Welcome to the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada's website. We are excited about its features and hope you find it to be user-friendly. Through our website, you can check our calendar of events, apply for or renew your membership, and locate a member attorney by name, city or legal specialty. Members can access our magazine, Defense Comment, our News Flashes which alert members to significant case developments and our online membership directory. There's a lot of information and some very useful links here. We hope you will spend a few minutes to look around and check out the features.

As the President of the ADC for 2014, I am honored to serve the Association and to work with our committed Board of Directors and professional staff, led by Executive Director Jennifer Blevins.

The ADC, now in its 55th year of service, is the only organization in Northern California and Nevada standing up for attorneys who make their living defending civil lawsuits. Our members practice in a wide variety of specialties, but are united in their desire for an organized voice to put forth the defense perspective to the State Legislature and the Judicial Council through our advocate Mike Belote of California Defense Counsel, and to the Courts through the work of our Amicus Committee.

We have a long tradition of providing high-quality, timely and affordable educational seminars on a broad range of pertinent legal topics. Our substantive law sections provide a forum for attorneys within specialized practice areas to network, to share strategies and to obtain updates on recent developments in the law. The sections also send e-blasts to their members as soon as important new appellate decisions are handed down and put on lunchtime brown bag seminars on topics of interest. Our sub law sections include Construction, Employment, Insurance, Landlord/Tenant, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Public Entity, Toxic Tort and Transportation. We also have a section just for Young Lawyers, those in practice five years or less.

Our Annual Meeting, held in San Francisco each year in early December at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square, is a top-notch educational, motivational and fun social event that our members come back to year after year.

The ADC exists to benefit our members. We welcome your suggestions on how the ADC can better serve you, your practice, or the interests of civil defense practitioners. Please contact me or any member of our Board with suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your continued support of the ADC!

Best Regards,

Linda Lynch

2014 ADC President





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