This professional is specialized in different types of insurance and in the legal defense of different insurance policies. During a normal business day, they may work with staff and assistants to track the progression of current cases, complete continuing education courses such as insurance law changes, or research current cases. Some of the most common types of insurance include:
When you work as an insurance attorney, you may practice in any of these areas or other divisions of insurance law. One of the roles of an insurance attorney is to mitigate insurance law cases, which could involve both corporate and personal insurance law. The attorney practicing mitigation may need to have the ability to gather and decipher information, have communication skills when presenting the gathered information in court, and employ time management skills.
Case mitigation will often work simultaneously with case investigation. Along with staff and assistants, the insurance claims attorney will gather the facts surrounding the insurance case so they can be presented in court. The facts will be the basis for the defense of the client who has hired this lawyer to represent her case. An insurance attorney may also oversee the writing of new insurance policies for corporate or professional clients. Insurance underwriters can fill in the specific wording for these policies. The insurance attorney is usually responsible for verifying the legality of the policy and removing any loopholes it may have.
Insurance laws change, so the insurance attorney may need to attend continuing education seminars or take continuing education courses so they can stay up to date on all the different changes. Continuing education can help the insurance attorney provide the most effective presentation to the client who hires the attorney. In all regions, it may not be necessary to take continuing education classes to maintain your license in insurance law and be able to practice insurance law.
There is a long list of insurance companies, laws, and policies that an insurance attorney can practice. Each type of insurance requires a certain type of knowledge in regards to providing your clients with the effective legal support needed to win insurance cases. An insurance attorney can work for the defendant or the victim.
To become an insurance attorney, you must have a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from an accredited law school. To be admitted to law school, he must have a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In law school, he will receive intensive classroom instruction and legal learning experiences. Before graduating, he must also complete an internship. Many will do this internship at a law firm that specializes in insurance law.