- To enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote their time to the practice of tort law in all its substantive branches both on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants;
- To disseminate current tort law information, such as proposed legislation and case law to members and explain any impact it may have on members’ tort practices;
- To educate tort practitioners in the substantive branches of tort law through continuing legal education programs Tort Trends publications, and use of its listservs;
- To promote diversity among its membership;
- To encourage mentoring programs in conjunction with the young lawyers division encouraging and offering advise to younger lawyers desiring to investigate the practice of tort law;
- To promote and encourage the professional, civil, and ethical practice of tort law at all times; and
- To promote improvements in the tort system, to protect the rights of tort litigants, and ensure the administration of justice.
(approved by the Section Council on October 15, 2010)
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Recent Related Cases
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Statute of Limitations
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Tools and Resources
- Tort Law Section Directory
- The Tort Law discussion group is available to section members via the My Discussions Groups page.
- Useful links
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