DRI (Voice of the Defense Bar)
Articles & Interviews
A New Voice for the Voice of the Defense Bar
DRI President Toyja Kelley's path to leadership started with an issue he was passionate about and continues to champion: diversity.
CCBJ: How did you become involved with DRI?
Toyja Kelley: My first law firm required all of its associates to become members of...Read More
Increased Benefits of Membership
An interview with DRI's new president, John Kuppens, a litigation partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia, South Carolina office. His remarks have been edited for length and style.
CCBJ: John, congratulations on being named DRI’s president. When, how and why...Read More
New DRI President Focuses on Next Generation: “Voice of the Defense Bar” readies new voices for future
Introduction: DRI, founded in 1960 as the Defense Research Institute, bills itself as the “leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel” and the “Voice of the Defense Bar.” With 22,000-plus members, it serves as a hefty counterweight to the well-heeled...Read More