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Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section: Guidebook and By-laws

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section:
Guidebook and By-laws

Policies and Procedures Guidebook

ON-LINE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GUIDEBOOK
http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IL104000

Sections:

Important Forms:

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
American Bar Association

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION A - GOVERNING POLICIES

1. Section Bylaws - PDF

2. Section Goals and Strategies - PDF

3. Procedural Policies

a. Financial Policies

1. Preface - PDF
2. Section Financial Policy - PDF
3. Travel Reimbursement Guidelines - PDF
4. Reimbursement Form - PDF
5. Section Planning and Budgeting Forms

a) General Committees - PDF
b) Standing Committees PDF
c) Task Forces PDF
d) Liaisons PDF

b. ABA Solicitation of Outside Sponsorship Guidelines - PDF

c. Scholarship Fund Guidelines - PDF

d. Technology Policies

1. ABA Email Policy - PDF
2. ABA Technology & Website Policy PDF
3. Technology Policy - PDF

e. Publications Policy - PDF

f. Preservation of Institutional Memory Policy - PDF

g. Council Nominations Policy - PDF

h. Discriminatory Clubs Policy - PDF

i. Committee Appointments Policy - PDF

j. Law Student Involvement Policy - PDF

k. General Committee Discretionary Fund

a. Charter - PDF
b. Application - PDF

4. Substantive Policies - PDF

5. Section Awards

Please see the TIPS Awards page for up-to-date details

6. McKay Fund for Justice and Education - PDF

7. ABA Business Conduct Standards - PDF

SECTION B - RESPONSIBILITIES AND DEADLINES

1. General Committee Deadlines

a. Chair - PDF
b. Chair-Elect - PDF

2. Guide for Committee Officers - PDF

3. Membership Involvement Guide - PDF

a. Section Diversity Plan - PDF

4. Communications

a. The Brief

Author Guidelines - PDF
General Information - PDF

b. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal

Author Guidelines - PDF
General Information - PDF

c. The Publications Editorial Board

Tips and Guidelines for Writing a book - PDF
General Information - PDF
Publication Proposal Form - PDF

d. TortSource - PDF

5. Special Standing Committees

a. Administrative Committee - PDF
b. CLE Board - PDF
c. Diversity in the Profession Committee - PDF
d. Emerging Issues - PDF
e. Ethics and Professionalism Committee - PDF
f. Law in Public Service - PDF
g. Public Relations

  1. Committee Information - PDF
  2. ABA Media Relations Department - PDF
  3. TIPS Strategic Communication Plan - PDF
  4. General Committees Public Relations Vice Chair - Job DescriptionPDF
  5. ABA Communications Policy - PDF
  6. Public Relation TIPS for Committtees - PDF
  7. ABA Policy on Speaking to the Media - PDF
  8. Open Meeting Policy - PDF
  9. Checklist for Planning an Event - PDF
  10. Public Relations Publicity Checklist - PDF
  11. Do's and Don't for Media Relations - PDF
  12. What is News - PDF
  13. Managing The Message - PDF
  14. Top 10 Media Tips - PDF
  15. Glossary of Communication Terms - PDF

h. Scope and Correlation - PDF

6. Coordinators

a. Committee Coordinator - PDF

SECTION C - MEETINGS/PROGRAMS

1. CLE Manual - PDF

a. Program Proposal Form - Word

2. Speaker Reimbursement Guidelines - PDF

3. Speaker Reimbursement Request Form - PDF

4. Speakers Guidelines

a. Section CLE Programs - PDF
b. Videotaped Programs - PDF

5. Annual Meeting

a. Guidelines and Suggestions - PDF
b. Deadlines - PDF
c. Program Request Form - PDF
d. Committee Business Meeting Request Form - PDF
e. Speaker Information Form - PDF
f. Speaker Release form - PDF
g. Sample Speaker Letter - PDF
h. Written Course Materials - PDF
i. Sample Cover for Papers - PDF
j. Audio visual request - PDF

6. Committee Regional Meetings - PDF

7. Committee Midyear CLE Meeting - PDF

8. National CLE Programs - PDF

9. Teleseminars - PDF

10. Committee Business Meetings - PDF

11. Exhibitors Guidelines

a. Guidelines - PDF
b. Application - PDF

12. Spring Meeting

a. Guidelines and Suggestions- PDF
b. Deadlines - PDF
c. Program Request Form - PDF
d. Committee Business Meeting Request Form - PDF
e. Speaker Information Form - PDF
f. Written Course Material Guidelines - PDF
g. Sample Cover Page for Course materials - PDF
h. Audio Visual Request - PDF

SECTION D - PROCEDURES

1. Committee Newsletter

a. Letter to Editor - PDF
b. Newsletter Editor Handbook - PDF
c. Newsletter Transmittal Form - PDF
d. Newsletter Timeline - PDF
e. Newsletter Template - PDF
f. Newsletter Design - PDF
g. Summer Newsletters Deadline - PDF
h. Contributor Publication Form -PDF
i. Reprint Permission Form - PDF
j. Creative Ways to Get Newsletter Submissions - PDF
k. Listing of Newsletter Editors - EXCEL
l. Contribution Collective Work Publication Agreement - PDF

2. Guidelines for Subcommittee Assignments (now part of the budgeting form. See A.3.a.6)

3. Committee Officer Recommendations - PDF

a. Life After a Committee Chair Form - PDF

4. Committee Midyear Report, Annual Report and Schedule of Reviews

a. Midyear Activity Report - PDF
b. Annual Report Instructions - PDF
c. Annual Report Format - PDF
d. Sample Annual Report - PDF
e. Committee Review Schedule - Excel

5. Committee Recruitment Campaigns - PDF

6. House of Delegates Reports - PDF

7. Blanket Authority Requests - PDF

8. World Wide Web Guidelines

a. TIPS Website and Electronic Communications Guidelines - PDF
b. FAQ's - PDF

SECTION E - REFERENCES

1. Organizational Charts

a. ABA Structure - Powerpoint
b. TIPS Committee Structure - PDF
c. TIPS Staff and Information Guide - PDF

2. Council Representative Assignments -

3. Committee Descriptions

a. General Committees Scope Statements - PDF
b. Special Standing Committees Scope Statements - PDF


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Modified by John Martin Benigni on January 17, 2014

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