David and Hilary to Speak at Upcoming NBI Seminars

The team at Durbin, Larimore & Bialick prides itself on its strategy and expertise. Our attorneys, David L. Kearney and Hilary S. Allen will each be speaking at upcoming seminars hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI). The NBI is dedicated to providing practical, skill-based seminars and online courses that fellow professionals can apply in their daily work.

David will be speaking Dec. 16 at 10:45 a.m. in Oklahoma City for Discovery Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Attendees can expect to learn how to recognize amended rules that speed up early state litigation, interpret the new scale of discovery under Rule 26(b), prepare for practical impact of proportionality for your case, master new preservations standards and upgrade your litigation holds, draft specific discovery requests and shifting discovery costs, and avoid ethical pitfalls when collecting and reviewing social media evidence.

David’s main areas of practice include energy, oil and gas, insurance law and litigation (state and federal). As a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association, we’re looking forward to the breadth of knowledge he’ll be sharing during the event. During David’s particular session, he’ll be sharing information on Cooperation Between Counsel covering the following topics:

Rule 1: Is Cooperation Mandatory?

  • Following the Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation
  • How Cooperation Supports Effective Legal Advocacy
  • Protecting Your Client While Following the Duty to Cooperate with Opposing Counsel
  • Using the Court’s Discretion to Shift Discovery Costs to Your Advantage

Hilary will be speaking Dec. 13 in Oklahoma City for Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law. Attendees can expect to learn how to analyze insurance coverage scenarios and find out how courts have interpreted the language, discover what tests are used to clarify the ‘made whole’ doctrine, get the most out of medical experts during discovery and hearings, accurately determine realistic damage to strengthen position during negotiations, interpret policy limitations and specifications to obtain the favorable financial outcome for clients along with using effective discovery techniques to determine whether subrogation is feasible.

Hilary’s main areas of practice include: civil litigation, personal injury, insurance, products liability, contracts, bad faith, employment, oil and gas, constitutional law, and medical malpractice. She’s admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Western, Northern, and Eastern districts of Oklahoma along with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth District. During Hilary’s session, she’ll be sharing her unique expertise on Special Issues That Can Make or Break Your Case covering the following topics:

  • Preparation and Preservation of Claims
  • Handling Conflicts of Law With Other States
  • What if the Car has Caused an Accident Without Direct Contact?
  • How Will the Latest Appellate Court Decisions Affect Your Practice?

To learn more about our reputable team, we invite you to explore Our Attorneys page. To register for either of these seminars, please visit call 800–930–6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com for more information.


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