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Established to increase participation in TIPS activities among minorities, solo and small firm practitioners, women, plaintiffs, government lawyers and young lawyers
The scholarship fund helps members in variety of situations. For example, for a young lawyer who wants to attend a TIPS sponsored CLE program - the topics are right up her alley, the speakers are experts in her field, the opportunity to learn a lot as well network to advance in her field is there - but the registration fee is too high for her and/or the cost of lodging and airfare is prohibitive . . . this fund is for her! For a solo attorney who would like to be active in the ABA and TIPS in particular, perhaps participate in the governance of its committees, help shape legislation, or plan or speak at one of the CLE programs, but he needs assistance to do so . . . this fund can help him!
Potential recipients of scholarship funds must be TIPS members and must fall into one or more of the following categories: minorities, women, solo and small firm practitioners, plaintiffs, government lawyers and young lawyers. The more categories you fall into, the better your chances for receiving an award.
TIPS Scholarship Fund was established to broaden the involvement of TIPS members who do not have the financial ability to participate in Section activities. It is the goal of this fund to increase diversity, with a focus on minorities, women, solo and small firm practitioners, young attorneys, government employees, and public interest attorneys. This does not, however, exclude attorneys in other categories
Scholarship funds are limited. TIPS regrets that not every applicant's request can be honored.
Fill out an application! A scholarship application has been developed which enables the Board to review the criteria of each applicant, assess the financial need, and determine if a scholarship is warranted. The names of applicants are never distributed beyond the receiving office at TIPS Headquarters, not even to the Scholarship Fund Board. This ensures the confidentiality of the applicant
The International Risk Management Institute is pleased to provide the funding for this scholarship fund. Their commitment and the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s commitment to diversity is strengthened through this joint effort. The fund is supported through royalties paid to the Section through membership subscriptions to the CGL Reporter, a comprehensive collection of analysis and summaries of the most important decisions in commercial lines cases handed down by the nation’s appellate courts.
The editorial Board of the CGL Reporter is comprised of eight members of the TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee: Executive Editor, Jill B. Berkeley, Chicago, IL - reinsurance and self-insurance; Janet R. Davis, Chicago, IL - professional, errors and omissions, and directors’ and officers’ liability; Daniel F. Mullin, Seattle, WA - excess and umbrella liability coverage; Mary E. McCutcheon, San Francisco, CA - directors’ and officers’ liability and construction law; Lisa A. Oonk, Tampa, FL - first and third party insurance coverage litigation; Robert J. Brennan, Morristown, NJ - commercial auto and environmental areas; Lee H. Ogburn, Baltimore, MD - products liability and manufacturing cases; and Susan M. Popik, San Francisco, CA - first-party property expertise.