The Tort Law Section maintains a strong interest in products liability, personal injury, insurance law, medical and legal malpractice and damages, premises liability, wrongful death and survivorship actions, workers’ compensation, toxic torts, automobile law, civil rights, employment law, and class actions. The section offers comprehensive programs on trial advocacy and litigation skills. The section also sponsors community outreach programs and activities.
The Tort Law Section sponsors an array of programs covering issues related to tort litigation. These programs include presentations on the evolving law and pre–trial and trial skills necessary for effective advocacy. Many of the programs are certified for continuing legal education credit. Section members receive discounted prices and also assist in planning and presenting the programs each year. In addition to educational programs, section members have an opportunity to meet federal and local court judges, as well as other attorneys and legal professionals, at our social events.
The Tort Law Section is the pulpit from which its members speak. We submit comments on proposed court rules and legislative matters and support community outreach programs. For example:
- The section has drafted public statements against the reduction of peremptory strikes.
- The section has made contributions to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, the Darrell Green Youth Foundation, and other organizations whose purpose is to better the lives of the injured and under privileged.
- The section participates in staffing the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Advice and Referral Clinic on Saturday mornings, which provides free advice to needy members of our community.
There are many tangible benefits to becoming a member of the Tort Law Section. If you have any questions about the section, what we do or how you can become a member, call or e–mail any member of the steering committee or join online now. For more information you can also contact the D.C. Bar Sections Office at 202-626-3463.