Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

Editor's Page - Volume 86, Number 4

Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

Editor's Page - Volume 86, Number 4

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With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming Centennial of the IADC we almost lost track of the fact that this year is the 85th anniversary of the Defense Counsel Journal. The inaugural issue of the Insurance Counsel Journal was published in April 1934. That year also saw: Josephine Baker become the first black woman to star in a major motion picture (the French film Zouzou); the first ski tow in the U.S. (rope, Woodstock, Vt.); Alcatraz open as a federal prison; Italy beat Czechoslovakia in the World Cup; and the IADC's hometown Black Hawks win its first Stanley Cup championship.

In 1934 the Association was called the IAIC, the International Association of Insurance Counsel. In 1986 it was recognized that the thrust of the defense practice had changed and "insurance" no longer represented the work being performed by many of its members. Accordingly, in 1987, the name of the Association was changed by the membership to the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Journal was aptly renamed the Defense Counsel Journal. The Journal is the oldest continuously operating legal publication devoted to the defense of civil litigation. The DCJ considers at a scholarly level current legal trends and informs its readership of timely problems that they may face in their practice. …

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