THE E-NEWSLETTER FOR THE TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION (TIPS)

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Section Highlights

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Message From the Chair

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Gene BeckhamTIPS Members,

The Fall Leadership Meeting earlier this month in Minneapolis, MN could not have gone much better than it did, thanks to you all. Of course the fantastic weather helped too. It was great to see so many of you at our various CLE programs, business meetings and networking events. Everyone had a great time touring the Mill City Museum during the Welcome Reception, where we presented the Pursuit of Justice Award to two very deserving recipients; Michael Ciresi and Alan Page. On Friday, we met our goal of packaging 10,000 meals at the Stop Hunger Now! public service project and on Saturday we laced up our running shoes for the Denise's Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk, which crossed back and forth over the Mississippi River. Our General Committee Orientation was well-attended and has positioned us for a productive and exciting year.

Applications to the General Committees Board Special Project funding have started to come in, and if your Committee has not yet applied, do so now before it is too late. Fund raising for the ABA Magna Carta traveling exhibit is underway, and if your firm is interested in sponsorship, please contact me or Mike Drumke.

Over the past month, we presented a very successful webinar on the benefits of using Excel in insurance claims, the Animal Law Committee hosted the annual Animal Law Symposium and TIPS presented the 2013 Aviation and Space Law Litigation program in D.C. We now look forward to our upcoming Fall CLE programs including the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee's Fall Meeting, November 6-8 in Boston. Take some time to visit the TIPS calendar to view all of our upcoming programs and meetings, there's a lot in the works!

I also encourage you to visit the TIPS Social Media webpage, which lists all of our groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, our various Twitter accounts and access to the TIPS YouTube page.

Gene Beckham
Chair, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Fall Meeting Highlights

2013 TIPS Fall MeetingThe TIPS Fall Leadership Meeting was held earlier this month, October 9-13 in Minneapolis, MN. Over 300 TIPS members attended the Meeting, which featured a number of valuable CLE programs, various networking events, a public service project, important committee meetings, orientation for Committee Chairs and Chair-Elects and more! TIPS presented two Pursuit of Justice Awards. The Award recognizes lawyers and judges who have shown outstanding merit and who excel in providing access to justice for all. Visit the Fall Meeting Highlights page to read more!

DecisionQuest Renews Section Sponsorship

DecisionQuestTIPS Section Sponsor DecisionQuest has renewed its sponsorship for the 2013-14 year. DecisionQuest has been retained in high risk, high-stakes litigation spanning a wide range of industries, assisting trial teams and in-house counsel in all 50 states and in foreign jurisdictions. Services include trial consulting, visual communications, courtroom presentation and technology, social media analysis, and more. For more information, please visit www.decisionquest.com or contact Marygrace Schaeffer at mschaeffer@decisionquest.com. TIPS thanks DecisionQuest for its continuous and generous support of the Section.

2013 Fall Issue of The Brief

The Brief Fall 2013The 2013 Fall Issue of The Brief is now available in pdf format. Article topics include Protecting Wrongful Death Settlement Proceeds from Medicare; Settling an Aviation Accident Case; Getting Your Case to SCOTUS-or Not; Ethics Issues Regarding Expert Witnesses; Unique Liabilities of Nonprofit D&Os; Physician Licensing after Criminal Charges; and Construction Defects: The Occurrence Debate. You may also view past issues here.

Committee Spotlight: Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee

The Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee concentrates on the law of and insurance coverage for media law issues, privacy law developments, and defamation law concerns. Topics are wide-ranging within these spheres, including insurance coverage for controversial news reporting, invasion of publicity rights, unbiased press coverage, reducing liability exposure, freedom-of-information litigation, identity theft, maintaining a positive relationship with an insurance carrier, public access to court hearings, and a plethora of other subjects.

Learn More about the Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee!

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Upcoming Events & CLE

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Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Fall Meeting: Financial Institution Bond Claims in the 21st Century - November 6-8, 2013 - Boston, MA

Save the Date! 40th Annual TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium: Emerging Issues & Litigation Relating to Life, Health, Disability & ERISA - January 16-18, 2014 - Austin, TX

Mark Your Calendar! Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Meeting - February 20-22, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

View All Upcoming Programs

Visit the TIPS Program Audio Archive!

Co-Sponsored Programs

UIA 57th Congress - October 31-November 4, 2013 - Macau

Captives & Insolvency Ethics - Hot Topics & Latest Developments - December, 15, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

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Membership

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Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!

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Thank you for renewing your membership in TIPS for the 2013-14 year. For those who have not renewed, TIPS would like to remind you that your next dues bill for the 2013-14 membership year is coming in a few weeks. We truly value your membership and look forward to another successful and busy year in TIPS!

ABA's Newest Member Benefit

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