2019 Webinars

Jan 1, 2019 ‐ Dec 31, 2019



Sessions

Insurance Coverage Issues Arising From Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - Part 2: Hurricane Harvey

Dec 9, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Dec 9, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3519

These two webinars will address the insurance coverage issues that have arisen following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, respectively. The presentations will address the types of issues that insurers and coverage attorneys have dealt with following the influx of claims arising from the Hurricane related damages arising from these two storms.

Who Should Attend

  • Outside counsel working in Florida and Texas that are handling claims arising from the respective hurricanes.
  • Insurance Adjusters and Carrier Representatives

What You Will Learn

  • Practitioners will learn practical tips for handling claims in Florida and Texas respectively that have arisen from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • Practitioners will learn how policyholder approaches have evolved and changed since the first claims were filed.
  • Practitioners will learn how courts have treated issues that have arisen from the respective hurricanes.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Medicare Endgame – Applying Predictive Settlement Strategies to Mitigate MSP Exposure

Dec 5, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 1:30pm

Identification: dri3526

Of the many solutions that may exist in the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance universe, very few offer the certainty and predictability parties crave. Very few allow the insurance carrier/self-insured to calculate its MSP exposure with absolute certainty. Very few allow the Medicare beneficiary to calculate a potential net award with absolute certainty. Very few allow the file of each respective side to stay closed permanently. John V. Cattie, Jr. and Bruce A. Cranner, expert legal scholars, will walk attendees through the process of using an arbitration (as opposed to mediation) to obtain a judicial allocation on the merits which can be used to address MSP reimbursement obligations, as well as how to protect Medicare’s interests when closing the file through adjudication on the merits before the Board/Industrial Commission.

    Who Should Attend

    • Anyone who has clients with claims involving Medicare beneficiaries
    • Risk Managers and other Claims Professionals for Self-Insureds
    • Counsel for insurance carriers

    What You Will Learn

    • Attendees will learn how to use arbitration as a 21st century means of MSP compliance, addressing both Medicare conditional payment obligations and future medical/Medicare Set-Aside obligations, as well as how to protect Medicare’s interests when closing the file through adjudication on the merits before the Board/Industrial Commission.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $100.00
    Members: $50.00

    Reptile Theory in Jury Selection

    Dec 2, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Dec 2, 2019 1:00pm

    Identification: dri3528

    Plaintiff attorneys are implementing reptile theory in a broad range of cases, such as healthcare, employment, bad faith, and personal injury. This theory invokes the jurors’ sense of danger and invokes their primal instincts of safety and self-preservation. Learn how to identify reptile theory strategies and questions used during voir dire and how to combat them.

      Who Should Attend

      • Trial lawyers who want to learn how to combat reptile theory during voir dire
      • Young lawyers who want to learn about reptile theory

      What You Will Learn

      • What is reptile theory?
      • How to identify reptile questions during voir dire?
      • How to combat these techniques?

      Speaker(s):
      Standard: $100.00
      Members: $50.00
      FDLA: $50.00

      Becoming the Happy Warrior: Strategies to Boost Attorney Wellbeing

      Nov 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Nov 13, 2019 1:00pm

      Identification: dri3523

      Changes in legal profession, coupled with advancing technology requiring constant connectivity, are leading to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide among lawyers. It has never been more important for lawyers to cultivate the skills necessary to proactively and effectively manage work issues while navigating the integration of their personal and professional lives. Stacey Dougan, a lawyer-turned-therapist developed and will explore the meaning of wellbeing in the context of the legal profession, the unique impacts substance abuse and mental health challenges, and evidence-based strategies to help lawyers manage stress, anxiety, and relationships to enhance productivity and the quality of their practice.

        Who Should Attend

        • Lawyers of all ages (partners, associates, young lawyers).
        • Law Firm recruiters

        What You Will Learn

        • Articulate the fundamentals of wellbeing
        • Recognize how factors unique to the legal profession can affect individual employee wellbeing
        • Understand the neurobiology of stress and resilience to increase awareness of their experience
        • Discern the concepts and interconnectivity of physical, emotional, and social wellbeing
        • Learn about evidence-based strategies to help manage stress, anxiety, and relationships

        Speaker(s):
        Members: $0.00
        Standard: $100.00

        Insurance Coverage Issues Arising From Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - Part 1: Hurricane Irma

        Nov 7, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Nov 7, 2019 1:00pm

        Identification: DRI3517

        These two webinars will address the insurance coverage issues that have arisen following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, respectively. The presentations will address the types of issues that insurers and coverage attorneys have dealt with following the influx of claims arising from the Hurricane related damages arising from these two storms.

        Who Should Attend

        • Outside counsel working in Florida and Texas that are handling claims arising from the respective hurricanes.
        • Insurance Adjusters and Carrier Representatives

        What You Will Learn

        • Practitioners will learn practical tips for handling claims in Florida and Texas respectively that have arisen from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
        • Practitioners will learn how policyholder approaches have evolved and changed since the first claims were filed.
        • Practitioners will learn how courts have treated issues that have arisen from the respective hurricanes.

        Speaker(s):
        Standard: $100.00
        Members: $50.00

        Traffic Signal AnalysisTraffic Signal Analysis

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        Traffic Signal Analysis

        Nov 6, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Nov 6, 2019 1:00pm

        Identification: DRI8012

        CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

        Many traffic accident disputes can devolve into he-said she-said affairs with no clear means of determining which party is at fault. Unbeknownst to many people handling these matters, an analysis of the traffic signals involved can provide insight regarding which side of the story is accurate. This webinar will describe how traffic signals operate, how they are programmed, and how a forensic analysis of their operation can determine which party had the right-of-way during an accident. Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the role traffic signals can play in accidents involving vehicles, trains, or pedestrians.

        Who Should Attend

        • Claim handlers
        • Attorneys
        • Anybody who drives a car

        What You Will Learn

        • How traffic signals work and how they are programmed.
        • How an analysis of the signals can determine which party had the right-of-way at the time of an accident.
        • How traffic signals can malfunction and cause or contribute to an accident.

        Speaker(s):
        Free

        Social Media, Government, and the First Amendment

        Nov 1, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Nov 1, 2019 1:15pm

        Identification: DRI3522

        Our government clients use social media in a myriad of ways. Elected officials communicate with constituents. Police, fire, and other departments engage with their community to provide updates on key government events, crises, and for their recruitment and hiring of new employees. Employees use social media in ways that blur the lines between off-duty and on-duty activities. This collision of agendas and views often results in claims and liability under the First Amendment. This webinar provides a primer on how courts are applying the First Amendment to social media activities of elected officials and employment.

          Who Should Attend

          • Supervisors;
          • Managers;
          • HR;
          • Elected Officials; and
          • Government Attorneys

          What You Will Learn

          • Recent Developments on First Amendment Viewpoint Discrimination regarding social media accounts of elected officials;
          • Recent Developments on First Amendment in the Context of Government Employment;
          • How to craft policies governing government and elected official social media use; and
          • How to effectively investigate and discipline employees for speech-related conduct on social media.

          Speaker(s):
          Standard: $100.00
          Members: $50.00

          Student Loan Best Practices for DRI Members

          Oct 30, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Oct 30, 2019 12:40pm

          Identification: DRI8001c

          Laurel Road, the preferred student loan refinancing provider of DRI, is hosting a “Student Loan Best Practices” presentation for DRI members. The webinar will cover a variety of topics related to refinancing student loans such as; the state of student loan debt in the US, common refinancing terms, different repayment options available, public service loan forgiveness eligibility, potential savings by refinancing.

          Who Should Attend

          • DRI Members who have JD Degrees and are interested in refinancing their student loans.

          What You Will Learn

          • What is student loan refinancing, and am I eligible?
          • How much may I be able to save by refinancing?
          • Will refinancing affect my credit at all?
          • Will refinancing effect my ability to purchase a home?
          • How do I receive the TSHP member 0.25% rate discount?

          Speaker(s):
          Free

          Professional Liability 101 – Defending Accountant Malpractice Claims

          Oct 29, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Oct 29, 2019 1:00pm

          Identification: DRI3515

          Defending claims against accounting professionals demands a working knowledge of the types of engagements accountants typically enter into, the typical claims made against accounting professionals and the available lines of defense to those claims. This primer on assessing and defending claims against accounting professionals will cover these topics and will provide an understanding of the various applicable standards, governing regulatory authorities and provide a technical vocabulary to allow practitioners to become competent handling accountant claims and to develop deeper expertise in this area.

            Who Should Attend

            • Attorneys with less than 10 years experience practicing law
            • Attorneys new to defending accounting professionals or those attorneys wishing to move into the area of defending accounting professionals
            • Claims professionals who regularly handle accounting professional liability claims.

            What You Will Learn

            • Types of accounting engagements
            • Regulatory authorities
            • Essential elements of accounting malpractice and regulatory claims
            • Defenses to claims against accounting professionals
            • Measure of damages

            Speaker(s):
            Standard: $100.00
            Members: $50.00

            Industrial Hygiene Evidence: Obtaining the Evidence Needed for Motion Practice and Trial

            Oct 22, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2019 1:00pm

            Identification: DRI3514

            This program will focus on obtaining favorable industrial hygiene evidence at deposition to enable expert industrial hygiene witness to provide well-considered opinions to be used in motion practice and at trial in toxic tort cases.

              Who Should Attend

              • Attorneys who take depositions of product identification witnesses in toxic tort product liability cases
              • Attorneys learning to take depositions of industrial hygiene expert witnesses
              • Attorneys who litigate product liability cases involving claims of toxic exposures

              What You Will Learn

              • What your industrial hygiene expert needs to prepare his or her opinions
              • How to obtain favorable industrial hygiene evidence during depositions of fact witnesses
              • How to use industrial hygiene evidence to establish lack of causation
              • How to use industrial hygiene evidence in motion practice and at trial

              Speaker(s):
              Standard: $100.00
              Members: $50.00
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