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 progress of current cases, complete continuing education courses such as insurance law changes, or investigate current cases. Some of the more 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 collect and decipher information, have communication skills when presenting the collected information in court, and employ time management skills.
Case mitigation will often work concurrently 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 attorney to represent her case. An insurance attorney may also oversee the drafting of new insurance policies for corporate or professional clients. Insurance underwriters can complete the specific wording of 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 be required to attend continuing education seminars or take continuing education courses so that they can stay up to date on all the different changes. Continuing education can help the insurance attorney to provide the most effective presentation to the client who retains the attorney. In all regions, it may not be necessary to take continuing education classes to maintain your insurance law license 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 with regards to providing its clients with the effective legal support needed to win insurance cases. An insurance lawyer 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 will also need to complete an internship. Many will do this internship at a law firm that specializes in insurance law.