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    Join us in New Orleans this fall! (click image for details)
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    Welcome to the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section! Click image to learn more about our Section
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    Get Involved! Join the TICL Community Learn more about the TICL Section's members-only private online professional Community (click image for details)
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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
    • Spring 2016: Insurance Coverage Update 2016

      Insurance Coverage Update 2016

      June 3 - Buffalo

      June 3 - Long Island

      June 17 - Albany (Live and Webcast)

      NYSBA Program Co-Sponsors:
      Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      TICL Section members receive a discount on registration!


      • The Top 10 List: Recent General liability Coverage Decisions (the most significant decisions rendered by trial court, Appellate Departments and the Court of Appeals that affect your practice and impact the insurance industry).
      • Hot Issues Involving Auto Coverage (recent developments and cases in auto coverage including uninsured/underinsured coverage; priority of coverage in ride-sharing scenarios (Uber, Lyft, etc.); and no fault and no-fault threshold). 
      • Surplus and Excess Lines Insurance: The Need To Place Insurance (coverage issues unique to non-admitted, surplus lines, policyholder-owned, and captives; significance of regulatory divisions such as NAIC, NIMA and SLIMPACT; and understanding the role of state regulations when placing excess line insurance and underwriting policies by unauthorized insurers)
      • Emerging Products and Coverage Issues (timely issues surrounding cyber liability, exposures resulting from climate and weather losses, and drone insurance - do you need it and what does it take to get it). 
      • Municipality Coverage: The Flint Water Crisis And Impact On Coverage, (coverage issues arising in connection with lead and other pollutants in a municipal water supply, including with respect to third-party bodily injury and property damage claims, ratepayer claims and whether they trigger commercial general liability, public entity management and public official liability policies, and first-party coverage for damage to municipal infrastructure; overview of first-party and third-party coverage for impacted landlords and homeowners).
      • Homeowners Insurance: First-party and Liability Coverage (policy conditions and coverage in first-party claims; who’s covered, who’s not; important exclusions that surface in the liability portion of a homeowner’s policy; and how the changes in policy forms impact coverage).
      • Ethical Obligations Surrounding Coverage Claim and Litigation (ethical obligations from both an insurer and policyholder’s perspective related to coverage advice, coverage litigation, and the defense and settlement of suits against the insured).

      For details and registration, click on the program dates and locations above.

    • September 2016: Law School for Insurance Professionals


      Law School for Insurance Professionals 2016

      New York City | September 15, 2016
      Buffalo | September 16, 2016
      Albany | September 16, 2016
      Long Island | September 22, 2016

      Join insurance industry professionals and their counsel for a unique program involving direct interaction between some of New York’s top insurance and defense attorneys and the industry they serve. Law School for Insurance Professionals is a full-day seminar where coverage and defense attorneys share their knowledge and experience with insurance professionals from around the State. (This course does not carry MCLE or CE credit.)

      Attend to receive insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won’t want to miss.

      Sponsorship Opportunities

      Details will follow. Save the date!

    • October 7 - 10: Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

      Get Jazzed for Our Joint Fall Meeting!
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section


      Additional Information Coming Soon

      For information about Sponsorships for this event, view our Sponsor Brochure or contact Catheryn Teeter

      Questions: Contact Catheryn Teeter in the NYSBA Meetings Department, 518-487-5573

  • 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:


    Kenneth A. Krajewski, Esq. (View profile)
    Brown & Kelly, LLP | Buffalo, 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. 

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