1-Hour Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

A tripartite relationship is formed when a defense attorney is assigned by an insurance carrier to defend one of its insureds.  Defense attorneys must navigate potential conflicts of interest and ethical problems that may arise during the representation.  If defense attorneys and paralegals are not aware of these issues, there can be grave consequences including potential legal malpractice and ethical repercussions.  Similarly, when plaintiffs' attorneys do not understand the ethics-related restraints within the tripartite framework, valuable time can be wasted seeking discovery of materials protected from disclosure. 

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the intricacies of the tripartite relationship among the insurer, insured and defense counsel
  • Learn about potential conflicts of interest that often arise as a result of the tripartite relationship
  • Review the limits of attorney-client privilege or work product protection when reporting to the insurer while advocating for your insured client
  • Hear about practical solutions and strategies in navigating the ethical pitfalls

Special Features

1 hour of ethics credit

Who Should Attend

Insurance claims adjusters and claims counsel, attorneys who practice in the field of insurance coverage/insurance defense, including plaintiff-side counsel and paralegals will benefit from this one-hour seminar.  

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a basic familiarity with legal practice involving tort and insurance-related work

Intended Audience: Insurance defense attorneys, insurance claims adjusters and counsel, personal injury and property damage plaintiff-side attorneys, paralegals in insurance practice

Advanced Preparation: None 

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