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IDC Committees

Substantive Law Committees

IDC practice groups are an invaluable resource for the professional development of our members. Each of these groups works to further the knowledge and skills of the defense bar in that area of practice. As a member of the IDC, you are invited to join any of our practice groups:

Civil Practice
The Civil Practice Committee provides its members a platform to discuss policy and procedure within the defense practice.

Construction Law
The Construction Law Committee offers members an opportunity to discuss, learn and publish on issues surrounding construction law.

Employment Law
The Employment Law Committee offers members an opportunity to further increase or enhance their knowledge base and experience regarding employment policy, litigation and legislation.

Insurance Law
The Insurance Law Committee is devoted to staying abreast of emerging trends and educating its members regarding insurance coverage law in Illinois and issues regarding liability, auto, and first party coverage.

Tort Law
The Tort Law Committee allows its members to discuss, learn and publish on a variety of legal fields including products liability, medical liability, construction law and workers compensation.

Toxic Tort Law
The Toxic Tort Law Committee allows its members to discuss, learn and publish on issues related to toxic tort litigation.

Administrative & Event Committees

In addition to these practice groups, IDC also offers the following committee for member engagement:

The Amicus Committee works to identify important cases and recruit counsel to prepare amicus briefs so that the voice of the membership is heard on legal issues pending before Illinois reviewing courts.

Diversity & Inclusivity
The Diversity & Inclusivity Committee works to create a more diverse and inclusive association for the defense community.

The focus of IDCares is divided between individual wellness and community connection.By providing information and programming to address the CLE wellness components as well as providing events to give back to our community similar to the donations IDC has offered in the past through school drives, coat drives, food drives or the spirit of the season, IDCares will provide outreach in the community to give us a means to give back while also focusing our individual mental health issues.

IDC Quarterly Editorial Board
The IDC Quarterly, our signature publication, is circulated to all IDC members and members of the Illinois judiciary. The members of the Editorial Board oversee the entire publication - from substantive law columns to Feature Articles to Monographs. If you are interesting in contributing to the IDC Quarterly, contact us at

The Legislative Committee identifies legislation that has a potential impact upon the substantive areas of practice of the IDC and works to support or oppose particular pieces of legislation.

Practice Development
The Committee is charged with providing education to our members to assist in their professional development. Practical presentations provide information to practitioners of all ages and ability, offering instruction on depositions, motion practice, and trial process. Share your experience, hone your craft, learn new skills; take advantage of the opportunities to learn and present as a part of the Practice Development Committee.

Social Media
The Social Media Committee works to increase IDC's social media profile, post articles and information of interest to our members and recognize the wonderful accomplishments of our members.

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