Tuesday, September 22, 2009 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Marcy and Renee will present a simulation of contact by legal professionals to an insurance carrier.The goal is to educate the listener regarding the types of information sought by an insurance carrier.
You’ll also learn more about paralegals working in the insurance industry. This industry offers a variety of opportunities for paralegals. (See bios for Marcy and Renee below) The hour will be both informative and entertaining.
Her duties include coverage verification, assigning defense counsel, managing the litigation in multiple states (authorizing expert witness retention, authorizing extraordinary litigation expense, reviewing proposed motions, etc, attending settlement conferences and monitoring defense counsel at trials with full authority to bind the company).
Ms. Jankovich graduated from Southeastern Paralegal Institute of Nashville, TN in 1989, achieving the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential in 1992, and APC (Advanced Paralegal Certification) with Specialty in Criminal Law and Procedure in 1993. Marcy gained experience as a freelance paralegal serving on a case-by-case basis for small firms in several areas of law from 1992 through 1996, concentrating on administrative law, particularly workers compensation claims, social security disability and special education advocacy.
Immediately prior to joining ProAssurance in December, 2002, Marcy served as Executive Legal Assistant to the Jackson County Prosecutor, John McBain for six years until he was elected Circuit Court Judge. She was responsible for managing Civil Asset Forfeiture cases, writing Request for Grant proposals (100% funded), media management and litigation support on high profile cases including assistance at trial.
Renee Jent holds Associate Degrees, Magna Cum Laude, in Office Administration and Legal Assistant Studies from Lake Superior State University. She has been employed as a paralegal since 1995. Before joining ProAssurance in 2004, Ms. Jent worked at a court agency managing interstate child support enforcement cases.
Prior to that, she was employed at a small firm working in personal injury, Social Security Disability, and civil litigation. Ms. Jent obtained her Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designation from National Association of Legal Assistant (NALA) in 2002 and recertified in 2007.
She is the past president of the Legal Assistants Association of Michigan, Inc. (LAAM) and previously served as the association’s NALA Liaison. Ms. Jent has served on the Legal Studies Advisory Committee of Lake Superior State University since 1997. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section and NALA .