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 hope your 2013 holidays were restful and have gotten you ready for a busy 2014!

January has delivered a strong start for TIPS CLE programming. Earlier this month, the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee sponsored a regional program in Chicago for local members and TIPS co-sponsored the Ski and CLE Civil Litigation Program, where many members gathered to ski, network and learn in beautiful Vail, CO. The 40th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Life, Health, Disability and ERISA took place last week in a new location, sunny Austin, TX (I was there, and it was excellent). And this week one of our largest meetings, the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Midwinter Meeting, is being held in New York City. We will end the month with our Lloyd's of London Part 2 Program, also in New York, with an amazing guest speaker slated to speak. I hope you were able to attend some of these fantastic programs, those who did found them to be very valuable.

The February 6-9 ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, IL is quickly approaching and this year we will convene at the Swiss˘tel. Do not let the recent cold weather reports deter you from attending this important meeting. Chicago is worth visiting at any time of the year, and all of the meeting hotels are connected by indoor walkways. Please join us and experience the invaluable opportunity TIPS provides to meet and network with attorneys and legal professionals from across the nation at our various social events, CLE and committee meetings. On Thursday, February 6th, the TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee is presenting a complimentary ethics CLE program sponsored by Thomson Reuters entitled Tracing Food: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, which will be followed by a complimentary reception sponsored by Freeborn & Peters LLP. Our Plenary Session is Friday morning from 11-11:30 AM. The public service project, also on Friday, will be to render comfort and aid to "Court Case dogs," animals who-through no fault of their own-find themselves in government custody when legal action is instituted against their owners. Our Welcome Reception will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 6:30 PM. Please remember to both register for the meeting and to purchase tickets to our events and programming before they sell out.

I am also excited to announce the TIPS "Member Mondays" Free Teleconference CLE Series. Created to deliver valuable content to TIPS members, we will present a complimentary teleconference every other month. Our first teleconference, Cybercrime Claims, is scheduled for Monday, February 10th. Register now if you haven't done so already and watch for information regarding the remaining teleconference topics.

I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events and programs, please come up and say "hello" when you see me.

Gene Beckham
Chair, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

NEW-TIPS History Archive



The TIPS History Committee has been hard at work for many years and is proud to present you with the TIPS History Archive - a searchable archive containing important historical Section records including agendas, minutes, reports, photographs, and lists of sponsors and attendees from past TIPS programs and meetings. The archive is easily searchable by committee, meeting, data type and year, and was created to provide you with a valuable and easily searchable historical perspective to ultimately assist in future Section decisions and planning. Visit the TIPS History Archive today!

TIPS 2014 Muskie Award

Do you know a TIPS Member who deserves recognition for their pro bono work? TIPS is looking for nominees for the 2014 Muskie Award, which recognizes TIPS members who have the attributes embodied by Senator Muskie: his dedication to justice for all citizens, commitment to public service, and his role as a lawyer and distinguished leader of TIPS. Complete award criteria and nomination details can be found here. The deadline for Muskie Award nominations is March 15, 2014.

Committee Spotlight: Title Insurance Litigation

The Title Insurance Litigation Committee covers all matters relating to the law of title insurance, including legislative, regulatory and judicial. The Committee examines contractual and extra-contractual disputes between and among insureds, insurers, third parties, and governmental or quasi-governmental bodies.

Learn More about the Title Insurance Litigation Committee!

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Upcoming Events & CLE

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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

TIPS Member Mondays FREE Teleconference: Cybercrime Claims - February 10, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern

Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Meeting - February 20-22, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

ABA Life Sciences Legal Summit - February 27, 2014 - San Francisco, CA

View All Upcoming Programs

TIPS Program Audio Archive

TIPS Online Content Library

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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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