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DTCI: What exactly does it mean to be a ‘Hoosier lawyer?’

March 25, 2015 defines the word Hoosier as follows: 1) a native or inhabitant of Indiana (used as a nickname). 2) (usually lowercase) any awkward, unsophisticated person, especially a rustic.

DTCI: Stanley v. Walker revisited: Admissibility of discounted Medicare/Medicaid payments as evidence of reasonable value

March 11, 2015
The monumental 2009 Indiana Supreme Court decision in Stanley v. Walker fundamentally changed the way medical expenses are addressed in personal injury litigation. In the years since Stanley, confusion and disagreement have emerged at the intersection of discounted payments and government-paid health benefits.

DTCI: Best of the blogs

March 11, 2015
Highlights from DTCI member blogs.

DTCI: Still learning after all these years in practice

February 25, 2015
The practice of law is still exciting and challenging for me, even as I approach my 34th year of practice.

DTCI: The outlook for telemedicine

February 11, 2015
Wave of the future or malpractice nightmare?

Meet the 2015 DTCI board of directors

January 14, 2015
At the November annual meeting of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the following officers and directors were elected. They assumed office Jan. 1, 2015.

DTCI Annual Meeting 2014

December 17, 2014
Members gathered in French Lick to honor attorneys, attend educational sessions and socialize.

2014 DTCI Amicus Report

December 3, 2014
In 2014, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s Amicus Committee participated in a number of interesting appeals, several of which have not yet been decided. The cases DTCI became involved in this year addressed a variety of evidentiary and other issues that are of interest to the defense bar.

DTCI: Is technology killing the work-life balance?

November 19, 2014
I will admit that when I first started practicing law, there were no BlackBerry phones, iPhones or tablets allowing one to access email at any time of the day, anywhere in the world. I also could not access the system in our office while at home or some other remote location. Now that all of these options are available to us, I can’t help but wonder is technology killing the ability to balance work with life?

DTCI: Take time to invest in yourself

November 5, 2014
Where I work, it is the usual practice of the partnership to send attorneys with my level of experience (five to six years) to a seminar in order to prepare us for the eventual responsibility of trying a case on our own.
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