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ADVANCE REGISTRATION Visit the TIPS 75th Annual Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Midyear CLE Meeting entitled “Public-Private Partnerships, Co-Suretyship, and Co-Insurance: Managing Risk Within Joint Ventures in Construction, Surety, and Fidelity” website to register at www.abanet.org/tips or complete the registration form included in this brochure.

The registration fee includes admission to the 2-day program, course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, welcome reception and Friday lunch. If you wish to have your name appear on the pre-registration list distributed at the program, ALL registration forms must be received no later than the registration deadline of Friday, January 2, 2009. Registration reservations will be confirmed in writing within 10 business days.


On-site Felisha

registrations will be accepted if




space is available. Call




staff.abanet.org, 72 hours prior to the program to confirm that space is available. On-site registrants must pay the program fee by credit card or check made payable to the American Bar Association. A $25

fee will be charged to individuals registering on-site.

CANCELLATION POLICY No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after January 2, 2009. In order to receive a refund (less a $100 administrative fee), the ABA must receive written cancellation by January 2, 2009. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute or will receive course materials in lieu of a refund.

regulations, including its definition of “CLE”. Check with your state agency for confirmation of this program’s approval. Attorneys seeking to obtain MCLE credit in Pennsylvania are required to pay state accreditation fees directly to that state. Certificates of attendance will be available at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive CLE credit, all attorneys will be required to sign in on the sign in sheets and obtain a Uniform Certificate of Attendance. Registration fees must be paid in full before registrants can receive credit. You may contact Felisha Stewart at 312/988-5672 two weeks prior to the conference for confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours requested by the ABA or credits approved by any particular state.

CE CREDIT Need Continuing Education (CE) Credits? Look no further! This program may be available for Continuing Education in your state. Please contact Jayne Gulledge at jgulledge@sdccpa.com or 630/820-5770 after January 2, 2009 for more information.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION For more information about membership in the ABA or the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), please visit us online at www.abanet.org/tips/memberapp.html or call 1-800-285-2221. Membership in TIPS includes three industry-leading periodicals, discounts of up to 20% on many TIPS CLE programs, and other career and practice-enhancing benefits. Moreover, if you are a surety or fidelity company employee and join the TIPS and FSLC, either as an attorney member or associate member, your attendance at the various FSLC programs will be free of charge. Join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section today!

HOTEL INFORMATION For Reservations call 877/GROUPWA (877/476-8792)

A limited number of rooms have been blocked for program registrants of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Annual CLE Mid-Winter Meeting at the Waldorf=Astoria, a Hilton Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022 for a hotel room rate of $329.00 deluxe or $359.00 business class king, plus 13.625% tax + $2.00 occupancy tax, identify yourself as attending the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Annual CLE Mid-Winter Meeting when making reservations. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 877/GROUPWA (877/476-8792). The room block will be held until exhausted or until Friday, January 2, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). After the meeting specified hotel deadline, reservations will be confirmed based on availability. Hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m. and checkout is 12:00 p.m. (noon). All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservations by 48 hours prior to arrival on the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

AIRLINE INFORMATION Discounted airfares are available from ABA Orbitz For Business including ABA negotiated discounts on American and United Airlines. To book online, go to www.abanet.org/travel > click under the Orbitz For Business logo at the top of the page > click on the appropriate link in the Self Paid Travel box. For assistance with online or offline reservations, call toll free 1-877-222-4185.

Following are the ABA discount codes for American and United Airlines under which your reservations need to be purchased in order to receive either the ABA percentage discount or zone fare.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Services for persons with disabilities are available. If special arrangements are required for an individual to attend this program, please submit your request in writing to Felisha Stewart, American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, or fax to 312/988-6230, no later than Friday, January 2, 2009.

GET CONNECTED WITH TIPS! Information on this and other TIPS CLE programs is available online at www.abanet.org/tips. Visit us and get connected!

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The FSLC has established a Scholarship Fund to assist those who may otherwise be unable to attend FSLC meetings and programs. Scholarships may be used to offset cost for travel, hotel and registration fees for this FSLC Midwinter Program. The scholarships are confidential. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Wanda Workman at workmanw@staff.abanet.org or 312/988-5585.

ATTENTION TIPS MEMBERS: Scholarships are available for all Section activities, courtesy of the TIPS Scholarship Fund. The Fund, established with the International Risk Management Institute (“IRMI”) and supported by subscriptions to the IRMI CGL reporter, is intended to increase membership involvement in TIPS’ activities among minorities, solo and small firm practitioners, government attorneys, women, and young lawyers by providing financial support to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. To request an application or receive additional information, visit www.abanet.org/tips/scholarship.html or contact Linda Wiley at 312-988-5673.

ON-SITE MEETING REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITS Wednesday, January 21, 2009: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(US domestic and International)

AMERICAN AIRLINES (800-433-1790)

Thursday, January 22, 200 Friday, January 23, 2009:


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Code # 19838 (For 2008)

Code # 20348 (For 2009)


UNITED AIRLINES (800-521-4041) Code # 578IG (For 2008

and 2009)

For companies or vendors interested in exhibiting at this program, contact Felisha Stewart at 312/988-5672.

CLE INFORMATION Accreditation will be requested for this program from every state with mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements for its lawyers. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and

WELCOME RECEPTION The Committee will hold its annual Welcome Reception on Thursday, January 22, 2009 beginning at 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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