This course provides an in-depth examination of critical areas of concern and litigation within a lawyer’s professional liability policy. This course is designed to provide a review of the policy for the benefit of a policyholder. This course is intended to provide a general discussion for non-insurance coverage attorneys. This course examines the attorney’s professional liability policy; state reporting requirements; attorney liability coverage requirements across the U.S. and professional liability market analysis. The course discusses how to read the professional liability policy; claims made coverage vs. occurrence coverage; the grant of coverage; coverage for wrongful acts; prior acts coverage and exclusions; the hammer clause and what is a claim? The course examines the notice requirement under a professional liability policy; how courts apply an objective standard to policy holder knowledge; subjective belief of an abandoned claim and how it may be unreasonable where a policy only requires reasonable foresight; prejudice to the insurance company and when do malpractice claims arise? The course examines how an attorney’s side business may jeopardize insurance coverage.