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IRMI CEO Jack Gibson Honored by American Bar Association

by Stacey Cessna | May 18, 2016

Dallas, TX, May 17, 2016— On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association presented Jack P. Gibson with a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the 20-year collaboration between International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), and TIPS with respect to the TIPS Scholarship Program and IRMI CGL Reporter publication. Mr. Gibson is president and CEO of IRMI, and the presentation was made during the Leadership in Action Luncheon at the TIPS Spring CLE Conference in Atlanta.​

With the assistance of Jill Berkeley, now a partner with Chicago law firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, IRMI and TIPS put in place an agreement in 1995 wherein members of the TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee write summaries of the most important appellate-level insurance coverage cases that are then published in CGL Reporter. In return, IRMI contributes a portion of the revenues from the publication to the TIPS Scholarship Fund. Over the 20 years since the collaboration began, IRMI’s cumulative contributions will have exceeded $500,000 by the end of this year.​

Scholarships are awarded by a TIPS committee to attorneys who are in a place in their careers where they cannot afford the costs of attending continuing legal education programs presented by TIPS. The goal of the program is to increase knowledge and professionalism across the legal industry by helping these members of the association achieve career success. Often, these recipients are solo practitioners or are working for nonprofit organizations or government entities. To date, around 600 people have received scholarships.​

“Jack Gibson is an example of true cross-collaboration within our industry,” said G. Glennon Troublefield, chair of TIPS. “We, as a Section within the ABA, are incredibly grateful for Jack’s pivotal support and committed assistance to the education of professionals working within the insurance industry. As professionals, we place tremendous value on publications like the IRMI CGL Reporter. Jack plays an incredibly critical role in the success of the TIPS Scholarship Fund, and we will be forever thankful for his essential support.”​

“From Jill Berkeley’s brilliant vision was born this collaboration, which has benefited both the insurance and legal industries by helping so many attorneys expand their professional knowledge and through the compilation of a powerful database of the most significant coverage decisions to assist lawyers and insurance professionals in quickly resolving coverage disputes,” said Jack Gibson in accepting the honor.

IRMI recently introduced an updated version of CGL Reporter, renaming it as Insurance Case Finder to reflect the broad scope of content it contains. More than 75 highly experienced coverage attorneys from the TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee have contributed to the publication since 1995, and the database of case summaries now exceeds 7,250 cases.​

Learn more about the Insurance Case Finder in the IRMI website, IRMI.com.

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The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial, and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has about 20,000 members and over 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, visit the TIPS website, www.americanbar.org/tips.​

About IRMI:

Since 1978, International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has been the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit IRMI.com.