Event Calendar

Friday, April 26, 2019

Annual Insurance Law Update

Start Date: 4/26/2019 8:30 AM PDT
End Date: 4/26/2019 4:30 PM PDT

Venue Name: Washington State Convention Center

Washington State Convention Center
8th and Pike
Seattle, WA  United States  98101

Organization Name: WDTL

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: 2067490319

We hope that you will join us for our most popular CLE of the year  
6.5 CLE Credits (Including 1.75 Ethics Credits) Pending

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8:00 to 8:25 a.m. Registration  
8:25 to 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Jason E. Vacha, Reed McClure
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Keodalah v. Allstate:  Implications for Insurance Attorneys Geoffrey Bedell and Paul M. Rosner, Soha & Lang P.S.
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Prepping Adjusters for Deposition Post Keodalah Joseph D. Hampton, Betts Patterson Mines
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Morning Break  
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Duty to Defend/Damage Issues: Travelers v. City of Richland Everett Jack, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. MAR Update on New Legislation Alice C. Brown, GEICO Staff Counsel
11:30 to 12:15 p.m. A Primer on Covenant Judgments and Reasonableness Hearings Alfred E. Donohue, Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson
12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own  
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Impact of Insured’s Consent to Settle Policy Clause Roger Hillman, Paramount Law Group
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. “Reduce Medical Bills by 70% With Our New Approach” (Presumptive Measure of Damages) Andrew G. Cooley, Keating Bucklin & McCormack
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break and Prize Drawings  
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Coverage Update Nicole T. Morrow, Lee Smart; Thomas F. Ahearne, Foster Pepper; Alfred E. Donohue, Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. The Duty to Defend:  Using Extrinsic Evidence and Can You Fix It Once You’ve Denied Stephanie Andersen,  Forsberg & Umlauf P.S.

Benefits of WDTL Membership

WDTL is committed to helping our over 700 members elevate their civil defense practice through:

  • Professional networking opportunities including four regional judicial receptions and events to support our diverse, women and developing attorneys;
  • Timely continuing legal education programs specialized to our members' practices including monthly complimentary "brown bags";
  • Committed advocacy in legislative and appellate matters important to our members;
  • Quarterly newsletter that provides updates on hot and emerging topics to keep our members up to date;
  • Access to an engaging and useful listserve to share and gain information with fellow members; and
  • Collegiality, professionalism and fun!