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Chicago, May 14, 2019

Drumke Profiled in ABA Journal "Meet The Candidates" Article

Partner Michael W. Drumke was profiled in the ABA Journal's "Meet the Candidates" article in the May issue.

Drumke has been formally nominated to the ABA Board of Governors on behalf of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and will begin a three-year term in August. He has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 2015 and is a past chair of TIPS and the Section Officers Conference. 

The ABA Journal asked all the candidates for leadership positions the same three questions: What is the reason you decided to serve the association as a leader? What plans do you have for your term in office? And finally, what is a positive experience you’ve had as a member of the ABA? Drumke's answered were: 

Reason to serve: “I am a longtime ABA member who has been active in the sections, or my section at least, since 1995. I think at this point in time, it’s important that the sections be understood, that people with experience in the sections have a voice on the board so that the board can make informed decisions.”

Plans for term: “It’s a challenging time for the ABA right now, and what I would like to see is the ABA figure out a model where it can accomplish its mission, which includes member service, more effectively. And in my view, member service starts with the sections. It branches out from there.”

Positive experience with the ABA: “There are a lot of positive experiences, but the most positive experiences was the opportunity to chair the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the other was chairing the Section Officers Conference. Being chair of TIPS was a tremendous experience because we had to a chance to work on and build the TIPS Section Conference, which is going into its fourth year. ... It’s a very broad and diverse section encompassing a lot of different areas of practice, so I had an opportunity to meet people in the section and work with them on projects that I otherwise would not have.”
To read the full article, please visit the ABA Journal website

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