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Clausen Miller / Education

As part of our commitment to impeccable client service, Clausen Miller attorneys are proud to provide client work-site presentations for Continuing Education and/or Continuing Legal Education credit.

Course Descriptions

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Additional Insured Targeted Tender Issues & Other Emerging Trends Affecting Strategic Claims Determinations

This course will review the additional insured relationships and targeted tender problems, mediator information and closing strategies, games plaintiffs play to inflate damages and things you can do to combat these tactics, and emerging issues for the insurance claims professional including privacy provisions and e-discovery issues.

Additional Insured Targeted Tender Issues and Other Emerging Trends Affecting Strategic Claims Determinations is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education credit. It has also been approved for New York and Illinois CLE credit.

Additional Insured Targeted Tender Issues And Other Legal Considerations Affecting Strategic Coverage And Litigation Determination

This course will review additional insured and targeted tender coverage issues. An update on Kotecki issues affecting employer contribution liability and coverage determinations under Illinois law will be given and reviews of Walmart v. Dukes and other class action cases before the US Supreme Course will be discussed. The course concludes with a review of the Illinois Supreme Court and its treatment of recent coverage and tort issues and the climate in the trial courts.

Additional Insured Targeted Tender Issues And Other Legal Considerations Affecting Strategic Coverage And Litigation Determination is approved for three hours Texas Continuing Education credit. It has also been approved for New York and Illinois CLE credit.

Alternatives To Litigation: Negotiation And Mediation

This course will identify issues, problems and personalities that can affect a negotiation or mediation. It will also identify things not to do in a negotiation or mediation.

Alternatives To Litigation: Negotiation And Mediation is approved for two hours of Florida and  1.5 hours Texas Continuing Education credit.

An Ethical Obligation or Simply an Option?: Choose Your Own Adventure When Adjusting a First Party Property Claim

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding how to confront and address the different ethical issues that can arise when adjusting a first party property insurance claim, involving both commercial and personal losses. The attendees will participate in the discussion via sets of different case studies, and will be provided with the claims handling options available – both legally and ethically so that claims are handled promptly, professionally, and ethically.

An Ethical Obligation or Simply an Option?: Choose Your Own Adventure When Adjusting a First Party Property Claim is approved for two hours of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, New Hampshire and Oklahoma ethics Continuing Education credit.

An Insider’s Guide To New York Practice

This course is to be presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding the ‘ins and outs’ of civil litigation in New York, including how the CPLR, common law and general practices interact, and where New York practice differs from other jurisdictions.

An Insider’s Guide To New York Practice is approved for one hour of Florida Continuing Education credit.

Appellate And Trial Protocols For Resolving Coverage, Casualty, And Recovery Issues Facing The Insurance Claims Professional

This course will provide knowledge to all attendees regarding the different procedures that can be employed by the appellate and trial in assisting the insurance claims professional to handle or resolve casualty claims, coverage matters and the prosecution of subrogation/recovery actions to recoup moneys paid out on the claim.

Appellate And Trial Protocols For Resolving Coverage, Casualty, And Recovery Issues Facing The Insurance Claims Professional is approved for four hours of Florida, Wyoming, Utah and Texas Continuing Education credit.

Attorney-Client Privilege And Work Product Doctrine

In this course, attendees will gain an understanding of 9 different types of Privileges and learn to identify, understand and differentiate between Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine. The concepts, theories, and applications of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Exceptions will also be reviewed.

Attorney-Client Privilege And Work Product Doctrine is approved for one hour of Florida Continuing Education credit.

Avoiding Trial Pitfalls and Maximizing Success on Appeal

Avoiding Trial Pitfalls and Maximizing Success on Appeal is approved for two hours of Florida CE credit.

Bad Faith Law And Strategy For The Claims Professional And Appellate Protocols For The Resolutions Of Such Claims

This course will provide knowledge to all attendees regarding the different procedures that can be employed by the appellate and trial in assisting the insurance claims professional to handle/resolve casualty claims, and bad faith laws and strategies.

Bad Faith Law And Strategy For The Claims Professional And Appellate Protocols For The Resolutions Of Such Claims is approved for two hours Florida Continuing Education credit.

Breaking Bad Faith, Failure To Settle Within Policy Limits, And Strategy For The Claims Professional

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding bad faith conduct on part of an insurer when handling claims across Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The course also includes discussion on when an insurer can be liable for damaged exceeding a policy limit.

Breaking Bad Faith, Failure to Settle Within Policy Limits, and Strategy for the Claims Professional is approved for two hours of Texas and Florida Continuing Education Credit and two hours of Illinois, California, and New York CLE credit.

Builders Risk Insurance: Case Law, Exclusions, Triggers And Indemnification

This course will address builders risk insurance, the policy coverages provided, legal issues that arise, valuation issues, and various other topics that will assist insurance industry personnel in understanding builders risk coverages and adjustment issues. The attendees will also gain knowledge regarding legal developments as to builders risk.

Builders Risk Insurance: Case Law, Exclusions, Triggers and Indemnification is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education Credit.

California Sets New Maximum Containment Level on Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water: The Background, Remediation, Litigation and Related Claims-Handling and Coverage Issues

California Sets New Maximum Containment Level on Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water: The Background, Remediation, Litigation and Related Claims-Handling and Coverage Issues is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education Credit.

Coverage and Trial/ Appellate Litigation–Strategies Affecting Coverage Determinations

This course will review additional insured and targeted tender coverage issues. Insurance appraisals and effective motion practice are also discussed. The course concludes with a section devoted to avoiding trial pitfalls and maximizing success on the appeal.

Coverage and Trial/ Appellate Litigation — Strategies Affecting Coverage Determinations is approved for two hours of Texas Continuing Education credit. It has also been approved for New York and Illinois CLE credit.

Coverage Summer School: “Hot” Insurance Topics For “Cool” Claims Handling

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding recent legal developments in the liability coverage arena with a special focus on select coverage topics and litigation strategies including duty to defend, obtaining coverage from another party’s insurer, the strategic use of motions, and bad faith law and strategy for claims professionals.

Coverage Summer School: “Hot” Insurance Topics for “Cool” Claims Handling is approved for three hours of Texas and Florida Continuing Education credit.

Deep Pockets: Prosecuting & Defending Government Liabilities – US & Municipalities

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees on the developing claims against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and the liability defense of municipalities, and the recovery pursuit against local governments. The program covers the practical nuts and bolts and many cutting edge government liability issues, such as: procedural and administrative claim requirements, liability elements and defenses, recurring government liability scenarios, public utility liability and tariffs, winning case strategies, and emerging issues.

Deep Pockets: Prosecuting & Defending Government Liabilities: U.S. & Municipalities is approved for two hours of Florida Continuing Education credit.

Developments In Property Insurance Coverage Law

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding important insurance coverage issues that arise in daily claims handling including theft of metal, faulty workmanship, and replacement cost of insurance coverage.

Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Law is approved for two hours of Texas Continuing Education credit.

Miscellaneous Issues Of Interest Relating To Property Insurance

In this course, the licensee will develop a more comprehensive understanding of what constitutes “bad faith” in an insurance context, the best practices to implement regarding the keeping and maintaining property claim files, legal and claims handling issues that arise when taking an Examination Under Oath, coverage issues often present in an earthquake and/or tsunami claim, issues regarding insurance claims involving green building insurance, damage, and repairs, and recent case law regarding claims and coverage for consequential damages, vacant buildings, and collapse of buildings.

Miscellaneous Issues of Interest Relating to Property Insurance is approved for two and a half hours of Texas Continuing Education Continuing Education credit.

Negotiation: Methods For Determining Settlement Values And Strategies For Acquiring Movement

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding various methods of determining settlement value. The attendees will understand how to implement those various methods in evaluating his or her claim. The attendees will further gain an understanding of different strategies to acquire settlement movement from an adversary and have the ability to apply the strategies in different types of claims, with different types of adversaries.

Negotiation: Methods for Determining Settlement Values and Strategies for Acquiring Movement is approved for two hours Florida and Oklahoma Continuing Education Credit and two hours of Illinois and New York Continuing Legal Education credit.

Recent Developments In Insurance Coverage Litigation

This course will review additional insured and targeted tender issues, and the enforcement of settlements between insured and claimants. The course will also cover how to identify conflicts of interest and the current law related to such conflicts. Lastly, the course discusses how to avoid trial pitfalls and maximizing your success on appeal.

Recent Developments In Insurance Coverage Litigation is approved for two hours of Florida and North Carolina Continuing Education credit. It has also been approved two hours of New York and Illinois CLE credit.

Recent Trends In Bad Faith And E-Discovery Issues And Protocols To Resolve Same For The Claims Professional

This course provides knowledge to attendees regarding bad faith laws and strategies in conjunction with the appeals process. Attendees learn the types of motions that may be filed throughout the pendency of a case in either a casualty or coverage action as well as the types of strategic motions. Finally, attendees gain an understanding of the enforceability of arbitration agreements in long term care negligence claims.

Recent Trends In Bad Faith And E-Discovery Issues And Protocols To Resolve Same For Claims Professional is approved for three hours of Texas, Florida, Utah and Wyoming Continuing Education credit. The course is also approved for three hours of Illinois CLE and three and a half hours of New York CLE.

Subrogation: Initial Recognition, Roadblocks And Strategies

This course will teach attendees how to recognize and identify subrogation potential. Analyzing and addressing contract and policy provisions dealing with subrogation limitations will be reviewed as well as how to recognize and anticipate potential defenses and develop arguments to overcome those defenses. The course concludes with a discussion regarding formulating and presenting strategies in further recovery.

Subrogation: Initial Recognition, Roadblocks And Strategies is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education credit.

Tips And Strategies For Claims Professionals: The Affordable Care Act, Unilateral Settlement Agreements, And Ethics In Claims Handling

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding reducing/eliminating claims for future medical costs under the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate requirements; tips, strategies and coverage implications arising when insureds settle actions with claimants without the carrier’s express authority or approval, and how to confront and address the different ethical issues that can arise when adjusting and investigating liability claims.

Tips and Strategies for Claims Professionals: The Affordable Care Act, Unilateral Settlement Agreements, and Ethics in Claims Handling is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education credit and two hours of Illinois and New York Continuing Legal Education.

Tips And Strategies For The Claims Professional: What You Need To Know About Medicare Reporting, The Affordable Care Act, Targeted Tenders, And Unilateral Settlement Agreements

This course is presented to provide knowledge to all attendees regarding tips and strategies for insurance adjusters regarding Medicare Reporting, MSP and the SMART Act when settling tort cases; reducing/limiting exposure for future medical costs in personal injury actions under the Affordable Care Act; targeted tenders and coordination of insurance coverage when insured is covered by multiple policies; and the enforcement of settlement agreements when insureds settle cases directly with claimants.

Tips and Strategies for the Claims Professional: What You Need to Know about Medicare Reporting, the Affordable Care Act, Targeted Tenders, and Unilateral Settlement Agreements is approved for two hours of Florida and Texas Continuing Education Credit and two hours of Illinois, New York and Georgia Continuing Legal Education credit.

Winning Through Motions and Setting the Stage if All Else Fails

Winning Through Motions and Setting the Stage if All Else Fails is approved for one hour of Florida Continuing Education Credit.

 

 

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