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In this issue . . .  
May/June 2015 
Insurance Law

Insurance Law is a difficult area of the law to feel warm and fuzzy about. I work in a firm that represents insurance companies in Bad Faith and Insurance Coverage cases. My firm also does insurance defense work. Many people think of insurance companies as evil. Just think of the many John Grisham movies and books with an insurance company as the villain. When my law firm goes to court, we really have to work hard to humanize our insurance company client. At trial, we always have a person who works for the insurance company sitting at the table. A real live person puts a face on the company.

In this issue we are focusing on Insurance Law. We have so many outstanding articles on Insurance Law related topics – the Affordable Care Act, dealing with insurance adjusters, insurance billing, HSAs/FSAs, how freedom of information requests can help with investigating a loss, paralegal malpractice insurance and Worker’s Compensation claims. I know that you are going to enjoy all of these timely and interesting contributions.

May/June 2015

Volume XLI, Issue 4  

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By Liana J. Garcia, Esq.
By Jacqueline Vinaccia, Esq. 

By Jeremy T. Christensen, Esq. 
By Nancy N. Beaty, MA, ACP, FRP 
By John A. Bermingham Jr., Esq.
By John M Dicaro, Esq.and Elizabeth Gilbert, Esq.
Communication Corner 
Close Choices 
By Virginia Koerselman Newman, Atty.
From the Editor
By Nancy Jordahl, ACP
President’s Message
By Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP 
Making a Difference
Teri Gibbons

Breaking News

Special Election Section

Ethics Tips
Student-Mentee  Relationships
By Elona M. Jouben, MPS

Getting to the Task at Hand
By Richelle McFate

Practice Tips
Communicating with a Deaf Client 
By Risa E. Harrell, CP, FRP

Professional Development
Draw Your Own Map 
By Susan A. Earl, CP

Education Tips
Options for...CLE  
By Jacqueline M. Thurman, ACP

Change is in the Air!   
By Jill I. Francisco, ACP

Affiliates Column
Let’s Go Home to Tulsa
By Debby Sawyer, ACP