July 11, 2018

ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section to honor five with leadership awards

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018 — The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) will honor three lawyers and two law school professors with section awards for their outstanding leadership qualities and service to TIPS as well for their commitment to advancing justice, scholarship and the legal profession. The awards will be presented during the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting, Aug. 2-7, in Chicago.

The recipients and the awards are:

Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award:

Tennessee attorney Hall McKinley, III,  will receive the Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award, which recognizes a person who consistently demonstrates the qualities of leadership, outreach, enthusiasm, professionalism and pride in TIPS and its accomplishments, during the TIPS Council Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 7-10 p.m. at Shula’s Steakhouse, 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago.

Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award:

Texas attorney Yolanda Eisenstein will receive the Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award, which honors exceptional work by an Animal Law Committee member who, through commitment and leadership, has advanced the humane treatment of animals through the law, during the Animal Law Awards Reception on Friday, Aug. 3, from 3-4 p.m. at the Swissotel Hotel.

Liberty Achievement Award:

Northwestern Law School Professor Kathleen Dillon Narko will receive the Liberty Achievement Award, which honors lawyers and judges who take a leadership role by demonstrating, through choices made in their careers and work done in private- or public-sector positions, that they have actively promoted diversity in the legal profession. The award, as given by TIPS section sponsor Thomson Reuters, will be presented during the Welcome & Liberty Achievement Award Reception on Friday, Aug. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Loews Hotel, Streeterville Terrace, 455 North Park Drive, Chicago.

James K. Carroll Leadership Award:

Georgia attorney John R. Tarpley will receive the James K. Carroll Leadership Award, which honors members who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and service to the TIPS Section, during the James K. Carroll Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Swissotel Hotel.

Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award:

Wake Forest University Law School professor Michael D. Green will receive the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, which honors law professors who have shown commitment to the advancement of justice, scholarship and the legal profession, demonstrated by outstanding contributions to the fields of tort, trial practice or insurance law. This award will be presented during the James K. Carroll Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Swissotel Hotel.

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has almost 24,000 members and over 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about TIPS visit the website, www.americanbar.org/tips.

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