American Bar Association
 
General Committees: Admiralty and Maritime Law
TIPS Section

General Committees:
Admiralty and Maritime Law


Letter from the Chair, James P. Koelzer




Dear AMLC Colleagues:

It is hard to believe we are already at the midway point of our ABA year! It has been a busy and exciting year so far and there is more to come.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive group, so if you are considering whether to get more involved, I strongly encourage you to do so. We do our best to provide leadership opportunities for anyone who wants to get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the Committee Leadership. You can find us in the TIPS Leadership Directory, on the TIPS website, and on LinkedIn.

Attending our monthly conference call is a great first step. The call normally takes place the third Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm Eastern time. The dial number is: (866) 646-6488 and the conference code is 1885350536. Our regular calls are a great way to stay apprised of our plans, and get involved with the Committee. You can also click here to join our LinkedIn group and view our TIPS General Committee webpage here.

I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

James P. Koelzer, Chair


Special Announcements




08/05/14



TIPS // AMLC -- Friday August 8 at 8 am Boston Business Meeting Agenda



Dear AMLC Colleagues:



Below is the agenda for our business meeting to take place as part of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston next week, on Friday August 8 at 8 am Eastern time.



For those of you who cannot make the meeting in person, we have arranged for a conference call facility. That number is 866-646-6488 and the code is 5998261393.



1. Introduction. Jim Koelzer



2. Message from Incoming Chair. Pam Palmer



3. Update regarding Rotterdam Rules. Chet Hooper



4. Boston Free CLE and Social Event Recap. Ray Waid and Chris Nolan



5. Fall Tulane Maritime Law Journal Regional Event. Ray Waid



6. AMLC Brochure Update Project. Jim Koelzer



7. Discussion regarding outreach to other maritime groups. General, led by Pam Palmer



8. Vessel Arrest Webinar Update. Ray Waid



9. Discussion regarding possibility of CLE program at August 2015 Chicago Annual Meeting. Chris Nolan



10. Discussion regarding funding of AMLC events. Pam Palmer



11. Discussion regarding 2014-15 writing competitions. Jim Koelzer and Ray Waid



12. Update regarding Law Journal Submission. Jessica Martyn



13. Napa Fall Meeting Planning Update. Pam Palmer



14. Houston Winter Meeting Update. Chris Nolan



15. AMLC Member Aaron Greenbaum forms new firm, Ausateri, Barrios, Guillot & Greenbaum. Aaron Greenbaum



16. Any other business.



Many thanks.
Jim





07/22/14




You are cordially invited to attend the ...




Admiralty Practice in the 21st Century: Navigating Which Circuit Splits Will Lead to a Supreme Court Review




Sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and the Mariners Club of Massachusetts.




Please join us at Holland & Knight's Boston office during the 2014 ABA annual meeting for a discussion by the TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee. The committee will address key circuit splits involving maritime issues that may be ripe for Supreme Court review.




The presenters will explore splits concerning the application of the Safe Port Doctrine and the Fire Defenses of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Fire Statute, as well as the removability of maritime cases.




Attendees will receive copies of two articles prepared by the speakers in connection with a writing competition for young lawyers sponsored by the TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Committee.




We hope you will be able to attend this informative session.




Introductions: Pamela Palmer, Christopher R. Nolan
Moderator: Raymond Waid
Presenters: Donald A. Mau, J. Ben Segarra




Date/Time:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm




Location:
Holland & Knight
10 St. James Avenue, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02116




RSVP
Contact the Holland & Knight Institute at HKInstitute@hklaw.com to RSVP.

Please register by August 5.




Reception to follow at:
M.J. O'Conner's Irish Pub
27 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116




Sponsored by Pierce Atwood LLP
Sponsors: ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committees and Mariners Club of Massachusetts




Continuing Legal Education:
Holland & Knight is an approved CLE provider in several jurisdictions, including California, Illinois, New York and Texas. All reasonable efforts to seek CLE credits for this program will be made. In certain instances, some programs may not be awarded CLE credits because of either content or jurisdictional restrictions. For New York attorneys, this program's format qualifies for CLE for transitional (newly admitted) and experienced attorneys.




Questions:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program chairs: Pamela Palmer at ppalmer@mpplaw.com or Raymond Waid at rwaid@liskow.com.







07/17/14





ABA/TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee -- July 17, 2014 Business Meeting Minutes





Attendees:





Chris Nolan, Ray Waid, Bart Eckhardt, Jonathan Skipp, Jessica Martyn, Giuseppe Rosa, Chris Hamilton, Hurley Grady, Blythe Daly, Scott Richards, Pamela Palmer, Stephanie Penninger, Jim Koelzer





1. Introduction by Jim Koelzer.





2. Pam Palmer gave an update about the Boston meeting.





The AMLC is planning a CLE at the offices of Holland & Knight. Details are being finalized, but we expect to start at 3:30. The topic will be current splits among federal circuit courts on maritime issues. The CLE will be followed by a happy hour. Pam, Ray Waid, and Mike Daly are working with the Boston Mariners Club to secure a location for the happy hour.





The AMLC business meeting has been moved to Friday morning at 8 am. The room location will be announced soon.





3. Jessica Martyn gave an update regarding the recent SEALI meeting. The AMLC had a good turnout. Christine Walker of Fowler White presented her Young Lawyer Writing Competition winning paper to approximately 300 people with great success. SEALI would like to make the Young Lawyer Writing Competition an ongoing partnership.

4. Jim Koelzer relayed that Edward Duhamel has been announced as the winner of the Student Writing Competition for his paper titled Keeping Up with the Northwest Passage: A Legal Meltdown. We have been in touch with Mr. Duhamel. We look forward to seeing him at the Boston meeting. His paper will be published in the October Newsletter.

5. Chris Nolan gave an update about the newsletter. He is now finalizing a “Special Edition” newsletter that commemorates the publication of ten Trade Talk pieces. The issue will re-publish the prior articles and add an eleventh Trade Talk article by Darby McDaniel of BOA Marine Services, Inc. Meanwhile, the October issue is now in process.





6. Pam Palmer updated the group about plans for the Napa meeting in October. She is working with the Business Litigation Committee to participate in an educational and wine tasting event at Del Dotto Winery. Details are being finalized, but currently that event is planned for the afternoon of Friday October 17th. It was noted that the hotel rooms at the Meritage Resort are selling out quickly. AMLC members are encouraged to make your reservations soon.





7. Chis Nolan gave an update regarding the Houston meeting. The American Conference Institute has arranged for its meeting to dovetail with ours. The ACI will take place on February 4-5 and the TIPS meeting will take place February 6-9. This is a fantastic development that is likely to increase attendance at both meetings and provide more opportunities for the AMLC to partner with the ACI.





8. Pam Palmer reported that Ray Waid and Robert Gardana are planning a webinar about vessel arrests. Plans are still in early stages but we think a CLE on this topic would have great attendance.









07/16/14





ABA/TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee -- July Business Meeting and Call Agenda





Dear AMLC Colleagues:









Below is the dial information and agenda for our regular monthly call.









Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Business Meeting
Thursday July 17, 2014 – 12:30 EST / 9:30 PST
Dial: 866-646-6488 Code: 1885350536









Agenda









1. Introduction. Jim Koelzer





2. Boston Planning Update. Pam Palmer and Ray Waid









3. SEALI Meeting Recap. Jessica Martyn and Ray Waid









4. Student Writing Competition Winner. Jim Koelzer









5. Newsletter Update. Chris Nolan









6. Jones Act CLE Update. Phil Brickman









7. Napa planning update. Pam Palmer









8. Any other business.









Many thanks.









Jim
















6/12/14

Dear AMLC Colleagues:

Due to scheduling difficulties, there will be no business meeting call this month. Our next call will be the third Thursday in July. Should you have any questions about the status of our projects - or ideas for new ones - please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great start to your summer!

Jim











5/13/14






AMLC Members:









The Spring meeting is just a few days away! This will outline the activities we have planned for the AMLC and also provide dial information for the business meeting in case you can’t make it to Boca Raton, Florida this week.





We are excited about the group dinner in a private room at the Commodore Grill of the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club on Friday, May 16 at 7:00 pm. The cost is $55 per person. Alcohol/beer/wine will be available at an additional cost. Space is strictly limited to 20 people. Please RSVP to Chris Hamilton at chamilton@hamiltonmillerlaw.com no later than May 12. For additional information, please see the post on our LinkedIn page.





The CLE, Experts in the Sunshine State: Universal Issues in the Context of Resort, Tourism, and Cruise Line Cases, from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, May 16 also promises to be excellent. Please see meeting materials for more information.





Finally, below is the agenda for the AMLC Business Meeting planned for 2:00 pm Eastern Time on May 15. Please note that the regularly scheduled conference call for May has been moved to coincide with the Boca meeting. The dial information for the call is:






Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Business Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 2:00 EST / 11:00 PST
Dial: 866-646-6488 Code: 1885350536







Agenda









  1. Introduction. Jessica Martyn




  2. Thank you to Fowler Rodriguez and Robson Forensic for supporting TIPS and the AMLC. Chris Nolan




  3. Boca Raton AMLC Social and Educational Events. Chris Hamilton




  4. Guest speaker discussion regarding towing vessel regulations. Bart Eckhardt of Robson Forensic




  5. MLA Week Report. Chris Nolan




  6. “Push to 1,000 Campaign” Update. Jessica Martyn




  7. Student Writing Competition Update. Jim Koelzer




  8. Young Lawyer Writing Competition Update. Ray Waid




  9. Newsletter Update. Chris Nolan




  10. Discussion regarding cross-marketing and promoting AMLC at upcoming SEALI, MLA, ALI, Pac Admiralty, etc. meetings. Jessica Martyn




  11. Discussion regarding Jones Act CLE. Phil Brickman




  12. Discussion regarding Boston planning and possibility of a substantive panel discussion. Pam Palmer and Ray Waid




  13. Any other business





5/12/14





The Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Invites You to a Dinner at:





Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club-Private Room at the Commodore Grille
2425 Maya Palm Drive
West Boca Raton, FL





Friday, May 16th at 7:00 PM





**Limit of only 20 people - please RSVP to Chris Hamilton at chamilton@hamiltonmillerlaw.com by Tuesday May 12, 2014.**





Click here for Details







03/21/14





ABA/TIPS/AMLC - VIDEO - Update Re Revisions to German Maritime Law by Dr. Christoph Schroeder of CMS Hasche Sigle





Below is a link to the audio and PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Christoph Schroeder of CMS Hasche Sigle as presented to the ABA/TIPA/AMLC on March 20, 2014.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po_2OSQPYRA



More information about Dr. Christoph Schroeder is below.



About the Speaker:

Christoph Schroeder is a member of the firm’s Hamburg-based maritime practice. He has been advising companies in the maritime industry on a wide range of legal aspects of their respective business, including cargo claims, ship collisions, arrest of vessels, and agreements like shipbuilding contracts, time or voyage charter parties, bills of lading, agency contracts, insurance policies, framework logistics agreements etc. He has represented clients in numerous cases before German District Courts and Courts of Appeal and has coordinated or supervised proceedings for clients before the German Federal Supreme Court as well as courts in the U.S., France, Denmark, Sweden and Taiwan. He completed his doctoral work in contracts for the carriage of goods under Chinese law and is currently based in our Shanghai office. He speaks German, English and Mandarin.





Contact Information:

Dr. Christoph Schroeder
T: +86 21 6289 6363
M: +86 150 0086 6648
E: christop.schroeder@cmslegal.cn
CMS, China
2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2
1266 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200040
P. R. China







03/19/14





ABA/TIPS -- March 20 Business Call Agenda





Dear AMLC Colleagues:

We are very excited to have Dr. Christoph Schroeder speak at this month’s regularly scheduled business meeting call about recent updates to the German Maritime law. Below are the call in details for the call and the agenda for the business portion of our call. I look forward to speaking with you.





Many thanks.

Jim










Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Business Meeting
Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 12:30 EST / 9:30 PST
Dial: 866-646-6488 Code: 1885350536









  1. Introduction. Jim Koelzer




  2. Recent Updates to German Maritime Law. Dr. Christoph Schroeder




  3. Update re new writing competition for young lawyers. Ray Waid/ Pam Palmer / Jessica Martyn




  4. Update re Tulane Maritime Law Journal Event. Ray Waid




  5. Update re student writing competition. Jim Koelzer




  6. Update re membership numbers. Ray Waid




  7. Update regarding Newsletter. Chris Nolan




  8. Update regarding Spring Meeting in Boca Raton. Chris Hamilton / Chris Nolan




  9. Update re planning for Boston. Pam Palmer




  10. Any other business





03/17/14





TORT TRIAL INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION'S ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW COMMITTEE PRESENTS RECENT UPDATES TO THE GERMAN MARITIME LAW





During the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee’s March 20, 2014 Business Meeting Conference Call, Dr. Christoph Schroeder of CMS Hasche Sigle will give a discussion
of the recent updates to the German Maritime Law.





We encourage all of you to attend this month’s call for this very informative discussion.





Date:
Thursday, March 20, 2014






Time:
9:30 am PST / 11:30 AM CST / 12:30 pm EST





Subject:
Recent Updates to the German Maritime Law





Speaker:
Dr. Christoph Schroeder of CMS Hasche Sigle





About the Speaker:
Christoph Schroeder is a member of the firm’s Hamburg-based maritime practice. He has been advising companies in the maritime industry on a wide range of legal aspects of their respective business, including cargo claims, ship collisions, arrest of vessels, and agreements like shipbuilding contracts, time or voyage charter parties, bills of lading, agency contracts, insurance policies, framework logistics agreements etc. He has represented clients in numerous cases before German District Courts and Courts of Appeal and has coordinated or supervised proceedings for clients before the German Federal Supreme Court as well as courts in the U.S., France, Denmark, Sweden and Taiwan. He completed his doctoral work in contracts for the carriage of goods under Chinese law and is currently based in our Shanghai office. He speaks German, English and Mandarin.







03/07/14





TIPS/AMLC -- REGISTER EARLY FOR THE SPRING MEETING IN BOCA RATON FLORIDA





Dear AMLC Colleagues:

We are planning engaging and fun events for the TIPS Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida! We are excited to announce that Bob Kirk, Vice President Maritime Legal and Medical Services at Carnival Cruise Lines, will speak at the TIPS CLE, which starts at 8:45 am on Friday May 16. Our own Vice Chair David Deehl will be a moderator for the CLE. It is about issues in the context of resort, tourism, and cruise line cases. While we are in Florida, we will also hold our Committee Business Meeting. That is scheduled for Thursday May 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition, we are planning a social event for the meeting. More details about that will follow.





I strongly encourage you register and make your hotel reservations early. We expect a great turnout for this meeting, and are informed the hotel is selling out quickly. Earlier today, you should have received an e-mail from TIPS Chair Gene Beckham that conveyed details about the meeting but in case you missed it you can register by following this link.





If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Committee Leadership. I look forward to seeing you in Boca.





Many thanks.
Jim







Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Law Student Writing Competition - Submit Your Essay Today!





The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee is holding its Annual Writing Competition for law students. Please view the writing competition flyer and writing competition rules for more information.









05/23/13





ABA TIPS Spring Meeting Update: On Friday April 26 at the TIPS Spring meeting, the AMLC hosted a panel at Holland & Knight’s offices that included individuals from government and private industry speaking on maritime law and issues.





After the panel, Ted Dunlap of RTI graciously sponsored a trip to Annapolis for a sailboat race, followed by refreshments at the Eastport Yacht Club. Thank you RTI!












AMLC Inaugural Podsail Podcast: Listen to host and AMLC Immediate Past Chair Chris Nolan, Partner at Holland and Knight LLP, lead a discussion featuring Philip Brickman, Partner at Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, and special guest Laurie Sands, AMLC Chair and Counsel at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP. Phil chats about oil spill casualties and response, client experiences and expectations, and the New Orleans maritime practice in this 20 minute AMLC Inaugural Podsail Podcast.





Second Podsail Podcast: Listen to host and AMLC Immediate Past Chair Chris Nolan, Partner at Holland and Knight LLP, lead a discussion featuring AMLC committee member Liz Burrell, Counsel at Curtis Mallet and Past President of the Maritime Law Association. Liz chats about an international law practice, women in shipping and the practice of law, business generation, advice for law students and young lawyers, and the MLA and ABA's long history together. Uploaded March 8, 2013.













Also, please follow the AMLC on Twitter and LinkedIn.










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Chair-Elects:

Palmer, Pamela

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Troublefield, G

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Bartlett, James
Brickman, Philip
Daly, Michael
Hamilton, Christopher
Hugener, Janice
Hurley, Grady
Kulesa, Anne
Kulesa, Joseph
Martyn, Jessica
Nolan, Christopher
Palmer, Olivia
Poole, Jefferson
Rosa, Giuseppe
Schultz, Pamela
Tennant, Ryan
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