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As a member of the equal justice community, you have access to the NLADA Insurance Program's wide array of professional liability products.

We are the advocate and provider of quality professional liability insurance products for the full spectrum of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) membership community—individual attorneys, legal aid organizations, public defenders, corporate pro bono law programs, law school clinics, individual clients and public interest groups.

Formed in 1994, we advocate for competitive pricing and product excellence on behalf of our insured customers. Since our entrance in the market the average insurance costs per attorney have been cut in half.

The Program is is governed by a Board of Directors made up of your peers from the equal justice community, ensuring that the design of the program meets the unique needs of the civil legal aid and public defense community. The board of directors understands the issues and challenges you face as you manage your program and serve your clients.

For more information, download the NLADA Insurance Program Brochure.

If you are a current insured and received a cancellation notice from CNA — this is a formality-- no action is required on your part. To learn more about the transition to the Hanover, how it benefits you, and what to do with existing claims, please click on this link or contact your NLADA Insurance Program representative.

Risk Management Tools to Keep Your Premiums Down and Claims Low
Our knowledge, experience and dedication to the equal justice community is unparalleled in the insurance market. We recognize the importance of helping our customers keep their claims low and premiums down through risk management training and tools that meet their specialized needs.

Our Policyholders are Our Investors
We treat our policyholders as investors; reinvesting our net proceeds back into the equal justice community. We're proud of our support of NLADA fundraising, training and initiatives on behalf of the civil legal aid and defender communities, and our support of their community programs. Expanding to meet our customers’ changing needs, ensuring they receive the best coverage, price and service available, today and in the future is a key priority.

We recognize our community is operating in a scarce resource environment. In response, we're providing premium relief and new product enhancements. We’re processing renewals four months out from policy expiration dates and offering these enhancements:

  1. Premium Relief Immediately (see Summary of Coverages)
    • For renewals and new applications, where financially sound underwriting standards permit.
    • We will meet or beat competitive bids
  2. Ease of Renewal: Beginning January 2012
    • You’ll be able to renew your policy online -- your application, quoting, binding and policy issuance electronically processed.
  3. Risk Management Training and Materials to Reduce Premiums and Improve Coverage. Beginning January 2012
    • Online access to NLADA Insurance Program Risk Management Resource Center that includes: online risk management materials--customizable management policy guidelines and forms for particular program needs, local impact requirements and professional liability.
    • Phase 1, Jan 1, online access to risk management development training and materials

Whether you are already our insured customer, or your policy is up for renewal, we invite you to contact us to learn more about how the NLADA Insurance Program can help your program and organization succeed.

The NLADA Insurance Program is a nonprofit subsidiary of NLADA.

To learn more, please contact The NLADA Insurance Program at (202) 452-9870 or (800) 725-4513 or via e-mail at insurance@nlada.org.