A Message from the Executive Director of The Florida Bar:
During the years, as Executive Director of The Florida Bar, I have seen many changes affect the Florida practicing lawyer. But during the early 1980's, Florida's attorneys were faced with a real dilemma. The insurance market saw a sharp rise in premiums for professional liability protection; and even worse, some attorneys were unable to find a carrier that would provide coverage for their area of practice. With carriers refusing to write, or leaving the state, The Florida Bar followed the lead of other states by creating its own carrier, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (Florida Lawyers).
Florida Lawyers was created to benefit members of The Bar by making professional liability protection both accessible and affordable to the practicing professional. This company, owned by its members, became operational during 1988 and has impacted the professional liability market by making coverage available to Florida lawyers who meet the underwriting guidelines.
Florida Lawyers is one of the many benefits available to you as a member; and in this regard, I strongly urge your consideration of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company as your professional liability carrier.
John F. Harkness