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2017 Educational Sessions

Appraisal Clauses: A State-by-State Analysis

Session Code:  0625    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Alternate Dispute Resolution

Monday 1:30 - 3:00 -- Room 200
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00 -- Room 200

Andrew Deckert, JD,  Associate General Counsel
American Strategic Insurance, St. Petersburg, FL

Thomas A. Keller, JD,  Hiring Partner
Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, Tampa, FL

  • Describe the appraisal provision and its general application
  • Identify the potential pitfalls and "setups" that may be used by public adjusters during the appraisal process
  • Compare how different jurisdictions interpret and apply the appraisal clause
  • Use the appraisal process to resolve claims prior to litigation

Case Strategies: Property Forum Focus

Session Code:  0635    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Alternate Dispute Resolution

Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 -- Room 200
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 -- Room 200

Doug Ninow, CPCU, CIC, SCLA,  Instructional Designer/Trainer
Arbitration Forums, Inc., Tampa, FL

  • Identify the proximate cause allegation, and supporting evidence, of each party
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of the contentions and evidence presented by each party
  • Explain how each party can improve their overall case presentation

Mediation: Maximizing the Process

Session Code:  0615    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Alternate Dispute Resolution

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30 -- Room 200
Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00 -- Room 200

Joseph Berman, JD,  Certified Mediator/Arbitrator
The Mediation Group, Brookline, MA

Seth V. Jackson, JD,  Partner
Zelle LLP, Framingham, MA

David Royal, Director of Complex Claims
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Weston, MA

  • Differentiate mediation, appraisal, and arbitration
  • Identify the factors in a dispute that would make it proper for mediation
  • Analyze the mechanics of setting up, preparing, participating, and properly concluding a mediation