DTCI Substantive Law Section Breakouts Day 3

Date: 11/12/2020

Start Time: 2:30 pm

End Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual


2:30- 3:30 Employment – COVID-19 Employment Related Issues – Presenters: Elizabeth K. Barton, Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Board of Education of the City of Chicago, Law Department and Tami A. Earnhart, Partner, Ice Miller

3:30-4:30 Trial Tactics – Eyewitness News: How Science Can Help You Understand and Reduce Bias in Eyewitness Testimony, Dr. Christine Cloninger, Dr. Megan Toney-Bolger, Exponent


DTCI 27th Annual Conference & Meeting Main Program Day 1

Date: 11/19/2020

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Virtual


11:00 – 1:00pm Board Meeting / Annual Meeting of the Membership

1:30 – 4:30pm – MAIN PROGRAM – Facing Change (3.0 CLE)

1:30 – 3:15 – Part I: A panel discussion featuring four senior African American attorneys discussing issues of social justice and racial equity:

Karen Ann Lloyd, General Counsel, Community Health Network, Inc
Tavonna Harris Askew, Chief of Staff & General Counsel, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Alan Mills, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Norris Cunningham, Co-founder, Katz Korin & Cunningham

Moderator:  Christina Essex, Associate Attorney, Katz Korin Cunningham

3:30 – 4:30 – Facing Change, Part II:  Millennials and Zoomers Speak – an exciting panel drawn from members of DTCI Young Lawyers Committee and DTCI Diversity Committee who will discuss diversity and racial equity issues from the perspective of young professionals.

The title, “Facing Change”, is drawn from an excellent quote by James Baldwin:  “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”


4:45 – 5:30 – Young Lawyer Sponsored Philanthropic Event

Assistance for Attorneys with Limited Eyesight – Former graduate of the BOSMA Program will recount his journey navigating the issues he faced to save his practice while losing his vision.   Presenter: Chis Dunleavy, Eli Lilly



DTCI Annual Conference & Meeting Main Program Day 2

Date: 11/20/2020

Start Time: 8:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual


8:00-9:30am    Women in the Law Breakfast Breakout – Overcoming Adversity – Tammy Meyer, Metzger Rosta

10:00am – 1:00  MAIN PROGRAM

10:00 – 11:30 – Panel Discussion on Mediation Amid COVID19 – Lynn Gray, Ross Rudolph, Pete Schroeder

11:30 –  Legislative Update – Senator Eric Koch

12:00 – 1:00 – ETHICS for Trial Counsel –  A discussion of the many ethical aspects of defense counsel’s case including: confidentiality, conflicts of interest, supervision of staff and correcting what goes wrong at trial. Ethical communications with witnesses and third parties will also be addressed.

Presenters: James Bell, Pagnelli Law Group: Mike Witte, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission