The Los Angeles County Bar Association provides members with access to the best insurance products available by using the buying power of over 20,000 members. The value and quality of our insurance products simply cannot be obtained through any other source. With professional liability insurance for attorneys provided by the AHERN Insurance Brokerage as well as other insurance products provided by Insurance Specialists, Inc. and Mercury Insurance, a full line of insurance products has been designed to meet the professional and personal insurance needs of LACBA members.
AHERN Insurance Brokerage
Professional Liability Insurance
AHERN Insurance Brokerage, LACBA’s preferred professional liability insurance broker, is one of the largest and most respected full-service insurance brokers in the country specializing in professional liability insurance for law firms. With AHERN, LACBA members have the benefit of a valued consultant and professional liability insurance advocate. AHERN is prepared to provide superior service and exceptional counsel regarding the professional liability insurance needs of your firm.
To obtain a proposal for coverage, please complete the application or contact a specialist at (800) 282-9786 and dial 0.
Business Insurance Programs
"Protect your most valuable assets–your employees."
AHERN now provides LACBA members with General Liability, Property and Workers' Compensation through The Hartford (an Admitted Carrier rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best).
AHERN is pleased to provide LACBA members a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation program with The Hartford. LACBA members qualify for a 10% premium discount through this proprietary program with AHERN. In addition, a dual policy discount of 5% applies when purchasing Hartford general liability in addition to a workers’ compensation policy.
• Specialized Coverage Enhancements for Law Firms
• 24 Hours Claims Reporting
• Business Income/Extra Expense–12 month Actual Loss Sustained
When purchasing the General Liability and Workers' Compensation policies from The Hartford, LACBA members will be eligible to receive an additional 5% premium credit (minimum premiums apply). For more information on The Hartford programs, please contact Summer Gorsica at (800) 282-9786 ext. 116 or email@example.com. For a quote on Workers' Compensation or General Liability Insurance, please submit an online application.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
AHERN provides LACBA members with employment practices liability insurance (wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment coverage) through Berkley Insurance Company, an Admitted Carrier with a rating of "A+" (SUPERIOR) by A.M. Best.. This program offers members premium discounts and specific law firm enhancements.
Insurance Specialists, Inc.
(888) ISI-1959 or (888) 474-1959
Insurance Specialists, Inc (ISI) is the preferred provider for
Through ISI members are able to access unique plans, at discounted rates with a simplified issue application process.
For over 50 years, ISI has administered insurance programs for the membership of professional associations as a third party administrator.
Auto and Home Owner Insurance
Californians save an average of $498* on their auto insurance with Mercury, the Preferred Auto and Home Owner Insurance Provider of LACBA.
When you choose Mercury, you'll also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are protected by a company Forbes named as one of America's most trustworthy companies. And you'll also get some great benefits, too, like repairs guaranteed for life (when repairs are completed by a Mercury authorized direct repair facility), 24/7 claims reporting, online repair tracking, and personalized service and expert advice from your own local agent.
*Savings info based on 2015 CA Dept. of Insurance rate comparison profile 38A. Individual savings may vary.
Bank of America
Support LACBA while earning more cash back for the things you buy most
Apply for the LACBA BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Visa Signature® credit card that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while helping support LACBA initiatives. In addition to earning cash back rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits LACBA at no extra cost to you! Here are some of the features of the new LACBA BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Visa Signature® credit card:
*You will qualify for $100 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance. For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, Click Here and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.
This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Deposit products and services are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. BankAmericard Cash Rewards is a trademark and Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. © 2016 Bank of America Corporation.
3 Value added benefits when you have LACBA's Bank of America® credit or debit card
Museums on Us—the first full weekend of every month, gain access to more than 150 cultural organizations across 31 states; Better Money Habits—Bank of America teams with Khan Academy to bring you real, practical knowledge, to build your financial know-how; Preferred Rewards—offers you everyday banking benefits and rewards and once you enroll, your benefits grow as your qualifying account balances increase.
LACBA membership offers you more
Open a LACBA personal checking account and show your pride in your profession with every debit card purchase. Enjoy key features like Online Banking with Bill Pay plus Mobile Banking on your cell phone. Click here for more information.
Student Loan Refinancing
Credible is a simple, free service that can help LACBA members and their families save money by comparing their student loan refinancing options. With Credible, student debt holders can submit a single form and receive prequalified offers from multiple lenders. The average law school graduate that refinances with Credible saves over $40,000. Check out this student loan refinancing guide to see how Credible is helping LACBA members better understand student debt.
If you have further questions, visit Credible.com or email Credible's support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
LACBA members are able to obtain a LawPay Merchant Account through the LACBA Member Benefit Program. The LawPay Program is the only payment solution recommended by over 90 state and local bar associations because it complies with ABA and state requirements for managing client funds. Unlike traditional merchant accounts, it correctly handles earned and unearned fees. Thus, you can accept credit and debit card payments from your clients for services rendered or retainers. LACBA members save up to 25% off processing fees by accepting credit cards through the LawPay Program. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call LawPay.
Southland Credit Union
(800) 426-1917 or (562) 862-6831
www.southlandcu.org Southland Credit Union member-owners benefit from a full spectrum of competitive products, convenience, and exceptional service. No matter what your financial need is, SCU can help. Southland Credit Union offers LACBA members everything from saving and checking accounts to auto, credit cards, and home loans.
LA Law Library
(213) 78-LALAW or (213) 785-2529
As a member of LACBA you are entitled to receive a complimentary LA Law Library borrower card. As an LA Law Library borrower, you have access to nearly one million volumes in digital and print formats, public computers with access to the most sought-after legal databases, including LexisAdvance® and WestlawNext®, E-Delivery service where library staff can scan and e-mail library material right to your inbox, and access to conference rooms, office space, and an enhanced technology training center. Registration is free, and the associated $140 deposit is waived for this promotion. (This offer is available to new borrowers only and not current LA Law Library cardholders.) The LA Law Library is located at 301 West First Street on the corner of First and Hill in the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center.
Metropolitan News Company
The Metropolitan News Company is an information provider specializing in fulfilling needs of the legal community. It publishes seven California newspapers covering the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sacramento. Its flagship, the Metropolitan News-Enterprise, founded in 1901, is a Los Angeles daily newspaper focusing largely on law and the courts. The paper includes the Slip Opinion Supplement, with full texts of the latest appellate court decisions. The company also publishes the Rules of Court of the State of California as well as the rules for all major California counties. A specialist in all forms of public notice advertising, MNC operates placement services, both display and classified, worldwide. Its participation in the legal community is highlighted by its annual “Persons of the Year” dinner, which pays tribute to two or three outstanding lawyers or judges. LACBA members receive discounts on subscriptions to the Metropolitan News Company newspapers and Rules of Court. Newspaper subscribers, in turn, are eligible for further discounts on other products and services.
NEW on WestlawNext: PRACTICAL LAW
WestlawNext California Special
Increase your efficiency with this unique combination of legal research and practice management tools including:
*Offer available only to solo law firms who are new WestlawNext subscribers signing a two- or three-year agreement. For larger firms please contact Christi Klein for other discounted packages. Cannot be applied retroactively to an existing plan or combined with other offers.
To obtain member pricing, must contact Christi Klein at email@example.com or (213) 955-6860. For other Thomson Reuters product information, visit legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com.
LACBA has entered into an alliance agreement with Thomson Reuters to provide award information on California civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. LACBA members can publish their verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitrations in Trials Digest and Westlaw for free. They can also request a full case summary for any case West highlights or features (one free per month). It will contain the same content that a summary on Westlaw and in Trials Digest contains.
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
LACBA members automatically receive 11 issues of the award-winning Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, written by lawyers for lawyers. Each issue contains a designated CLE article that allows members to earn CLE credit. The magazine is also available online in a fully searchable format.
Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants
The Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants, the most comprehensive registry of legal expertise in the region, contains nearly 1,500 listings (medical, technical, scientific and forensic expert witnesses, litigation consultants, trial support services, alternative dispute resolution service providers, and the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Referrals). Published in late January, this annual directory is a benefit of LACBA membership.
expert4law–The Legal Marketplace
expert4law is an online directory of expert witnesses, legal consultants, litigation support, DRP providers, and other vital resources for the legal professional. Use it as a searchable Internet resource 24/7 or list your own expertise.
Emailed to LACBA members daily, this notification includes summaries of decisions published over the previous 24 hours by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal. Each summary includes a link to the full text of the opinion. Issues of Daily eBriefs from the previous 90 days can be searched online by key word or subject area.
LACBA>This Week is a fast, convenient, easy-to-read listing of LACBA events in one weekly e-mail. Readers can view upcoming programs for the current week and up to four weeks in advance, plus complete their program registration online.
County Bar Update Newsletter
County Bar Update serves as one of LACBA’s principal sources of information regarding all aspects of LACBA membership. The monthly e-newsletter includes the latest announcements from around the bar, practice pointers, member benefits, a job board, and information about upcoming events.
Superior Court Searchable Civil Register
A searchable database, the SCR contains up-to-date docket sheet information about general and limited jurisdiction civil cases from all state courts in Los Angeles County from 1997 to the present. It can be searched by a variety of criteria, including case number, party or lawyer name, law firm, judge, referee, as well as topic or case type. Find the fee schedule online.
Continuing Legal Education with LACBA
LACBA provides easy access to CLE credit with a wide array of program topics, live and remote access to program content, and an easily accessible program attendance transcript. LACBA members receive discounts on live programs and prerecorded programs. Can’t attend a live program? Try one of the following convenient options: Web casts, Video On-Demand products, prerecorded programs on audio CD, and self-study articles in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.
With CLE-in-a-Box, you can meet all of your mandatory CLE requirements. This 25-hour audio CLE program is the easiest and most convenient way to meet your CLE requirements.
CLE+ Membership is the best way for LACBA members to get educated, earn CLE credits, save money, and increase networking and business building opportunities. CLE+ members pay one low annual fee and get free or substantially reduced-cost LACBA CLE programs. With over 200 live programs a year, you can enjoy a broad range of live LACBA CLE programs on a plethora of practice area-specific subjects.
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Clio is the most widely-used, cloud-based practice management system. Tens of thousands of lawyers use Clio to organize their cases, invoice clients, track time, and manage their practice. Working on Mac and PC, and through iPhone, iPad, and Android apps, lawyers can easily access and manage their practice from any location and on any device.
Clio is the only practice management platform that integrates with other LACBA member benefits, like LawPay for credit card processing. Los Angeles lawyers can plug these services together for seamless syncing of information. Clio also integrates with other popular software like Dropbox, Quickbooks, Google Mail, and Google Apps, letting law firms design their perfect practice from their favorite tools.
Members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association receive a 10% discount on Clio. Register here for a free trial.
LACBA members receive a free 30-day trial AND a 10 percent lifetime discount on MyCase.
MyCase is an affordable, intuitive, and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution--get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing.
MyCase customers can now accept online payments from clients using both credit cards and checking accounts seamlessly through their MyCase account. To learn more, click here.
LACBA Career Center
Dedicated to the profession and community, the LACBA Career Center is a valuable search and recruitment resource for legal professionals and employers in Los Angeles. The LACBA Career Center offers simple and easy-to-use tools to make searching for career opportunities and finding qualified professionals fast, efficient, and successful.