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February 07, 2020

General Information

Advance Registration

Visit the TIPS website to register or complete the registration form included in this brochure for the “TIPS 6th Annual Section Conference” to be held at the majestic JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, TN. The advance registration fee includes admission to the program, course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, networking reception and welcome reception. If you wish to have your name appear on the pre-registration list distributed at the program, ALL registration forms must be submitted either online or via the meeting website no later than the registration deadline of April 1st, 2020. Registration reservations will be confirmed in writing within 10 business days.


On-site registrations will be accepted. For more information Call Juel Jones at 312-988-5597 or email [email protected]. On-site registrants must pay the program fee by credit card or check made payable to the American Bar Association. A $25 fee will be charged to individuals registering on-site.

Cancellation Policy

No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after April 1st, 2020. To receive a refund (less a $50 administrative fee), the ABA must receive written cancellation by April 1st, 2020. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute or will receive course materials in lieu of a refund.

Hotel Information

For Reservations call: 615-291-8600 A limited number of rooms have been blocked for program registrants of the TIPS 6th Annual Section Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville, 201 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. Hotel room rate of $285.00 single/double plus 11.75% tax. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 615-291-8600. The room block will be held until exhausted or until Tuesday April 7th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). After the meeting specified hotel deadline, reservations will be confirmed based on availability. Please refer to the ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2020 Section Conference, when calling the hotel to make reservations. Hotel check-in is 3:00 p.m. and checkout is 11:00 a.m. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit check for one night’s room and tax. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservations 48 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

ABA Negotiated Airfare Discounts

With ABA Egencia*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to the ABA Meetings. ABA Egencia enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination.

Reservations with ABA Egencia can be made online* or offline. For offline reservations, call (877) 833-6285. ABA Egencia is available online via ABA Travel Services*. ABA airfare discounts on some carriers may also be obtained by purchasing your tickets under the ABA Discount Codes directly from the airline or through your travel agent.

American Airlines ABA Discount only available at ABA Egencia.

United Airlines 800-426-1122 For ABA Meetings Only—Agreement Code: 842742 / Z Code: ZHPV Discount available at and enter ZHPV842742 in the Offer Code box. Discount will be applied at ticketing. Not for Leisure Travel Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

Delta Air Lines 800-328-1111 Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Bar Association Please click here to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.2216* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTQR Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

Southwest tickets can be booked on ABA Egencia. If not booking via ABA Egencia you can book via and use ABA SWABIZ Company ID 99422890

 *A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Egencia.

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CLE Credit

The ABA will seek 14 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 16.8 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states including 3.5 hours of Ethics credit 60-minute states and 4.2 hours of Ethics credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the program website for program CLE details or visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.

Membership Information

For more information about membership in the ABA or the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), please visit us online at or call 800/ 285-2221. Membership in TIPS includes three industry-leading periodicals, discounts of up to 20% on many TIPS CLE programs, and other career and practice-enhancing benefits. Join TIPS today!

Persons With Disabilities 

Services for persons with disabilities are available. If special arrangements are required for an individual to attend this program, please notify Juel Jones at 312-988-5597 or by email at juel. [email protected] please provide prompt requests so reasonable notice can be made. 

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for all Section activities, courtesy of the TIPS Scholarship Fund. The Fund, established with the International Risk Management Institute (“IRMI”) and supported by subscriptions to the IRMI CGL Reporter, is intended to increase membership involvement in TIPS’ activities by minorities, solo and small firm practitioners, government attorneys, women, and young lawyers by providing financial support to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. To request an application or receive additional information, visit or contact Norma Campos at [email protected] 312.988.5574 for more information and an application.