• On-Demand
    Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina (Parts 1-3)
    This three-part series is designed for frontline adjusters and claims managers who handle auto claims in North Carolina. The series examines key considerations and nuances involved when handling North Carolina auto claims. 
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    Insuring Drones: The Market Takes Off!

    With the unprecedented pace of growth of UAS/drones, the aviation insurance industry finds itself in the position of being called upon to provide insurance. The unique challenges posed by this new industry will be focused on in this exciting webinar.

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    Epidemiology for Lawyers, by Lawyers
    This presentation will provide basic concepts of epidemiology, including the types of studies (experimental v. observational), the similarities and differences of cohort and case-control studies, the parameters by which epidemiology studies are analyzed (relative risk/odds ratio/confidence intervals), how epidemiology studies are used (or excluded) in courts, and practical pointers for attacking (or supporting) an epidemiology study.  
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  • On-Demand
    Stay Clear of Legal Fee Audit Deductions and Strengthen Your Client Relationship
    Lawyers now live in a world of billing cuts, legal audits, and appeals. Often this process becomes contentious between lawyer and client. This webinar will address these issues through a panel composed of representatives from a bill review company, and insurance carrier, and a law firm managing partner. Specifically, the panelists will discuss how lawyers can be proactive in reducing audit cuts and appeals resulting in greater realization, lower administrative costs, higher profitability, and stronger client relationships.
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  • On-Demand
    Bad Faith Cases and Mediation: How to Succeed, How to Fail

    Are you prepared to get the best results for your clients? The mediation and settlement of Bad Faith cases present special challenges and require special skills. In this program expert counsel from both the carrier and policyholder sides, and a seasoned mediator, will give you the insights and tools you need to get the job done and keep clients happy.

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    Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation and Trigger Issues
    This webcast will focus on the myriad of issues coverage counsel must address when evaluating potential trigger of insurance coverage and allocation issues. The webcast will address the various theories behind “triggers” of coverage (manifestation, exposure, injury-in-fact, continuous) and allocation (pro rata, all sums), including a brief historical overview of the evolution of the various theories. The webcast will also address the effect that different kinds of insurance policies and differing language in similar policies can have on a trigger and allocation analysis.
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    Insurance 201: The Latest Developments in Bad Faith Litigation
    This webcast will examine the latest developments in bad faith litigation. The presentation will focus on strategies for combatting and avoiding bad faith claims during the claims handling process and spotting potential issues early in that process. Strategies for minimizing bad faith exposure will also be touched upon, in addition to how jurisdictional nuances can drastically change the potential for bad faith exposure.
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    Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues with Consent Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

    This webcast will address navigating issues with consent judgments and settlement of coverage claims.

    It will focus on the traps that can sometimes arise when coverage litigation reaches its final stages and settlement is imminent, as well as the dangers that can arise from consent judgments in certain jurisdictions.

    The presenters will address hypothetical situations and real world problems where consent judgments can create significant ethical and practice considerations for even the most experienced practitioner.

    The webcast will also provide issue spotting for problems that can arise in the context of the settlement of coverage litigation.

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  • On-Demand
    Medicare Conditional Payments in 2017: Heightened Scrutiny Means Heightened Compliance Activity
    With the White House changing hands politically and increased scrutiny on fiscal responsibility, understanding how conditional payment issues affect your cases is crucial. Join nationally recognized lawyers with deep MSP subject matter expertise as they explore the subject of conditional payments in 2017. John Cattie will moderate a discussion with Rafael Gonzalez and Amy Bilton as they discuss the recent Hull v. Home Depot decision, explain why Hull (in combination with a new administration) demands a change in claims handling protocols, and provide tips for ensuring that CMS is not recovering excessive conditional payments from your clients.
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    Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act and accompanying regulations and procedures continue to evolve and take shape. Courts’ recent interpretations and applications of the Act have clarified some aspects of this complicated field, while simultaneously creating confusion in other respects. This program will provide the latest developments in case law, as well as the current status of procedural requirements incumbent on lawyers and liability carriers. We will also offer commentary on the most recent case developments involving the application of the Affordable Care Act to reduce damages exposures for future medical expenses in liability cases.
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    Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom
    Our speakers will focus on how lawyers and other litigation decision makers should account for and address race, gender, ethnicity, and other diversity issues in claims alleging misconduct by law enforcement and other public officials. Our ability to address issues does not usually reflect our need to do so, and they too often remain a proverbial “elephant in the courtroom.” In other words, we all know such issues influence how people think and act, but we frequently don’t talk about them. Our thesis is that these issues must be addressed early and often, from the initial intake through discovery and, certainly, at trial. Those who ignore the elephant, or pretend it’s not there, are likely to get squashed.
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  • On-Demand
    2016 Revisions to ERISA Disability Claim Regulations
    The Department of Labor has just issued significant revisions to the regulation setting minimum requirements for a full and fair review of ERISA welfare benefit claims. These revisions will require significant changes in how claims are administered and litigated. A panel of experienced ERISA practitioners will tell you what you need to know about the new regulations.
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    Artificial Intelligence: Current and Future Applications in Legal Services
    This program will introduce you to various technologies that are commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Computing. Several of these technologies, such as predictive coding and natural language processing, are already in use in legal in fields such as e-discovery, contract analysis, and legal research. AI is the next technological advancement that will revolutionize legal services around the world. DRI and Thomson Reuters have joined forces to educate you about the impact AI will have on your practice and the legal industry as a whole and how to successfully incorporate these technologies into your operations.
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    The Facebook Grenade: (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect
    Social media discovery is often misused and misunderstood. While attorneys may focus on drafting the best discovery requests, they often fail to ask themselves whether sending such requests right away is tactically appropriate. Operating on “automatic,” they may de-fang some of their best evidence, before they even know it exists. This program focuses on the tactical use of social media investigation, including specific tips on mining plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles, saving and storing posted video, and identifying photos that plaintiffs have been tagged in, all while maintaining the ethical bright line against inappropriate contact with represented parties. The second part of the program turns to what to do once the evidence is secured, detailing effective impeachment techniques, including when and whether to deploy the Facebook grenade.
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    The First 100 Days: A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies
    Leaders in environment and energy in the United States, including NRDC, EPA, Industry, and States, will opine as to the progress President Trump has made towards his promises for the first 100 days, and will provide analysis of anticipated ramifications for the next four years. As president-elect, Trump made the following promises specifically related to the U.S. environment and energy policy for his first 100 days: lift restrictions on shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal production; lift roadblocks for Keystone Pipeline and DAPL; cancel payments to UN climate change program; and cancel previous executive actions.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Alternative Legal Service Providers: Understanding the Growth and Benefits of New Legal Providers

    This webinar is complimentary for all to attend.

    The legal service industry today is a buyers’ market and corporate legal departments are increasingly turning to nontraditional service providers—or alternative legal service providers (ALSPs)—to cut costs and deliver more value. Join us to hear about the results of a recent study conducted by Thomson Reuters, the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, on the use of ALSPs. The study examines the impact that ALSPs are having on how legal work is getting done and uncovers surprising new trends and insights into the value that corporations are realizing by working with ALSPs. The discussion will include insights into motivating factors, concerns, usage and spend rates by service type, satisfaction levels, and anticipated future trends.
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  • Seminars
    Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

    Westin Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL

    Our world is more data driven than ever before, from social media and the Internet of Things (IoT) to data collection and cyber marketing strategies. These new technologies present complex security, privacy, ethical, and legal implications.  Corporate privacy practices have been scrutinized as consumers are more and more wary of how their data is used, and lawyers in virtually all practices must have some understanding of data security and privacy.  Marketers also use data collection and mining in ways that have generated an array of threats to consumers’ privacy.  While cyber insurance coverage may help ameliorate some of these concerns, technologists and attorneys must understand where the gaps may lie in this coverage as cyber risks rapidly transform.  In this seminar, experts from the technological and legal sectors will present real life examples and concrete advice on how information technologists and attorneys can both identify cyber security goals and integrate those goals into their organizations.  The seminar is designed for a diverse audience, including outside counsel, in-house lawyers, IT personnel, insurance professionals, and others who must understand developments in cyber security and data privacy law.

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  • Seminars
    Strictly Automotive

    Detroit Marriott Troy
    Troy, MI

    Learn from in-house counsel for automotive manufacturers and component part suppliers on how they and their suppliers handle the emerging issues in today’s litigation. We are back in Michigan for our Automotive Seminar and have leading in-house counsel, experts and trial counsel from both sides of the border presenting on issues of importance to the defense of the auto industry.  Strictly Automotive is the only DRI seminar dedicated solely to automotive product-relates issues and concerns. Make plans to join colleagues, clients, and old friends for two days of indispensable CLE.

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  • Seminars
    Nursing Home ALF/Litigation

    Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    Atlanta, GA

    The DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar is the preeminent program for attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, claims specialists, and other professionals involved in the defense of claims against assisted living, memory care, nursing home, and long-term care providers across the country. This year we will host a number of industry counsel meetings and create opportunities for long term care providers, insurers, risk managers, and defense counsel to visit at an exciting new venue, exchange ideas and information, and collaborate on new and developing defense trends and strategies. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar in Atlanta.

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  • Seminars
    Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference
    The Gwen
    Chicago, IL

    DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar has been providing gold standard legal education for over five decades and TheRemsenGroup is renowned for its annual managing partner conferences in Atlanta. Because of the popularity of our inaugural conference in 2016, we have again joined together in 2017 to present at our second conference geared exclusively to managing partners of the defense bar. The conference is open only to DRI members.
    New this year will be two in-depth, 2–3 hour, single-topic workshops conducted the afternoon before the Friday conference. Attendees can select either of two sessions: “Using Data and Metrics to Enhance Profitability” or “Planning a Successful Firm Culture: Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan for Your Firm.” The keynote address will be by Bill Carter, President and CEO, ALM Media Properties LLC, New York, an accomplished expert in the digital and legal services industry. ALM is a leading provider of news and information for the legal markets with brands that include the American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Law.com, LegalTech, and the National Law Journal. His address will be followed by a panel of defense bar experts.
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