• Seminars
    Deposition Institute
    Veritex
    Chicago, IL

    DRI is proud to present its fourth annual Deposition Institute. DRI recognizes that depositions of parties, fact witnesses, and experts largely dictate a litigator’s success in each case. Depositions inform defense lawyers in seeking summary judgment, obtaining a favorable outcome at mediation, leveraging for outright case dismissal, or, once at trial, critically impeaching a witness on cross-examination. Notwithstanding the importance of this skill set, emerging litigators often receive inadequate deposition training. Law schools routinely conduct trial advocacy classes, but they rarely provide deposition skills training. Likewise, in-firm mentor programs produce uneven success in the deposition training arena, with one study indicating that as many as 57 percent of lawyers take their first deposition without any training.

    Designed specifically for the blossoming defense 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 an experienced team leader 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.

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    DRI Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV 

    On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, DRI will offer a new, special program which will extend the reach and content of the DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar. This exclusive program is limited to asbestos defense counsel, their staff, and their clients.

    Experts in the field will address:

    - 2017 National Asbestos Trends (where cases have been and are being filed)
    - Bringing the Asbestos Trusts Into the Litigation…More Frequently
    - OSHA and the Role of the Employer as the Empty Chair
    - The Importance of the Plaintiff Deposition

    Moderated by: Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Albert H. Parnell, Tom Radcliffe and David Speziali

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    Northeast Regional Claims Conference

    Hilton Hartford
    Hartford, CT

    This seminar is a one-day program designed for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel in the Northeast who specialize in insurance coverage and casualty claims. The program is intended to provide insightful education and training on some of the most important claims issues facing the insurance industry today. Be part of the interactive networking luncheon organized by DRI, which has moderated table discussions on a variety of topics ranging from claims-handling dilemmas to emerging issues, that you want to learn more about. This is a CE- and CLE-accredited program.


    SPECIAL DEAL THIS YEAR ONLY!!!
    Any in-house counsel or claims professionals may attend this seminar for free.
    You must call DRI's customer service line to register at 312.795.1101 or 800.667.8108.
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    Asbestos Medicine
    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV

    The 2017 DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar will feature speakers, participants, and attendees who are the “face cards” of the nation’s top asbestos litigation law firms, “high roller” expert witnesses of academia and research companies, and “pit bosses” of insurance companies and corporations. The best practices, most current developments, and emerging trends and strategies will be shared and developed at the industry’s seminal defense conference. Don’t check on this bet, but go “all in” and connect, learn, exchange, and discuss with all the sharps in the asbestos world!
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    Bootcamp for New Life, Health and Disability Lawyers
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    Chicago, IL

    The DRI Life, Health 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.
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    Professional Liability
    The DRI Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals in malpractice actions. This year’s program will discuss emerging issues affecting a broad spectrum of professionals, as well as particular issues facing specific areas of practice. 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. Come join us in New York City for great CLE and wonderful networking opportunities.

    Sheraton New York Times Square
    New York, NY
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    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium is the foremost educational event for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in insurance coverage. This year’s symposium will once again offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty of insurance industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers on emerging issues, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law. In addition, the symposium provides exceptional networking events, as well as an opportunity to experience the wonder of New York City during the holiday season!
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    Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability
    Join us for the 31st annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar as we return to one of our most popular host cities—New Orleans. The seminar program is packed full of presentations on timely topics in many different areas affecting government entities, covering prelitigation, discovery, settlement, trial, and appeal. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Karen Blum are returning with their always-insightful presentations on Supreme Court decisions and qualified immunity. Also during this seminar, we will inaugurate our substantive law committees with a breakout presentation from each one. Finally, look for some new networking events to attend both during and right after the seminar.
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    Product Liability

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA

     Welcome to DRI’s 2018 Product Liability Conference in America’s Finest City—San Diego! 

    This year’s conference will delve into a variety of pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, negotiation, and litigation environment. This year’s program includes presentations by six in-house counsel, the acting chair of the CPSC, a constitutional law professor, and numerous experienced counsel and industry experts. Offering up to 15.75 hours of CLE credit, this program will provide concrete practice pointers that you can use in your law practice to minimize liability before and during litigation.

    Don't miss the opportunity to attend DRI's “offsite” networking event aboard the USS Midway Museum—one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers.

     

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    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
    Swissôtel
    Chicago, IL
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    Retail and Hospitality
    Lowes Chicago
    Chicago, IL