This committee addresses all issues relating to the unique legal framework that applies to the liability of local governments, including procedure, defenses and immunities, and promotes a greater understanding of the role insurance plays in this framework among municipal attorneys.

Mission Statement: The mission of the liability and insurance committee is to increase the understanding of the unique liabilities, risks, rules and immunities that apply to local governments in New York State; to educate our section members on the fundamental role of insurance in the municipal liability framework, including coverage, risk transfer and the respective roles of local and assigned counsel; and to provide a forum for municipal practitioners, municipal counsel and assigned counsel to share their experiences with each other and the section as a whole.

Committee Chair: Michael Kenneally and A. Kevin Crawford

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