Awards and Scholarships
Celebrate and honor outstanding performance by state and local defense organizations (SLDOs), DRI law firms and individual members. Winners will be announced at the Celebration of Leadership on Friday, October 15, held in conjunction with the 2021 DRI Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from October 13–16. Tickets to the Celebration of Leadership are $100 each. Please purchase tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting.
2021 Professional Achievement and Service Awards Brochure (PDF)
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2021–2022) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBTQ, and multiracial 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 eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration who have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. 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. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to successful applicants. Recipients’ of the scholarships will be announced at the DRI Annual Meeting in October.
2021 Diversity Scholarship Program