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New and Exciting Policy Enhancements
Cyber Liability Coverage
One of the greatest risks that law firms now face is the loss or misuse of sensitive client data. Due to viruses, malicious hacking, or inadvertent misplacement of a laptop, your clients' valuable information is also a significant liability.
Florida Lawyers Mutual has partnered with NAS to provide Cyber Liability coverage to all of our in-force policies, FREE OF CHARGE, effective January 1, 2016! This comprehensive cyber liability solution is custom-built for legal professionals and designed to complement your existing lawyers professional liability coverage.
Click here for Cyber Claim Scenarios.
Disciplinary Proceeding Coverage Increase
Also effective 1/1/2016 at no additional charge is an increase in Disciplinary Proceeding coverage. We have doubled the level of protection available for responding to disciplinary issues from $5,000 to $10,000.
Click here for additional coverage information.
Click here for the 01.01.2016 Notice of Change.
New Online Application
Florida Lawyers Mutual is pleased to announce that applying for Professional Liability Insurance with us just got easier with our new online application. This online application will allow you to complete the entire application process over the internet, including any required supplements.
All you have to do is click here to apply now!
Convenient, Simple and FREE CLE
Need a little me-time? Life's not going to slow down, but with Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company's convenient, simple and free CLE, it'll be easier to keep up. At the click of a mouse, or the swipe of your finger you'll have access to CLE your way... online, anywhere, anytime.
Florida Lawyers Mutual is continually providing opportunities to improve the competency, civility and professionalism of all members of The Florida Bar. Whether you are insured by Florida Lawyers Mutual or not, we care about continuing education for lawyers. That is why we are offering CLE your way... online, anywhere, anytime.
Ready to save time and money? Click here to see what CLE courses are currently available and what's coming in the near future.*All the CLE offered on our site has been approved by The Florida Bar.
$100,000 Endowment Fund Announcement
Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company has been providing protection to Florida lawyers for over 25 years. In celebration of that, FLMIC, in conjunction with The Florida Bar, has created The Florida Lawyers Mutual Endowment Fund. FLMIC’s initial contribution to the fund is a gift of $100,000.
"This fund will support the delivery of programs to promote professionalism, civility, ethical conduct and legal practice competency among our members," said Gregory W. Coleman, 2014-15 Florida Bar President. "Professionalism is the cornerstone of every lawyer's practice. It is particularly important to keep it at the forefront of everything we do today, especially considering the technological advances and other challenges affecting the delivery of legal services."
“The Florida Bar created FLMIC to provide professional liability insurance to Florida lawyers, at a time when other insurance companies were abandoning our profession and our state,” said Jason Fogg, President of FLMIC. “Through The Bar’s continuing support over the past 25 years, FLMIC has been able to continue its mission and maintain our core values. As a company that was created by lawyers for lawyers, we wanted to give back to the legal community in a meaningful way. FLMIC’s Board of Directors and The Florida Bar created this endowment to promote professionalism, civility and ethical conduct in the practice of law, attributes that benefit everyone in our profession.”
Metadata and Your Responsibility
According to The Florida Bar Ethics Department, Ethics Opinion 06-02, "It is the sending lawyer's obligation to take reasonable steps to safeguard the confidentiality of all communications sent by electronic means to other lawyers and third parties and to protect from other lawyers and third parties all confidential information, including information contained in metadata, that may be included in such electronic communications."
Click here to read the June 15, 2015, issue of The Florida Bar News article titled, “Lawyers are responsible for stripping metadata from all e-filed documents” for more information. You can also view the YouTube training video below that explains what metadata is and how to remove it from an electronic document before filing.