Insurance Bad Faith Refresher Virtual CLE Seminar


Insurance Bad Faith Refresher

Virtual CLE Seminar

5.5 CLE Credits (4.5 General + 1.0 EP)

Friday, February 26, 2021

A seminar for NMTLA Plaintiff Attorney "General" Members


8:30 AM      Legal Distinctions between Unfair Insurance Practices and Common Law Bad Faith Practices

                    Speaker – Ray M. Vargas, II, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)

9:15 AM      Understanding Actual Insurance Practices: What Constitutes Good Faith?

                    Speaker – Elliot Flood, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)

10:00 AM    Strategizing the Lawsuit – Raskob and Bifurcation

                    Speaker – Sean Fitzpatrick, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)

10:45 AM     BREAK

10:55 AM     Discovery in Bad Faith: What to ask for and Who to Depose?

                     Speaker – Mollie McGraw, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)

11:40 AM     Insurance Bad Faith Trial Themes and Defense Tactics

                     Speakers – Margaret Strickland, Esq. and Mollie McGraw, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)

12:25 PM     BREAK       

12:35 PM     Damages: What is an Insurance Bad Faith Claim Worth?

                     Speaker – David Houliston, Esq.  (45 min. - 0.7 credit)             

1:20 PM      Ethical Considerations in Handling Insurance Bad Faith Claims

                    Speaker – Brian Grayson, Esq.  (60 min. – 1.0 EP credit)

2:20 PM       Adjourn

Check-in begins at 8:15 AM - Program begins at 8:30 AM

Program Chairs:  Samuel H. Walker, Esq. and Julio Romero, Esq.  

Please Note:  This seminar will not be recorded nor will the materials be available for purchase.

Links to virtual seminar and course materials will be provided prior to the start of the program.

Questions - call the NMTLA office at 505.243.6003



Webinar via Zoom

Links to webinar and course material will be provided prior to the start of the program.


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Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds received after course materials have been sent out cannot be honored but a substitute NMTLA Plaintiff General Member may attend.



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