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HBA Seminars

ERISA Pitfalls: What to Know about ERISA Claims, Appeals, and Litigation

November 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Amar Raval HeadshotThere are many traps for an inexperienced ERISA practitioner to know before deciding whether to handle an ERISA claim. Among these traps are the need to submit a timely and informative appeal, the need to identify and calculate the statute of limitations, and the importance of a rigorous pre-suit review of the claim. Each of these areas must be carefully reviewed in an ERISA claim or the client may suffer the consequences. This seminar will cover how to ID an ERISA claim, the procedural effects of an ERISA claim v. state law, and the pitfalls to avoid – exhausting remedies, calculating the statute of limitations, and understanding the right standard of review in court.

CLE: 1.5 hours MCLE credit, .5 hour ethics credit.

Speaker: Amar Raval (Berg Plummer Johnson & Raval, LLP)

No pre-registration is required. Written materials are available for up to $15. The CLE Department makes these written materials available after many of its seminars and institutes. If you would like to purchase written materials, please contact the CLE Department at (713) 759-1133 or email Ashley Gagnon Steininger. Written materials will be charged an 8.25% sales tax. Non-members may attend for a $50 fee that covers written materials.

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HBA CLE Seminar Brochure, November 2018 – April 2019.


November 9, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby, Lobby Conference Rm.


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