Alameda County
Bar Association

No Mandatory Malpractice Insurance in CA, For Now 

AnchorCalifornia and Washington State Bars Decide Against Mandatory Malpractice Insurance

The Washington State Bar Association’s board recently rejected a recommendation that it require the state’s licensed lawyers to obtain malpractice insurance, joining a decision from the California State Bar. Oregon and Idaho are the only two states with a malpractice requirement for attorneys. Read more