President's Page - Volume 87, Number 3.

AuthorChamberlin, Andrew S.

We are all facing a chaotic world roiled by numerous global issues. The spread of COVID-19 has changed how we live, how we work, and how we communicate. The quest for true equality under law continues with concomitant social unrest that is at times encouraging and at times worrying. Social media has disrupted and exploded the distribution of information in ways that are susceptible to misuse and that misuse has come to pass. Politics have never been more divisive. Representative democracies are facing critical choices about the future. Simultaneously, obscured from view by the series of global events described above, the rapid development of artificial intelligence and data analytics is bringing changes to the practice of law that offer our members new opportunities and new challenges.

The International Association of Defense Counsel exists to serve its membership. Like the rest of the world, we are adapting to face the global issues confronting us. We have developed a Virtual Value program to deliver on point educational, professional, and social opportunities for our members. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been more active than ever before and has launched a...

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