Counsel for the Insured: Navigating the Tripartite Relationship

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Friday, November 8, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

  • Understand the duties owed to the client and insurer
  • Learn when defense counsel and the insurer have diverging interests, and how to ethically manage those competing roles
  • Share best practices on navigating the competing interests

In an insurance contract, the insurance company and insured client owe to each other certain duties; this is especially evident should a claim arise under the contract. If the claim involves litigation, a third party— defense counsel—is introduced into the relationship. The defense counsel is engaged by the insurance company, but represents the insured. What happens when the interests of the insurance company and the insured client diverge?

This seminar will review the delicate role of the defense counsel in this area, and detail the duties owed to the insurer and insured. Among the issues to be addressed:

  • Who is the defense counsel’s client?
  • Are the duties owed the insurance company merely contractual?
  • Can the insurance company limit the representation provided to the insured?
  • Is the scope of the insurance coverage a matter upon which the defense counsel can advocate on behalf of the client?
  • What are the limits of client confidentiality?
  • How independent can the defense counsel be in the representation?
  • What to do when there is a demand within the policy limits and real exposure to the insured

In addition, our experienced speakers will offer various “best practices” to assist participants in the seminar to successfully navigate through these potentially difficult, though commonly arising, and situations.

 

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Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 8) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Counsel for the Insured: Navigating the Tripartite Relationship
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 3) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Counsel for the Insured: Navigating the Tripartite Relationship
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Kevin L. Keller, Willcox Savage / Norfolk
John D. McGavin, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, PC / Fairfax

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