This Blog covers the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's series of podcasts, teleconferences, and live programs dedicated to Disaster Preparedness and Response. It addresses issues arising out of disasters caused by foreign and domestic acts of terrorism, by negligent acts, by natural events and by threats to our cyber-security and will confront the issues of preparedness, risk management, recovery and response, liability, insurance, claims and litigation.
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.