Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance

Insurance Journal

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Two ways to register

1. Buy the single session!

2. Become a member

just $39/month

For $39/month you get all of these:
  • FREE access to 40+ live classes over the next year!
  • Unlimited access to 350+ on-demand courses in our library.
  • PLUS exclusive coverage skills tests, Q+A sessions w/instructors, discounts on our conferences and more!

Become a Member


Sign in to access this session and all materials.

Insurance 101 for Defense Lawyers

Insurance 101 for Defense Lawyers

Quick Overview

Insurance is hard, but when you're a lawyer that is still learning the ins and outs of practicing law and you're set on a case in the insurance world, it's like playing catch up.

Join Fred Fisher as he distills what takes many lawyers years of insurance cases to learn and presents it in a fast one-hour session.


Can't make it Thursday? Register now and we'll send you the recording.

Get access for just $39! Become a member and get access to this course, PLUS our library of 350+ on-demand courses!

Add Items to Cart Add to Cart
Duration 1 hour
Location Online Webinar
Formats On-Demand
Instructor Frederick FisherFrederick Fisher

There is no specific insurance curriculum taught in law schools, yet many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Associates are defending insurance professionals. Many young associates may not understand the difference or significance between an Admitted Insurer vs a Non-admitted Insurer, nor the daily operations of an insurance company, broker, MGA/MGU, or claim department. This is something often learned solely by osmosis as one handles cases. Over time, one learns what one needs to know, a process that could be 5 to 10 years.

By the end of this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of how the world of insurance operates. In one hour, a new lawyer will learn what it took their peers years to learn as they handled insurance cases. At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe claim department organizational models
  • Describe the product distribution models that are in use, including how they can impact the claims process
  • Analyze reserve setting procedures, the ramifications of diminishing limits policies, and communication with Re-Insurers
  • Define and use critical insurance terms, such as Expense to Loss ratios, Loss Runs, and Claim Audits, Quote to bind ratios, submit to quote ratios, and more

We consider the education of everyone in the insurance realm of the utmost importance. That's why we are grateful that we can present this session that is meant specifically for lawyers engaged in insurance.

Add Items to Cart Add to Cart