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Download the TICL Summer Meeting Sponsorship Form HERE

Why Support the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Summer Meeting? 

The Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Summer Meeting will provide increased visibility of your company or law firm and allow you to connect with TICL attorneys. Sponsorship packages offer the opportunity to promote your company or firm through conference materials, marketing, and signage to keep your name at the top of attendee’s and even non-attendees minds.  


Wednesday Early Arrivals Hospitality Lounge 

Wednesday Welcome Reception 

Wednesday Hospitality Suite 

Thursday Meeting Room Wifi 

Thursday Coffee Break 

Thursday Gala Dinner 

Thursday Dinner Wine 

Friday Meeting Room Wifi 

Friday Coffee Break 

Friday Barbecue & Musical Entertainment 

All sponsors will receive recognition at the event they select to sponsor as well as their logo in the meeting program. 

Register Today! 

TICL Section Summer Meeting | August 7-10 | Williamsburg, VA

Co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section

Download the Complete Program Brochure Here!

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Join the TICL Section this summer at the beautiful Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia on August 7th - 10th, 2019!

With the stunning James River setting, two renowned 18-hole golf courses, and a boundless range of recreational activities, the Kingsmill is considered another world nestled into Williamsburg, Virginia.  Rediscover the nation's past at Colonial Williamsburg or visit Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic's largest water park.

Reserve your room at the Kingsmill Resort Now!
Click here to make your reservation.

Room block is for August 7th - 10th.  If you would like to reserve your room outside of these dates, please call the Reservation Department directly at 1-800-832-5665 and tell them you would like the NYSBA TICL Section Summer Meeting rate.

*Room block has been extended until July 23, 2019*

This program is approved for a total of 7.0 MCLE credits consisting of 5.0 in Areas of Professional Practice | 1.0 Skills | 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism

Interested in Sponsoring?  Download the TICL Summer Meeting Sponsorship Brochure!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsorship:

Comprehensive Medical Reviews - Wednesday Welcome Reception

Corporate Sponsorship:

Harper Video Services

Wunderlich Trial Preparation

IME Services, Inc. 

Young Lawyer Section Scholarships are Available! 

The Young Lawyers Section is offering $500 scholarships to attend the Torts, Insurance, Compensation Law Section Summer meeting at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA on August 7 – 10, 2019. To qualify for the scholarship, attorneys must be admitted to practice 10 years or less, commit to attending the entire TICL Summer Meeting, and be a member of NYSBA and the Young Lawyers Section.  Those who are selected to receive the scholarship will be reimbursed $500 following the event. Scholarships are limited and are issued on a first come, first served basis.  

Please note:  Government attorneys may be prohibited from accepting a scholarship from the NYSBA, as The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Applicants who work for the government should confirm with their employer/ethics officer before they apply whether they can accept a scholarship, and indicate on their application if they work for the government full or part-time. 

To apply, please email the completed application form and resume to Amy Jasiewicz@

Not a Young Lawyers Section member yet? Section dues are $20 and any NYSBA member admitted to practice 10 years or less can join. To join, call 1-800-582-2452 or join online today!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 7th

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Program Registration

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Executive Committee Meeting 

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception 

7:30 p.m. - Dinner on Your Own (Guests are encouraged to make reservations prior to arrival)

Thursday, August 8th

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Program Registration

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Executive Committee Meeting

8:45 - 8:55 a.m. - General Session Begins

8:55 - 9:45 a.m. - The 10 Commandments of Trial Practice and Tactics: Observations from The Bench and Caution From Counsel - 1.0 MCLE Credit

9:45 - 10:35 a.m. - The State of Affairs for Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Machine Making Decisions - 1.0 MCLE Credit

10:35 - 10:45 a.m. - Break 

10:45 - 11:35 a.m. - Product Liability: Warnings, Defects and More - 1.0 MCLE Credit 

11:35 - 12:25 p.m. - Premises Liability: Sports and Activities - 1.0 MCLE Credit 

1:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Optional Golf and Activities 

Golf – River Course - Advanced Sign-Up Required         

For more than three decades, The River Course has hosted the world’s best players on both PGA and LPGA tours. It has also hosted thousands of lesser-known golfing superstars. 

Bordered by the calm azure waters of the James River, this famed championship course has tested the mettle of the game’s most famous names. On a still morning, dew still beading on the precisely manicured greens, you can almost hear the echoes of applause for crisply struck irons and delicately holed putts. The River Course inspires you to test your own mettle. To see how you stack up against the greats of today, and of years gone by.

The course has been reborn thanks to the efforts of original architect Pete Dye. The renowned course designer tinkered just enough with his layout, bringing out the subtle details that make for a truly unforgettable round of golf.

Looking for ideas on other activities?  Visit The Kingsmill Resort website for ideas!

7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Friday, August 9th

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast 

8:30 - 12:00 p.m. - Program Registration

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. - General Session Begins 

9:10 - 10:00 a.m. - Ethical Concerns Facing Modern Litigation: Integrity, Impartiality and Competence - 1.0 MCLE Credit 

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. - Insurance Coverage: How Bad is Bad Faith? - 1.0 MCLE Credit

11:05 - 11:55 a.m. - The Cannabis Quandary: Legal Issues vs. Moral Muddle - 1.0 MCLE Credit 

1:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Optional Golf and Activities 

Golf - Plantation Course - Advance Sign-Up Required

The Plantation Course is an Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay design that challenges players of all skill levels. The 6,432-yard, par-72 course favors accurate iron play and good putting.

Fairway landing areas are generous, but water comes into play on eight holes, and there’s no shortage of deep woods or yawning ravines. Greens are large and provide inviting targets for approach shots. Once on the putting surface, undulations and swales make getting down in two a satisfying accomplishment.

With landmarks from Richard Kingsmill’s 1736 plantation woven into the landscape, a round on the Plantation Course is truly historic.

Looking for ideas on other activities?  Visit The Kingsmill Resort website for ideas!

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Barbecue, Cocktails and Entertainment 

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TICL Membership & Networking Event

Thursday, July 25 | 6 - 10pm

Keegan Ales | 20 Saint James Street | Kingston, NY 

Join the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section at Keegan Ales for a Pig Roast and Barbecue on July 25th!  Meet section members, mix and mingle, and learn more about the TICL Section and how to get involved.

This event is open to all NYSBA members and non-members! NYSBA members who are not currently a member of the TICL Section will receive complimentary membership until the end of the year!

Round trip bus will be provided from Albany to Kingston and will depart at 4:45 pm from Crossgates Mall. Please park in the Park and Ride spaces on the Western Avenue side by the Café Court. 

Registration Fees:

NYSBA Members - $40 Event | $55 Event & Round-Trip Bus to and from Keegan Ales

Non NYSBA Members - $50 Event | $65 Event & Round-Trip Bus to and from Keegan Ales  

Register Now!

Help us spread the word!  Download the TICL Membership & Networking Event Flyer!

TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals

Recorded November 7, 2018 - Albany, NY

The 2018 Law School for Insurance Professionals was only held in Albany this year.  The Program was recorded and is available for purchase.

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This program does not carry MCLE or CE credit.

Topics and Speakers:

Additional Insured Coverage: Shifting The Risk With Contracts And Endorsements
Speaker: Laurie A. Vahey, Esq., Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP (Rochester, NY)

Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
Speaker: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC (Rochester, NY)

Claims Investigation: When, Why and How Should You? Before and after litigation; impact of covered and uncovered claims
Speaker: Paul J. Callahan, Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP (Buffalo, NY)

Auto: Impact of Court of Appeals Decision in Rodriguez v. City of New York - Who is responsible and how to handle Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claims
Speaker: Alyssa Jordan Pantzer, Esq., Ryan & Conlon, LLP (New York, NY) 

Primary vs. Excess Insurers: Friends or Foes? 
Speaker: Thomas Cunningham, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC (Buffalo, NY)

Workers Compensation: Compensability Issues Arising Out Of MVAs
Speaker: John H. Snyder, Esq., Gitto & Niefer LLP (New Hartford, NY)

Recovery and Reimbursement: How Do I Do That?  Interaction between GOL 5-335, Statutory Liens, Medicare/Medicaid, Erisa, Health/Disability claims for reimbursement and which are recoverable and which are not in the third party action and why it is important in determining  claim valuations.
Speaker: Dirk Marschhausen, Esq., Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC (Hicksville, NY)

Cost: $120 per person
10% discount for TICL Section members and NYIA members ($108) each).  TICL member discount will be applied automatically; NYIA discount with coupon code which is available from NYIA staff.

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Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

Meet the Chair:  

Jim O'Connor

James P. O'Connor, Esq. (View profile)
Maroney O'Connor LLP | New York, NY 

2018 Officers
CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)

VICE-CHAIR:  Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
SECRETARY: Michael P. O'Brien, Esq., O'Brien Law Firm, PLLC (New York)
TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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As a member of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, you have access to our journals, MCLE programs, networking events with members of the bench and bar, and online community. But there is more. Our section hosts over 15 committees in substantive areas of law, as well as two Divisions. As a member of our section, they are free to join. Please consider getting involved with one or more committees or divisions (view committees and divisions). There is no required time commitment to join a committee or division, but active participation is encouraged. Please also tell your colleagues about us and give them a copy of TICL's brochure.

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NYSBA Communities are private, online professional networks for members. Communities are built on the concept of listserves, allowing for member-to-member communication across the Section, but they also offer enhanced features for networking and participation, including personalized member profiles, a member directory, and a shared online document library.

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Communities are seamlessly integrated with you can use your NYSBA member login and password. To access the TICL Section Community, you must be a member of the TICL Section. (Not a member? Join here. Dues are only $40/year with NYSBA membership.) You can interact with Communities via the online interface, by email, in NYSBA's LawHUB, or via a mobile app, at your preference. To download the app, search for "NYSBA Communities" in the Apple or Google Play Store.

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