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ABA Tips

Legal discussions from Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the ABA.

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Jul 29, 2009
Funding a Pet Trust

In today’s segment of Legal TIPS, 2008-2009 Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Financial Officer Randy Aliment underscores the merit of adequately funding projects and as an example, co-host Attorney Gilda Mariani questions trusts and estates attorney Peggy Hoyt about ensuring the fiscal soundness of a Pet Trust.

Jul 21, 2009
Creating a Pet Trust

In this episode of Legal TIPS, 2008-2009 Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Vice-Chair Ginger Busby highlights TIPS diversity interests in a wide range of practice law areas and to make the point co-host Attorney Gilda Mariani interviews trusts and estates attorney Peggy Hoyt about forming a Pet Trust.

Jul 13, 2009
Careers in Animal Law

On this Legal TIPS (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) program, 2008-2009 TIPS Chair-Elect John Tarpley stresses the importance of bar membership in obtaining career opportunities and as an illustration, co-host Attorney Gilda Mariani chats with Joyce Tischler, the founder and general counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about forging a career in the...

Apr 2, 2009
Lawyers at the Ready in Disasters

Attorneys can be more than lawyers, when the next disaster strikes. In part two of this emergency management series on Legal TIPS, host Barbara J. Gislason interviews two visionary lawyers, with unique perspectives.  First, lawyer Richard Friedman, President of the National Strategy Forum, discusses the dangers he sees on the horizon, and how lawyers can...

Mar 26, 2009
When the Storms Surge: Insurance Claims

In part one of this two part emergency management series on Legal TIPS, host, Attorney Barbara J. Gislason welcomes Attorney Leo Jordan, Chair of the ABA TIPS Task Force on Disaster Insurance Coverage to deconstruct the complexities of knotty wind and rain insurance. Gislason and Jordan also discuss the task force’s concerns and recommendations to...

Mar 19, 2009
ABA/TIPS Promotes Judicial Independence

On this edition of Legal TIPS program, join host Attorney Gilda Mariani, as she discusses with Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) leadership, Attorney Peter Bennett of Portland, Maine and Attorney Dick Semerdjian of San Diego, California how the organized bar can assist the judiciary to preserve and promote its independence and  the importance...

Mar 12, 2009
Technology in the Courtroom

In this episode host Attorney Gilda Mariani speaks with Professor Rebecca Morgan, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law, and John Christopher, a multi-media presentation consultant who works at DecisionQuest, about the innovative use of technology in the courtroom to provide the elderly and people with...

Mar 6, 2009
When a Dog Enters the Courthouse

In this episode host Attorney Gilda Mariani speaks with senior deputy prosecutor Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, founder of the Courthouse Dog Program, and Deborah Starr, a psychologist who works at DecisionQuest, about how trained and certified “courthouse” dogs provide emotional support for everyone in our criminal justice system and how these animals have changed lives. You won’t...

Feb 26, 2009
A Look Inside ABA TIPS Diversity Initiatives

On this Legal TIPS program, co-hosts Attorney Gilda Mariani and Attorney Barbara Gislason, chat with Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) Chair Timothy Bouch about TIPS’ diversity initiatives. And host Attorney Gilda Mariani explores the formation and development of one of TIPS diversity initiatives, the Leadership Academy, with its current dean Attorney Peter Neeson,...