CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly PLLC attorneys Laurie Miller and Jessica Rodecker have been selected to serve as national Young Lawyer Liaisons to two Defense Research Institute (DRI) substantive law committees.
A national organization with approximately 22,000 members from across the country, DRI is the preeminent continuing legal education organization for trial counsel, corporate counsel and risk management professionals.
Miller and Rodecker served as vice liaisons to their prospective committees and have been officially promoted to liaison positions.
Miller will serve on the Drug & Medical Device Committee and Rodecker on the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee.
These positions require Miller and Rodecker to participate in planning seminars, publications and national steering committee activities for their respective committees. In addition, both Miller and Rodecker are active on the Defense Research Institute's Young Lawyers Committee, where Miller is currently the chair of the Membership subcommittee.
The Drug and Medical Device Committee is one of DRI's most active committees. Miller will participate in a full course of committee work, including Rx for the Defense, a publication by the Drug and Medical Device committee.
As a Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee member, Rodecker joins the best and the brightest of the medical defense bar. The committee regularly addresses health care regulatory issues and issues particular to specialized litigation groups, such as pharmacy litigation and obstetrical medicine. The committee sponsors three seminars each year, including the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar at which Rodecker will be a panel moderator in March, and the Complex Medicine seminar. The committee also authors the MedLaw Update.
Miller and Rodecker expressed excitement for the challenges and opportunities these new positions bring.