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Tort Trial & Insurance Practice

Welcome to the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)—the source of knowledge and leadership on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. There are numerous benefits of TIPS membership. We invite you to explore these resources and join the TIPS family today.

Fidelity & Surety Law Fall Conference

October 5-6, 2023

Join us for the Fidelity & Surety Law Fall Conference, The Financial Institution Bond and Commercial Crime Policy: Principles and Annotations at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA. We hope to see you there!

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TIPS Fall Meeting

October 12-14, 2023

Join us at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas! This meeting will feature valuable networking events, important business meetings, and the many resort amenities--golf, tennis, swim or relax at one of the resort’s many pools, enjoy snorkeling or kayaking, and a wildlife sanctuary too.

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Aviation and Space Law Conference

October 26-27, 2023

Join us at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. This year's conference will focus on the continuing challenges facing aviation and space law practitioners, with an emphasis on litigation, regulatory risks, and insurance.

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Upcoming Events

TIPS events bring you timely topics, leading speakers and unmatched in-person networking opportunities.

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More than a membership

TIPS is the ABA’s home for emerging issues and technologies in tort, trial and insurance law. A TIPS membership offers you tools that will enable you to network with others to develop your business, increase your exposure to issues of interest to the insurance industry, and enhance your legal skills.

TIPS Committees

At the heart of TIPS are more than 30 committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in specific areas of practice and provide you with opportunities to interact with, write for and learn from your peers.

Insider TIPS Podcast

Sustainable Success and Embracing One's Humanity as an Attorney

In this episode of Insider Tips, Sam Segal speaks with coach, consultant, and trainer Michele Powers about how you can achieve sustainable success while embracing your humanity as an attorney.

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Empowering ourselves changes our lives. Empowering others changes our communities.

The Financial Literacy Project is a long-term public service project that evolves with the needs of our communities. TIPS Chair John McMeekin said, “This project invests in the financial education of our communities, empowering and guiding all of us to a stronger and more secure financial future. I urge you to share The FLP with your colleagues and community organizations.”

August 2023 eTIPS Newsletter

Your source for the latest TIPS news

TIPS Publications

Whether you are brushing up on an old topic or tackling a new area of practice, we have the information you need. The TIPS library is your source for the practical, how-to advice you need to take your next step. Our bookshelves are stocked with a wealth of information to guide you through your practice and your career. As an added bonus, your membership in the section entitles you to a discount on every TIPS publication.

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Spring 2023 | Vol. 52, No. 3

Insurance Agency Acquisitions Are Creating An E&O Claim Bubble

By Robert M. Anderson - The last ten years have seen an explosive acceleration in consolidation among insurance agencies and brokerages. Before that, acquisitions were concentrated among the ten largest brokers, often called Alphabet Brokers, because of the industry practice of calling them by their initials. -- Read More in the Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter -- >>>>>

TIPS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The TIPS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession promotes the involvement of attorneys of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women attorneys, attorneys with disabilities and LGBT attorneys into the membership and leadership of the Section.

A Day In The Life Of An Attorney

The TIPS Committees on Diversity and Inclusion, Law in Public Service and Staff Counsel co-sponsor the middle school outreach initiative, A Day in the Life of an Attorney, targeting underrepresented communities during the TIPS Fall Leadership and Section Conference meetings. The program aims at introducing kids to careers in the legal profession early in their education. 

Chair's Message

Loren D. Podwill

I am delighted to welcome you to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section! TIPS is a unique, diverse organization that links plaintiff and defense attorneys with corporate, in-house counsel and insurers, all eager to maintain and improve the American civil justice system.

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About TIPS

The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section was formed in 1933 with 1,650 members. It was known as the Section of Insurance Law for 24 years until 1957 when the House of Delegates approved a name change to the Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law. From 1979 through 2002, it was known as the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (sometimes referred to as TIPS). In August 2003, TIPS’ name changed to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section — the Section has, however, retained its original acronym of TIPS.