On Nov. 9, the State Bar of Texas concluded a series of seven public hearings focusing on whether lawyers should have to disclose if they have professional-liability insurance. A majority of the 67 speakers who testified at the hearings were of a like mind: They oppose such a rule.

“My sense is the great majority of the discussion has expressed concern about and opposition to the duty,” says Terry Tottenham, the State Bar’s president-elect and the partner-in-charge of Fulbright & Jaworski’s Austin office.

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