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Insurance Law Start To Finish

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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76561ER

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Eastern: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Central: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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  • IL CLE - 6.00

Program Description

Learn how insurance policy coverages and current legislation make or break your case.

Insurance claims are on the rise and being able to handle the volume of cases coming through your door will be simplified if you know what issues are critical. Understanding the key elements of an insurance policy and ways to properly handle a claim are the cornerstones of a successful insurance case. This dynamic program will walk you through the nuts and bolts of insurance law and give you the solid foundation you need to take on cases. Register today!

  • Build a solid case by interpreting the contract and identifying the "insured" and the cause of the loss.
  • Analyze coverage questions and answers for auto, liability, homeowners and other types of insurance.
  • Explore the duties and rights of insurers, insureds and third parties.
  • Protect your clients' rights with a thorough understanding of the elements of "Bad Faith."
  • Delve into common reservation of rights letter (ROR) issues.
  • Dip into the essentials of litigating an insurance claim with practical pointers from our experienced faculty.
  • Avoid trouble and enhance your reputation as a conscientious practitioner by understanding how the rules of professional conduct and the right to independent counsel apply to insurance law.
  • Gain a competitive edge by getting the latest updates on current and pending legislation and case law.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Insurance Law Fundamentals
  2. Reviewing the Insurance Contract
  3. Coverage Analysis: Insurance Policy Provisions and Interpretations You Need to Know
  4. Bad Faith Claims: Real-World Examples
  5. Resolving Coverage Disputes
  6. Regulatory and Case Law Updates
  7. Legal Ethics

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  AK*
CLE 6.00 -  AL*
CLE 6.00 -  AR*
CLE 6.00 -  AZ*
CLE 6.00 -  CA*
CLE 7.00 -  CO*
CLE 6.00 -  CT*
CLE 6.00 -  DE*
CLE 7.00 -  FL*
CLE 6.00 -  GA*
CLE 6.00 -  HI*
CLE 6.00 -  IA*
CLE 6.00 -  ID*
CLE 6.00 -  IL*
CLE 6.00 -  IN*
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 6.00 -  KY*
CLE 6.00 -  LA*
CLE 6.00 -  ME*
CLE 6.00 -  MN*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*
CLE 6.00 -  MP*
CLE 6.00 -  MS*
CLE 6.00 -  MT*
CLE 6.00 -  NC*
CLE 6.00 -  ND*
CLE 6.00 -  NE*
CLE 6.00 -  NH*
CLE 7.20 -  NJ*
CLE 6.00 -  NM*
CLE 6.00 -  NV*
CLE 7.00 -  NY*
CLE 6.00 -  OH*
CLE 7.00 -  OK*
CLE 6.00 -  OR*
CLE 6.00 -  PA*
CLE 7.00 -  RI*
CLE 6.00 -  SC*
CLE 6.00 -  TN*
CLE 6.00 -  TX*
CLE 6.00 -  UT*
CLE 6.00 -  VA*
CLE 6.00 -  VT*
CLE 6.00 -  WA*
CLE 7.00 -  WI*
CLE 7.20 -  WV*
CLE 6.00 -  WY*

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

All times are shown in Eastern time

  1. Insurance Law Fundamentals
    11:00 - 12:00, Dustin T. Woehl
    1. Insurance Laws and Regulatory Framework
      1. Federal Level
      2. State Level
    2. Rights and Obligations of Insurers and Insureds
      1. Duty to Defend and Indemnify
      2. Duty to Investigate and Settle
      3. Excess Insurer Rights and Obligations
      4. Obligations of Policyholders
      5. Additional Insureds' Rights and Obligations
  2. Reviewing the Insurance Contract
    12:00 - 12:30, Dustin T. Woehl
    1. Contract Interpretation
    2. Identifying the "Insured"
    3. Identifying the Cause of the Loss
    4. Timing Issues
    5. Exclusions
  3. Coverage Analysis: Insurance Policy Provisions and Interpretations You Need to Know
    12:45 - 2:00, Elsa M. Bullard and Rikke A. Dierssen-Morice
    1. Auto Insurance
    2. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
    3. Commercial General Liability
    4. Homeowners Policies
    5. Excess and Umbrella Liability
    6. Property Insurance Policies
    7. Coverage for Storm, Wind and Water Damage
    8. Fire Insurance
    9. Professional Liability Insurance (E&O)
  4. Bad Faith Claims: Real-World Examples
    2:30 - 3:15, Scott R. Halloin
    1. Bad Faith: What it is and What it Isn't
    2. Exploring the Duty to Defend
    3. Defenses in a Bad Faith Suit
    4. Best Claims-Handling Practices
    5. Case Law Review
  5. Resolving Coverage Disputes
    3:15 - 4:15, Timothy S. Poeschl
    1. Reservation of Rights Letter
    2. Denials of/Defenses to Coverage
    3. Delayed and Underpaid Claims
    4. Investigating the Claim
    5. Settlement of an Insurance Coverage Dispute
    6. Declatory Judgment Actions
    7. Pleadings in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    8. Discovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation
    9. Trial
  6. Regulatory and Case Law Updates
    4:30 - 5:00, Scott R. Halloin
    1. Insurance Regulatory Updates
    2. Recent Case Law
    3. Subrogation and Recovery Developments
    4. Emerging Insurance Trends
    5. Insurance Company Practices Update
    6. Current Issues and Problem Areas
  7. Legal Ethics
    5:00 - 6:00, Timothy S. Poeschl
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Conflicts of Interest and the Tripartite Relationship
    3. Independent Counsel
    4. Attorneys' Fees

ELSA M. BULLARD is an associate at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Ms. Bullard’s practice focuses on insurance recovery litigation and counseling, as well as financial institutions litigation. She has experience with many types of coverage, such as CGL, E&O, crime, property, and environmental/pollution. Ms. Bullard has represented numerous corporate clients, including most recently representing General Mills in a large crime insurance case. Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Ms. Bullard was a law clerk to the Honorable Joan Ericksen, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Before becoming a lawyer, she served nearly eight years as an Army military police officer. Ms. Bullard earned her B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota.

RIKKE A. DIERSSEN-MORICE is a partner at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Since 1995 she has advised on and litigated insurance coverage matters in all 50 states and internationally. Ms. Dierssen-Morice focuses her practice on insurance recovery, the resolution of complex insurance disputes and risk management counseling. She began her career on St. Paul Companies' national coverage counsel team at her former firm, providing coverage analysis, opinion letter drafting and coverage litigation representation on claims for all types of coverage (e.g., CGL, D&O, E&O, bond, property, environmental/pollution, auto). From there, Ms. Dierssen-Morice developed a policyholder recovery consulting and litigation focus, which today occupies about 90 percent of her practice, with extensive litigation and trial experience on complex commercial and insurance coverage cases. In addition to counseling on insurance issues touching three continents, she lived and worked in France for a decade and is fluent in French and Danish - presently serving as the Honorary Consul of Denmark for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Ms. Dierssen-Morice also formerly served as firm chief counsel on ethics, loss prevention and risk management, areas in which she continues to provide firm counsel. Her recent representative clients in publicly filed litigation include Donaldson Companies, Flint Hills Resources, General Mills, M. A. Mortenson, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Western National Bank. Ms. Dierssen-Morice earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota.

SCOTT R. HALLOIN is a partner with Halloin Murdock S.C. He is one of the most experienced construction attorneys in Wisconsin, as recently recognized in M Magazine. Mr. Halloin also is the author of the Wisconsin section of the American Bar Association’s seminal industry treatise, Construction Law. He has logged thousands of hours of in-trial experience and hundreds of motions and witness examinations in construction related cases and arbitrations, and related insurance claim concerns. Mr. Halloin was one of the first, and remains one of a select handful of lawyers in the Midwest, to practice in a narrow subset of commercial and residential construction and real estate litigation concerning toxigenic mold issues, and pioneered the development of the continuous trigger theory, and developed the means and methods of navigating property damage exclusions. Mr. Halloin earned his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

TIMOTHY S. POESCHL joined Hanson Lulic & Krall, LLC as an associate in July of 2002, and became a partner on January 1, 2010. His primary focus areas are property and casualty insurance defense, no-fault defense, fraud, and subrogation. Mr. Poeschl is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa; and before the U.S. District Court for the District Court of Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Poeschl earned his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. After graduation, he practiced law at a personal injury law firm, focusing on no-fault arbitrations and personal injury litigation. Mr. Poeschl has written articles for various legal publications and has taught various CLE courses. In addition, he has presented at the Wisconsin IAAI Conference.

DUSTIN T. WOEHL is a shareholder with the law firm of Kasdorf Lewis & Swietlik SC, where he practices in the areas of appellate law, litigation, and insurance defense. Mr. Woehl frequently presents continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics, including premises liability, insurance coverage, personal injury litigation, and legal ethics. Mr. Woehl is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Defense Counsel. He is licensed to practice in front of the Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Woehl earned his B.A. degree from Carleton College and his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com


Accreditation Details

Continuing Legal Education

AK CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attending CLE programs that have been accredited by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of credit, which includes 5.0 hours of VCLE credit under the voluntary CLE Rule of the Alaska Bar Association and 1.0 hours of MECLE ethics under the mandatory ethics continuing legal education CLE Rule.


AL CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credit hours, including 1.0 ethics credits.


AR CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor in the state of Arkansas. This program is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics, consistent with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Supreme Court of Professional Programs.


AZ CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual MCLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility.


CA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 hours, of which 1.0 hour will apply to legal ethics. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


CO CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.2 ethics credit.


CT CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 1.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.


DE CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor of the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education and recommends this program for 6.0 hours of eCLE credit, including 1.0 hour of enhanced ethics. No more than 12.0 hours of eCLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


FL CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by The Florida Bar for a maximum of 7.0 general hours of CLER credit including 1.0 hour of ethics.


GA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program is approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning continuing legal education credit with the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which includes 1.0 hour of distance learning ethical considerations.


HI CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This alternative format activity has been approved for up to 6.0 hours of credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.


IA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
"Insurance Law Start To Finish" is an accredited program under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide a maximum of 6.0 hours of regular credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.


ID CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit in the state of Idaho, which includes 1.0 ethics credit.


IL CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


IN CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 6.0 hours of distance education, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics. Newly admitted attorneys may receive up to 6.0 hours of new attorney CLE. No more than 9.0 hours of distance education CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period, and there is no carry over of excess distance education hours.


KS CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.


KY CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credits, of which 1.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.


LA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been submitted to the Louisiana bar for approval. Approval is pending.


ME CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12.


MN CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


MO CLE: 7.20 Including - Ethics: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 7.2 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.2 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.


MP CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 ethics hours.


MS CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of on-line credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of on-line CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


MT CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


NC CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program will result in 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics.


ND CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.


NE CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited CLE sponsor in the state of Nebraska. This activity has been approved for up to 6.0 distance learning CLE credits, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility credit. No more than 5.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NH CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.


NJ CLE: 7.20 Including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of alternative format CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of alternative learning format credit for ethics/professionalism. No more than 12.0 hours of alternative learning format CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NM CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


NV CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of alternative format CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, which includes 1.0 hour of alternative format ethical considerations.


NY CLE: 7.00 Including - Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00, Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This nontraditional format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.


OH CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for up to 6.0 self-study CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction. No more than 12.0 hours of approved self-study CLE credit may be earned for a biennial reporting period.


OK CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.0 hour of legal ethics.


OR CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an approved sponsor with the Oregon MCLE. This program is approved for 5.0 hours of general continuing legal education credit and 1.0 hour of ethical considerations credit.


PA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


RI CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
National Business Institute is an accredited sponsor with the Rhode Island MCLE Commission. This program is approved for 7.0 hours of CLE credit in Rhode Island, including 1.0 of ethics.


SC CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course is accredited by the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 6.0 hours, of which 1.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.


TN CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Distance Learning credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


TX CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course is accredited for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 6.0 credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hour will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. Hours in attendance at National Business Institute CLE seminars may be applied to the minimum Judicial Education requirement.


UT CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
National Business Institute is an approved "presumptive provider" with the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit for Utah attorneys, which includes 1.0 hour of ethical considerations.


VA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 6.0 hours of credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics.


VT CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


WA CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education credit, which includes 5.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.


WI CLE: 7.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 7.0 hours of CLE credit by the Board of Bar Examiners, including 1.0 hour of ethics and professional responsibility (EPR) credit.


WV CLE: 7.20 Including - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.2 hours of self-study credit, which includes 1.2 hour of self-study ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


WY CLE: 6.00 Including - Ethics: 1.00
The Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education has granted 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


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