On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Richard C. Goodwin of the Office of Hearings for the U.S. Department of Transportation will discuss his role as an administrative law judge, including hearing cases for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Aviation Administration and other entities within DOT.
Also on Wednesday, O. Kevin Vincent, chief counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will participate in a panel discussion on electronic data recorders and questions about the admissibility, preservation and ownership of the data after an accident.
Program highlights include:
“When Passing the Bar Is a Lifelong Challenge” — Addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease whose impact on the practice of law has never been more real or powerful. A panel of experts will explore issues associated with the identification, treatment and management of addiction in a colleague, client, family member or even one’s self.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
“More Diligence Is Due: What Every Lawyer Must Know About Insurance” — A panel will address the ins and outs of insurance policies and coverage determinations and litigation. Panelists will provide valuable insight and debate regarding various policy types, the duties of insurers and policyholders, and the coverage determination process, among other topics.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – noon
“2014 Health Insurance Market: New Challenges” — Hear the perspectives of employers, insurers and a state regulator, Manny Munson-Regala of the Minnesota Department of Health, on the changes that lawyers and their clients can expect to see in the health insurance arena as a result of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
“Dialogue With General Counsel: Issues and Ethics” — General counsel, including Ed Friedland of Thomson Reuters Legal, will discuss topics such as how they landed their job, their typical day, their expectations for outside counsel and the top legal issues facing their industry.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
Public Service Project — The TIPS Law in Public Service Committee and TIPS Premier Section Sponsor Thomson Reuters will team up to assist Stop Hunger Now, a meal-packaging program that provides dehydrated and high-protein nutritious meals to the hungry. These meals will be used to support educational programs and to save lives in developing countries around the world.
Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
When: Oct. 9-13
Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S. Seventh St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1601
A complete agenda and list of speakers can be found online.
This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Emily Ortman at Emily.Ortman@americanbar.org.
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