Society Session: Working with Insurance Issues in Mediation — The Inside Scoop Presented by Dolores Bastian Dalton
Noon-1:30 p.m. Wulff Quinby & Sochynsky Dispute Resolution 1901 Harrison Street, Ste. 1420 Oakland, CA 94612 Please provide your own lunch - no charge to attend.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This program will focus on increasing the mediator’s understanding of how insurers approach mediation, with an eye toward increasing mediator effectiveness in dealing with insurance issues both before and during the mediation. Is there a best time to mediate cases with insurers? What information do they need to fully evaluate a case and how soon before the mediation session will they need it? What if the adjuster cannot or will not attend the mediation? How can the mediator get the most out of an intransigent insurer?
These and other critical issues will be discussed and practice tips given.n
This is an MCLE program, so participants must attend in person or through the conference call-in number in order to obtain MCLE credit. n
Dolores Bastian Dalton has been an insurance litigator for more than twenty years, representing policyholders and insurers in state and federal trial courts and on appeal. She is of counsel to Becherer, Kannett & Schweitzer in Emeryville, CA. For the past six years she has been a member of the mediation panels of several California Courts of Appeal.