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Shand Morahan launches retooled attorney program

Posted On: Feb. 18, 2007 12:00 AM CST

DEERFIELD, Ill.—Shand Morahan & Co. Inc., the underwriting manager of Evanston Insurance Co., has launched a revamped lawyers professional liability program.

Designed Protection for Law Firms is aimed at hard-to-place attorneys and law firms. Deerfield, Ill.-based Shand said the updated program has a more competitive policy form and application plus risk management enhancements, and is available free to policyholders.

Among the program's services is a lawyers risk management hotline, a confidential telephone hotline staffed by attorneys with expertise in legal profession risk management and defense of lawyers professional liability claims and ethics-related disciplinary proceedings.

A lawyers risk management guide offers 80 core risk management strategies, while a professional practices guide for nonmedical professionals offers 230 strategies on 75 topics such as claim mitigation, client relations and marketing.

Shand Morahan is a wholesale-dedicated surplus lines insurance underwriting management unit of Richmond, Va.-based Markel Corp.