Here’s our paralegal Lisa Ciuffi and attorney Kristi Schubert at the Vaccine Bar Conference in Sarasota, Florida last week.
The Vaccine Injured Petitioners (VIP) Bar Association put on the conference. The VIP Bar was founded in January 2010 to promote professional interaction among members of the Bar in order to improve advocacy for their vaccine injured clients. The VIP Bar is comprised exclusively of lawyers representing petitioners in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
The VIP Bar is a group of experts that provide advice and ideas on specific challenges facing vaccine attorneys. Shared information includes procedures, expert witnesses, settlement information and invaluable analysis of the current special masters hearing the cases – critical information for attorneys practicing in a Court with an increasingly overloaded docket.
The VIP Bar’s mission is three-fold: First, to empower lawyers practicing in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to better advocate for their vaccine injured clients; second, to work with all stakeholders to better improve the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program so that it might better achieve its mission as directed by Congress, that is to compensate vaccine injured petitioners; and third, to better educate the Bar and the public on the significant differences between the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and typical civil litigation.