Insurance 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Insurance Law (EYL240227)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar - CLE Pass Eligible

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

About the Program

This seminar is intended for individuals with little to no insurance experience to familiarize themselves with fundamental areas of commercial insurance coverage, key concepts, and principles from the perspective of a coverage attorney representing policyholders and a coverage attorney representing carriers.

You Will Learn

  • The difference between different types of policies: Commercial General Liability, D&O, Professional, Employee Practices, Property, Builders’ Risk, Pollution, etc., First Party v. Third Party, Occurrence v. Claims Made Primary v. Excess
  • How to analyze and understand an insurance policy declarations page 
  • How to differentiate between grants of coverage and exclusions within insurance policies 
  • To understand “Additional Insured” coverage and distinguish AI coverage from contractual indemnity 
  • The distinction between a liability insurer’s duty to defend and duty to indemnify
  • The basic issues that arise during coverage analysis and what to expect during insurance coverage litigation

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in familiarizing themselves with fundamental areas of commercial insurance coverage. 


(includes electronic materials)
YLS Section Member $30
Member $35
CLE Pass Holder $0 (you must have purchased the CLE Pass to register as a CLE Pass holder)
Student Member $15
Non-Member $70

Financial hardship information is available upon request.


brittanybisson1 Brittany Bisson
Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Trumbull

Pitblado_John1 John C. Pitblado
Carlton Fields, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 1.0 CLE Credits (AOP)
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for newly admitted and experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the page on CLE:

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program.

Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees. 


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