DRI 2016 Webinars



Sessions

Protecting the Company and Client: Agency Inspections and Criminal Prosecution

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Protecting the Company and Client: Agency Inspections and Criminal Prosecution

Apr 26, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2016 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3402

On September 9, 2015, Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice, released a memo entitled “Individual Accounting for Corporate Wrongdoing,” directing all U.S. attorneys to be increasingly vigilant in pursuing individuals potentially involved in corporate crimes. The Yates Memo is likely to change the way companies approach agency investigations, since it dictates that “[b]oth criminal and civil corporate investigations should focus on individuals from the inception of the investigation.” This webinar will focus on the impact on the roles of in-house and outside counsel with the threat of criminal prosecution looming large.

Objectives:

  • How to prepare for and respond to an agency inspection
  • How to protect the company during and after an agency inspection
  • The ethical issues involved when corporate executives may be criminal targets

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

The Ethical Pitfalls of Advising Friends and Family

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The Ethical Pitfalls of Advising Friends and Family

Jun 27, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 27, 2016 12:00am

Identification: dri06272016

Every lawyer will eventually have to contend with the friend or family member who just needs a little free legal advice. While it is tempting to help, there are many ethical traps that can arise from giving free advice. This program identifies the ethical hurdles involved in advising friends and family and also touches on related ethics topics such as social media use and potential conflicts of interest.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues with Consent  Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

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Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues with Consent Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

Jul 13, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Jul 13, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: DRI3414

This webcast will address navigating issues with consent judgments and settlement of coverage claims.

It will focus on the traps that can sometimes arise when coverage litigation reaches its final stages and settlement is imminent, as well as the dangers that can arise from consent judgments in certain jurisdictions.

The presenters will address hypothetical situations and real world problems where consent judgments can create significant ethical and practice considerations for even the most experienced practitioner.

The webcast will also provide issue spotting for problems that can arise in the context of the settlement of coverage litigation.

Objectives:

  • How to handle difficult and thorny issues arising from allocation and trigger issues
  • Important developments in the area of bad faith and how to help insurers navigate the sometimes tricky areas of claims handling and coverage determinations
  • How to counter potential issues involving consent judgments

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Insurance 201: The Latest Developments in Bad Faith Litigation

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Insurance 201: The Latest Developments in Bad Faith Litigation

Jul 20, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Jul 20, 2016 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3415

This webcast will examine the latest developments in bad faith litigation. The presentation will focus on strategies for combatting and avoiding bad faith claims during the claims handling process and spotting potential issues early in that process. Strategies for minimizing bad faith exposure will also be touched upon, in addition to how jurisdictional nuances can drastically change the potential for bad faith exposure.

Objectives:

  • The latest developments in bad faith litigation in difficult jurisdictions
  • How to spot potential issues early in the claims handling process to avoid later problems
  • Overall strategies for minimizing bad faith exposures

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation and Trigger Issues

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Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation and Trigger Issues

Jul 27, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Jul 27, 2016 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3416

This webcast will focus on the myriad of issues coverage counsel must address when evaluating potential trigger of insurance coverage and allocation issues. The webcast will address the various theories behind “triggers” of coverage (manifestation, exposure, injury-in-fact, continuous) and allocation (pro rata, all sums), including a brief historical overview of the evolution of the various theories. The webcast will also address the effect that different kinds of insurance policies and differing language in similar policies can have on a trigger and allocation analysis.

Objectives:

  • How to handle difficult and thorny issues arising from allocation and trigger issues
  • The latest developments in case law related to allocation and trigger
  • How to identify allocation and trigger issues early and ascertain all pertinent information needed to effectively address potential issues

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

Insuring Drones: The Market Takes Off!

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Insuring Drones: The Market Takes Off!

Aug 11, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Aug 11, 2016 2:30pm

Identification: DRI3418

With the unprecedented pace of growth of UAS/drones, the aviation insurance industry finds itself in the position of being called upon to provide insurance. The unique challenges posed by this new industry will be focused on in this exciting webinar.

  • Current state of UAS regulatory environment
  • What to expect in 2016
  • Preemption issues regarding states legislating in the UAS area
  • Types of coverage available and where to get it

Standard: $50.00

Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina (Parts 1-3)

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Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina (Parts 1-3)

Oct 28, 2016 10:00am ‐ Oct 28, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: 3429

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Course Length: 1 hour, 43 minutes

This three-part series is designed for frontline adjusters and claims managers who handle auto claims in North Carolina. The series examines key considerations and nuances involved when handling North Carolina auto claims.

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Standard: $50.00

Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina - Part 1: Legal Pointers for North Carolina Auto Claims

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Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina - Part 1: Legal Pointers for North Carolina Auto Claims

Oct 28, 2016 10:00am ‐ Oct 28, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: 3426

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Course Length: 44 minutes

Part One of the program includes an overview of liability considerations in North Carolina relevant to auto claims. It provides insight on North Carolina forum and venue considerations, rules of evidence impacting auto claims, and relevant statutes of limitation.

Presenter(s):
Standard: $25.00

Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina - Part 2: North Carolina Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act

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Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina - Part 2: North Carolina Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act

Oct 28, 2016 10:00am ‐ Oct 28, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: 3427

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Course Length: 21 minutes

Part Two of the program reviews aspects of the North Carolina Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act impacting auto claims. It provides insight on minimum coverage and limits required under the NCFRA, North Carolina treatment of “arising out of” the ownership, maintenance or use of an auto, and liens potentially impacting auto claims.

Presenter(s):
Standard: $25.00

Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina  - Part 3: Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

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Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina - Part 3: Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Oct 28, 2016 10:00am ‐ Oct 28, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: 3428

Click here to submit questions to the speaker(s). Speakers will attempt to answer questions within 24-48 hours.


Course Length: 40 minutes

Part Three of the program surveys treatment of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in North Carolina. It provides insight on North Carolina classifications of UM/UIM insureds, rules applicable to policy stacking and workers’ compensation offsets, and subrogation rights available to UM/UIM carriers.

Presenter(s):
Standard: $25.00

Stay Clear of Legal Fee Audit Deductions and Strengthen Your Client Relationship

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Stay Clear of Legal Fee Audit Deductions and Strengthen Your Client Relationship

Nov 10, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Nov 10, 2016 2:30pm

Identification: DRI3422

Lawyers now live in a world of billing cuts, legal audits, and appeals. Often this process becomes contentious between lawyer and client. This webinar will address these issues through a panel composed of representatives from a bill review company, an insurance carrier, and a law firm managing partner. Specifically, the panelists will discuss how lawyers can be proactive in reducing audit cuts and appeals resulting in greater realization, lower administrative costs, higher profitability, and stronger client relationships.

  • How to avoid audit cuts
  • How to resolve billing issues with insurance carriers and audit companies efficiently
  • How to reduce administrative costs and increase profitability
  • How to build stronger relationships with existing clients and attract new clients through performance

Standard: $50.00

Epidemiology for Lawyers, By Lawyers

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Epidemiology for Lawyers, By Lawyers

Dec 15, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Dec 15, 2016 2:30pm

Identification: DRI3424

This presentation will provide basic concepts of epidemiology, including the types of studies (experimental v. observational), the similarities and differences of cohort and case-control studies, the parameters by which epidemiology studies are analyzed (relative risk/odds ratio/confidence intervals), how epidemiology studies are used (or excluded) in courts, and practical pointers for attacking (or supporting) an epidemiology study.

Objectives

  • The rule of whether a relative risk/odds ratio greater cannot be statistically significant if the confidence interval includes one (in layman’s terms)
  • Why all epidemiology studies have some degree of bias
  • Why epidemiology studies, standing alone, cannot prove causation
  • How to attack or support an epidemiology study

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00