Letter from the President
New Member Benefit
By Kimberly Buchanan, Esq.
The Clark County Bar Association is pleased to announce a new benefit exclusive to its members: Professional Liability Insurance. Professional liability insurance (PLI), also called professional indemnity insurance (PII) but more commonly known as errors & omissions (E&O) in the US, is a form of liability insurance that helps protect professional advice- and service-providing individuals and companies from bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by a client, and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit. The coverage focuses on alleged failure to perform on the part of, financial loss caused by, and error or omission in the service or product sold by the policyholder. Professional liability coverage sometimes also provides for the defense costs, including when legal action turns out to be groundless.
Professional Liability Coverage
NSM insurance group, a preferred provider of the Clark County Bar Association, is offering professional liability coverage for attorney firm members via a program underwritten by AIG Insurance Company and administered by NSM Insurance Group, the Managing General Agent for AIG on this program. The program is called AFPD, Insurance for Professionals, and has over 21,000 attorneys in their program currently. There will be insurance program discounts for CCBA members, subject to risk management criteria. For more information please see https://www.clarkcountybar.org/membership/membership-benefits/#lawyers-professional-liability.
Please join us at our next luncheon, August 14th, at Mundo featuring guest speaker Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. Secretary Miller will present a legal update of new changes to the Secretary of State’s office from the 2013 legislative session. To attend the luncheon, please RSVP with payment to CCBA by Friday, August 8, 2014. Get event details and registration link or form on our luncheons page at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/events/luncheons/.
Kimberly Buchanan is Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Public Safety Division at the Nevada Office of the Attorney General, representing the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety. She serves as President of the Clark County Bar Association through December 2014. She encourages you to support our non-profit member organization. Inquiries about CCBA can be directed to CCBA Operations Manager Donna Wiessner at (702) 387-6011.