Defense Counsel Journal

This publication provides topical and scholarly writings on the law, including its development and reform and the practice of law in the civil defense and insurance fields.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 4, October

Becoming Masters of the Universe: The How To's of Multi-Jurisdictional Product Liability Litigation
IN an increasingly globalized and connected world, purely "locally made" products are becoming increasingly rare. These days, most products are developed in a synergetic process where component parts are sourced from a variety of countries, and products...
Becoming Masters of the Universe: The How To's of Multi-Jurisdictional Product Liability Litigation
IN an increasingly globalized and connected world, purely "locally made" products are becoming increasingly rare. These days, most products are developed in a synergetic process where component parts are sourced from a variety of countries, and products...
Editor's Page
This issue features a quartet of articles inspired by the IADC Annual Meeting program in Vienna, which featured some world-class programs on the future of BigLaw and challenges facing the legal profession more generally.Legendary "legal futurist" Professor...
IADC Amicus Brief Program
The International Association of Defense Counsel has an active amicus curiae program, submitting briefs on issues of importance to IADC members and their clients. Through its amicus participation, the IADC has helped shape the law surrounding product...
IADC Amicus Brief Program
The International Association of Defense Counsel has an active amicus curiae program, submitting briefs on issues of importance to IADC members and their clients. Through its amicus participation, the IADC has helped shape the law surrounding product...
IADC Global Connection: For Law. for Life
The great Nelson Mandela once said, "There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Members of the IADC are not known for "playing small" and enjoy a Global Connection that...
IADC Global Connection: For Law. for Life
The great Nelson Mandela once said, "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. " Members of the IADC are not known for "playing small" and enjoy a Global Connection that...
IADC Tenets of Professionalism
The International Association of Defense Counsel is aware that applicable rules or codes of professional responsibility generally provide only minimum standards of acceptable conduct. Since we aspire to the highest ideals of professionalism, we hereby...
IADC Tenets of Professionalism
The International Association of Defense Counsel is aware that applicable rules or codes of professional responsibility generally provide only minimum standards of acceptable conduct. Since we aspire to the highest ideals of professionalism, we hereby...
Interests of Amici Curiae
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) is a public interest law and policy center with supporters in all 50 States. (1) WLF's primary mission is the defense and promotion of free enterprise, and ensuring that economic development is not impeded by excessive...
Liability of Insurance Agents and Brokers to Third-Party Non-Clients and Recent Developments
This article has been updated from an article that originally appeared in the June 2014 Professional Liability Committee newsletter. AS the variety of professional services performed by insurance agents and brokers has expanded over time, so too...
Liability of Insurance Agents and Brokers to Third-Party Non-Clients and Recent Developments
AS the variety of professional services performed by insurance agents k and brokers has expanded over time, so too has their liability exposure.1 Agents and brokers are subject to a broad assortment of liability claims asserted by their own clients who...
Online Mediations: Advantages and Pitfalls of New and Evolving Technologies and Why We Should Embrace Them
This article originally appeared in the May 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee newsletter. THE growth of the World Wide Web after 1992 and the exponential expansion of Internet usage across most sectors of modern society can best be described...
Online Mediations: Advantages and Pitfalls of New and Evolving Technologies and Why We Should Embrace Them
This article originally appeared in the May 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee newsletter.THE growth of the World Wide Web after 1992 and the exponential expansion of Internet usage across most sectors of modern society can best be described...
Surprise! How Can Insights from Other High -Pressure Occupations Help Legal Professionals Better Handle Unexpected Events?
MIKE Wheaton knows about surprise.1 As a coach in the National Football League (NFL) for more than 20 years, Wheaton is one of the longest-serving coaches in the franchise's history. For a profession that is known for being short-lived, Wheaton's longevity...
Surprise! How Can Insights from Other High-Pressure Occupations Help Legal Professionals Better Handle Unexpected Events?
MIKE Wheaton knows about surprise. (1) As a coach in the National Football League (NFL) for more than 20 years, Wheaton is one of the longest-serving coaches in the franchise's history. For a profession that is known for being short-lived, Wheaton's...
The Teacher Becomes Student: What Law Professors Can Learn from the Legal Profession
FOR more than a century, the dominant mode of pedagogy in American law schools has been the Socratic method, first introduced by Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell of Harvard Law School in the late 1800's. As long as the primary goal of law schools...
The Teacher Becomes Student: What Law Professors Can Learn from the Legal Profession
FOR more than a century, the dominant mode of pedagogy in American law schools has been the Socratic method, first introduced by Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell of Harvard Law School in the late 1800's. As long as the primary goal of law schools was...
Tomorrow's Lawyers
MY original motivation in writing my latest book, Tomorrow s Lawyers, was to provide young and aspiring lawyers with some sense of what the future might hold. When I studied law in the late 1970s and early 1980s, my fellow students and I did not anticipate...
'Tomorrow's Lawyers'
MY original motivation in writing my latest book, Tomorrow's Lawyers, was to provide young and aspiring lawyers with some sense of what the future might hold. When I studied law in the late 1970s and early 1980s, my fellow students and I did not anticipate...
Who Resolves Class Arbitrability?
This article originally appeared in the July 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee newsletter. THE United States Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp., (1) reaffirmed the principle that the parties'...
Who Resolves Class Arbitrability?
This article originally appeared in the July 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee newsletter.THE United States Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp.,1 reaffirmed the principle that the parties' intention...
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