Upcoming DRI Events

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  • Seminars
    New York City, New York

    Our world has changed—and keeps changing—since “the before time.” Before COVID-19 hit, Bostock v. Clayton County was decided, and a billion dollars became the new million dollars, times were different. With a newly sensitized pool of jurors and remote workers in every profession, people handling professional liability claims have had to adjust. Attend the 2022 Professional Liability Seminar in New York City and explore some of the significant changes—and similarities—in professional liability claims in 2022, 2023, and beyond.

  • Seminars
    New York City, New York

    The insurance industry is changing. And we want to help you keep up. At DRI's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, you will learn about the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our industry. Our faculty of insurance industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers will cover emerging issues such as ESG, climate change, biometrics, and more, along with key everyday issues like bad faith and time limited demands. You'll have an unparalleled opportunity to engage with this distinguished faculty on timely topics, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law.

  • Webinars

    Sponsored by Exponent

    Often referred to as the “Silent Killer,” carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause incapacitation and death in only a few minutes. It is produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, such as natural gas, propane, or gasoline, and can be generated by many common sources, including motor vehicles, engine-driven tools, and home heating systems.

    This webinar will cover typical issues that arise in litigation involving CO poisoning and the different analytical, experimental, and numerical tools available to address these issues. Through case studies, the presenters will examine the following: the most common causes of CO fatalities; necessary conditions to cause the formation of CO as well as dispersion and accumulation of CO; and the codes, standards, and regulations that govern CO detection and products and equipment that can generate CO.

    Presenters
    Michael Barry, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI | Managing Engineer | Exponent
    Francesco Colella, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI | Senior Managing Engineer | Exponent
    Lindsey Gilman, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI | Managing Engineer | Exponent
    Timothy Morse, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI | Principal engineer | Exponent

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Webinars

    Sponsored by Exponent

    When a workplace injury or fatality involves a product, the actions of both the employer and the product manufacturer are often scrutinized. Workers’ compensation laws forbid most injured workers from suing their employers, but claims against manufacturers of products used in the workplace are common. Such claims often raise complex questions about interactions between the product, the workplace, and the workers. These questions can involve product design, usability, marketing, warnings, instructions, and maintenance requirements, as well as workplace safety management systems.

    This presentation will discuss how human factors professionals with expertise in occupational safety and health can evaluate the conduct of employers, workers, contractors, and product manufacturers in these contexts, including illustrative case studies involving industrial equipment, control software, and chemical products.

    Presenters:
    Chason J. Coelho, Ph.D., CSP, CFI | Senior Managing Scientist | Exponent
    Julia K. Diebol, Ph.D., CSP, C.P.S.M. | Senior Scientist | Exponent

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Webinars

    Join us for an engaging conversation with the preeminent constitutional scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of U.C. Berkeley Law School. Dean Chemerinsky will discuss the most interesting and impactful cases to come before the United States Supreme Court in 2022. A year like no other, this presentation will get you everything you need to know to catch up on the current happenings within the Court and prepare for what 2023 may bring. This presentation will be moderated by former DRI Employment and Labor Law Committee Chair, Stanley E. Graham, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, LLP.

    The registration is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.

  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Governmental Liability

    DRI is proud to announce the 36th annual Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar at Caesars Palace Las Vegas! This seminar will provide you with invaluable information and tools to represent your governmental clients. This year’s faculty includes preeminent insurance professionals, a renowned Supreme Court advocate and an expert public opinion jury analyst. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive presentation with a jury expert to learn how they can mold their trial theme to result in winning verdicts in connection with a police liability case before stepping into the courtroom. As always, in addition to the outstanding programing, attendees will have opportunities to network and exchange ideas, techniques, and winning strategies with experienced litigators and insurance professionals. See you in Las Vegas!

    Register by January 5, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Lady icon - woman holding scale and swordNow is the time to invest in yourself. After three long years of pandemic-related stressors and restrictions, afford yourself the time to refocus your energy on the future. DRI’s Women in the Law (WITL) seminar provides a multitude of opportunities for you to reenergize both your personal and professional goals.

    WITL’s workshops, CLE sessions, and networking opportunities are designed to help women attorneys and their supporters take control of their professional development and prioritize their health and wellness. Expand your knowledge and learn tried-and-true networking techniques that you can put to work immediately. Enjoy WITL’s small group gatherings and also develop your connections through our partnerships with the Construction Law and Civil Rights and Governmental Liability seminars taking place simultaneously in Las Vegas.

    Register by January 5, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Crawled Excavator - machine diggingThe future of construction defense is happening now. During challenging legal and economic times, how do we, as insurance and industry leaders, as well as lawyers, stay relevant and successful as we represent our insureds, companies, and clients. Join the DRI Construction Law Committee in Las Vegas as we share thoughts and strategies for advancing the defense construction practice moving forward.

    Register by January 5, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    Austin, Texas

    Scale of justice - gold scaleCases being set for trial are on the rise as courts emerge from the pandemic, and counsel must be prepared. Set yourself up for success through DRI’s 2023 Litigation Skills Seminar, featuring presentations from skilled trial lawyers across the country on new developments in litigation techniques, jury behavior, and strategies for optimal trial preparation. The seminar will also focus on insights from the client perspective with two panels of nationwide claims executives touching on the most important aspects of litigation practice. Join us in Austin, Texas, to learn about the latest and greatest in trial techniques while networking with colleagues and building new relationships. The new post-pandemic reality is here. Let’s get back in action!

    Register by January 5, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    Austin, Texas

    Barcode Scanner - machine scanning labelJoin us in Austin, Texas, for the 2023 DRI Product Liability Conference. Hear from world-class speakers on topics that impact defense practitioners in product liability cases while expanding your professional network. Learn the latest in product recall news, elevate your expertise on product liability issues arising from the expansion of artificial intelligence, and examine the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on jury selection strategies. A special Fireside Chat on Supply Chain (the New Normal) will also address how issues in the supply chain affect product liability cases.

    Register by January 5, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Webinars

    Sponsored by Trellis

    Join DRI and Trellis for an engaging webinar as we cover how strategic legal research & analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage state trial court data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn how to maximize legal analytics to add value to your firm while gaining a competitive advantage, win cases and bring in more money when litigating in state trial courts.

    Topics will include:

    * Judge Analytics and Ruling History
    * Draft Stronger Motions, Faster
    * Case Valuation and Verdict Data
    * Strategic State Trial Court Research
    * Alerts - Stay Informed

    Discover how you can capitalize on legal research + analytics using state trial court data to make more informed decisions. We encourage you to join this informative session to add value to your firm and to your practice.

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

    Caduceus (staff of Hermes), medical symbol, Doctor's notes iconJoin us in Chicago for a seminar that has something for everyone, including analyses of high-profile legal events that “broke the internet.” Topics include medical practice after Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the impact of live-streaming trials, and the ethical minefield that is representing a provider in a malpractice claim when the provider is also facing criminal charges for medical decisions. Each day features networking opportunities in a variety of settings, including our Premier Networking Reception at AceBounce, with the Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute attendees, on Thursday evening.

    Register by February 6, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,395 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Seminars
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Stack of books iconDefending businesses, churches, schools, and other institutions against liability for sexual abuse is a daunting challenge for defense lawyers.  Attendees will gain valuable education about investigation and discovery, statutes of limitation, evaluation of damages, and insurance coverage issues from experienced lawyers and professionals.  They will also gain practical insight into how children who are abused are interviewed, evaluated, and treated while learning about the science of repressed memory.  This seminar will equip attendees against opposing counsel’s tactics when handling these sensitive and emotional claims.

    Register by February 6, 2023, to receive the early registration rate: $795 for DRI members and $1,095 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

  • Seminars
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Seminars
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Seminars
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Seminars
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Seminars
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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