I Have Insurance? Coverage Basics for the In-House Attorney

Presenters:

Philip Cook The Cook Law Firm, P.C., Founder

Gaye Montgomery Montgomery Compliance Law PLLC, Founder

Bernard Bell Miller Friel, PLLC, Partner

Categories:

Insurance Law

Program Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Delivery Date: July 6, 2018

Release Date: May 29, 2019

Course Description

This course is designed for the in-house attorney who does not regularly advice their client on risk management and insurance coverage issues.  Whether confronting unexpected losses to company property, learning of a dispute that has arisen with a customer or vendor, receiving a subpoena or investigative demand from a governmental entity, or having a complaint naming the company as a defendant served, insurance often comes into the picture.  This course will describe the difference between first-party and third-party insurance, explain basic features of each type of insurance, cover basic insurance policy components and terms, identify specialty insurance that should be considered, and offer helpful practice pointers for in-house counsel when they encounter situations where insurance coverage might be relevant, should be considered, and steps they can take taken to enhance and protect possible coverage.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session/webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the various types of insurance and what they typically cover
2. Become familiar with insurance policies, their components and their terms
3. Learn how to analyze the potential for coverage – whether first-party loss or third-party liability
4. Understand the duty to defend and its implications
5. Discuss steps that can be taken to comply with any duties the policyholder might have and to avoid prejudicing potential coverage
Agenda

– Mins 1-5: Introduction

– Mins 5-15: Topic 1 – First-party and third-party (liability) insurance

– Mins 16-35: Topic 2 – Characteristics of liability insurance / policies

– Mins 36-40: Topic 3 – Being defended under a liability policy
– Mins 41-50: Topic 4 – Policyholder duties and preserving coverage
– Mins 51-60: Closing Remarks
CLE Info

This program is currently available for general credit in the following states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii*
Illinois
Indiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee

Texas
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For information on attendance reporting, please refer to the CLE Info page.

 

Presenters:

Philip Cook
Founder, The Cook Law Firm, P.C.

Gaye Montgomery
Founder, Montgomery Compliance Law PLLC

Bernard Bell
Partner, Miller Friel, PLLC

Categories:

Insurance Law

Program Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Delivery Date: July 6, 2018

Release Date: May 29, 2019