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The Litigation Section Executive Committee: A Word with Vice Chair Patricia Erdmann - Litigation News

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2014

There are currently positions available on the Litigation Section Executive Committee for 2015 and statements of interest are due by noon on Tuesday, November 11. We talked to current Vice Chair Patricia Erdmann of the Office of the Attorney General to learn more about this role.

IndyBar: How long have you been on the Executive Committee and what was your role?
Erdmann: I have been on the Executive Committee since May 2011 and currently serve as Vice Chair.

IndyBar: What is your favorite part about being on the Executive Committee?
Erdmann: In addition to the camaraderie and lively, informal discussion on a wide variety of litigation topics, the Litigation Section’s Executive Committee and members share a strong sense of purpose, teamwork and commitment to improve advocacy, trial skills and professionalism. Members are generous with their time, skills and knowledge.

IndyBar: What are your responsibilities as a member of the Executive Committee?
Erdmann: As the incoming Chairperson-Elect, I perform the duties of the Chairperson during any absence and coordinates the Section’s annual series of one-hour continuing legal education seminars.

IndyBar: How has your involvement impacted you as a professional?

Erdmann: I have valued the diverse opportunities for professional and personal growth. I have strengthened and expanded professional networking to connect with members in both public and private sectors and the judiciary.

IndyBar: What can Executive Committee members expect for 2015?

Erdmann: Outstanding Litigation Trial Skills Series including the popular annual program of the Judicial Roundtable and Reception, networking events as well as the latest news, practice tips and developments in litigation in programs and electronic newsletters.

IndyBar: What advice would you give to anyone who is considering joining the Executive Committee?
Erdmann: It’s easy to join and hard to beat for a wide variety of activities and events for every type of practice, as well as resources and scholarships available to assist public advocates. Litigators are busy and want to stay involved; membership can you help you stay prepared with a changing legal landscape and provide a meaningful opportunity to lend your voice to our litigation community.

If you are interested in more information about the Executive Committee opening, click here. If you would like to be considered for the 2015 Litigation Section Executive Committee, please contact Chris Walsh ( with a brief statement about yourself and why you would like to serve on the committee by no later than noon on Tuesday, November 11.


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