Reports and publications are distributed to all BC lawyers and articled students.

Annual Reports

Each year, we report on the indemnification program. The report includes coverage and policy wording changes in the new year, as well as developments on operations and claims in the preceding year.  

The 2021 Lawyers Indemnity Fund digital annual report

The 2020 Lawyers Indemnity Fund program

  • “insurance program” now an “indemnification program”
  • claim reports are now accepted by email
  • indemnity fee unchanged for 2020: $1,800
  • reimbursement coverage has been added
  • internet-based risks and social engineering fraud
  • two “social engineering” scams hit BC law firms in 2019
  • our risk management takeaways of 2019 

The 2019 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2019 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • details a "social engineering" scam that hit BC law firms in 2018
  • highlights statistics on disposition of claims

The 2018 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2018 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • details three "social engineering" scams that hit BC law firms in 2017
  • highlights LIF resources that explain what’s covered under the compulsory policy, and what’s not
  • reports on feedback on the Part B, Trust Protection Coverage experience from victims of lawyer theft

The 2017 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2017 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims, and gives "one victim's story" in relation to trust protection coverage
  • introduces an expansion to trust shortage liability under Part C of the policy
  • highlights resources to help protect you from trust shortage risks
  • reports on the results of the 2016 claims audit

The 2016 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2016 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • highlights excess and other commercial insurance products available to protect you from risks that our policy does not cover
  • reports on 15 years of feedback from insureds on the services we provide

The 2015 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2015 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • highlights a free risk management presentation
  • reports on LIF’s role in the Law Society
  • reports on an upcoming resource – “My Insurance Program: Questions and Answers”

The 2014 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2014 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • highlights new aids to help prevent claims
  • reports on a new resource – “My Claim: Questions and answers”

The 2013 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2013 insurance program and policy revisions
  • clarifies the application of Exclusion 6 – the “business and benefit” exclusion – to trusts
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • reports on an upcoming resource – “My Insurance Policy: Questions and answers”

The 2012 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2012 insurance program and policy revisions
  • introduces new trust shortage liability (for reliance on fraudulent certified cheques) under Part C of the policy
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • reports on the results of the 2011 claims audit

The 2011 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the 2011 insurance program and policy revisions
  • reviews statistics on claims and potential claims
  • explains the policy’s free discovery period coverage for lawyers leaving practice
  • reports on 10 years of feedback from insureds on the services we provide

The 2010 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • reports on the insurance consequences of MDPs and Quebec mobility
  • summarizes resources available from the Lawyers Insurance Fund

The 2009 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • revisits the benefits of excess insurance
  • reports on the results of LIF service evaluations

The 2008 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • highlights proactive claims management and creative resolutions
  • reviews new risk management initiatives

The 2007 Lawyers Insurance Fund

  • highlights website resources
  • announces a seminal risk management publication on missed deadlines

The 2006 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • highlights risk management resources
  • reviews "advance rulings," including coverage information for lawyers acting as executors or trustees

The 2005 Lawyers Insurance Fund program 

  • introduces new risk management resources
  • reviews insurance coverage advice available on the website, including information about insurance coverage for lawyers no longer in private practice

May 1, 2004 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • provides details of new trust protection coverage 

The 2004 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • notes changes to the excess insurance program and the availability of optional business innocent insured coverage
  • lists available services and resources from the Lawyers Insurance Fund
  • summarizes the insurance aspects of the new national mobility agreement of the Federation of Law Societies

The 2003 Lawyers Insurance Fund program 

  • details new website information available from the Lawyers Insurance Fund - such as new initiatives on coverage and optional coverage available to BC lawyers
  • comments on the insurance aspects of the new national mobility agreement of the Federation of Law Societies

The 2002 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • provides details of extended insurance coverage for approved pro bono services
  • provides details of optional business "innocent insured" coverage (BIIC)

The 2001 Lawyers Insurance Fund program

  • discusses the insurance implications of the Western Law Societies Conveyancing Protocol

The 2000 Lawyers Insurance Fund program