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April 27, 2021

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Thomson Reuters to launch financial literacy project

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2021 — The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) is collaborating with Thomson Reuters to launch The Financial Literacy Project. The project, being announced today during national Financial Literacy Month, will launch later this year and is designed to promote economic empowerment by equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to own their financial future, with a particular emphasis on underserved communities and youth populations across the United States.

The Financial Literacy Project will be supported through a series of videos covering a range of topics, including budgeting, home ownership, debt management and financial planning. The video series will be accessible through the websites of ABA TIPS, and  Project participants will also be able to access other resources for extended learning opportunities. Those interested in The Financial Literacy Project to preview the Tax Planning module to be released on April 30.  

“Empowering people with the skills and knowledge for a brighter financial future is the goal of this project.  With this work we can make a difference in people’s lives,” TIPS Chair John McMeekin said.

“We are proud to expand upon our long-term relationship with the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section to provide this opportunity for individuals to gain a deeper understanding of personal finances and to equip them to navigate their financial future through The Financial Literacy Project,” said Mark Haddad, general manager of the Small Law Firm business for Thomson Reuters.

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 over 11,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information visit

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