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Understanding Coverage Issues, Ethical Concerns and Remote Proceedings in Response to COVID-19 and More (2021 Insurance Law Section CLE)

The 2021 Insurance Law Section CLE includes topics that have emerged as a result of COVID-19, as well as other topics that continue to resurface in insurance law litigation. Being mindful of the various ways in which the legal community has been impacted by the pandemic, this CLE aims to provide insight into emerging challenges while also keeping attendees apprised of other key insurance law issues.

Hear an explanation of business interruption and related claims presented by COVID-19 from both an insurer's and a policyholder's perspective, then receive guidance from our judiciary as they share the dos and don’ts for virtual proceedings. A leader in the technology industry also discusses how to utilize technology for remote proceedings and during litigation. From discovery to trial, attendees explore bad faith litigation and learn the proper analysis to determine which law applies in a case.


  • Top 10 Insurance Law Decisions of 2020
  • Bad Faith Cases: Preparation and Trial
  • Insurance Claims Arising from COVID-19 Related Losses
  • Choice of Law Issues in Insurance Cases
  • Remote/Virtual Proceeding from the Judge's Perspective: Advice, Suggestions and Observations
  • Remote/Virtual Proceedings: Technical Aspects, Tips and Best Practices
  • Ethics in the Coronavirus Age: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same
  • Psychology of Transitions

Live Webcast
Friday, January 29, 2021
8:25 AM–4:45 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Judge Richard D. Dietz, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
  • Judge Paul C. Ridgeway, North Carolina Superior Court, Raleigh
  • Deborah J. Bowers, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Greensboro
  • Susan H. Boyles, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem (Moderator)
  • Joshua D. Davey, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Charlotte
  • R. Steven DeGeorge, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
  • R. Hugh Lumpkin, Reed Smith LLP, Miami, FL
  • Robynn E. Moraites, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Charlotte
  • David C. Roberts, Veritext Legal Solutions, Charleston, SC
  • Mark A. Scruggs, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary
  • Tom Towey, Veritext Legal Solutions, Atlanta, GA
  • Richard C. Worf, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

NCBA Insurance Law Section

  • Lenneka H. "Nikki" Feliciano, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Greensboro (Planner)
  • Daniel J. Knight, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Alan M. Ruley, Bell Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.75 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
1.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.