Legal Expense Insurance


Unexpected legal expenses can have a considerable effect on your practice’s bottom line. As a means for transferring the risk of these unanticipated legal expenses away from your practice, the CVMA Insurance Program offers members Legal Expense Insurance.

Legal Expense Insurance helps CVMA Insurance Program members cover expenses that may arise from an unforeseen legal matter, such as employment disputes or allegations of malpractice. In addition to coverage for legal costs, Legal Expense Insurance provides members with access to valuable legal guidance through the CVMA Legal Advice Helpline.

Legal Expense Coverage Options

Employment Disputes

Provides coverage for legal action taken against your practice by an employee or ex-employee.

Telephone Legal Advice Service

Legal Expense Insurance helps your practice get connected to a lawyer that specializes in the area of law you require to ensure you receive proper direction on any legal matter that may arise.

Legal Defence

Legal Defence will help cover expenses incurred from criminal charges or investigations against your practice.

Disciplinary Hearings and Investigations

In the event an allegation of malpractice is made against a veterinarian, Legal Expense Insurance provides support
to gain legal assistance when responding to provincial regulatory bodies.

Coverage Packages


Employment Disputes $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Legal Defence $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Automobile Legal Defence $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Disciplinary Hearings & Investigations $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Telephone Legal Advice Service Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  Unlimited
Tax Protection $25,000 $25,000  $25,000
Bodily Injury $100,000 $200,000  $200,000
Property Protection $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Contract Dispute & Debt Recovery $100,000 $200,000 $200,000
Combined Policy Aggregate Limit $100,000 $100,000 $500,000 $1,000,000

Interested in Legal Expense Insurance?