2016 LAW SCHOOL FOR INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS
Albany | Buffalo | Long Island | New York City
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section (TICL) and New York Insurance Association, Inc. (NYIA)
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. 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.
Attend to receive insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won’t want to miss.
Dates and Locations:
New York City | September 15, 2016
NYS Insurance Fund | 199 Church Street, New York, NY 10007
Buffalo | September 16, 2016
University at Buffalo School of Law | O'Brian Hall (Room 104), Buffalo, New York 14260
Albany | September 16, 2016
New York State Bar Center | One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Long Island | September 22, 2016
Touro Law School | 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Time: 9:00am-4:20pm (lunch is included)
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Lunch and program book are included with registration.
Registration fee: $105
Group rate (5 or more from the same company): $95 each
10% discount for New York Insurance Association (NYIA) or TICL Section members ($94.50 individual, $85.50 group rate)
Law Student: $15
Register Online (Select location): New York City (9/15) | Buffalo (9/16) | Albany (9/16) | Long Island (9/22)
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 send attn to: Kathy Plog, NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.
I. Claims Handling Practices
Deciding whether to defend or deny; How is that obligation affected when exclusions are triggered; Drafting the proper position letter and concluding who to copy; Consequences of a direct action; Maintaining claim notes when they will be subject to discovery.
II. Claims Investigations
Understanding the importance of pre-lawsuit investigation and how it will affect the lawsuit; Dealing with the insured and the claimant; Retaining an investigator to assist with investigation and avoiding spoliation; and Discovery of coverage reports.
III. The Construction Site Accident
Shifting the risk through contractual indemnity; Dealing with unsigned contracts, riders, retroactive indemnity agreements, and grave injuries; Determining whether the claim is subject to additional insured coverage. How to develop your defenses; Using Social Media for discovery and trial purposes.
IV. Premises Liability
Requesting and preserving evidence, use of criminal pleas and convictions, Dram Shop update, and Negligent security cases.
V. Interactive Presentation With An Expert Engineer: Homeowners Insurance
First Party Coverage vs. Third Party Coverage; Who is insured and how; Raising exclusions and determining how they affect a claim; and Understanding the necessary burden of proof is establishing damages.
VI. Interactive Presentation: Verdict, Value, and Settlement: How much is this case worth?
This panel consists of a mediator and a skilled trial attorney who will address recent values of various personal injury and property damage claims and sustaining verdict values at the appellate level; Deciding whether to mediate or go to trial; and Putting the proper evidence before the jury.
Program Chairs (by program location)
New York City: Joanna Roberto, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City)
Long Island: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. (Island Companies, Calverton)
Albany: Paul Callahan, Esq. (Brown & Kelly, LLP, Buffalo)
Buffalo: Dan Kohane, Esq. (Hurwitz & Fine, PC, Buffalo)
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Want to get your company or firm name in front of a targeted audience? Consider sponsoring the 2016 Law School for Insurance professionals.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.