New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

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Professional liability seminars slated

Members of the New Jersey State Bar Association are invited to attend one of three conveniently located seminars to discuss lawyers professional liability (LPL) and employee benefits in 2009. The informative sessions are being offered by USI Affinity, the exclusive provider of member insurance programs for the NJSBA.

Seminars are slated for: September 23, at the Bergen County Bar Association in Hackensack; September 24, at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick; and September 25, at the Mount Laurel Marriott in Mount Laurel. All sessions begin at 4:30 p.m. The sessions will be hosted by Guy Patterson, vice president of client management, professional insurance solutions; Gary Pinckney, Esq, vice president and LPL sales executive; and Ray Keough, vice president of employee benefits.

Among the topics of discussion will be the factors that impact pricing and coverage, the competitive landscape and the tools to manage employee benefits, including the latest in payroll and related software, in-house employee advocacy, paperless administration and more.

USI is a market leader, ranked among the top 10 U.S. insurance brokers as measured by annual brokerage revenues, and a leading middle-market benefits broker. With 66 offices in 18 states, USI employs over 500 sales professionals and is an established leader with bar associations, managing programs for 35 bars nationwide, locally including New York, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia. The total premiums for those three associations alone total more than $150 million. A partial list of USI’s bar association-endorsed insurance programs includes professional liability, disability, life, business office products, long-term care, auto and home.

To register or for more information, please contact Yolanda Spivey at 888-909-3099 or

The New Jersey State Bar Association incorporated in 1899 is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system, to encouraging participation in voluntary pro bono activities and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at