(First 100 Days) Trapped in an Elevator!!!

Sometimes people put a compelling title on a story to draw people in. One that makes  people want more or wonder what happened. Something like “Trapped in an Elevator!!!”. But this is not a bait and switch story headline. It’s not sensationalized just to make you read it. No, in fact it’s simply the story of how my day began.

The PLUS office (see my August 11th blog post for pictures of the PLUS office PLUS Office Photos) is on the sixth floor of the building. And just like any other day I was drinking a cup of coffee while heading up the elevator to start my day. Then suddenly the elevator slammed to a stop and I spilled coffee on my shirt. Luckily (or maybe not so lucky) the drive into the office was long enough so that my coffee was lukewarm and that I wore a dark shirt. So there I sat in the hot elevator for the next 30 minutes, stuck between the 2nd and 3rd floor. Luckily I was able to call someone so I knew help was on the way. Eventually the Otis elevator repair team pried open the doors and I crawled my way to safety.

Why am I telling you this even though it has noting to do with PLUS or Professional Liability? Well actually because it has nothing to do with PLUS or Professional Liability and because after all its Friday. I figured I would close the week out with a completely irrelevant, yet true story.  Plus it certainly will be one of the most memorable moments of my first 100 days at PLUS. So enjoy your weekend and don’t get trapped in an elevator.

(First 100 Days) – Volunteer Invovlement Drives PLUS

PLUS is a member-driven and member-centric organization. This means that members shape and lead the organization and that the focus is on providing value to all members. This is evident by the robust volunteer committee structure at PLUS. I am still learning about all the Committees and what they do, and I am sure many of you may not even be aware of all of the volunteer opportunities, so I thought I would share with you more about the various PLUS committees. Also, over the next few months in various blog post I will talk in further detail about the roles and accomplishments of each committee.

There are currently 161 volunteer positions on committees, subcommittees, or boards at PLUS. In addition, there are 203 Chapter leadership volunteer positions. Below are the PLUS committees.

  • Board of Trustees
    • Executive Committee
    • Nomination & Leadership Committee
    • Finance & Audit Committee
  • PLUS Foundation Board
    • Executive Committee
    • Finance & Audit Committee
  • Editorial Board
  • Conference Committee
    • Content Subcommittee
  • Education Committee
    • Cyber Symposium Chairs
    • D&O Symposium Chairs
    • MPL Symposium Chairs
    • PRS Symposium Chairs
  • Professional Development Committee
    • Academic Advisory Council
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Future PLUS
  • Hong Kong Planning Committee
  • Singapore Planning Committee
  • London Planning Committee
  • Global Development Committee
  • Member-Sponsor Value Committee
  • Chapter Development Committee

Insurance Limits and Case Value – A Clear Correlation?

From the 2015 PLUS Medical PL Symposium session “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Do Limits Increase Claims Values?,” moderator Jonathan S. Ziss, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla) and plaintiffs’ attorney Michael F. Barrett, Esq. (Barrett Bendesky PC) discuss how insurance coverage limits correlate to overall case value. From the clip:

“The amount of insurance clearly drives the value of the case.”

Do you agree with Barrett’s take?

PLUS members can view this entire session in the PLUS Multimedia Library.