While Texas lawyers aren’t keen on having a rule that would require them to disclose whether they carry legal malpractice insurance, the public favors such a requirement, recent surveys conducted by the State Bar of Texas show.

In an early April telephone survey of 500 Texas residents, 70 percent of the respondents said lawyers should be required to inform potential clients whether the lawyers carry, or do not carry, professional liability insurance that could cover the costs of claims arising out of their law practice.

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