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September 02, 2020 TIPS Notes

Update on the Latest Programs and Events in Your Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

The recent COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of our lineup of spring conferences. We pivoted as we looked to bring you helpful webinars relating to the pandemic viewed easily from your home or office. Recent COVID-related CLE webinars include:

State Insurance Regulators’ Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 8, 2020

Expert panelists discuss how state insurance regulators are responding to the greatest public health crisis to affect the United States in over a century to protect their citizens and businesses as well as their insurance markets.

The Employment Guide to Surviving COVID-19: Critical Issues Today and Biggest Challenges Tomorrow

May 21, 2020 | On-Demand

The COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our society, including the way employers operate. Check out this comprehensive discussion of the legal issues facing businesses large and small during this pandemic.

When the Second Shoe Drops: COVID-19 Losses and Reinsurance

May 8, 2020 | On-Demand

Expert panelists examine the types of COVID-19 claims anticipated, whether those claims are properly payable under insurance contracts, and whether reinsurers will respond to COVID-19 claims presented for payment by their reinsured.

Cannabis and COVID-19: How a Federally Illegal Drug Continues to Exist as an “Essential Business” at the State Level

April 24, 2020 | On-Demand

Expert panelists discuss how the legal and cannabis industries are being affected by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19: Working Remotely—What Attorneys Need to Know to Avoid Cyberthreats and Privacy Risks

March 30, 2020 | On-Demand

This program identifies cyber threats to legal practitioners that are proliferating during the COVID-19 pandemic as firm members and legal staff increasingly work remotely.

Other non-CLE COVID-related webinars include:

COVID-19: Facts, Myths, and Hypotheses with Dr. Michele Carbone

May 14, 2020

Dr. Carbone provides an update on the latest medical and scientific evidence about the COVID-19 situation; answers frequently asked questions, myths, and hypotheses about COVID-19; and suggests what we can expect in the future about the virus and its impact.

COVID 19: Furloughs, Work Share, Layoffs, PPP? What to Do and How to Do It

April 16, 2020

Discuss the pros and cons of these programs and learn best practices as managers contemplate furloughs and layoffs in the short term.

Some of these programs are available on-demand on the ABA’s COVID-19 Collection web page ( For additional and up-to-date TIPS program information, visit the TIPS CLE & Meetings web page (

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section is committed to supporting our members by providing information, resources, and benefits that are of the most value to you. We recently sent a survey to all members to better guide our work and planning. Look for upcoming webinars on the topics you asked for!

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