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As a member of the IDC you become part of an exceptional community of defense attorneys dedicated to improving the judicial system and the practice of law. IDC members take pride in each other’s professional and personal development. JOIN TODAY!

Membership brings you opportunities to:

  • Expand your experience and knowledge base
  • Stay abreast of changes to the law
  • Develop business opportunities for your practice
  • Make key contacts within the legal community
  • Obtain current information on legislative developments and participate in impacting the law
  • Give back to the profession and share your knowledge with others

“Membership in IDC is essential for every trial lawyer who makes a living representing defense interests in Illinois. No other association can provide the opportunities for helping to secure positive change in the civil justice system or for keeping abreast of developments in the law that affects our clients. I have always valued my affiliation with IDC because there is simply no better way to share ideas with and learn from the best defense lawyers practicing in Illinois.”

Glen Amundsen
SmithAmundsen, LLC

How Can the IDC Assist You?

IDC fosters our member’s growth through our highly-respected publications, the IDC Quarterly, the IDC Survey of Law, our committee newsletters, our quality CLE programs, networking and social membership meetings.

IDC specialty 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 specific groups:

  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Tort Law

"I joined the IDC hoping the organization would afford me a plethora of networking, educational and social events, and the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the brightest defense attorneys in the State. To my pleasant surprise, I was not only given many such opportunities, but also have built several lasting friendships throughout the duration of my involvement. Being an active IDC member has helped keep me abreast of legal developments and shaped me into the attorney I am today, as well as allowed me to give back to the community through philanthropic events. The IDC has been, by far, the most rewarding defense organization for me and I am proud to call myself an IDC member."

Michelle M. Wahl
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Membership is for Defense Attorneys Who...

  • are committed to improving the judicial system and the practice of law.
  • believe that maintaining their professional competence and expertise is essential.
  • want to experience remarkable and worthwhile individual and collective opportunities for professional development and growth.
"The importance of membership in the IDC has never been greater. The legal and professional environment in which we practice is rapidly changing. IDC works to protect our interests." 

Rick Hammond

HeplerBroom LLC.

Join Today!

Joining the IDC is simple - just follow this link to apply electronically .After your application is received, it will be presented to the IDC Board of Directors for approval. Once approval has been granted, you will have full access to all member benefits.