‘No better organization’: Lee to lead DTCI in 2023
Meet Christopher Lee, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP who will soon lead the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana as its 2023 president.Read More
Expanded services: New DTCI President Pinkie exploring new section, law practice management resources
Meet the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s new president, Elliott Pinkie.Read More
IU Health’s Chambers becomes first in-house counsel to serve as DTCI president
Kori Chambers begins her year as president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana seeking a smooth transition during a challenging era. She plans to continue the proposition championed by outgoing DTCI President Donald Smith that defense lawyers get a good bargain through their affiliation with the organization.Read More
Smith to focus on new lawyer recruitment as DTCI president
Indianapolis attorney Donald Smith knows the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana has value. His goal during his year as the organization’s president is to show others that value, too.Read More
The Civil Case Management Pathways Pilot Project took flight on June 1. The Indiana Supreme Court established seven courts that will assign new cases to “pathways”: streamlined, complex and general.
Working with a coach is an investment in your career. It is not cheap, and it can make you ask difficult questions about yourself. But it can also help you determine what you want out of your career and the steps you can take to get there.
There is real business value in human interaction. The COVID pandemic put the brakes on human interaction. It affected all aspects of life, including the practice of law.
During the last legislative session, the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act received several updates, most of which have taken effect. This article highlights the changes made to the act and the date the amendments are effective.
President Joe Biden ended 2022 with a bang by signing two new pieces of legislation into law that will impact many employers and their pregnant and breastfeeding workers.
The possible causes of the decline in civil jury trials is a discussion for another day. Let’s look at the statistics and the effects.
The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana named its 2023 officers and directors this month at its 29th Annual Conference and Annual Meeting. The officers and directors assume office Jan. 1.
This year, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana participated as amicus in a variety of issues of significant interest to the defense bar.
Once I entered law school, I began playing slow-pitch softball in the Indianapolis Lawyers League. Over the 30-plus years of involvement, it has been fun and has allowed this old man to keep active, stay young and enjoy fellowship.
The practice of law and the zealous representation of clients demand that we, at times, take unpopular positions and make difficult decisions. This can cause considerable angst and sleepless nights.
A five-star lineup of speakers for this year’s Annual Conference has been assembled. We hope to see you there on Nov. 17 and 18.
Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn and served as the capital of Pennsylvania during the British colonial era. It went on to play a historic and vital role in the 18th century as the central meeting place for our nation’s Founding Fathers. This fall, it will also serve as the location for DRI’s annual meeting.
One of my favorite podcasts, “Men in Blazers,” is led in part by a beautiful soul named Roger Bennett, whose recall of works of literature (among his other gifts) is stunning even to this trivia nerd. When discussion on the podcast turns from soccer to things way more important than soccer, Bennett often recites the poignant closing lines of Philip Larkin’s “The Mower” from “Collected Poems,” which inspired me in writing this column and which advice I hope we can all remember: “… we should be careful/Of each other, we should be kind/While there is still time.”
What can eliminating hurry mean for your practice? Here is what eliminating hurry does not mean: providing terrible customer service; never having fun; working all the time; becoming a monk. But what it can mean is: making sure that you are committed to doing the task before you well; responding in a timely manner (but not in an immediate manner); fostering more substantive relationships with your colleagues; and having a better understanding of who you are and what you are capable of.
Keith Mundrick, a DTCI director, say calls the practice of law “perhaps the pinnacle of the service industry.”