Structured settlements have been supported by public policy and endorsed by prominent attorneys, judges and legislators since they were first introduced in the United States during the late 1970s.
Founded August 21, 1878, the ABA has 410,000 members and is recognized as the world's largest voluntary professional association. The Mission of the ABA is "to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession."
As a featured speaker at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), Robinson praised structured settlements as "professional and dignified solutions" for injury victims based upon his first-hand experience as a litigation attorney. According to Robinson, structured settlements represent "state of the art" tools for all attorneys to consider when negotiating and resolving personal injury cases. Robinson also suggested the ABA and NSSTA should identify shared interests and lobbying opportunities.
To honor Robinson and highlight his support for structured settlements, NSSTA is featuring a new video on its website capturing Robinson's 2011 NSSTA speech.
Congratulations to Bill Robinson. Thank you for supporting structured settlements and good luck with your new responsibilities as ABA President.