I write as we finish up the Winter DRI Board of Directors meeting in Orlando. The gathering of all directors has been exciting, stimulating and thought-provoking. We addressed a number of challenges and examined our processes. We studied our educational programs and reviewed critical membership issues. A number of initiatives were considered which will favorably impact our members, our clients, and the judicial system as a whole. Issues involving diversity, women in the law, the role of an independent judiciary, and the importance of jury trials and jury service were front and center.
The ability to serve on the DRI Board of Directors remains a privilege and a responsibility. Good things are forecast for 2010 and the coming years. Challenges remain and responses are forthcoming. The future is bright. To all members, get involved and become an active part of the largest organization of defense attorneys in the world.