In WILMIC’s last Claims Digest, my colleague, Senior Claims Attorney Brian Anderson, explored the effects of the pandemic putting economic pressures on clients, and other challenging issues for lawyers. He included statistics on malpractice claims filed with WILMIC with a specific emphasis on the impact of the pandemic on lawyers representing business struggling to stay afloat. This Claims Digest focuses on grievances filed with the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) against our policyholders during the pandemic.
Several of WILMIC’s insured attorneys and others have questioned how to formally execute documents without being in the physical presence of the signatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is clear that immigration attorneys have never been busier, so it is no surprise that WILMIC has seen an increase in claims among its insured immigration attorneys.