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Re: Practice Change - Considering Going In-House
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
Glad to hear the update. Good luck


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Re: Practice Change - Considering Going In-House
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2018, 01:18:49 PM »
UPDATE: I started working for the new company about two weeks ago, and so far I very much enjoy it. There are alot of things that I'll still need to get used to (I get random panic attacks believing that I've forgotten to keep track of my billable hours over the past ___ time period, only to remember that I don't have billable hours anymore). But overall I'm very glad I made the move, and I greatly appreciate everyone who provided feedback/advice and convinced me it was a good idea to take the plunge. You were right!

On another note, for those that have taken similar moves, what have you done relative to the "in-house" version of malpractice insurance? I've read/heard from some that it's almost a requirement, and from others that its pointless (as the only claims you could have are from your employer, who won't sue you and will only fire you if it comes down to it). I called the malpractice carrier I had in private practice, who said they don't offer that type of insurance (they will only cover law firms or solo practitioners, and I'm neither). Google searches don't appear to come up with much instead, just trying to get you to sign up for an E&O policy that doesn't appear to cover anything that would really come up regarding a malpractice action. What have some of you done? Coverage or no? Suggested company?

I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how it was going!  Glad you like it so far, and haha -- yeah, you may have 'billable time withdrawal' for a while.

FWIW, when I was in house I was not insured.  We got a quote for a policy when I first started and we discussed it, but in the end the CEO just promised not to sue me and I was good with that.