Claims Digest: Understanding how your “claims-made and reported coverage” works under your WILMIC professional liability policy
Lawyers tend to be mobile, often working in several different capacities after they graduate from law school. It is not uncommon for a lawyer to start out working in private practice, then work in-house for a company, move into the fields of academia or government, only to finish their career back in private practice. The fact that there are so many different ways to utilize a law degree is one of the reasons that people decide to go to law school in the first place.
Many law firms have been forced to adapt to a remote-work environment because of COVID-19. This has placed an unprecedented burden on law firms’ technological capabilities.
Several of WILMIC’s insured attorneys and others have questioned how to formally execute documents without being in the physical presence of the signatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linda de la Mora, Marna Tess-Mattner and Richard Orton were all elected to serve new terms, while Kristine Burck was elected for the first time.
Matt Beier, who joined WILMIC in 2016 as a claims attorney, is taking on more responsibilities at the company. He is now going to be leading the marketing efforts by WILMIC, adding the position of Business Development Manager to his Claims Attorney role.
If you have not received your dividend check yet, it’s still on the way. It’s just coming a little bit later than in past years.
WILMIC is presenting the same one-hour CLE programs to local bar associations and others during the COVID-19 pandemic via ZOOM, rather than in-person.
WILMIC’s insurance agency, Wisconsin Lawyers Insurance Agency LLC continues to offer good, competitively-priced court bonds. The probate and court bonds are available from The Bar Plan of Missouri.
For the 22nd consecutive year, WILMIC is sending out dividend checks to policyholders. Nearly $10 Million in dividends have been paid out since 1999.
The WILMIC Annual Meeting of Policyholders will be held on June 5, 2020. Candidates for four seats on the Board of Directors will be elected.