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September 19, 2019 Departments

TIPS Notes: Update on the Latest Programs and Events in Your Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

2019 Fifth Annual Section Conference

Nearly 400 registrants gathered at the Westin Times Square in New York for TIPS’s Fifth Annual Section Conference in May. The conference offered top-tier CLE sessions to choose from as well as many networking events, including the very memorable, sold-out Section Reception and Dinner held in the elegant Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center. The combination of a historic and iconic location, excellent food, jazz, networking, fun, and the best view in Manhattan made this a tremendously successful event. Other notable conference networking events included a complimentary Welcome Reception, a late-night Young Lawyers Networking Reception held at the Refinery Hotel Rooftop, as well as the Women’s Networking Luncheon.

The Liberty Achievement Award was presented to the Honorable Lourdes Ventura on May 1 during the Welcome Reception at the Westin Times Square. Ventura is currently judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in Queens County. She previously focused on civil litigation as a partner at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus. As a former assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Ventura prosecuted cases and investigated complaints involving discrimination in housing, education, and other areas.

Ventura was the first Latina to serve as president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and is also past president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County. Under her leadership, Latino Lawyers was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association 2005 Award of Merit for a local bar association for its work with the Street Law en Español program.

2020 Section Conference Slated for Nashville

Following the success of the recent Section Conference, TIPS is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual TIPS Section Conference, to be held at the JW Marriott, Nashville, April 29 to May 3, 2020, cosponsored with the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Save the date for next year’s Section Conference, which promises to be another must-attend event!

Reminder: TIPS Annual Business Meeting at the ABA Annual Meeting

The TIPS Section Business Meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, on Saturday, August 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will include the official election of TIPS officers and Council members for the 2019–2020 bar year.

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