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  • 2015 TICL Orlando
    Register now 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
    • 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

    • October 2015: Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, Personal Injury and Insurance Law

      Intro to Torts, Personal Injury and Insurance Law - TICL Section Members Save 15%

      Click on the date below for additional information and/or to register online. 

      Wednesday, October 28, 2015 |  Long Island 

      Thursday, October 29, 2015 |  Albany 

      Friday, October 30, 2015 |  Buffalo 

      Friday, October 30, 2015 |  NYC – Live & Webcast

      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. for all locations.

      6.0 Total MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills

      Topics to Be Covered Include:
      - The Lawsuit: Venue, Pleadings & Discovery 
      - Premises Liability: Burden of Proof & Defenses 
      - Auto Insurance Claims & Coverage 
      - Insurance Coverage Fundamentals – Important to Every Claim 
      - Mediation & Trial: Perspectives from Defense and Plaintiff's Bars 
      - Taking, Perfecting & Arguing the Appeal

      Who Should Attend:  
      Civil litigators, both Plaintiff and Defense; Insurance Company Attorneys; Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys interested in learning or reviewing the issues confronting those who litigate personal injury cases

      TICL Section Members: $148.75 
      (Section Members Save 15% off the NYSBA Member Rate!)
      NYSBA Members: $175 
      Non Members: $275
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

      Register today!

    • November 6: Fire Law 2015 Live and Webcast

      Fire Law: Claims and Defenses After Fires and Explosions – Section Members Save 15%! 

      Friday, November 6, 2015
      9:00 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. – New York City & Webcast 

      CUNY Graduate Center 

      365 Fifth Avenue |  New York, NY 10016  

      4.5 MCLE Credits: 4.5 Professional Practice

      Topics to Be Covered Include:
      - Personal Injury, Property Damage, Wrongful Death
      - Proximate Cause Issues
      - Subrogation
      - Theories of Liability and Potential Parties
      - Use of Experts
      - Firefighters’ Suits: Plaintiff & Defendant Perspectives 

      Who Should Attend:  
      Civil Litigators, both Plaintiff and Defense; Personal Injury Attorneys; Insurance Company Attorneys; Attorneys looking to expanding their practice to include personal injury or damage to property claims.

      TICL Section Members: $114.75 
      (Section Members Save 15% off the NYSBA Member Rate!)
      NYSBA Members: $135 
      Non Members: $235
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

      Register today!

  • 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