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ALPS First Flight - New Solo Attorney Malpractice Insurance

Affordable insurance for new solo attorneys.

More than any other insurance carrier, ALPS understands the exceptional challenges of the start-up solo firm. Almost 75% of our policyholders are solo attorneys like you. We have seen it all and know firsthand how important malpractice insurance coverage is for your firm. We also know that expenses can be tight. The average malpractice insurance premium for solo attorneys is $2,300. Wouldn’t having affordable premium pricing for your first 3 years be nice?

Designed specifically for new solo attorneys, the ALPS First Flight program provides affordable premium pricing for your first 3 years in practice as long as you meet eligibility requirements.



The ALPS First Flight program is not available in Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands


Are you eligible for first flight?

  • Are you a new, solo attorney?
  • With no previous experience as a solo practitioner ?
  • Have you had 3 or less years of private practice experience?
  • Are you claims-free?

Manage Your Risk from Day One

Check Out This Content Created To Help New Solo Attorneys

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ALPS Guide to Cybersecurity

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Sample Forms & Checklists

Why recreate the wheel? It's easier to get back to work with these sample template forms.

Free Virtual Ethics Risk Assessment (VERA)

Virtual Ethics Risk Assessment (VERA)

This free tool takes less than 20 minutes and provides best practices to implement immediately.

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Get the tools you need today to hopefully avoid a recession-related claim in the future.

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Entertaining & conversational, with recognized well-being pioneers in the legal space.

ALPS is Solo Law Firm Insurance Made Easy

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Choosing the right partner to protect your firm shouldn't have to be difficult. With ALPS, you can get some time back in your day to focus on why you got into this business in the first place — helping people.

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