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Insurance Law

  • Typically offered every other year
Description: This course covers the principles, content and practical application of insurance law for lawyers practicing in the area of bodily injury and property damage claims. Topics covered include policy language and how it is interpreted; who is covered and for what perils are there coverage; how can coverage be acquired, limited or lost; the relationship between the attorney, the insurance carrier and the client; the scope of representation; how to protect the client’s interests; and how to recognize and avoid problem areas in the practice of insurance law. The course will focus on automobile coverage, home owner’s coverage and self insureds, including public bodies. There will be practical problem solving exercises as well as a final examination.