Friday, June 17, 2011

Welcome from TIPS Chair-elect Randy Aliment

During my term as Chair of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), we will work with Thomson Reuters on a Disaster Preparedness and Response initiative that will include several CLE productions, programs and meetings in coordination with several other ABA Sections and Special Committees and law schools in Washington, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Illinois. To implement this initiative, I appointed a Task Force chaired by Kathleen Strickland. Our principle mission is to communicate awareness so that effective disaster planning may be achieved from lessons learned during past disasters and to emphasize the current state of preparedness. We have planned 10 teleconferences/webinars in September 2011 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on America. We will also present 10 podcasts throughout the year including 2 general theme podcasts and 2 podcasts before each of our programs in Seattle, New Orleans, Charleston and Chicago. The podcasts will discuss specific topics of Disaster Preparedness and Response, which will be featured at these meetings.

This Blog covers our initiative and is dedicated to those who have lost their lives to disasters. We hope you will choose to include your thoughts and comments on this important subject.

Randy J. Aliment
Williams Kastner PLLC
Chair-elect, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

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