Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana



DTCI: Key questions on enforceability of noncompete agreements

In addition to the standard family and criminal law questions, most attorneys have been approached by a friend or family member requesting advice on their noncompetition agreement and, more importantly, whether they really must comply with the terms of the agreement.
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DTCI: Take your deposition preparation beyond the ancient commands

Deposition preparation should not be a reflex exercise. Simply relying on your tried-and-true deposition preparation outline with the long list of ancient commands (“Don’t guess!” “Don’t elaborate!” “Don’t volunteer!”) is wrong. All witnesses are not created equal, so your next deposition preparation session should not be the same as your last.
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DTCI: Award nominations invited

The Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 15 and 16 in South Bend at the University of Notre Dame. One of the highlights of the meeting will be the presentation of the “Defense Lawyer of the Year,” the “Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel” and the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” awards. The DTCI Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for this year’s awards.
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DTCI: Author! Author!

The 2018 edition of the DTCI Indiana Civil Litigation Review is now in the planning stages. The board of editors invites ideas and authors for articles for Volume XV, deadline Sept. 1.
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DTCI: Writing for fun also may enhance your practice abilities

I dropped off my 10-year old daughter at Butler University’s creative writing camp this week. As I watched Charlotte walk to her classroom, composition notebook and pen in hand, I thought to myself, when was the last time I wrote anything for fun? Like Charlotte, as a child, I used to fill blank pages with stories. Stories I created. My interest in writing continued and certainly was a factor in choosing the profession of law, but if someone asked me to write a story today, I would not even know where to begin.
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