Special NYSBA Member Pricing: $50
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Recently Adopted Child Victims Act: Insurance Issues
On February 14, the Governor signed the Child Victims Act into law. It makes three major changes to the existing law:
- It extends the New York statute of limitation for criminal charges against child sexual abusers until the victims become 28 years of age, up five years from the current 23;
- Permits child abuse victims to bring civil lawsuits against any sex abuser or any institution responsible for that abuse until the victim turns 55 years of age;
- Creates a one-year window to allow victims to bring civil actions, commencing August 14, no matter when the abuse occurred.
Religious and educational institutions, scout troops and leader and even individuals are subject to these new changes. Insurance companies are facing challenges in finding long-forgotten insurance policies and timely responding to notice of occurrence, claim and lawsuit. This presentation, focuses on practice issues from a practical point-of-view, will speak to the substance of the act and provide a review of the unique and somewhat unprecedented insurance challenges facing liability insurers who need to respond to claims.
Dan D. Kohane, Esq., Hurwitz & Fine, PC | Buffalo
Wednesday, July 24
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This Program is a Webinar
1.0 MCLE Credit | 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
If you are unable to participate in the webinar on July 24th or miss this program, all registrants will have access to the program archive. You will be able to pose questions in real time to the speaker on July 24th by participating in the webinar.
Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out-of-State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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