Will My Legal Malpractice Insurance Cover Work I Do On The Side? Will My Legal Malpractice Insurance Cover Work I Do On The Side? If you’re already covered by legal malpractice insurance, you’re on the right track. Having professional liability insurance in place from the very beginning of your legal practice provides valuable protection for your reputation, your livelihood, and your assets. If you do legal work for more than a single firm, however, it’s important to ensure that all of the work you do is covered. Even after you purchase E&O insurance, holes in your coverage can leave you vulnerable to potentially catastrophic financial losses.