This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:
When you work as an insurance lawyer, you can practice in any of these areas or other divisions of insurance law. One function an insurance lawyer involves mitigating insurance law cases, which could involve both corporate and personal insurance law. The lawyer that practices mitigation may need to have the ability to gather and decipher information, have communication skills when they present the collected information to the court, and employ time management skills.
Case mitigation will often work concurrently with case investigation. Along with the staff and aides, the insurance claim lawyer will collect facts that surround the insurance case so they can present the facts to the court. The facts will be the basis for the defense of the client who has hired this lawyer to represent their case. An insurance lawyer may also oversee the writing of new insurance policies for corporate or professional clients. Insurance underwriters may complete the specific writing of these policies. The insurance lawyer is most often responsible for verifying the legality of the policy and removing any loopholes it may have.
Insurance laws do change so the insurance lawyer may need to attend continuing education seminars or take continuing education courses so they can stay up-to-date on all of the different changes. The continuing education can help the insurance lawyer provide the most effective presentation to the client that hires the attorney. In all regions, it may not be necessary to do continuing education classes in order to maintain their license in insurance law and be able to practice this type of law.
There is a long list of insurance companies, laws, and policies, which an insurance lawyer can practice. Each type of insurance does require a certain type of knowledge in regards to give their clients effective legal support that is needed to win insurance cases. An insurance lawyer can work for the defendant or victim.
To become an insurance lawyer you must have a bachelor degree and a law degree from a law school that is accredited. To be admitted to the law school you will need to have a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In law school, you will receive intensive classroom instruction and legal learning experiences. Before you graduate, you will also need to complete an internship. Many will do this internship in a law firm that specializes in insurance law.
This article is penned by Lora Davis for Hamilton & McInnis, L.L.P. who are one of the leading law firms in San Diego with a combined