CLE

Help Me, Help You: A View from Insurance Adjusters and Defense Counsel

Fri, November 12, 2021   |   8:55 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.   |  
Virtual
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours, including 1.0 Ethics Hour

Speakers & Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks – Program Chairs

Isaac Thorp, Thorp Law, Raleigh
David Mason, Henson & Fuerst, PA, Raleigh

9 a.m. How Defense Attorneys and Insurers Evaluate Cases

Barry Cobb, Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP, Raleigh

    • How the defense works
    • What you need to know about insurance reserves
    • What plaintiffs’ attorneys should focus on in mediation presentations
9:45 a.m. Ethics in Mediation: Navigating the Ethical Terrain in Mediation to Effectively Settle Cases
  • Jacqueline Clare, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
    • What are your ethical obligations when attempting to settle?
    • Don’t make these mistakes!
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Mediator Panel Discussion

Jacqueline Clare, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
Michael McDaniel, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Raleigh
Walter Burton, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Walter Burton Law Firm, Greensboro

Noon Arbitration – Evidentiary and other Common Issues

Walter Burton, Walter Burton Law Firm, Greensboro

    • How much evidence is too much vs. not enough
      Arbitration and 414 medical expenses
    • Effective strategies
    • Expert witnesses
12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:50 p.m. Views from the Defense Bar

Barry Cobb, Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP, Raleigh
Kenny Rotenstreich, Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt, PLLC, Greensboro
Jodee Larcade, Sparkman Larcade, PLLC, Raleigh
Blair Nelson, Broughton Wilkins Sugg & Thompson, PLLC, Raleigh

2:40 p.m. Overcoming Roadblocks to Get Cases Settled

Kenny Rotenstreich, Teague Rotenstreich Stanaland Fox & Holt, PLLC, Greensboro

    • What information defense attorneys need to provide insurers at various stages of the litigation process
    • Big mistakes to avoid in settlement negotiations
    • Effective approaches to settlement negotiations
3:25 p.m. Break
3:40 p.m. Adjuster Panel Discussion

Jessica TyndallNationwide Insurance Large Loss Director, Standard Commercial Casualty Claims
Maria NielsenGeico Senior Claims Examiner  

4:40 p.m. Adjourn
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rate
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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