DRI Foundation

The DRI Foundation is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The organization uses tax exempt gifts and grants to fund law-related public service projects, support the judicial system and further the interests of the defense bar. Click here to make a donation to the DRI Foundation.

Hurricane Maria Relief

Hurricane Maria has churned a devastating path through the Caribbean and across Puerto Rico. DRI has implemented its multi-faceted disaster assistance plan for our members in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean who are in need. One component of that plan is to provide cash assistance where needed. Through this page, DRI members can quickly provide cash assistance to DRI attorneys in the affected areas. . Thank you generosity and support.

When tragedies befall our members and their communities, the entire DRI family has rallied around its stricken members who need assistance. This is certainly one of those moments. Thank you generosity and support.

Click here to donate to the Hurricane Maria Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

With the catastrophe following Hurricane Harvey unfolding in Southeast Texas, DRI has implemented its multi-faceted disaster assistance plan for our members and members of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) who are in need.  One component of that plan is to provide cash assistance where needed. Through this page, DRI members can quickly provide cash assistance to DRI attorneys in the affected areas. 

When tragedies befall our members and their communities, the entire DRI family has rallied around its stricken members who need assistance. This is certainly one of those moments. Thank you generosity and support.

Click here to donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Irma Relief

In advance of Hurricane Irma’s landfall, DRI has implemented its multi-faceted disaster assistance plan for our members who are in need.  One component of that plan is to provide cash assistance where needed. Through this page, DRI members can quickly provide cash assistance to DRI attorneys in the affected areas. 

When tragedies befall our members and their communities, the entire DRI family has rallied around its stricken members who need assistance. This is certainly one of those moments. Thank you generosity and support.

Click here to donate to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.

DRI Memorials and Tributes

A Memorial or Tribute established by DRI offers individuals and companies the opportunity to honor the memory of those who have made a difference within the community, practice of law or in our lives. Click here to view a current list of Memorials and Tributes.

Click here to learn more about establishing a DRI tribute or memorial.

Contact DRI Customer Service at (312) 795-1101 or click here to download the application form to establish a DRI Memorial or Tribute.

Diversity Law Student Scholarship Fund

Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity, which includes sexual orientation, is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences a diverse membership provides.

In order to increase diversity of the legal profession in a constructive and tangible way, DRI has awarded two $10,000 diversity law student scholarships for twelve years.

This program is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are also eligible to apply. To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Recipients’ of the scholarships are announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in June.

All DRI Diversity Law Student Scholarship winners have completed their law school studies. 

Those wishing to make a contribution to the DRI Diversity Law Student Scholarship fund should Click here to make a donation.