Q: Does insurance with FEDS Protection cover me for a State Bar matter or proceeding as an AUSA/DOJ attorney?
Yes. State Bar proceedings that arise out of the performance of the AUSA duties are covered by the administrative provision of the insurance. Generally speaking, as an AUSA or DOJ attorney, an OPR investigation could result from an allegation of professional misconduct from a judge or other entity. With FEDS Protection and after a coverage determination is made, you would be assigned an attorney to assist in the OPR investigation. If at the conclusion of the investigation OPR is required to refer the finding to the State Bar(s) where you are licensed and DOJ may take disciplinary action. FEDS Protection will cover your legal fees up to $200,000 for both the disciplinary matter and any State Bar proceeding. Depending on the facts and the jurisdiction, we many want to hire separate legal counsel for each proceeding.