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ABA Offers Free Disaster Preparedness Program to Members

ABA Offers Free Disaster Preparedness Program to Members

By Gabriel McIntosh

The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, in partnership with West LegalEdcenter, is offering ABA members a complimentary program, “When the Levees Broke: Lessons Learned From Judicial and Governmental Response to Hurricane Katrina,” available April 5 – May 5.

The program was presented during the 2012 ABA Midyear Meeting and was produced by the TIPS Task Force on Disaster Preparedness and Response. The program focuses on the challenges that the judiciary as well as federal, state and local governments faced in the Katrina disaster, and the response to those challenges. Those affected by the disaster relay their experiences and offer lessons learned. Speakers include Kathleen Strickland of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley; Jennifer Kilpatrick of Degal, Blanchard & Nash; Judge Madeleine Landrieu of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Orleans Parish, La.; and Judge Karen Wells Roby of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

While this is a free program, CLE credit can be obtained for $50. For more information, including how to register and view the program, click here.

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system.  TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance.  The section has about 25,000 members and 32 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice.  For more information about the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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