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INSURANCE SOLUTIONS OVERVIEW

Professional Liability Insurance, Business Insurance Programs, Workers' Compensation, General Liability/Property, Employment Practices Liability Plans 

Major Medical, Accident and Disability, Long Term Care, and Term Life Insurance Plans  

Auto and Homeowners Insurance  

Multi-Life Disability Income and Long Term Care Insurance Plans  

INSURANCE


AHERN Insurance Brokerage
(800) 282-9786
www.lacba.org/ahern
Professional Liability Insurance
AHERN Insurance Brokerage, LACBA’s preferred professional liability insurance broker, is one of the largest and most respected independent 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.

Workers’ Compensation
AHERN is pleased to provide LACBA members a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation program with Hartford Insurance Company. 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.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance
AHERN provides LACBA members with employment practices liability insurance (wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment coverage) through Carolina Casualty. This program offers members premium discounts and specific law firm enhancements.



 
Insurance Specialists, Inc. 
(888) ISI-1959 or (888) 474-1959)
www.isi1959.com/lacba 
sales@isi1959.com
Major Medical, Accident and Disability, Term Life Insurance Plans
Insurance Specialists, Inc., is the preferred provider of major medical, accident and disability, and term life insurance plans to LACBA members. For over 50 years, ISI has administered insurance programs for the memberships of professional associations as a third-party administrator. ISI offers plans underwritten by top-rated carriers that are selected for quality benefits and ease of application at competitive prices.



Mercury Insurance 
(866) 989-6555
www.mercuryinsurance.com/lacba
Auto and Home Owner Insurance
LACBA members receive up to a 10% discount on top of Mercury's already low auto insurance rates. That's a pretty good deal, especially when you consider Mercury customers save an average of $3911 when they switch to Mercury! Plus, you could save up to 15% more when you purchase auto and homeowners policies together. Mercury's low rates are just the beginning, however, because when you choose Mercury you'll also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are protected by a company Forbes recently named as one of America's most trustworthy companies. And you'll also get some great benefits, too, like repairs guaranteed for life2, 24/7 claims reporting, online repair tracking, and personalized service and expert advice from your own local agent. It's all part of the package.

1 Savings information based on 2014 CA Department of Insurance rate comparison profile 38A. Individual savings may vary.
2
When repairs are completed by a Mercury authorized direct repair facility.

 


FINANCIAL


Bank of America
(800) 932-2775
Support LACBA while earning more cash back for the things you buy most

Apply for the new LACBA BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while supporting 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:

  • 1% cash back on all purchases.
  • 2% cash back on grocery store purchases.
  • 3% on gas station purchases.
  • The 2% cash back on grocery store purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.
  • Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after making $500 in purchase(s) within the first 90 days

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.

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.



LawPay 
(866) 376-0950
www.lawpay.com/lacba/ 
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 80 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. 

CASE RESOURCES


LA Law Library 
(213) 78-LALAW or (213) 785-2529
www.lalawlibrary.org
LACBA members are now new borrowers of the LA Law Library and receive a complimentary LA Law Library borrower card. As an LA Law Library borrower, you have access to over one million volumes in digital and print formats, public computers with access to the most sought-after legal databases, including Lexis® 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.


Online Judicial Forms through LexisNexis
www.lacba.org/courtforms 
LACBA members can receive free California Judicial Council Smart Forms through LexisNexis. You can access and download up-to-date versions of the California Judicial Council forms directly to your computer. Forms can easily be filled out and saved to your computer for future use.



Metropolitan News Company 
(213) 346-0033
www.mnc.net
The Metropolitan News Company is an information provider specializing in fulfilling needs of the legal community. It publishes eight 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.



Thomson Reuters
(800) 220-9378


LACBA member offers:
Firm Central and Time & Billing bundle at $45/month per user at the firm

Firm Central™ from Thomson Reuters is the only online, fully mobile practice management solution for solo and small firms that connects your legal research, drafting, matters, contacts, calendar, and more. All seamlessly linked with WestlawNext As you and your staff use Firm Central, you'll discover how it helps accomplish more for your clients with less effort and stress.
Time & Billing, powered by industry-leader eBillity, is secure, and accessible at any time, via computer or mobile device. Now with QuickBooks integration for an additional $10/month.

WestlawNext California Essentials bundle
- CA Cases & Codes with KeyCite
- Rutter Civil Practice Guide Series

Member price of $165/month for solo law firms*

*Offer available only to solo law firms who are new WestlawNext subscribers signing a two- or three-year agreement. For larger firms please contact Brendan Bauer for other discounted packages. Cannot be applied retroactively to an existing plan or combined with other offers.
To obtain member pricing, must contact Brendan Bauer at brendan.bauer@thomsonreuters.com or (213) 955-6861. For other Thomson Reuters product information, visit legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com

Find Jury Verdicts here.  
Jury Verdicts
LACBA has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, 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.

 

LACBA BENEFITS

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine 
(213) 896-6503
www.lacba.org/LAL 
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 
(213) 896-6470
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 
(213) 896-6561
www.expert4law.org 
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.


Daily eBriefs
www.lacba.org/ebriefs
E-mailed 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 case. Issues of Daily eBriefs from the previous 90 days can be searched online by key word or subject area.


LACBA>This Week
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
www.lacba.org/update
County Bar Update serves as one of LACBA’s principal sources of information regarding all aspects of LACBA membership. The monthly e-newsletters include the latest announcements from around the bar, practice pointers, member benefits, a job board, and information about upcoming events.


Judicial Profiles
www.lacba.org/judicialprofiles 
LACBA’s “Know Your Judge” feature allows members access to accurate information about how judges and commissioners expect matters to be conducted in their individual courts, their expectations of the lawyers who appear before them, as well as their general views about various aspects of trial practice. Approximately 350 bench officers have completed personal profiles consisting of biographical information as well as court practices and expectations. LACBA members are able to review quality information about superior court judges and commissioners before they appear in court before these individuals.


Superior Court Searchable Civil Register
www.lacba.org/civilregister 
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.


Case Filings Elerts
www.lacba.org/casefilingselerts
The Daily Case Filings Elert is a daily computer-generated list of case summaries of all General Jurisdiction Superior Court civil cases that have been entered into the electronic docket system by the superior court clerks. The Filings Elert is delivered by e-mail generally within 24 hours of posting by the clerks, providing information on the parties, types of cases, and counsel involved in newly filed Los Angeles Superior Court cases.


Case Type Elerts
www.lacba.org/casetypeelerts 
The Daily Case Type Elert is a daily e-mail that includes a listing of all new cases filed within a particular practice area. Subscribers may choose from 12 practice areas and receive a Case Type Elert from as many of those areas as they choose. Each daily message includes a listing of all new cases within that selected practice area.


Name Watch Elerts
www.lacba.org/namewatch 
The Name Watch Elert sends an e-mail to the subscriber when any new court filing or record includes the requested names. Search by company, law firm, another attorney, or a party. LACBA members may have up to five FREE Name Watches at any one time.


Case Watch Elerts
www.lacba.org/casewatch 
The Case Watch Elert sends an e-mail to the LACBA member when any new court filing or record includes the selected case number. Members may have up to five FREE Case Watches at any one time.


LACBA CLE

Continuing Legal Education with LACBA 
(213) 896-6560
www.lacba.org/cle 
LACBA provides easy access to CLE credit with a wide array of program topics, live and remote access to program content, and easily accessible personal transcripts. 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 OnDemand products, prerecorded programs on audio CD, and self-study articles in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.


CLE-in-a-Box
www.lacba.org/clebox
With CLE-in-a-Box, you can meet all of your mandatory CLE requirements, including ethics, prevention of substance abuse, and elimination of bias (self-study and participatory). This 25-hour audio CLE program is the easiest and most convenient way to meet your CLE requirements with the best content available on CD and OnDemand.


CLE+ Membership 
(213) 896-6560
www.lacba.org/cleplus 
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 programs in a plethora of practice area-specific subjects.

 

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY


Clio
(888) 858-CLIO
http://landing.goclio.com/lacba 
Clio is a cloud-based legal practice management platform that keeps your all-important matters, contacts and documents available anywhere. If you already use other popular cloud services, like Dropbox or Google Apps, Clio will make you smile by tying them together in a single, easy-to-use system. With dozens of more advanced features like terrific time-tracking, comprehensive calendaring, and beautiful billing, Clio will save you time, make you money, and help you look polished and professional to your clients.

Members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio, in addition to:

  • A free trial;
  • Live 1:1 web demonstrations;
  • Unlimited access to live customer support and training.

Ready to give Clio a try? Please contact us today or log in to sign up as a LACBA member.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT


OfficeMax
(800) 636-2377

LACBA members can use the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program to enjoy substantial savings from 31% to 88% off of the manufacturers' list price on your most frequently purchased items. Plus, get reduced pricing on more than 12,000 in-stock products and 3,700 environmentally preferable products and services. Members will also receive discounts on certain OfficeMax Print and Document services. Whether you order online, via phone, fax, or visit an OfficeMax Store, your LACBA member discounts apply. This program offers member pricing, award-winning customer service, no-hassle returns, and free delivery on in-stock orders over $50.


The UPS® Savings Program

Ship and Save with UPS
(800)-636-2377
 savewithups.com/lacba 
Let LACBA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS. Save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of services, including air, international and ground services. Plus, savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs. UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers' needs. Put the power of logistics to work for you. To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/lacba or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.


CAREER RESOURCES

LACBA Career Center
www.lacba.org/careercenter 
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.

 

     





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