Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart PC, will discuss the ethical landmines present in the tripartite relationship among an insurance company, its insured, and insurance defense counsel.


Her presentation, “Navigating the Ethical Current: The Tripartite Relationship,” is at 3 p.m. on June 19 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Alexander Room, 18349 Dallas Parkway (at the North Dallas Tollway and Frankford). Ms. Stewart is one of three speakers presenting on behalf of Counsel On Call’s Summer CLE program. Her presentation may be eligible for 1 hour of legal ethics/professional responsibility credit (application pending).


“Ethical traps abound in the tripartite relationship,” Ms. Stewart says. “Who is the client? What happens when the parties’ interests collide? When does the insured get to select its own counsel? The possible conflicts are many and exceedingly common.”


Ms. Stewart was recently named one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas. She has also been named one of the Top 25 Women in Business 2011 by the Dallas Business Journal and was named to the Texas Super Lawyers® list of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas by Thomson Reuters.