LAW SCHOOL FOR INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS

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New York City (Sept. 13) | Syracuse (Sept. 19) | Albany (Sept. 26) | Long Island (Sept. 27)

Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section (TICL), the New York Insurance Association, Inc. (NYIA), and the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. (IFNY) 

Join insurance industry professionals and their counsel for a unique program involving direct interaction between some of New York’s top insurance and defense attorneys and the industry they serve.

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2017 Topics:
• Labor Law Claims: Controlling and Valuing the Economics
• Legal Procedures and Nuances that Impact a Claim
• Auto Insurance Claims
• Additional Insured Coverage: Can the Risk Really Be Shifted?
• The Unruly Realm of Workers Compensation: How Will It Impact Your Claim?
• Deciding When a Case Needs to Be Tried or Should Be Mediated

Attend to receive insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won’t want to miss! Law School for Insurance Professionals is a full-day seminar where coverage and defense attorneys share their knowledge and experience with insurance professionals from around the State. This course does not carry MCLE or CE credit. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Program Co-Sponsors:

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Thank You to Our Event Gold Sponsors!

Record Press
Social Media Online Investigations, Inc.

Want to showcase your firm or company within the New York insurance professional community? We're still accepting program sponsors (view details).


Dates and Locations:

  • New York City | September 13, 2017 - NYS Insurance Fund: 199 Church Street, New York, NY
  • Syracuse | September 19, 2017 - Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center: 801 University Avenue, Syracuse, NY
  • Albany | September 26, 2017 - New York State Bar Center: 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY
  • Long Island | September 27, 2017 - Inn at Fox Hollow - 7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY

Cost:

Registration fee: $105
Group rate (5 or more from the same company): $95 each
10% discount for TICL Section member, New York Insurance Association (NYIA) member, or Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY) member ($94.50 individual, $85.50 group rate)
Law Student: $20

Lunch and a program book are included with registration.

Registration:

Online* (Select location): 
New York City (9/13) Syracuse (9/19) | Albany (9/26) | Long Island (9/27)  

By Phone: (800) 582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm). Please mention the event code for your location: NYC (TICLIPNY17) | Syracuse (TICLIPSY17) | Albany (TICLIPAL17) | Long Island (TICLIPLI17) 

*Don't have an online profile with NYSBA? No problem. To register online, simply click "Login to register" at your event location page, then follow the prompts to create a new user profile. 

GROUP REGISTRATION (Applies to 5 or more attendees from the same company): Email TICLSection@nysba.org with (1) company name and contact details, and (2) list of names to be registered (specify program location). Please indicate whether you will need an invoice, or if you prefer to call with a credit card payment. If paying by check, make check payable to "New York State Bar Association" and mail attn to: Kathy Plog, NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. 

Program Chairs:

Overall Program Chair: Joanna Roberto, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla)
Albany Chair: Mark T. Whitford, Jr., Esq. (Barclay Damon)
Long Island Chair: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. (Island Companies)
New York City Chair: Joanna Roberto, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla)
Syracuse Chair: Paul Callahan, Esq. (Brown Kelly)

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Agenda:

8:30-8:55am | Registration

8:55-9:00am | Welcome and Introductions

9:00-10:00am | LABOR LAW CLAIMS: CONTROLLING AND VALUING THE ECONOMICS 
• Ultimate impact of vicarious liability; how contracts can change the pendulum 
• Criminal penalties; relying on experts to save the claim; update on case law and how it impacts your claim

10:00-11:00am | LEGAL PROCEDURES AND NUANCES THAT IMPACT A CLAIM
• Understanding how procedural hurdles such as collateral source, contribution, offset and pre/post judgment interest will affect your claim in comparison to substantive steps faced in litigation like IME results, appealing judgments, and a bankrupt insured.

11:00-11:10 | Refreshment Break

11:10am-12:00pm | AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS
• Insurance fraud- how to detect it and respond 
• Staged accidents, medical providers; and assignment of benefits 

12:00- 1:00 - Lunch, offered on premises

1:00-1:50pm | ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE:  CAN THE RISK REALLY BE SHIFTED?
• Impact of contractual requirements on insurance coverage; privity requirements
• Update on recent case law discussing interpretation of endorsements using terms “caused by” and “arising out of”
• Horizontal and vertical exhaustion and impact of additional insured’s coverage

1:50-2:45pm | THE UNRULY REALM OF WORKERS COMPENSATION: HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOUR CLAIM
• Liens on third party settlement; subrogation and impact of Medicare Set Aside Arrangements in third party cases
• lump sums settlements; conditional payment and releases
• Interplay with general liability claims and litigation 

2:45- 3:00 - Break

3:00-4:00 | INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION: DECIDING WHEN A CASE NEEDS TO BE TRIED OR SHOULD BE MEDIATED
• Candid discussions with a mediator or judge (depending on venue) and a seasoned trial attorney 
• How the damages, venue and evidence make a difference in the decision

Speaker names are coming soon.

Questions?

For questions, contact TICLSection@nysba.org, or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.