Claims

We have experienced risk management lawyers who can help you solve problems BEFORE they turn into malpractice claims.

How to Report Claims / Incidents

1. When should I contact ISBA Mutual’s Claim Department?

Contact us at the first sign of trouble. Our experience suggests that many claims can be avoided or mitigated by early reporting. The Claim Department can be reached at (312) 379-2000 and at claims@isbamutual.com.

Although your telephone call is important, you must provide us with written notice of a claim.

2. What is a claim?

A claim is a demand for money or services from you for an actual or alleged negligent act, error, or omission. You may receive a claim in the form of a letter or email, a lawsuit, an arbitration proceeding, or even a phone call. Was there a demand for money or services related to your professional services as a lawyer? If so, it is a claim.

A claim may also be a circumstance in which you discover than an actual or alleged negligent act, error, or omission on your part might give rise to a demand against you for damages now or in the future.

3. What do I need to include in my notice of claim or incident?

You can email, fax, or mail your completed Claim or Incident Report form or provide the following information in writing:

  • The date(s) of the alleged act, error, or omission
  • The damage or injury that has or may result
  • The identity of possible or actual claimants
  • The date when you first became aware of the claim / incident
  • The circumstances by which you first became aware of the claim / incident
  • The damage or injury that has or may result
  • A summary of the circumstance giving rise to the claim / incident

4. How do I report a claim?

Complete our Claim or Incident Report, print it out, and then submit it, along with all written demands, notices, pleadings, and correspondence to claims@isbamutual.com, fax to (312) 379-2049, or mail to:

ISBA Mutual
ATTN: Claims
20 South Clark Street
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603-1826