Terrence McInnis Discusses Differences Between Professional and Cyber Policies

Terrence McInnis, Partner, Troutman Sanders and Moderator for the 2014 PLUS Professional Risk / Cyber Symposium session “Does My Client Need Professional and Cyber Liability?” discusses the overlap between cyber and professional liability and the Target breach.

Data Breaches: Coming to a Network Near You

In this clip from the 2012 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium session entitled “Data Breaches: Coming to a Network Near You” Bryan F. Thornton of Net Reaction discusses the key factors in most data breaches occurring today.

PLUS members can view this entire educational session by visiting www.plusweb.org/education/multimedia. You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content.

Session panelists not featured in this clip: Mark Camillo, moderator (Chartis Insurance), Marcus A. Asner (Arnold & Porter LLP), Larry Clinton (Internet Security Alliance), and DM Studler (SDC CPAs, LLC.).

New Lawyers in New York Must Donate 50 Hours Free for License

Happy Friday! With the arrival of the end of the work week comes this week’s installment of Fall Through the Cracks Friday – everyone’s favorite non-insurance related insurance blog feature.

This week we turn to our friends at Freakonomics blog for an interesting look at a new requirement in New York state that mandates a minimum of 50 hours of donated legal service time prior to becoming a licensed attorney in the state.

Certainly the intent behind this new requirement is good, though it does raise interesting issues around a flood of inexperienced attorneys providing potentially questionable legal advice. From the article:

The approximately 10,000 lawyers who apply to the New York State Bar each year will have to demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of pro bono work to be admitted, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said. He said the move was intended to provide about a half-million hours of badly needed legal services to those with urgent problems, like foreclosure and domestic violence.


The bloggers at Freakonomics raise a few other interesting questions around potential expansion to other licensed professionals – check it out here.

Enjoy the weekend! It is (finally) sunny in Minneapolis so it should be a nice weekend here.