The State Bar has formed a working group to consider whether to recommend to the Legislature that malpractice insurance be mandatory for all attorneys.  If you are interested in learning more (or offering public comment at one of their meetings), go to http://board.calbar.ca.gov/Committees.aspx and sign up (at the bottom of the page) to be on the email notification list for the Malpractice Insurance Working Group.  Materials for meetings are posted 10 days in advance of the meeting.  In person meetings alternate between SF and LA, and subcommittees also conduct conference calls.  Both in person and conference call meetings are open to the public, and public comment is permitted.