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IADC's 57th Annual Meeting (2 days)

  • September 17, 2021
  • September 18, 2021
  • Shore Lodge, McCall
  • 30


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


* What Insurance Companies Wish Their Panel Counsel Knew *

* Effectively Using Construction Experts in Adversarial Matters * 

* What You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence * 

IADC's annual golf tournament

other fun networking activities!

Registration Brochure - AM2021.pdf


SEA, Ltd.
Custer Agency
RIMKUS Consulting Group
MACHAON Medical Evaluations, Inc.


Let them know that you are with the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel.

Room rates range from $179-349 per night, plus 15% room tax, depending upon date, room type, location & availability. In addition, there is a $25 per day Resort fee. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Any reservation cancelled within 15 days of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax.

NOTE:  Check-in time is 3PM; check-out time is noon.


Friday, September 17    

 Noon Kick-off Lunch & Vinous Salute

 Upper   Pavilion


Annual group photo by the fireplace.  

 1:30PM IADC Membership Meeting

 Upper   Pavilion

 2:00PM Break  


Insurance Company Operations (1.0 CLE Hour)*    Overview of the basic organizational structure of insurance companies. By understanding where the claims representative fits in the organization structure, participants will be better equipped to meet the needs of the insurer. 

Presented by Crystal M. Uebelher, J.D., CPCU, Clarity Education and Consulting, De Pere, WI

 Upper   Pavilion

 3:15PM Break  


The Role of Defense Counsel (1.0 CLE Hour)*         
Learn how claims organization structures affect reporting relationships. Participants will discuss various tips for building client relationships through thoughtful reporting. Participants will also discuss barriers to obtaining trial experience and how to develop skills that will enhance trial opportunities. 

Presented by Crystal M. Uebelher, J.D., CPCU


 4:30PM Break  

Murky Ethical Issues for “Merits Defense” Lawyers
(1.0 Ethics CLE Hour)*                                    
Discussion of the tripartite relationship, which creates the key ethical consideration when defending insureds.

Presented by Crystal M. Uebelher, J.D., CPCU

 Upper   Pavilion

 5:45PM CLE Concludes  
 6:00PM Welcome Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres & live music by Tom Taylor.

 7:30PM  Dinner (on own)  

 *The underlined activities above have been approved by the Idaho State Bar for 3.0 CLE credits (with 1.0 in Ethics).


Saturday, September 18

 7:30AM Breakfast for IADC members  Upper


Making Effective Use of Construction Experts in Adversarial Matters (1.0 CLE Hour)*              
Focused and interactive discussion with participants to provide an understanding of: various kinds of construction experts and their qualifications, common investigative techniques, considerations for dealing with the so-called battle of the experts, and ways for both the attorney and expert to assist in preparing for litigation.  Gain a better understanding of how construction experts relate to Idaho and Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and how to utilize experts for the benefit of their client throughout various stages of dispute management and resolution ranging from non-litigated early case assessment, informal settlement negotiations, mediation, deposition, and trial.

Presented by Steven H. Boyd, Jr., P.E., RIMKUS Consulting Group-Centennial, CO






Practicing Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2.0 CLE Hours)*       
Dr. Hedin will provide a primer on artificial intelligence (AI) and how it relates to the practice of law.  He will discuss the impact AI is having now on the legal profession and how it will continue to impact the way lawyers perform their jobs in the future.

Presented by Bruce Hedin, Ph.D.


CLE concludes


IADC Golf Tournament at Whitetail 
Check-in by 11:50AM; Scramble format; Shotgun start at 12:20PM                    

Tournament coordinator:  Tyler J. Anderson, Hawley Troxell-Boise

 6:30PM Reception & BBQ Dinner
Shuttle service to/from Whitetail will be available.   Live music by Lisa Bittick Lowe.   

SHUTTLE RUNS:  6:15-7:15PM; 8:30-9:30PM


 *The underlined activities above have been approved by 
the Idaho State Bar for 3.0 CLE credits. 



Crystal M. Uebelher, J.D., CPCU

Clarity Education and Consulting

Crystal Uebelher is an insurance lawyer who is passionate about elevating the expertise of lawyers and insurance professionals. She strives to improve the insurance industry by providing creative approaches to educating professionals on the ever-changing issues in our industry. As the owner of Clarity Education and Consulting, LLC, she creates meaningful educational experiences for insurance agents, lawyers and claims professionals and also works as a Senior Claims Attorney.

Ms. Uebelher is the primary liaison between the property and legal teams. Her focus is working with local counsel to defend the carrier and its insured in a variety of litigation. She also works directly with claims professionals to find the best solution to complex claims. Her role includes consulting with the underwriting department to develop and update coverage forms. She earned her juris doctorate in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) and her Certified Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 2017.

Steven H. Boyd, Jr., P.E.

Construction Practice Leader-West Region

RIMKUS Consulting Group

Steven Boyd is a formerly licensed general contractor and a registered professional engineer in multiple states, He has a diverse experience in construction, design, and engineering including civil construction, underground utilities, foundations, framing, steel, concrete, building envelopes, interior and exterior finishes, roofing systems, HVAC & more, and fire sprinkler and plumbing systems on commercial and residential projects. He is also experienced in the standard of care for general contractors, construction managers, owner representatives, and subcontractors.

In addition, Mr. Boyd has extensive experience in all phases of conceptual planning, design, and construction. As a subcontractor, general contractor, and owner’s representative, he has managed, supervised, and coordinated the construction of commercial, governmental, retail, educational, healthcare, industrial, and residential structures across a range of project delivery mechanisms including plan and spec, design-build, design-assist, and negotiated scopes of work.

Bruce Hedin, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Hedin is a leading expert in the assessment of the effectiveness of advanced search and analytics technologies at performing legal tasks. At H5, where, until its recent acquisition, he served as Principal Scientist, his responsibilities included the design and oversight of sampling and measurement protocols to validate the results of AI-enabled review technologies (such as TAR). Dr. Hedin also supports counsel engaged in meet-and-confer discussions regarding the use of TAR.

Dr. Hedin is a frequent writer and speaker on the role of sampling and measurement in applying AI-enabled technologies to legal challenges. He has also contributed to initiatives, at US NIST, at the IEEE, and at the WEF’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that seek to ensure that, to the extent AI is adopted in the service of the law, it is done so on the basis of an informed trust.

Dr. Hedin earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his B.A. from Cornell University.




Enjoy your Saturday afternoon in McCall by spending time with your colleagues on Whitetail Club’s award-winning golf course.  It’s one of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses for 2016 and one of America’s 100 Greatest Courses according to Golf Digest.

Pre-register now ($120 green/tournament fee). Check-in is at 11:50AM, scramble format, with shotgun start at 12:20PM. Tournament prizes will be presented at Saturday night’s barbecue.                

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