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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 15, 2014.
ABE and ABI
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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