This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the legality of these different insurance policies. During a normal business day, they can work with staff and assistants to track the progression of current cases, complete continuing education courses such as changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:
When you work as an insurance attorney, you can practice in any of these areas or other divisions of insurance law. One role 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 to the court, and employ time management skills.
Case mitigation will often work at the same time as case investigation. Together with the staff and assistants, the insurance claims attorney will compile the facts surrounding the insurance case so that they can present the facts to the court. The facts will be the basis for the defense of the client who has hired this attorney to represent their case. An insurance attorney can also oversee the writing 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 need to attend continuing education seminars or take continuing education courses in order to keep up with all the changes. Continuing education can help the insurance attorney provide the most effective presentation to the client who hires the attorney. In all regions, continuing education classes may not be necessary to maintain your insurance law license and to 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 respect to providing your clients with the effective legal support that is 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 law degree from an accredited law school. To be admitted to law school, you must have a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In law school, you will receive intensive classroom instruction and legal learning experiences. Before graduating, you will also need to complete an internship. Many will do this internship at a law firm specializing in insurance law.