We are thrilled to announce that as of December 1st, 2023, The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) has named ALPS Insurance as an endorsed provider of legal malpractice insurance for its members. This powerful partnership between ALPS and the NHBA aims to provide support to New Hampshire attorneys as they navigate evolving challenges in an ever-changing legal landscape.
When asked why the NHBA chose ALPS as their partner, Executive Director George Moore pointed to the company’s “...proactive risk management practices, excellent policy coverage, and deep understanding of, and commitment to, lawyers and the legal profession,” as factors that made the decision an easy one.
"Acting in the best interests of our members, and supporting them on their journey as legal professionals, is the mission of the New Hampshire Bar, and it was clear from the start that ALPS is dedicated to that mission and can be trusted to serve our members to that end,” George continued.
For ALPS this partnership is an exciting milestone as we seek to expand our close working relationships with state, regional and affinity bars across the country. When asked why we sought to partner with New Hampshire specifically, Chris Newbold, COO of ALPS had this to say, "We have great respect for New Hampshire lawyers. We know them to be excellent practitioners, respectful of one another and collegial, all marks of a great jurisdiction to do business. Given our expertise in working with small firms and solo practitioners, as well as being the endorsed malpractice carrier in neighboring states Vermont and Maine, New Hampshire is a natural ALPS fit."
ALPS has already begun collaborating with bar leadership on developments in the law firm insurance market, providing access to innovative risk management tools, resources, and allocating financial and in-kind support for high-priority bar programs of mutual benefit to ALPS and the Bar.
In addition to providing comprehensive insurance coverage to New Hampshire lawyers, ALPS will also assist firms in effectively managing law practice risks, with particular attention to small firms and solo practitioners. ALPS’ risk management department actively develops educational resources to protect and guide lawyers toward a more successful and risk-free practice. Additionally, New Hampshire attorneys will have direct access to all facets of ALPS insurance operations, account management, underwriting, claims attorneys, and one-on-one support from ALPS’ knowledgeable Risk Manager and attorney, Mark Bassingthwaighte.
“We anticipate this partnership with ALPS to be a game-changer for our members. They provide a service that is essential to those in private practice and one that can save our members time and money while at the same time providing peace of mind so they can focus on the practice of law,” concluded Moore.
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About the New Hampshire Bar Association
Established in 1873, The New Hampshire State Bar is a unified bar that is responsible for ensuring that all attorneys licensed in the state of NH behave competently, ethically, and responsibly. Visit www.nhbar.org to learn more.
About ALPS Insurance
ALPS is the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance and is endorsed by more state bars than any other insurance company. Since 1988, ALPS has been the preeminent provider of legal malpractice insurance, with an emphasis on protection, stability, and commitment to the legal community. The New Hampshire Bar endorsement brings the number of ALPS state bar endorsements or affiliations to 21.
Rio is the Bar and Affinity Partnership Strategist at ALPS. In her role she works to build flourishing relationships with legal associations across the United States, and works passionately to educate lawyers on the importance of using technology and data to build better practices and drive the legal industry forward. She is a regular speaker at bar events across the country delivering compelling CLE and other educational content that engages her audience with the information being presented. Rio lives on Vancouver Island in Canada.