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.
The American Bar Association's Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Writing Competition as part of its Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative has resulted so far in two fabulous winning papers from the Fall meeting in Seattle and the Mid-year meeting in New Orleans. You can read the winning law student papers on the TIPS Disaster Initiative Page here and on this blog page here. The first winning student paper from the Fall meeting in Seattle is by Melissa Muir and is entitled : How the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Has Changed The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Appeals Program: The Little Executive Board That Can. The second winning student paper from the Mid-year meeting in New Orleans is by Artis G. Ulmer, III and is entitled: The Infliction of Intentional Torts in Preparation for or in Response to a Natural Disaster. The competition continues in the Spring from North Carolina and in the Summer from Chicago where more students will vie for the winning submission on Disaster Preparedness and Response. For more information on the writing competition, please click here. For more information on TIPS Disaster Initiative and the upcoming programs, please click here.