Philadelphia PA (October 5, 2023) – Rawle & Henderson attorneys are attending the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Fall Meeting October 12-14. The ABA is the largest volunteer association of lawyers in the world.
John C. McMeekin will serve as the Co-Chair of the 2023-2024 TIPS Leadership Academy, which provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the legal profession and serve the public. There will be five leadership sessions over three days of the Fall Meeting. The Leadership Academy’s goal is to increase the diversity of leaders within our legal communities, and to raise the level of awareness about the broad range of issues facing the profession.
In addition to co-chairing the Leadership Academy, Mr. McMeekin is a past Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, one of the largest of the Sections, and has served as a leader in the ABA governance. In February of 2023, he was elected to a three-year term on the House of Delegates, the ABA’s policy making body. Mr. McMeekin is also on the ABA Section Officer Committee, the ABA Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, and has been appointed to the ABA Annual Meeting Task Force.
Zachary M. Rubinich is the Chair-Elect of the TIPS Litigation and Trial Practice Committee, which works with practicing lawyers to develop and refine their techniques, tactic, stratagems and methods for all stages of litigation including ethics, conduct and decorum. Mr. Rubinich is also Co-Chair of the CLE Board; Vice-Chair of the Scope and Correlation Committee; and Vice-Chair of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He is also a Member of the ABA’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund Committee.
Jennifer L. Seme is Chair of the ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee, which addresses all issues relating to litigation and regulation involving toxic tort, mass torts, hazardous waste, chemical and pharmaceutical exposure, and foodborne illnesses.
Ms. Seme’s involvement in ABA leadership began as a delegate to the ABA Young Lawyers Division Assembly while serving as Chair of the Young Lawyers for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She served as the Regional Co-Chair for the Section of Litigation’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), which raises money to place minority and diverse law students in judicial externships. Ms. Seme currently serves as co-chair of the Trial Practice and Evidence Committee of the Section of Litigation. In 2018 she became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the ABA’s charitable arm.
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