Insurance Law Section: Use of Vocational Experts in Insurance Litigation (SIL191028)

October 28, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Eli's on Whitney

2392 Whitney Ave Hamden, Connecticut United States

5 people have already registered for this event.

  • Jeffrey Vita
  • Sarah D'Addabbo
  • Renee Dwyer
  • Olivia Tawa
  • Shrina Faldu

Co-Sponsored by the Insurance Law and Young Lawyers Sections


David Soja, CRC, ABVE- Principal of the Firm

Kerry Skillin, CRC, ABVE- Manager | Vocational Consultant

Erin Bailey, CRC, ABVE- Sr. Vocational Consultant

Program Description

The speakers will address how, when and why to use a vocational expert on contested insurance damages claims on issues related to employability, wage earning capacity, and job search mitigation. The speakers will discuss the standard methodology utilized in the field; and the difference between an Employability Evaluation v. a Functional Capacity Evaluation, which can be confused in the legal community. Often times cases involve two vocational experts and the speakers will discuss how to evaluate a vocational expert report and how to compare the two reports. In the early stages of a case, an attorney may not be thinking of retaining a vocational expert and when the plaintiff is deposed, relevant background information may be overlooked. The speakers will discuss the types of questions that are beneficial to vocational experts especially if the plaintiff is not available for an in-person vocational examination.

CLE Credits

CT: 1.0 CLE Credits  |  NY: 0.0 CLE Credit


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