On a personal/professional note, I am pleased to report that your humble blogger has become a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.
The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), in existence for more than 85 years, is an invitation-only, peer-reviewed association of corporate defense and insurance defense counsel, with only approximately 2,500 members from around the globe. The IADC offers advanced continuing legal education programs, offers trial practice for less experienced lawyers through its annual Trial Academy, and works to ensure that the civil justice system functions properly.
The IADC strives to ensure fairness in legislation and the courts, and takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development. It also offers amicus briefs in cases for which the IADC can offer meaningful input.