Richard B. Risk Jr. Practicum


If you are involved in settling a physical injury claim from either side or as the judge, you cannot afford to miss this event!

April 13-14, 2012
Price & Turpen Courtroom
John Rogers Hall

The Settlement Planning Practicum will bring together experts from across the county to provide discussion about the important issues attorneys and judges should consider when resolving physical injury claims, either by suit or agreement. "I believe this will be the first time any law school in the country has formally recognized settlement planning as a topic of legal education," says TU Law alumnus, Dick Risk (JD '01), whose gift generously sponsors the event.

The Practicum has been approved for 9.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, including 3.0 hours of Ethics credit, by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission.

Registration includes refreshments on Friday afternoon and lunch on Saturday.

To register, please click here.

*A $50 flat administrative fee will be charged for one or more sessions.

For more information, contact the Professional Development Office at 918-631-2430.

Fri., April 13, 1:30 pm
Joseph W. Tombs
Lubbock, TX
JD, MBA, CFP®, CLU, ChFC - Founder of the Registry of Settlement Planners; developed curriculum for certification through Texas Tech
"Overview of Settlement Planning and Common Issues Attorneys Face When Settling Cases on Behalf of Individual and Corporate Clients"
(1.5 hrs)
Fri., April 13, 3:00 pm
Patrick Hindert
Loveland, OH
JD - Co-author, Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments, the seminal textbook used in the structured settlement industry
"History and Recent Developments in Structured Settlements, Including the Use of Special Needs Trusts and Qualified Settlement Funds"
(1.5 hrs)
Sat., April 14, 9:00 am
Mark Popolizio
North Reading, MA
JD - Nationally recognized authority in Medicare Secondary Payer and Medicare Set-Asides
"Understanding Medicare Set-Asides and Notice Reporting Provisions, Including Recent Cases Affecting Liability to Medicare"
(1.5 hrs)
Sat., April 14, 10:30 am
Jeremy Babener
Portland, OR
JD, LLM (Tax) - Served as tax policy fellow, U.S. Treasury, Office of Tax Policy (2010); prolific commentator
"Tax Issues and Planning Affecting Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Damages"
(1.5 hrs)
Sat., April 14, 1:00 pm
Jack Meligan
West Linn, OR
RSP, BCFE - Founding president, Society of Settlement Planners (2001-2004); current president SSP
"Pitfalls in Settlement Planning and How to Avoid Malpractice"
(1.5 hrs - Ethics credit)
Sat., April 14, 2:30 pm
Carl Pierce
Knoxville, TN
JD - Reporter, ABA Commission on the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (1997-2002)
"Standards of Professional Conduct for Settlement Planners"
(1.5 hrs - Ethics credit)

About The Richard B. Risk, Jr. Practicum Endowment Fund
RiskOnce a structured settlement consultant in the insurance industry, Dick earned his law degree at age 60 so he could fight industry corruption. A national authority on structured settlement law, he creates and administers qualified settlement funds, advises on tax issues relating to settlements, and serves as counsel or expert witness in litigation to secure the rights of injury victims.