Eight years in the past right now,  I wrote the next publish: NAPIA Annual Conferences and Celebrating My First Public Adjuster Speech 30 Years In the past. SinceNAPIA will likely be holding its annual assembly this week in Nashville, Tennessee, I thought of this publish, the place I famous:

It’s humorous how thirty years in a profession can appear to go just like the snap of your fingers. NAPIA’s 2015 Annual Assembly is being held on the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. My first NAPIA assembly was the 1985 Annual Assembly in Carmel, California. I knew few individuals at that assembly aside from Previous President Ira Sarasohn, who someway satisfied NAPIA to let a younger lawyer give a presentation about ‘Proofs of Loss and Examinations Below Oath.’ The one different attorneys within the room have been public adjusters who now not practiced regulation and NAPIA’a Normal Counsel, Paul Cordish.

It was not unusual for public adjusters to be former attorneys. Cordish warned them then and at all times warned all public adjusters to not observe regulation at each State of the Public Adjusting Union speech he gave yearly…

In 1985, I used to be a really inexperienced insurance coverage lawyer. The one factor I bear in mind in regards to the speech was Harvey Goodman grilling me with query after query. I believe he was testing me to see if I knew what I used to be speaking about. I realized that by instructing and writing, I be taught much more a few matter than what I might do in any other case. After giving a whole bunch of speeches and shows about property insurance coverage regulation, I’m a lot better for it.

I famous Brian Goodman on this morning’s publish, NAPIA’S Good Shepherd. Goodman wrote a visitor weblog publish about NAPIA in The Historical past of NAPIA and Its Significance to the Public Adjusting Occupation. Paul Cordish was NAPIA’s basic counsel through the occupation’s development famous by Goodman. Goodman additionally famous that NAPIA honored Cordish’s reminiscence:

NAPIA has additionally all through its historical past developed realized papers on related and scorching button points impacting public adjusting. We now have issued white papers on UPPA, Appraisal, and coverage phrases excluding an insured’s proper to rent a public adjuster. The Cordish Competitors on the College of Maryland College of Legislation, named in honor of my predecessor, annually generates a scholarly paper in an space related to public adjusters. NAPIA’s personal code of ethics is contained within the Mannequin Invoice and, consequently, has been enacted in quite a few state public adjuster licensing statutes.

The Cordish Award web site states, partly:

The Paul Cordish Memorial Basis was established in 2006 in reminiscence of the late NAPIA Government Director and Counsel, Paul L. Cordish, Esq., to make sure the way forward for the affiliation and the occupation he nurtured and served so nicely.  Every year the Basis funds a prize, award or fellowship for college students on the College of Maryland College of Legislation who efficiently compete in a writing contest or different aggressive course of primarily based on standards developed in session with NAPIA and authorised by the regulation faculty.  Entrants within the competitors might select any matter they need as long as it focuses on public insurance coverage adjusting.

To enter the competitors, authors will need to have accomplished the primary 12 months within the full-time or part-time program on the College of Maryland College of Legislation or have been accepted as a switch pupil on the time of submission.  All candidates should presently be enrolled as a candidate for a J.D. diploma and be in good standing on the faculty on the time of submission.  No paper that has been printed beforehand in any kind will likely be thought of.

Paul Cordish has a complete Wikipedia biography that notes a few of his pursuits and authorized profession outdoors of NAPIA:

After regulation faculty, in 1932, he based the Cordish Legislation Agency and in 1933, he joined the Baltimore-based, household actual property enterprise, the Cordish Firm, based by his father Louis Cordish in 1910. Cordish Legislation serves because the authorized arm of Cordish Firm. In 1934, Cordish was elected to the Maryland Home of Delegates to symbolize the 4th legislative district in Baltimore Metropolis. He grew to become the chief of what was then referred to as the liberal bloc. From 1940 to 1941, he was the chairman of the Home Committee on Intergovernmental Cooperation. He voted in opposition to the formidable foyer representing bar and saloon house owners, and sought to strike out a requirement that witnesses and jurors profess perception in God. From 1963 to 1966, he served as president of the Hebrew Immigrant Support Society. On this place, he was capable of accumulate $3 million from the West German authorities for Nazi victims of the Holocaust in Baltimore. 

Paul Cordish had a serious position in establishing public adjusting. His historical past is one all public adjusters ought to know of and admire.

Thought For An Afternoon  

Essentially the most lovely issues usually are not related to cash; they’re reminiscences and moments. In case you don’t have fun these, they will move you by.

—Alek Wek


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