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Publisher’s Note: We’ve received many requests for information on professional liability insurance from concerned federal employees. It’s worth checking out whether you think you need it or not. It’s hard to believe that by just doing your job for the federal government that you can get sued, but it’s the truth. It happens often enough to cause concern. You might think that the government will provide legal representation for you when this happens; but under tort law it doesn’t have to. Thus, you could wind up exposed to many thousands of dollars in potential judgments against you personally. Wright & Company provides $500,000 to $1 million in professional liability insurance for federal employees for about $19 to $25 a month. Some agencies will pick up half the premium. You can learn more about it by clicking on the Wright & Co. banner on our home page (https://www.fedweek.com). Wright says it worked with the Justice Department in creating the policy.