I never had a sister growing up; Andy was my only sibling. Now I have a great sister-in-law, Carol, and I see the sisterly bond my daughters Beth and Maddie have. Sisters are wonderful things.
DRI has sisters, believe it or not. The IADC (www.iadclaw.org), FDCC (www.thefederation.org) and ADTA (www.adtalaw.com) are DRI’s sister organizations and together we are “brothers in arms” fighting for civil justice. The issues facing our civil justice system are legion and together the Defense sisters are working to level and keep level the playing field. Whether it is by producing joint scholarship, populating task forces formed to address important issues like judicial independence and preserving the jury system, or supporting the efforts of Lawyers for Civil Justice, your Sister defense organizations are making a difference. To help keep the bonds of sisterhood strong, the DRI Board has 3 seats reserved for each of the Sisters. Mike Lucey, Tom Cordell and Mike Neil are our FDCC Board members; Jim Campbell, Joe Ryan and Bill Perry represent the IAD; and Bob Tait, Frankie Colon and George Walker round out the team for the ADTA.
I encourage everyone to learn more about the civil justice efforts of DRI and its Sisters. And after you have learned more, join hands with us…your sisters and brothers in arms, need your help and involvement in our quest for civil justice.