Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 09, 2024
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

When adversity strikes, insurance claims emerge as an indispensable lifeline for policyholders and a paramount responsibility for insurance adjusters. However, comprehending the intricacies of insurance policies and navigating the claims process can be a complex and frequently stressful endeavor for both parties.

Join our speakers in this CLE webcast as they immerse themselves in the intricate world of insurance claims and empower both policyholders and adjusters to foster a smoother, more efficacious claims experience. They will meticulously bridge the gaps between policyholders and adjusters, imparting practical guidance to policyholders for safeguarding their rights and securing fair compensation, while simultaneously empowering adjusters to handle claims with proficiency, professionalism, and unwavering ethical practices.

Key issues to be covered in this course are:

  • Understanding Insurance Policies
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Maximizing Claim Efficiency
  • Best Practices for Adjusters
  • Communication Strategies
  • Navigating Common Challenges
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Bridging the Gap

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of insurance law

 

Course Code:

1411000

 

Total Credit:

 

CLE Credit:

MS CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 5/09/2025

GA CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2024

CA CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 6/30/2025

PA CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 5/09/2026

TN CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 5/09/2025

WI CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2025

VT CLE 1.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2025

NJ CLE 1.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

NY CLE 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice - Credits through Reciprocity

AR CLE 1.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

CT CLE 1.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

NH CLE 1.00 General – Meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53

 

Self-Apply:

AL, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, IO, KS, KY, LA, NC, ME, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

 

If you’d like us to apply for CLE, you may opt to pay the CLE processing fee here.

 

No MCLE Requirements:

DC, MD, MA, MI, SD

 

Not Eligible for CLE:

AK, AZ, HA, MO

Speaker Panel:

Michelle L. Burton, Managing Partner
Accomplished Legal Strategist

Burton Kelley, LLP

Michelle Burton is Managing Partner of Burton Kelley, LLP. Her decades of experience include complex coverage analysis, successful trial and appellate work, Umpiring property appraisals, as well as client training in a range of subjects. Before forming Burton Kelley, she ran the successful practice of Shoecraft Burrton LLP for sixteen years. Ms. Burton has long-term clients who appreciate her tireless dedication to serving their legal needs and consistently delivering excellent legal results.

Julie Hayashida, Partner
BHC LAW GROUP LLP

Julie has extensive experience representing insurance carriers in bad faith and coverage disputes.  She has tried several coverage and bad faith lawsuits to verdict.  While Julie’s practice tends to focus on first party property damage claims and disputes, she also counsels clients on issues involving various coverage lines including auto liability, commercial liability, and E&O insurance.

Paul D. Motz, Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Paul Motz is a seasoned trial lawyer based in Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office, specializing in complex commercial and tort litigation. With a focus on product liability, catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and more, Paul consistently delivers outstanding results for his clients. His extensive experience includes multi-district litigation (MDL) cases, labor and employment matters, insurance coverage disputes, patent conflicts, and breach of contract issues.

Known for his aggressive litigation style and meticulous witness preparation, Paul ensures his clients are well-equipped to navigate any legal challenge. His courtroom prowess is demonstrated by his track record of successfully trying high-exposure cases across the country. Additionally, Paul is often sought after by clients facing significant exposure to participate in mock trials, and he frequently shares his expertise as a speaker on trial strategy and litigation tactics. Paul earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and holds a B.A. in political science and communication from DePaul University.

Agenda:

Segment 1:

Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner

Burton Kelley, LLP

  • Understanding a homeowner’s policy and coverages;
  • Key endorsements that expand or limit coverage;
  • Best practices for adjusters on evaluating and applying coverage.

Segment 2:

Julie HayashidaPartner

BHC LAW GROUP LLP

  • The Effective Use of Experts/Professionals to Assist in First Party Property Claims

Segment 3:

Paul D. MotzShareholder

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

  • Claims handling problems and pitfalls that lead to litigation (and how best to avoid them)
  • Best practices going into a mediation with coverage issues.
  • Bad faith litigation - you're here, now what?

Date & Time:

Thursday, May 09, 2024

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Policyholders
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SPEAKERS

Michelle L. BurtonManaging Partner
Accomplished Legal Strategist
Burton Kelley, LLP
Julie HayashidaPartner
BHC LAW GROUP LLP
Paul D. MotzShareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

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