The induction ceremony took place on March 3 before an audience of 570 during the 2019 spring meeting of the College in La Quinta, Calif. The meeting had a total attendance of 750.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Boshkoff is a powerhouse litigator and one of Indiana’s top employment trial lawyers. For the past 25 years, she has defended employers (both public and private) in both federal and state courts. Her experience includes defending class and collective actions and handling systemic investigations brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She earned a law degree from Indiana University Mauer School of Law, graduating with summa cum laude, Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers honors. She received her bachelor’s degree with high honors from Swarthmore College.