After checking out a couple of companies, including the one recommended by the State Bar in the material we received with the good news that we passed, I've decided to go with this company: Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company(LMIC). The premium for the first year is $175.00 cheaper than the one proffered by the State Bar, and the features and benefits appear to be greater. Further, according to someone I know who has been paying the premium of the State Bar proffered program for four years, the premium of the LMIC program at the same point in time is about half of the State Bar Program.
Now, I obviously have no claims experience with either of these insurance companies, nor do I ever hope to, but, based on their paper representations, I like mine better.
Disclaimers: IMHO, FWIW, YMMV, Caveat Emptor, Carpe Diem, Res Ipsa Loquitur, Macho Grande Vente Latte (with soy), Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, I am in no way, no how, no nothing, getting anything in the way of any compensation of any type whatsoever, neither physical, mental, ethereal, cosmic, gasmic-or, general, specific, non-gender specific, gender specific, gender befuddled, torn, spindled, or mutilated, for this referral/recommendation/whatever.