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A newly formed professional organization is aiming to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law by focusing on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage disputes and disputes between policyholders and insurers over extracontractual damages.
Members of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel will represent the interests of policyholders and insurers.
In a statement, the group said its mission includes educating all sectors involved in insurance disputes including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals and businesses. It will focus on such topics as best practices in policy formation, developing trends in insurance law and bad faith.
The college said it also will seek to increase civility and professionalism in the field and improve relations between policyholder and insurer attorneys in order to achieve better representation for all their clients.
Thomas F. Segalla, founding partner at Goldberg Segalla L.L.P., is the college's first president. Edward J. Currie Jr., founding shareholder in Currie Johnson Griffin Gaines & Myers P.A. is the organization's secretary and treasurer.
For more information on the college visit the organization's website at www.americancollegecec.org.