DRI is committed to compliance with all state and local health guidelines for in-person seminars. To this end, host hotels shall enforce all state and local health guidelines for all in-person gatherings. Please visit the host hotel’s website for additional information about specific health and safety measures.
By attending an in-person seminar, you acknowledge that there is an assumption of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any and all consequences that may result from such exposure, including but not limited to: physical injury, psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, temporary or permanent disability, death, or economic loss.
BY ATTENDING AN IN-PERSON SEMINAR, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL DRI BE LIABLE FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF AN IN-PERSON SEMINARS; OR (ii) ANY CLAIM ALLEGING THAT THE SERVICES ARE DEFICIENT OR INADEQUATE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS UPON DAMAGES AND CLAIMS SHALL APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER ANY PROVISION OF THESE EVENT TERMS HAS BEEN BREACHED OR PROVEN INEFFECTIVE. IF ANY PORTION OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL, FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, BE HELD BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE UNENFORCEABLE OR IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THAT PORTION SHALL BE NULL AND VOID, AND THE REMAINING PROVISIONS SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. IN THE EVENT OF NON-PERFORMANCE OR BREACH OF THESE EVENT TERMS BY DRI, DRI’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL IN NO EVENT BE MORE THAN THE REGISTRATION FEES PAID FOR THE IN-PERSON EVENT. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, AND ALL OTHER TYPES OF ECONOMIC DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS RELATED TO A PARTY’S (i) FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAWS, (ii) BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY, OR (iii) THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Cancelation and Refund Policy
DRI understands that sometimes plans change. The following policies apply to 2024 in-person seminar cancelations:
- Cancelations received thirty (30) days or more before an in-person seminar are entitled to a full refund.
- Cancelations received between twenty-nine (29) days and eight (8) days before a seminar may receive either:
Cancelations received seven (7) days or less before an in-person seminar are NON-REFUNDABLE.A registrant may transfer their registration to a member of their firm at any time up until the beginning of the seminar.In the event of special circumstances - death or hospitalization of an immediate family member (significant other, parents, siblings) - this refund policy may be suspended or modified (based upon the member’s written request) per DRI’s sole discretion.It is highly recommended that all registrants get trip cancelation insurance. DRI has no authority to alter hotel, airline, car rental or any other company’s cancelation policies.Tickets purchased for networking or other activities and events occurring at the seminar are non-refundable.Should DRI cancel an in-person seminar, DRI will refund all registrants’ registration fees. Notifications regarding program cancelations will be sent to the registrant’s email address on file. DRI is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred as a result of such cancelation or rescheduling.
- A full refund less a $300 administrative fee or
- A credit totaling the equivalent of the registration fee less a $100 processing fee. A credit may only be used for a DRI event that will occur within one year of the originally registered in-person seminar. A credit may be used by the registrant or another member of the registrant’s firm or company. Failure to apply the credit to another DRI event within one year of the originally registered in-person seminar will result in forfeiture of the credit. In addition, a seminar booked with a credit cannot be refunded or credited further. If a registrant cannot attend the seminar for which a credit is used, the credit is forfeited, and no refund will be issued. Credits may not be carried from seminar to seminar.
All cancelations and requests for refunds or transfers must be made in writing by contacting email@example.com. Processing of refunds will usually occur within sixty (60) days after the date of the event. All refunds will be processed in the same method that the payment was received. DRI has no obligation to grant any refund requests, except those expressly listed above.
Webinars, On-Demand Programs and Virtual Events
Registrations for all virtual events are non-refundable; however, if you request a refund within twenty-four (24) hours of purchase, DRI may, in its sole discretion, refund your account. All cancelations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Processing of refunds will usually occur within sixty (60) days after the date of the event. All refunds will be processed in the same method that the payment was received. DRI has no obligation to grant any refund requests.
Each attorney must maintain a record of his or her attendance at all DRI continuing legal education (CLE) accredited programs for annual/bi-annual State CLE reporting, even if DRI reports the attorney’s credit after a seminar.
The views and opinions expressed in each DRI seminar and/or virtual program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of DRI as an organization.
- The DRI Cancelation and Refund Policy are subject to change with or without notice per DRI’s sole discretion.
Notices of Changes to Event Terms
In the event of any change to the DRI Event Terms, notice of such changes will be posted on the DRI website. Any changes to these Event Terms will become effective when we post the revised Event Terms on the DRI website. Your use of the DRI website following these changes means that you accept the revised DRI Event Terms.
Diversity and Inclusion in DRI: A Statement of Principle
DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation.
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.
Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the diversity of DRI’s membership and leadership positions. DRI’s members and potential leaders are often also members and leaders of other defense organizations. Accordingly, DRI encourages all national, state, and local defense organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in their membership and leadership.