What is a Step Rate Credit? Many attorneys have questions about what the Step Rate Credit is and how it works.
Simply put, this is a credit issued to you throughout your first five years on a declining scale.
Due to this you will see your
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company recently announced a new member to its Board of Directors. Robert J. Buckley has been elected to the Board, effective immediately.
Karen McCarthy, President and CEO of The Bar Plan, said Bob was nominated due to his extensive experience in doing insurance defense work and his impeccable reputation in the legal community. “Bob is a long-time supporter of The Bar Plan,” Karen said. “He understands our unique position as a specialty insurance carrier in the market and was an obvious choice to join our Board.”
Bob is a partner in the law firm of Oliver Walker Wilson LLC in Columbia, Missouri. His litigation practice specializes in the area of personal injury, insurance defense, medical malpractice and premises liability. He is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for many years. He is the past President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and his currently a member of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar.
The Bar Plan writes professional liability insurance in Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Indiana and Tennessee. In conjunction with its subsidiary, The Bar Plan Surety and Fidelity Company, The Bar Plan writes Court Bonds in all 50 states. The company is unique with its services to the legal community including CLE seminars, risk management hotline and practice management services, along with its active participation in, and support of, Bar Associations in each of its markets. All products and services offered by The Bar Plan are for the benefit of the legal community.
Proposed Amendment Aims to change the way law firms and entities do business
By: Charles S. Coffey, Senior Claims Counsel
This article first appeared in the ABA Young Lawyers Division, Ethics & Professionalism Committee Newsletter Reposted with permission.
ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6(b) prohibits “…an agreement in which