December 11 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
What Your Attorney REALLY Wants from Risk Management
J. Michael Billingsley, JD, City Attorney, City of Kingsport, TN
This presentation is focused on the relationship between the risk manager and the organization’s attorney, which can be a pivotal element in the success of the organization in dealing with legal issues and claims. Resolving issues early and quickly saves the organization money, time and reduces the distraction caused by litigation. Developing a positive professional relationship between the risk manager and the attorney creates value for the organization.
- Recognize the impact of a positive relationship between the risk manager and the attorney
- Understand how the risk manager-attorney relationship benefits the organization
- Methods and steps to collect and create useful information
J. Michael has been a lawyer since 1980. For a number of years, he was in private practice handling a variety of matters including insurance defense, employment relations and public law. He was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a hearing officer for the Board of Professional Responsibility, serving in that capacity for five years.
He has taught courses at community colleges, including in law and banking, business law and real estate law. He regularly makes presentations at association meetings on risk management, school law, employment law and municipal law.
Since 1994 he has served as the full time city attorney for Kingsport, TN, where he oversees the legal and risk management functions for the city. He represents the city and its school system in legal matters. He is a past president of the Kingsport Bar Association and the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association.