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UPCOMING EVENTS!

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS OFFICIATING SUMMIT.
July 30-Aug. 1, 2017. Louisville, Kentucky ... Marriott Downtown.

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Returning for the 15th consecutive year to the National Association of Sports Officials Summit, Alan Goldberger will be once again joined by Drew Smith, and Don Collins to present this years sessions: "Law & Liability Interactive!" to officiating leaders; and "Local Associations: The Coverages That Matter Most,” a lunch workshop following the program. Smith is President of American Specialty Insurance Services. Collins is an attorney and Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section. NASO Summit attendees include leaders of state high school officiating programs, local association officers, supervisors and coordinators, assigners, conference administrators and sports officials at all levels – from around the country and the world. NASO 2016.
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FROM THE SUMMIT ORGANIZERS:
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Law & Liability Interactive
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The “L” words that can strike fear and loathing. Consider this session “friendly fire.” The best defense is a good offense – especially when it comes to the legal rights and responsibilities held by officials. Throw in liabilities and insurance protections and you quickly understand the officiating Industry has matured and has issues to resolve just like any other professional or organizational sector. Presented by the three most recognized experts: Alan Goldberger, respected as the foremost authority on sports officials and the law; Drew Smith, president of American Specialty Insurance, the country’s premiere provider of insurance to the officiating community; Don Collins, executive director of the San Francisco section of the California Interscholastic Federation and practicing lawyer. Features questions from the audience and the online community - questions and answers that will give you essential insights.
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Local Associations: The Coverages That Matter Most
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It’s just business, isn’t it? Local associations often get mired down in the grind to meetings, assignments, programming and member relations. All important for sure. Yet, the architecture of any group providing such essential services has to be grounded in secure legal and insurance footings. Insurance coverage can be so confusing but with a little of the right information, matters come into focus. This session clears away the fog and the mist. In clarity you have the expert advice you need – what coverage, on what basis, for whom, for how long and at what price? Unbeatable professional help – and no fee charged.
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For more information on the NASO Summit, [CLICK HERE]
Data Driven


NEWS!

  • NEW JERSEY STATE BASEBALL UMPIRES ASSOCIATION. MAY 2017. West Orange, New Jersey.
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    US Lacrosse Alan Goldberger presented “Umpiring the Concussion, Disqualification and Trash Talking Rules in NJSIAA Baseball and Softball” at the Association’s membership meeting. The NJSBUA, founded in 1936 consists of more than 400 dedicated men and women who are committed to the improvement of Baseball and Softball officiating in Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union Counties.

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ANNUAL MEETING. IAABO April 2017. Mashantucket, Connecticut.
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    IAABO Alan Goldberger presented "Defending Your Officials 2017 – A Practical Guide for IAABO Boards" at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Founded in 1923, IAABO is the only organization of its kind in the world: a nonprofit service and professional organization managed by and for basketball referees. IAABO local "boards" span 38 States and 11 foreign countries.

  • NATIONAL SPORTS CONCUSSION COALITION SYMPOSIUM - January 2017. Philadelphia, PA.
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    Alan Goldberger presented “Coaches, Officials, and Concussion: The Law and The Rules” at the National Sports Concussion Coalition's 3rd Concussion Symposium on January 12, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Symposium focused on how sports organizations can protect themselves in the face of rising concussion liability and how to better educate those on the field, in light of developments in medical research, and the legal and insurance environment.

  • US LACROSSE NATIONAL CONVENTION US Lacrosse– January 2017. Baltimore, Maryland US Lacrosse
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    Alan Goldberger returned for the 9th consecutive year as a featured speaker to the US Lacrosse Mens Officials Council at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Al presented “Calling the Game: Your Legal Rights.” Included were discussions of assaults, emergency situations, concussion mechanics, managing the fight and other timely topics in lacrosse officiating.

  • GARDEN-EMPIRE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION, INC. OFFICIALS’ CLINIC. December 4, 2016.
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    Alan Goldberger was the featured speaker at the December 2016 Garden-Empire Volleyball Association Officials’ Clinic and Rules Interpretation Meeting, held on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. The topic was "Law & Order on Your Volleyball Court" for GEVA referees and line judges. The Garden-Empire Volleyball Association (GEVA) is the local Regional Volleyball Authority of USA Volleyball, the National Governing Body of Volleyball, and as such is responsible for the promotion and growth of volleyball in New Jersey, Long Island, and the Greater Metropolitan Area of New York City (to include Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange Counties). Alan Goldberger is counsel to GEVA.
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  • What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Emerging Sports Liability Issues. October 13, 2016.
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    Alan Goldberger served as a panelist in the A.M. Best Webinar: “ What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Emerging Sports Liability Issues.” Schools, volunteers and sports organizations face a widening range of risk exposures, including brain injuries, abuse and molestation, safety of and liability for referees and umpires, and more. A panel of insurance attorneys and risk experts examines what's at stake, how to protect against risk and what new risks are emerging in this dynamic sector. Other panelists included Larry White, Associate Director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, and attorneys Jon Cross and Robert Worst.
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  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS. SPORTS OFFICIATING SUMMIT. San Antonio, Texas. July 31- August 2,2016. NASO 2016
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    Returning for the 14th consecutive year to the National Association of Sports Officials Summit, Alan Goldberger was joined by Drew Smith, and Don Collins to present "Liability & Law Live!" to officiating leaders; and "When to Fight: Local Association Leadership on the Line," a lunch workshop following the program. Smith is President of American Specialty Insurance Services. Collins is an attorney and Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section. NASO Summit attendees include leaders of state high school officiating programs, local association officers, supervisors and coordinators, assigners, conference administrators and sports officials at all levels – from around the country and the world. NASO 2016
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    From the Summit organizers:  “New this year – the session goes "live!" Includes questions from the audience and the online community - questions and answers that will give you essential insights. The best defense is a good offense – especially when it comes to the legal rights and responsibilities held by officials. Throw in liabilities and insurance protections and you quickly understand the Officiating Industry has matured and has issues to resolve just like any other professional or organizational sector. Presented by the three most recognized experts: Alan Goldberger, respected as the foremost authority on sports officials and the law; Drew Smith, president of American Specialty Insurance, the country’s premiere provider of insurance to the officiating community; Don Collins, Executive Director of the San Francisco section of the California Interscholastic Federation and practicing lawyer.” Officiate Texas 2016

  • OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY Presented by the Texas University Interscholastic League and the Texas Association of Sports Officials. July 2016.
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    Alan Goldberger’s delivered the afternoon keynote address, “The Best Defense: Officiating Safely 2016” at the UIL/TASO’s “Officiate Texas Day” in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 2016.The following day, Alan Goldberger addressed TASO officiating leaders from throughout the state on “Official Business – Your Game Officials and the Law.”
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    “Officiate Texas Day” was a special program for all Texas officials in conjunction with the 34th annual Sports Officiating Summit presented by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) at the San Antonio Grand Hyatt.

  • PENNSYLVANIA D4 FOOTBALL OFFICIALS’ CLINIC - JULY 17, 2016, LEWISBURG, PA.
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    Al Goldberger returned to the Pennsylvania “D4” Football Officials’ Clinic to speak to high school referees on "A Serious Look at Game Management In Today's Football Environment"; and "I’d Have to be Unconscious: The New Concussion Protocols." The popular all-day clinic, held at Bucknell University featured presentations by Bill LeMonnier and instructors Jim Corpora (ACC), Bobby Lynn (PIAA, Mountain West), Larry Foster (PIAA, Centennial), and Joe Orso.

  • A.M. BEST INSURANCE LAW PODCAST SERIES – March 31, 2016
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    Attorney Al Goldberger returned to the A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast Series to discuss sports concussions at various levels including pro, college and youth sports and how concussion protocol has changed in recent years, primary concerns of insurance carriers and how attorneys can counsel them. Al Goldberger was also featured in the May, 2016 “Member Spotlight Video” feature of “BestConnect” Newsletter of A. M.Best.

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS, INC. (IAABO) ANNUAL MEETING. April 21-24, 2016, Orlando, Florida. IAABO IAABO
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Defending Your Officials – A Practical Guide for IAABO Boards" at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1923, IAABO is the only organization of its kind in the world: a nonprofit service and professional organization managed by and for basketball referees. IAABO local "boards" span 38 States and 11 foreign countries. Alan Goldberger, a Life Member of IAABO, celebrated his 20th year as counsel to IAABO in 2015.

  • CUM-CAPE BOARDS OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS. November, 2015
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Refereeing the NJSIAA Trash Talking Rules and Concussion Mechanics" to the Cum-Cape Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. in Vineland, New Jersey. PAVO

  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS (PAVO) OFFICIALS CONVENTION. December, 2015
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    ALAN GOLDBERGER returned to the PAVO Officials Convention in Omaha, Nebraska to present "Sticks & Stones – Legal Issues in Volleyball Officiating" to volleyball referees and line judges at the general session; and "How to Be a Legally Empowered Board Chair", a special presentation to the Board Chair Assembly at the Convention.

  • US LACROSSE NATIONAL CONVENTION. Baltimore, Maryland. January, 2016 LAX ~ US Lacrosse
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    Alan Goldberger was back for the 8th consecutive year as a featured speaker to the US Lacrosse Mens Officials Council at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center. This year’s presentation was "Law & Order on Your Lacrosse Field."

  • NORTH JERSEY BOARD OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS (IAABO BOARD 33). October, 2015
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Refereeing the NJSIAA Trash Talking Rules and Concussion Mechanics" to more than 900 members of IAABO Board 33 -- the North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. during October in Wayne, New Jersey and again in Bridgewater, New Jersey. NASO

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS. SPORTS OFFICIATING SUMMIT. St. Louis, Missouri. July 26-28, 2015.
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    Returning for the 13th consecutive year to the National Association of Sports Officials Summit, Alan Goldberger presented "The Law, Lawsuit and Liability Landscape” to officiating leaders and “Association Advantage" at a lunch workshop. Drew Smith, President of American Specialty Insurance Services and Don Collins, Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section joined Alan for these programs. Alan also presented a Pre-Summit program, “OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Your Game Officials and the Law” to Missouri officiating leaders. The program was presented in cooperation with NASO and the Missouri State High School Activities Association.

  • SPORTS LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. 2015 Annual Conference. Baltimore. May 2015. SPORTS LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
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    Alan Goldberger served as a panelist for “Legal Issues Implicating Referees and Officials” with attorneys Brandon Leopoldus and Brian Lam at the 41st Annual Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The Sports Lawyers Association is a non-profit, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are over 1,000 current members: practicing lawyers, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports.

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS, INC. (IAABO) ANNUAL MEETING. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK. April 22-26, 2015. Rochester Airport Marriott Hotel.
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Official Business for IAABO Local Boards” at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. in Rochester, New York.

  • US LACROSSE NATIONAL CONVENTION. Baltimore, Maryland. January 2015 Baltimore, Maryland US Lacrosse
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    Alan Goldberger returned for the 7th consecutive year to speak at the US Lacrosse Mens Officials Council at the US Lacrosse National Convention to be held at the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center. Alan presented "Sticks and Stones – Legally Speaking for Lacrosse Officials."

  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS (PAVO) NATIONAL CONVENTION/OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. December, 2014 PAVO
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    ALAN GOLDBERGER presented “Law & Order on Your Volleyball Court” and “Ten Ways to Increase Your Board’s Exposure to Liability” at the National Convention of the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials in Oklahoma City, OK in December.

  • CUM-CAPE and NORTH JERSEY BOARDS OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS October - November 2014.
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Refereeing the NJSIAA Trash Talking Rules and Concussion Mechanics" to the North Jersey and Cum-Cape Boards of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc, at various locations in New Jersey.

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF APPROVED BASKETBALL OFFICIALS, INC. (IAABO) FALL INTERPRETATION SEMINAR. September, 2014, Burlington Vermont. IAABO
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Law & Order on Your Basketball Court" at the Annual Fall Seminar of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. in Burlington, Vermont.

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS. SPORTS OFFICIATING SUMMIT. Albuquerque, New Mexico. July 27-29, 2014.
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    Returning for the 12th consecutive year to the National Association of Sports Officials Summit, Alan Goldberger presented "The Lawsuit and Liability Landscape” to officiating leaders and “Your Questions Answered" at a lunch workshop with Drew Smith of American Specialty Insurance Services and Don Collins, Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section.

  • Atlantic 10 Conference/Patriot League Developmental Camp. Spooky Nook Sports Complex, Manheim, Pennsylvania. July 7, 2014.
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Officiating Safely: The Officials' Guide to Risk Management" and "Game Control, Spectators and Videotape – Law and Order on Your Court."

    Rutgers Magazine

  • Alan Goldberger was featured in "Protecting the Zebras" (1.3 MB pdf), which appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Rutgers Magazine.

  • New Jersey State Baseball/Softball Umpires Association. March 11, 2014. Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ
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    Alan Goldberger presented "Umpiring the NJSIAA Trash Talking Rules and Concussion Mechanics" to members of the New Jersey State Baseball Umpires’ Association at Morristown High School.

  • The Connecticut Concussion Conference – Stamford and North Haven, Connecticut. January 30-31, 2014
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    Alan Goldberger presented "The Student Athlete – Concussion Issues for Coaches, ATs and Officials: Managing the Risk" as part of a panel discussion in afternoon sessions at Stamford and North Haven.
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    On Thursday evening, Alan served as keynote speaker at "Sports Night" held at Chelsea Piers of Stamford as part of the Concussion Conference, to address liability issues with concussions in youth sports and to discuss importance of concussion education for referees, coaches, players and parents.  

  • US LACROSSE NATIONAL CONVENTION. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 10-11, 2014 Philadelphia, PA
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    Alan Goldberger returned for the 6th consecutive year to speak at the US Lacrosse Mens Officials Council at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alan presented two programs: "Assigners, Assignments and Risk" was held in multiple sessions on Friday January 10, as part of the USL Assigners’ Summit 2014. On Saturday, January 11, Alan addressed the Mens Officials’ Council officials on "Game Control, Spectators and Videotape – Law & Order on Your Field."


     

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