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,

I would like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

With the New Year approaching, TIPS is busy preparing for a number of programs that will kick off 2014 in January! The Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee is co-sponsoring a complimentary program entitled, When Policy Limits Are Not Enough: Dilemma for the Policyholder, Plaintiff and Insurer, on January 8th in Chicago and TIPS is once again co-sponsoring the Ski and CLE Civil Litigation Program in Vail, CO, January 8-12. Next up is the 40th Annual TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium on Life, Health, Disability and ERISA, taking place January 16-18 in a new location, Austin, TX. The always popular Fidelity & Surety Law Committee's Mid-Winter Meeting will be held January 23-24 at the Waldorf~Astoria Hotel in New York City and don't miss our second Lloyd's of London Program, January 27th, also in New York.

I would also like to remind you to register for the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting, February 6-9 at Swiss˘tel in Chicago, IL. This meeting presents a valuable opportunity to meet and network with attorneys and legal professionals from across the nation at various social events, CLE and committee meetings. TIPS is presenting an ethics CLE program on February 6th that you won't want to miss, entitled Tracing Food: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Committee, the program will discuss the technological implications of the food industry. We recommend you register, purchase your event tickets and make hotel arrangements at your earliest convenience.

I thank you for your continued support of TIPS and your loyal membership in the Section and look forward to serving you in 2014.

Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy Holiday Season!

Gene Beckham
Chair, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

NEW-TIPS Online Content Library



TIPS has launched its Online Content Library - a new searchable library designed only for TIPS members! This valuable resource allows you the opportunity to access premium Section content relevant to your area of practice. Comprised of thousands of substantive articles and papers on a wide variety of topics that are collected each year from numerous CLE programs, Section periodicals, and the wealth of information published within the newsletters of over 30 TIPS substantive committees, we hope you find the Online Content Library to be of great value and we encourage you to start searching today!

Call for TIPS Officer and Council Nominations

During the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, the TIPS Council will nominate:

1) Five General Council Members - to serve three year terms which will begin at the end of the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston

2) One Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates - to serve a three year term which will begin at the end of the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. Delegates "must have served a minimum of two years as a General Member of Council"

3) One Section Vice-Chair - to serve a one year term which will begin at the end of the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston

Anyone interested in being considered for one of these positions or in nominating someone else should complete this form and submit it, with the nominee's current resume or CV to TIPS Staff Director, Mary Ann Peter at maryann.peter@americanbar.org no later than January 15, 2014.

ABE and ABI

ABACares The American Bar Endowment (ABE) and its for-profit subsidiary, American Bar Insurance Plans (ABI), provide a wide variety of insurance choices for ABA members, their families and their firms. These plans provide the quality, affordable coverage ABA members need, from trusted insurers, and the chance to give back to support good works for the legal profession. Learn more about the plans available to ABA members.

Committee Spotlight: Self-Insurers and Risk Managers

The Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee examines matters relating to the law and risk management governing self-insurance, including traditional insurance and alternatives to traditional insuring mechanisms, tort and contractual liability, and the relationship between risk managers and outside counsel. In addition, the committee addresses issues of particular interest to in-house litigation attorneys and insurance company representatives.

Learn More about the Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee!

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Upcoming Events & CLE

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40th Annual TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits - January 16-18, 2014 - Austin, TX

Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting - January 23-24, 2014 - New York, NY

A Day at Lloyd's of London II and Alternative Dispute Resolution - January 27, 2014 - New York, NY

ABA TIPS Midyear Meeting - February 6-9, 2014 - Chicago, IL

View All Upcoming Programs

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Co-Sponsored Programs

TIPS ICLC Regional Program: When Policy Limits Are Not Enough: Dilemma for the Policyholder, Plaintiff and Insurer - January 8, 2014 - Chicago, IL

2014 National Ski CLE Civil Litigation Program - January 8-12, 2014 - Vail, CO

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Membership

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Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!

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TIPS would like to thank those members who have renewed their membership for the 2013-14 year. We are very excited for the year ahead and appreciate your commitment to the Section! We would also like to remind those who have not yet renewed that the dues bill for the 2013-14 membership year is coming soon. You may also renew online. We truly value your membership and look forward to serving you this year!

ABA Public Service Group Program

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This new ABA membership program offers a special group dues rate to judges and lawyers employed in government, legal services or non-profit settings and is available to current and new ABA members. Don't miss this opportunity to reduce your ABA dues while inviting your colleagues to join TIPS. Participate in this program and receive all of the benefits that membership in the ABA and TIPS offers!

The special ABA Dues Group rate for FY 2014 is $70 per individual. This rate will increase in FY 2015 to $95 per individual. Note that the regular ABA dues rate can be as much as $399 per individual.

For complete information and the requirements for participation, please view our Frequently Asked Questions and/or contact Linda Wiley at linda.wiley@americanbar.org.

ABA Email Preference Center

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Don't forget to visit the ABA's Preference Center to update and select your own individual email preferences. You can choose to receive email from only your Sections, Divisions & Forums, or email related to your areas of interest, and you may subscribe to the ABA's weekly email digest to reduce the frequency of email you receive. To use this feature, have your ABA ID number and password handy, then click on this link.

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