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The mission of IDC is to ensure civil justice with integrity, civility and professional competence.

IDC is an exceptional community of defense attorneys, dedicated to improving the judicial system and the practice of law. Membership is essential for every trial lawyer who makes a living representing defense interests in Illinois. Learn More.

IDC members KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST the in-depth analysis of case law, relevant practice tips and much more found within our scholarly, timely, and thought-provoking publications.

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What's Happening at IDC
House Bill 5044 proposes to amend 735 ILCS 5/2-108 to eliminate the doctrine of intrastate forum non conveniens. HB5044, if passed, would also require that every lawsuit is tried in the county where it is commenced. This would leave the Illinois judiciary with no recourse to prevent forum shopping or even consolidate cases filed in different counties that arise from the same occurrence. For these and other reasons, HB5044 would interfere with the fair and efficient administration of justice in Illinois and impermissibly encroach upon the power of the judiciary guaranteed by the Illinois Constitution...
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Join us in Springfield for a reception with members of the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Judiciary.
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Even after the Prison Litigation Reform Act was passed to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits filed by incarcerated individuals, prison litigation remains a prevalent and pervasive reality for many. Among prisoners, medical treatment remains a major source of litigation, to the chagrin of many state officials and private healthcare providers. Under the Eighth Amendment “deliberate indifference” standard, however, plaintiffs face an uphill battle to prove that their medical care, or lack thereof, amounted to a constitutional violation. Plaintiffs must show not only that they suffered a serious medical condition or risk, but that state officials or healthcare providers actually knew of that condition or risk, and consciously disregarded it. Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97, 104 (1977)....
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Voice of the illinois defense bar

IDC gives voice to our shared values in order to shape our legal system. Whether it be through amicus briefs, Defense Updates, Position Statements, our Legislative Watch, Advocacy Letters, judicial receptions or our PAC, the IDC is the Voice of the Defense Bar in Illinois.

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