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​​​​​​​​TLA Webinar Series​

TLA’s webinar series seeks to expand the association’s CLE offerings by providing timely information on issues of concern to transportation attorneys from the leaders in the field.  TLA members, non-members and non-attorneys are welcome to attend.

Please see the Importan​t Information below before you register.​



Date: February 20, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Melissa Thompson Richardson, Member, Walters Richardson PLLC, Lexington, KY
David L. Brandon, Member, Clark Hill PLC, Los Angeles, CA

Member Price:  Complimentary; Non-member Price:  $50

Watch Your Next Step - It Could Be a Doozy! Navigating Ethical Speedbumps: The Delicate and Perilous Exercise of Dual and Tripartite Representation of Motor Carriers, Drivers, and Insurers in Catastrophic MVA Situations, and Other Ethical Quandaries that Confront Our Practices

Catastrophic motor vehicle accidents result in a heartbreaking loss of life and limb.  They also involve high dollar, big ticket, complicated litigation.  For every truck involved, there is a driver operating that truck, and for every motor carrier involved, there is a commensurate insurance carrier.   So, the driver, motor carrier, and insurer are on the same side of the versus sign, in high risk litigation, and these situations are fraught with ethical minefields.  There are many reasons why the motor carrier would want its chosen counsel to represent it and its driver.  However, as investigation, fact-finding and research unfolds, dual representation may become just as perilous for the attorney, as the MVA.  This panel will discuss whether counsel at the outset can represent both the driver and the motor carrier, and also assess counsel's relationship with the insurer.  The panel will review a smorgasbord of ethics/conflicts issues that arise during the various stages of casualty, cargo, and contract litigation, for in-house counsel and for attorneys advising clients in multiple client situations.  It will also provide attorneys with ways to identify conflicts early on,  and also provide a best practices checklist for handling ethical considerations and conflicts as they arise, while preserving valuable client relationships.  Don't miss it!  Your practice, and your clients, will thank you.  


Suggestions for webinar topics and presenters are welcome.
Please email one of the following committee chair​.​

2019-20 Webinar Committee
Tyler Hayes
Kathleen Jeffries
Pam Palmer
Daniel Sbanotto
Eric Zalud

​Before You Register for a TLA Webinar

  • TLA applies for Continuing Legal Education credit from every State in which it is required.
  • ​Please be aware that some states do not allow webinars as an approved format for continuing education (Delaware, Indiana, and Kansas).
  • All participants who complete the evaluation following the webinar will be provided with the uniform certificate of attendance.
  • TLA is using an outside vendor, BlueSky Broadcast, to administer its webinars.  Your TLA members only login credentials will not work on the vendor's site.  
    • When you register for a webinar for ​the first time, you will need to Create A User Profile. We suggest creating your login credentials to be the same as the TLA website, but it is up to the user to determine what they will remember in order ​to return to the site. 
    • Once you have created a profile, you will be able to use the user name and password that you created to register for future events.  
    • Once you are registered, you should receive confirmation emails for both your payment as well as instructions about how to access the webinar. 
    • If you do not receive an email with instructions about how to access the webinar, you can go back to the registration site, log in and click the link below the Launch button to get the instructions.  
    • Be sure to test the system a few days before the webinar.  
    • If you have any questions or problems, support is available through the registration site.
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