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  • 2015 TICL Orlando
    Save the date for the TICL Section's Fall Meeting in Orlando! October 9-12, 2015 | Click image for details
  • 2015 Law School for Insurance Professionals
    Announcing the 2015 Law School for Insurance Professionals Click image for dates and locations
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    Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the TICL Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 2015: Law School for Insurance Professionals

      Join insurance industry professionals and their counsel in exploring topics that confront them daily. Some of New York's most respected attorneys will provide insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won't want to miss! 


      Presented by the NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section

      2015 Law School for Insurance Professionals

      View Brochure

      Program Dates and Locations:

      (Click Location and Date for More Information and to Register)

      Rochester | September 16
      Holiday Inn Rochester Airport
      911 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624

      New York City | September 17
      NYS Insurance Fund
      199 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

      Albany | September 18
      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

      Long Island | September 24
      Touro Law School
      225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722

      Cost: $90 (Groups of 5 or more: $80 per person)

      Special thanks to our Program Silver Sponsor:
      Diamond Reporting & Legal Video


      • Effective File Handling and Avoiding Bad Faith Claims: New cases on discoverability of claim files, requests for reserve information, and more
      • Additional Insured Coverage Issues: Priority of coverage, tenders, the new ISO forms, and recent case law
      • Liens, Liens Everywhere: A look at emerging law, Medicare/Medicaid liens, ERISA and Workers Compensation: How to address and safely protect yourself when settling cases
      • Auto Claims: Rental vehicle coverage, pizza delivery claims arising out of use of vehicle, and the interplay between the CGL policy exclusion for auto and coverage for mobile equipment
      • Emerging Risks: Cyber and data breach, drones, Uber vehicle coverage, and driverless cars 

      8:30-8:55am - Registration
      9:00-9:15am - Welcome and Announcements
      9:15-10:15am - Effective File Handling and Avoiding Bad Faith Claims
      10:15-10:25am - Break
      10:25-11:50am - Additional Insuranced Coverage issues
      11:50am-1:05pm - Lunch (on your own)
      1:05-2:05pm - Liens, Liens Everywhere
      2:05-3:10pm - Auto Claims
      3:10-3:20pm - Break
      3:20-4:20pm - Emerging Risks
      4:20pm - Adjourn 

      To view program faculty and to register, click dates and locations listed above. 

      Note: This course is geared toward insurance professionals and does not carry MCLE credit, though attorneys can benefit from the topics discussed and are encouraged to attend. NYSBA is not an accredited provider of Continuing Education (CE) programs for insurance professionals. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each attendee, and attendees may follow up in their respective jurisdictions to obtain CE credits for participation in this course.

      Questions? Contact Kathy Plog at or (518) 487-5681.

    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive

      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018

      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception




      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.


      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity

      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • October 9-12, 2015 TICL Fall Meeting at Universal Orlando

      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section
      Fall Meeting
      October 9 – 12, 2015
      Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

      View Program Agenda (PDF) and Complete Registration Form (PDF) 

      - Effective and Persuasive Trial Advocacy: A View From the Bench 
      - Cyber Risks and Cyber Insurance: What You Should Know 
      - Professional Liability/Ethics: minimize Your Risk with Best Practices 
      - Damage Analysis: Medicare Liens and Wage Claims
      - And More!

      NYSBA Member: $550.00
      Non-NYSBA Member: $650.00
      Special Young Lawyer(admitted less than 10 yrs): $275.00
      Spouse/Guest/Non-attorney: $300.00
      Special Young Lawyer Spouse/Guest : $200.00
      Children under 7 yrs no charge
      Children (7-13): $50.00
      Children (14-17): $100.00
      Children 18 yrs & older are charged spouse/guest fee rate

      Attendance at this meeting offers up to 8.0 MCLE credit hours: 7.0 credits in Professional Practice and 1.0 credit in Ethics.

      Book your hotel room directly with Loews Royal Pacific Resort by calling 866-360-7395.  Reference the group code GJRCA91 to receive the preferred rate of $199/night plus applicable taxes. The hotel cut-off date is September 9th. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date.   

      Transportation to/from airport - To book your personal Orlando International Airport Arrival and Departure ground transportation services for the NYSBA Conference simply call Destination MCO Transportation, use their convenient online booking platform or email their Reservations Team.  Mention you are attending the NYSBA Conference for a special discount. Call Destination MCO Transportation and speak to a Reservationist for special transportation assistance at 866-271-6176.  

      Upon arrival, your chauffeur will be waiting to meet and greet you at the bottom of the escalators leading down to the baggage claim level, assist with luggage and will quickly get you on your way to the hotel. 

      OR, Book your reservation through their secure website.  Follow this link for convenient booking. 

      OR, EMAIL their Reservations Team at 

      Your special discounted conference rate of $75 for a One Way Sedan Transfer will be confirmed on the email confirmation you will receive from their Reservationist.  

      For more questions please contact Lori Nicoll at (518) 487-5563 email

  • About the Section

    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 Newsletter as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:

    Mirna Santiago

    Mirna M. Santiago, Esq. (View profile)
    White Fleischner & Fino, LLP (White Plains, NY)

    View Section Bylaws

    View 2014-2015 Annual Report >

    A View from the Chair: 2013 >

    Like what you see?

    As a member of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association you have access to our wonderful journals, website and our email updates. But there is more. Our section is comprised of over 15 committees in substantive areas of law, as well as two Divisions. As a member of our section, they are free to join. Click on the link for a copy of our BROCHURE. Please get involved and join a committee or division or two. Please tell your friends and colleagues about us and give them a copy of our brochure.

    Contact Us:

    To contact any member of our Executive Committee for information, to join a committee or to provide your opinion or feedback, click on the link below:

    Executive Committee | Join the Section | Join a Committee | Contact Staff

    (Please note that you must be logged in as a Section member in order to view Executive Committee Contact information) 

    2015-16 Nomination Form

  • Divisions and Committees
  • Section Member Community

    Start using your TICL member community now! (LOG-IN REQUIRED).

    What are Member Communities? 
    The member communities are private, online professional networks, built on the concept of listserves that offer enhanced features such as collaboration tools and document libraries. They offer you a variety of tools to help you connect, network and work collaboratively with fellow NYSBA members.  

    To participate, each member has a profile based on their basic membership information. You can enhance your profile by adding your photo, professional affiliations, volunteer activities and other accomplishments. You have the option to pull information from your LinkedIn profile, or even link to your personal blog or other social media feeds. 

    How Can I Use It?
    Seamlessly integrated with, no additional login or password is needed to enter a community. You just need to be a NYSBA member. To access the TICL Section's community, you must be a member of the TICL Section. (Not a member? Join here.) 

    Just like a listserve, members of a specific community can share information with one another using email. Documents are emailed among members using links as opposed to email attachments, as attachments can be problematic with spam filters or limits on file size. Members can receive community emails as the messages are posted, or in digest form. These resource libraries have no space limitations, accept all file types, and can be organized using folders. Any member of a community can contribute to the library. 

    Watch a brief Video Tutorial

    Go to the TICL Section Community