limitations and as a result the client sues you.

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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.

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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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