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CNA Reconfirms Commitment to Provide Professional Liability Insurance to Public Defenders, Legal Aid Societies, Etc.


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CNA reconfirms its commitment to offering professional liability insurance products and solutions to people and organizations that provide quality legal services to the poor and underprivileged. Through its network of state administrators, CNA offers a wide range of coverages to legal aid societies, public defenders, pro bono programs, law school clinics and public interest groups.

“As the largest underwriter of lawyers professional liability insurance and a market leader in this segment for more than 15 years, we remain committed to addressing the unique needs of the legal aid and public defender community,” said Mike Furlong, vice president of Underwriting, Specialty Lines, CNA.

CNA’s program provides broad professional liability coverages for legal aid and public defender organizations, including legal services and coverage for certain ancillary professional services. Offerings include limits of up to $5 million, first dollar defense coverage, aggregate or zero deductible options, and enhanced professional liability coverages (criminal defense, employment practices, management liability, outsides services, pro bono) for business entities.

CNA also offers its insureds various resources, at no additional charge, including a Risk Control hotline, practice aids, an online toolkit and e-newsletter.

With more than 150,000 insured attorneys and Bar Association endorsements in multiple states and counties, CNA is the largest writer of lawyers professional liability insurance in the U.S. For additional information or to identify your state administrator, please visit

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine, and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states. For more information, please visit CNA at CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

Editor’s Note: as of February 1, 2011, this program is not available in Massachusetts.

Source: CNA



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