Join the thousands of Illinois lawyers who trust us with their malpractice insurance coverage.

Applying for ISBA Mutual’s Lawyers’ Malpractice Insurance

At ISBA Mutual, we’re all about meeting your malpractice insurance needs as efficiently as possible. The following overview acquaints you with the process. But we’re also here to help, so contact us if you need a hand!

Choose the Right Application

There are two. One, for new lawyers licensed for less than three years who are claims-free, can be found here. All other firms complete our new business application, here.

Gather Supporting Documents

A few documents can help facilitate the process: Your firm’s letterhead (digital version is fine); a copy of your current policy; a loss run/claims history from your insurer for claims reported or open over the last seven years (sample request letter here); and any ARDC correspondence from the last five years. This includes closure/resolution letters or complaint/resolution letters for open matters.

There is no need to provide all of these documents when you submit your application, but you may be asked for them later.

Send Materials to ISBA Mutual

You can email your application and supporting documents to You can fax your application to 312 379-2049 or you can mail your application to;

ISBA Mutual, Attention Sales
20 South Clark Street
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603-1826

Our Underwriting Approach

ISBA Mutual takes pride in our careful underwriting process. In order to provide your firm with a fair quote, we review the information you provide as well as that in the public domain. We may also ask for additional information to better assess your risk.

Quote Acceptance

Our sales team will send you a quote based on the information you provided. If you choose ISBA Mutual to be your malpractice insurer, just sign the quote acceptance form and submit your payment.