TLIE has been offering professional liability insurance to Texas judges since 1983. All TLIE Judges’ policies provide coverage of $1,000,000 per claim and $1,000,000 aggregate, with a $1,000 deductible, for a reasonable flat rate.
Of course, judges generally have immunity for judicial actions performed on the bench in their judicial capacity. However, many judges have additional administrative duties, including court administration and overseeing probation programs, for which judicial immunity may not be available.
While some judges may have the option of being defended by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, not all judges have that option. In the event they are sued, TLIE’s insured judges have the option of having TLIE hire private defense counsel to represent them.
To review the language of the Judges Policy, click here.