The Bar Associations Insurance Trust was created in 1990, as a successor Trust to early renditions dating back to 1956, and is a joint venture between the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. The purpose of the Trust is to provide excellent insurance benefits to its members at discounted prices by reliable carriers, provide an Advisory resource to members with insurance questions, and generate non-dues revenue to the Associations.
The Trust is currently chaired by Aaron Kadish, Esq. The 12 Trustees of the Trust meet quarterly to oversee operations and to receive updates on new and expanding benefits. Over the years, the Trust has donated more than a million dollars to the respective Bar Associations.
Judge Michael Reed, of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, is Chairman of the Trust’s Charitable Giving Committee. This Committee makes annual charitable gift recommendations to the Trustees, based upon requests for contributions from various law related charities. Once approved, the Trust then distributes these monies during the first quarter of each fiscal year.
The Trust is constantly evaluating the insurance services and benefits available to its members through the advisory and brokerage services of TriBridge Partners, LLC. TriBridge Partners is always looking for ways to improve these benefits. The Trust has popular life, disability and long term care insurance programs. TriBridge Partners, in consultation with the Trustees, evaluates other lines of insurance, such as computer fraud, professional liability and even pet insurance, on an ongoing basis.
The Bar Associations Insurance Trust is, above all else, a service organization, dedicated to serving the members of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. For more information, contact:
Jessica L. Goughnour
One East Pratt Street, Suite 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-3704 Direct Dial
Baltimore – Bethesda – Frederick – Hagerstown – Washington DC