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State of Indiana Notary Law Changes

The following notary law changes for the State of Indiana will be effective 7/1/2018: Notaries must have a $25,000 surety bond.  All Notaries renewed with a date prior to 7/1/2018 are grandfathered at the $5,000 bond amount until their commission expires. The Indiana Notary Bond form is not changing; however, a copy of the bond will have to be uploaded upon registering with the Indiana Secretary of State.  Also, the applicant will have to pass an expanded online exam duri...

Global Cyber Attack

The latest cyber attack called WannaCry affected over 300,000 machines in 150 countries last week. Over 9,000 computers were infected per hour when the attack peaked Friday May 12th. Countries hit hardest by this cyber attack are Russia, Ukraine, India, and Taiwan.  The ransomware used a Windows file sharing vulnerability. Essentially, the virus locks up a PC and demands a $300 ransom from the owner to unlock it. By Monday, the demand doubled to $600.  ...

Why do you need Professional Liability Insurance?

As a boutique insurance agency, RITMAN specializes in all things property and casualty with an emphasis on professional liability insurance for lawyers. We provide insurance solutions for professionals, businesses, and individuals. You take pride in what you do. So do we.    Why do you need Professional Liability Insurance? Ensure your ability to make a living Protecting your business and personal assets To make your client whole should you or a staff member make a ...

May 1st, 2017: Law Day

Today is known as Law Day. It is a day of observance that originated in 1957 when President Charles Rhyne of the American Bar Association wanted a way to celebrate the US legal system. The following year, US President Dwight Eisenhower officially established Law Day by issuing a proclamation. It is now an annual tradition for each President to issue a Law Day proclamation on May 1st. The theme for this year's Law Day is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. To learn m...

Cyber Crime in the form of Ransom Attacks

RITMAN Agent Adam Gwaltney focuses on legal professional liability, title agent errors & omissions liability and cyber liability insurance. Read his latest blog below regarding Cyber Crime.   Cyber crime in the form of ransom attacks continues to rise...no matter who you are or what your company does. Falling into a ransom attack is like walking into a minefield, it is totally indiscriminate. These attacks can cripple your business at a minimum. Recent industry reports ind...