Friday, August 19, 2011

Disaster Preparedness and Response Teleconference Series - Update

This updates one of our earlier posts on the TIPS Disaster Initiative September Teleconference Series.  The series starts September 6 and goes through September 19.  You can now save 20% by registering for all 10 Teleconferences.  For TIPS members, the cost for all 10 Teleconferences is $760.  This discount rate also applies to certain other groups as well, including government employees and employees of non-profits.  Click here for details.  This is a fabulous way to obtain a CLE credit from your desk and a great overview of how far we have come in addressing disasters since September 11th.

But there is more good news.  Reduced rates have been established for additional registrants from a single law firm, company, or organization.  The first registrant pays the standard rate (e.g., TIPS members pay $95) and every additional registrant from that same organization pays the reduced registration fee (e.g., the second TIPS member from the same firm pays only $45).  Every individual must register to attend each Teleconference.  Just coordinate within your organization to take advantage of the reduced rates for additional registrants.  Click here for the details on the reduced rates.  Law students pay only $25.


One of the key features of the year-long TIPS Disaster Preparedness and Response initiative is a wonderful series of teleconferences and webinars that will take place in September 2011 as part of TIPS' commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.  On this Blog's home page at the bottom right you will find a page that lists in detail information about all 10 teleconferences (it is also hyperlinked to the title of this post).  We have a great line-up of speakers on a wide range of subjects including responses to aviation disasters, how mass disasters have created canine heros (live rescue dogs at this program), an insiders look at how the September 11th tort litigation was handled presented in a live webinar by Judge Hellerstein, the judge who continues to manage much of the World Trade Center litigation, Ken Feinberg, and Sheila Birnbaum, another litigator's look at the World Trade Center litigation in a live webinar featuring the lead counsel for the City and the contractors and one of the lead plaintiffs' lawyers, along with Michael Cardozo, Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, a look at how to prepare for disasters, international approaches to disaster preparedness and response, a look at how insurance policies have changed to respond to disasters since September 11th, how the coverage litigation surrounding the World Trade Center collapse has affected the way insurance contracts are now being completed, the role of directors and officers in disaster preparedness and response, and employment issues that arise when disaster strikes.

These teleconferences and live webinars begin on September 6 and conclude on September 19.  A detailed listing of all teleconferences and live webinars is on the Pages section of his blog.  Information on how to sign up to listen or watch these programs is available on the TIPS Disaster Initiative home page, this Blog, and on the WestLegalCenter page.  To register at a 20% discount package deal for all teleconferences, click here.

This is one of the most comprehensive series of programs covering disaster preparedness and response.  Please join us.

1 comment:

  1. Please Save the Dates on your calendars for the September Teleconference Series. There will be 10 teleconferences to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001:

    1. September 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST Aviation Law Committee, The Call: Aviation Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response

    2. September 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EST Government Law and Animal Law Committees, Ten Years Later: Mass Disaster Spawns Canine Heroes

    3. September 8, 2011, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee, September 11th, Ten Years Later, Where Are We In The Handling Of Mass Claims Within The Legal System?

    4. September 9, 2011, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee, The World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery and Clean-Up Mass Litigation

    5. September 12, 2011, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee, Disaster Preparedness-Disaster Recovery

    6. September 13, 2011, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.EST International Law and Government Law Committees, International Approaches to Disaster Preparedness and Response Program

    7. September 14, 2011, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Changes in Insurance Underwriting and Claims Handling Since September 11th

    8. September 15, 2011, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee, The Silverstein Properties Trial and the Issue of Contract Certainty in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001

    9. September 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. EST Professional Directors and Officers Liability Committee, September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks: Duties of Corporate Directors and Officers in the Preparation and Execution of Disaster Avoidance and Recovery

    10.September 19, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST Employment Law Committee, Employment Issues When Disaster Strikes

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