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GENERAL COMMITTEES: Automobile Litigation

GENERAL COMMITTEES:
Automobile Litigation


Message from the Chair



Thanks for taking a peek into the Automobile Litigation web page. We are glad you are here!


Our committee focuses on legal issues relating to automobiles. The issues can range from products liability to driverless cars to utilizing the right experts in car accident litigation. We work hard to reach our members through business meetings, continuing education webinars and seminars, newsletters, monthly conference calls and quarterly business meetings. Our members include plaintiff’s attorneys, commercial litigation attorneys, coverage attorneys and staff counsel attorneys. We are always looking for ways to grow our membership and hope we have something to offer you!


Our committee is dedicated to enhancing the automobile litigation ‘experience’, developing future talent and giving back to the community.


Our members are frequently involved in public service projects and last year while in San Diego, did outreach at a local law school.


We are working on some exciting new programs that we hope will be of benefit to our members. At the upcoming Section Conference in April in the ABA home of Chicago, IL, we will be co-sponsoring a program titled ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles…. and Cybersecurity’. The program will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the JW Marriott. In August at the TIPS Annual meeting in New York City, we will be co-sponsoring a CLE titled ‘The Art of ‘Scientific’ Jury Selection and De-Selection.’. If you are in the area, stop on by, meet some new friends and learn some new tools of the trade.


In addition to the in person CLE programs, we are also working on some exciting, more convenient CLE programs that you can attend via webinar. This year we are looking at programs on distracted driving and Cyber-Security. Those programs coming soon to a computer near you!


We are nearing the TIPS Section Conference in Chicago at the end of April. The program is 100% free to Judges, insurance company employees and In-House Counsel. Free means exactly that – FREE! If you fit into one of these categories or know someone who does, we want to see you at the Section Conference! You can meet some new colleagues, make some new relationships, enjoy some free CLE and the reception and dinner are free to these folks as well. Feel free to reach out to anyone on the Automobile Litigation Committee and we will make sure you have a friendly face to show you around and make some introductions.
We are always looking for ways to make our committee better for you, our members. If there is something you want to see the committee doing or have some ideas for programming, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to join one of our conference calls that are held the first Thursday of the month at 12:00 PDT or one of our in-person meetings. Our next in-person meeting is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott in Chicago. Thanks for stopping by to check out our page and let us know what we can do for you!


Denise Di Mascio
Committee Chair


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