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Upcoming DRI Seminars



  • SEMINAR Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Deposition Institute

    Veritext Legal Solutions (30th Floor) 1 N. Franklin St. #3000 Chicago, IL 60606

    Designed specifically for the blossoming defense trial lawyer, this intensive, three-day program fills the deposition training void. Students will attend a series of entertaining, informative, and interactive lectures covering all aspects of deposition taking. They will observe live deposition demonstrations conducted by experienced defense trial lawyers. And, utilizing small groups and a low faculty-to- student ratio, students will apply these lessons while participating in workshops providing hands-on training in taking and defending party and expert depositions, dealing with difficult witnesses and adversary counsel, and preparing witnesses for depositions—all under the tutelage of a faculty member and utilizing a litigation fact pattern designed to make the experience as real as possible. Students will depart with court reporter transcripts and videos of their workshop depositions, a new network of trial lawyer colleagues, and, most importantly, improved deposition skills.


  • SEMINAR Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Construction Law

    The Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel 3355 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

    This year's program is an exceptional learning and networking opportunity that focuses on the practitioner seeking to stay abreast of industry trends, hone the skills necessary to maintain a competitive advantage in contract construction and litigation, and collaborate with other industry professionals. We have assembled a group of widely recognized industry professionals who will share their expertise in a variety of entertaining formats. Topics include a discussion of legislative trends, effective contract language to capture the parties’ actual intent and transfer risk, strategies for defending cases under OCIP and CCIP, integration of social media into a successful litigation strategy, and emerging trends in insurance coverage. The program will also feature a practical look at construction scheduling and an advanced tutorial on construction documents that routinely appear in litigation.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Nursing Home/ALF Litigation

    The Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The excitement never stops in Las Vegas, and the same can be said for this year's DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar! In addition to a fantastic location and unsurpassed business development opportunities, the 2015 seminar offers cutting-edge presentations that address current "real world" issues. Attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, claims specialists, providers, and other professionals involved in the defense of claims against long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and other aging services providers across the country will not want to miss this preeminent seminar. Combining top-notch education and networking in an extraordinary city like Las Vegas makes the 2015 DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar a "must attend" event.


  • SEMINAR Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Workers' Compensation

    Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center 246 Perimeter Center, Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30346

    The Workers' Compensation Committee of the DRI has designed a brand new kind of program focused on issues of interest for those responsible for workers' compensation across the Southeastern United States. Risk Managers, Claims Professionals, and Attorneys will all benefit from the analysis and discussions presented by an esteemed panel of professionals.


  • SEMINAR Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Insurance Law and Claims Conference

    Hilton Hartford 315 Trumbull St Hartford, CT 06103

    The Conference was designed by DRI and top Hartford-area carriers to update insurance executives, in-house counsel, and outside counsel in the Northeast on crucial new authority impacting claims handling, coverage decisions, and extra-contractual exposure.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Data Breach and Privacy Law

    InterContinental 505 North Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

    Reports of new cyber-attacks and the enormous costs associated with responding to those events continue to make daily headlines. Companies ranging from small "mom & pop" stores to Fortune 100 corporations must remain diligent against these types of attacks. Those companies and their outside counsel must understand the best practices to prevent an intrusion into their systems, how to respond if an intrusion occurs, and what to do if the intrusion results in a data breach. This seminar will focus on all aspects of the life cycle of a security incident - beginning with how to better understand the exposure your company, law firm or client faces and then address how to prevent, respond to, and manage the costs associated with a cyber-security attack. Attendees will participate in real world scenarios presented by outside counsel and cyber-security experts and learn the steps that must be taken when a breach occurs.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Asbestos Medicine

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    DRI's 2015 Asbestos Medicine Seminar will be an interactive, dynamic, and informative event that will bring together preeminent asbestos litigation practitioners and experts to share their experiences and knowledge. Lecturers, panelists, and moderators will provide insight into the most current best legal practices. You will be updated on developments in the medical and scientific fields specific to defending asbestos litigation. There will be opportunities to engage with other attendees in spirited and educational discussions about the issues. Attendance at DRI's Asbestos Medicine seminar is essential for those of all experience levels to remain abreast of developing legal, medical, and strategic trends that will directly impact success in defending asbestos cases.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Strictly Automotive

    Sheraton Nashville Downtown 623 Union St Nashville, TN 37219

    This industry-focused seminar will delve into the pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, warranty, and litigation environment. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to interact with and learn from those on the front lines of these issues. Attendees will benefit not only from the ability to learn from experienced counsel and experts, but also from the numerous opportunities to participate in the networking and social events accompanying the seminar. If all, or even part, of your practice entails the defense of automotive product liability or warranty matters, this is a must-attend event in Music City as we gather in Nashville to chart our path to defend this industry into the future.


  • SEMINAR Friday, November 13, 2015

    Boot Camp for New Life, Health and Disability Lawyers

    Hotel Allegro 171 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

    The DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee is once again sponsoring a program for lawyers who are new to the practice. The program will be taught by highly experienced attorneys and will be aimed at providing a basic understanding of the concepts applicable to life, health and disability litigation. This program receives rave reviews each year it is held. Young lawyers and older lawyers who are new to the practice or who wish to brush up on their skills are encouraged to attend! To encourage the classroom atmosphere, registration will be limited to 50 persons. Please note the Boot Camp will be held at the law offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 300 Chicago, IL


  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium

    Marriott Marquis New York 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

    DRI's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium continues its tradition as the premier educational event on the subject of insurance coverage, offering an unparalleled opportunity to hear from a distinguished faculty of lawyers and insurance industry leaders on emerging issues, recent court rulings, and national trends. Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen the tools you need to compete successfully and to network with industry leaders and experienced coverage lawyers from across the country, all in the midst of New York City decked out for the holiday season!


  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Professional Liability

    Marriott Marquis New York 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

    DRI's Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals in malpractice actions. Learn about the emerging issues shaping the professional liability landscape, along with the particular issues facing specific practice lines. In addition to the top quality educational programs, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with professional liability claims personnel, experts and defense counsel from across the country.