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    Medical Liability and Health Care Law
    Join your colleagues on the Las Vegas Strip for the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, March 2-3, 2017. The seminar will offer comprehensive instruction for risk management personnel, defense attorneys, and in-house counsel alike. In this two-day program, a top-caliber faculty of attorneys, physicians, and litigation professionals will conduct insightful sessions covering every stage of a medical liability case. From investigating the case, to understanding the medicine, to developing the defense, to selecting a jury and presenting the case at trial, seminar attendees will leave with new tools for defending medical liability claims. In addition to the medical and trial strategy instruction, young lawyers will learn about medical liability litigation from the viewpoint of claims management personnel.
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    Construction Law
    The DRI Construction Law Seminar is designed to educate all construction industry professionals—from experienced attorneys, to risk managers, to executives and construction industry professionals. This year’s program is an exceptional learning and networking opportunity that focuses on the practitioner staying abreast of industry trends, honing the skills necessary to maintain a competitive advantage in contract construction and litigation, and collaborating 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. You will gain valuable insights in the areas of construction law, risk management, insurance coverage, and industry trends. With its balanced learning and networking opportunities, this seminar is a must-attend for those involved in the construction industry. Please join your friends at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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    Trial Tactics
    DRI’s 2017 Trial Tactics Seminar will be held at The Venetian/Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 15-17, and will be featuring the return of the mock trial format. Observe some of our country’s best trial attorneys try a sophisticated and timely cyber-bullying case, as they deliver opening statements, direct and cross-examine witnesses, and offer closing arguments for deliberations by a real jury. This mock trial will maximize educational opportunities for participants and offer a chance not only to hear, but also to see how leading trial attorneys meet and overcome a variety of common challenges. Throughout the presentations, a district court judge, a panel of jurors, and the audience will give real-time assessments of each attorney’s trial technique. We invite you to come and learn, as well as network, with your peers from across the country, while enjoying all that March in Las Vegas has to offer!
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    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Spring Session)

    In-House Counsel Only

    In-house counsel seeking professional growth know that being a good lawyer is only the first step to becoming a valued business partner. Becoming a go-to resource requires more than a sound knowledge of legal issues. It mandates both broad and deep knowledge of the client’s business and the principles that make the company successful. To be the trusted business advisor, in-house counsel must develop a fundamental understanding of economics, financial performance, operations management, strategic thinking, communication, negotiation, and leadership.

    The DRI Business Management Principles for Lawyers series provides these essential business skills and is taught by business professors who specialize in training executives to be effective business leaders. The small group setting -- limited to in-house counsel -- explores these topics in an interactive, hands-on environment to arm good in-house lawyers with the necessary tools to become great company leaders.

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    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Come to New Orleans to hear from and interact with the finest, most experienced litigators, in-house counsel, judges, jury consultants, and scientists. Learn about and discuss the latest legal, medical, and scientific developments on issues relevant to your toxic torts and environmental litigation practice.
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    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute brings together hundreds of claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel to share insights on the relevant issues confronting the insurance industry. On Wednesday, the program will feature an exclusive session for in-house counsel and claims professionals. Thursday’s session will explore developments related to defense, indemnity, partial coverage scenarios, and managing claims and counsel. On Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on responding to differences of opinion among insurers and policyholders and litigation focused on insurance recovery. And, of course, multiple opportunities to network will be available daily. Please join us!
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    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Chicago. This seminar is the can’t-miss program for practitioners in the life, health, and disability industry across the country, and is well-recognized for its unmatched education and networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel alike. Spanning three days, the seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks: ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus specifically on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the life, health, and disability industry, including the always popular life insurance, individual disability, and accidental death and dismemberment updates, and Mark Schmidtke’s riveting ERISA presentation.
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    Retail and Hospitality Litigation
    DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar is a cutting-edge program for defense attorneys, corporate counsel, risk managers, and claims professionals who focus on the retail and hospitality industries. Join industry thought leaders, colleagues, and friends in one of America’s most vibrant cities for two days of engaging and informative presentations and discussions, covering the spectrum of legal issues facing the retail and hospitality sectors. Not only will attendees experience a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity, the seminar also provides excellent networking opportunities.
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    Drug and Medical Device
    Attend the 2017 DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar and learn from presentations by in-house and outside counsel, a federal judge, deans of the drug and device defense bar, and the US Chamber Litigation Center. This seminar is the foremost educational and networking opportunity for practitioners in the pharmaceutical and medical device defense space. Connect with clients and colleagues and learn from cutting edge presentations. We hope you join us in New Orleans!
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    Appellate Advocacy

    Experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insight on every stage of an appeal. This program features presentations on the effect of various technological advances on brief writing, certification of issues to a state court, and the role of insurance on appeal. The program also offers guidance on brief writing and preparation for argument in the context of en banc review and discusses strategic considerations when the government is a party to your appeal. A panel of in-house counsel will offer insight on the appeal process and effective management of appeals, and for the first time, our highly regarded mock argument will be held at the United States District Court, just blocks from our hotel.

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    Intellectual Property Seminar

    Virtual Reality. Legalized Marijuana. Hacking. The world is changing rapidly, especially as technology seems to advance at ever increasing rates these days. The law is attempting to keep up with these advances – are you?   

    Join us at Gleacher Conference Center in Chicago for two days of educational, stimulating, and thought-provoking sessions focused on innovative approaches to litigating the IP case in these exciting times.  Learn about such fascinating technologies as virtual reality and food e-commerce, and the IP issues relating to both. Hear a discussion of trademark issues involving legalized marijuana. Deepen your understanding of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, and of copyright issues ranging from fair use in political campaigns to the different results in the “Blurred Lines” and “Stairway to Heaven” trials.  Get to know new colleagues or reconnect with existing ones, at a number of networking events designed to take advantage of the seminar’s Chicago setting – including events jointly sponsored by the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee and the Commercial Litigation Committee, which is holding its seminar at the same time.

    Chicago, IL

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    Business Litigation Seminar

    Top business litigators from across the country and distinguished in house counsel from leading companies will converge in the Windy City this May for cutting edge litigation education, networking and fun.  Besides picking up strategic insights, fresh legal developments, and litigation skills that will prove useful immediately and for the long term, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Chicago’s famous attractions – fine dining, the Magnificent Mile, blues joints, the Second City Comedy Club, major league baseball, and the city’s many museums and parks. As a bonus, our program will again offer “2 for the price of 1.”  DRI’s IP Litigation Committee members will be staying at the same hotel and hosting nearby their seminar on emerging IP litigation issues.  You are welcome to attend any session at either the Business Litigation or IP Litigation seminar (your CLE credits will be offered through your Business Litigation Seminar Registration) and you will be able to join speakers and attendees from both seminars during common breaks and social events.

    Chicago, IL

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    Employment and Labor Law
    DRI’s 40th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the preeminent educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and EPLI representatives. Always intensely practical, and accompanied by superior written materials, this seminar is a must-attend for experienced practitioners, as well as for those who are just getting started in labor and employment law. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.
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    Outsmarting the Trucking Reptile at Trial
    The DRI Trucking Law Committee is presenting an advanced workshop for trial lawyers, senior claims examiners and industry professionals dedicated entirely to the defense of the Reptile Theory in trucking cases. The one-day program will engage participants in best practices and practical techniques for conquering reptile cases. The seminar will address what to consider in your answer, discovery, depositions, pre-trial motions, voir dire, witness examinations and closing arguments at trial. The program will be led by the foremost trucking defense trial lawyers and world-renowned Reptile Expert Bill Kanasky, Jr., Ph.D., of Courtroom Sciences, Inc. This advanced workshop is limited to no more than 200 attendees to ensure an intimate forum for innovative and interactive discussions between experienced practitioners and seasoned trucking professionals that fight the reptile on a daily basis.
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    Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
    Bad faith claims and lawsuits are a growing concern to the insurance industry and must be handled with care and expertise from the start. The DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar will highlight the latest trends and developments in bad faith law. It will give insurance professionals at all levels, whether in-house or in private practice, the guidance and advice they need to avoid, curtail, and defend against bad faith claims and lawsuits. Come to learn and network with your peers. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston. We invite you to register early.
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    DRI International Conference – Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution

    May 31 – Women in the Law Breakout session at The Matheson Law Firm in Dublin, Ireland

    June 1-June 2 conference resumes at William Fry Law Firm, Dublin, Ireland

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    Diversity for Success

    DRI’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to the 12th annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo. Discover how diversity and inclusion can be used to expand your law firm’s value to its clients, while increasing productivity, profitability, and client satisfaction. Learn how to implement creative strategies to help realize measurable outcomes and objectives, starting at the leadership level. Participate in cutting-edge dialogue with interactive exercises designed to help organizations in their efforts to build and sustain meaningful diversity programs.

    Chicago, IL
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    Young Lawyers

    The 2017 Young Lawyers Seminar will provide “actionable” training—lessons learned here can be immediately implemented in practice. Young lawyers can expect a mixture of hands-on learning opportunities, live demonstrations, facilitated discussions, and some traditional presentations. A Texas Supreme Court Justice, in-house counsel, deans of the defense bar, and up-and-comers will offer insights useful to junior associates, senior associates, junior partners, and in-house counsel. This seminar will also feature formal and informal networking opportunities to enable all seminar attendees to make new contacts and reconnect with old friends.

    Austin, TX
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    Marijuana Law

    There is little dispute that 2016 continued a streak of the most significant years in marijuana policy since President Richard M. Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act into law over 45 years ago. On November 8, 2016, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine all voted to legalize recreational marijuana—doubling the number of legal-marijuana states to eight. Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota legalized medical marijuana for specific medical conditions. Early indicators suggest that 2017 will see even more reforms across the country. With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, insurers, employers, and business owners are being confronted with new challenges, as well as opportunities. In today’s ever-changing legal landscape, is your practice prepared to navigate the nuances of complex cannabis regulation, law, and policy? In response to audience and industry demand, the challenges involved in insuring marijuana businesses is a significant topic at this year’s seminar. Please join us as we guide you through legal considerations faced by businesses, insurers, and employers dealing with the reality of legalized growing, sale, and use of marijuana.

    Seattle, WA
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    Class Actions
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