• Webinars

    Sponsored by DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies

    Join Dan Thompson, President and CEO of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies, for this insightful webinar inspired by his own life experience and designed to explore the key role that a damages expert can play in product liability cases, as well as key guidance for how defense professionals can leverage national resources to support their findings.

    Presenter:
    Dan Thompson | President & CEO | DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Webinars
    For more than a year the workforce has been in a crisis mode and employers are ready to get back to normal, but what will normal look like in a post-pandemic world? Are we able to go back to pre-pandemic operations? Do we want to? This session will look at what we learned in the pandemic, both internally and from groups like the EEOC and OSHA, and what steps we should consider when trying to get back to normal.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    The Aviation Law Committee, Aviation Products SLG, and the Women in the Law Committee are pleased to propose a webinar of all women litigators that explores how to try a products case in the new COVID/virtual world. This webinar will explore how to handle both a virtual trial or an in-person trial that requires social distancing and masks. Our esteemed panelists have experience in this new world of trials and will provide experience and insights to help defense counsel as well as in house attorneys structure their arguments and presentations to get the most benefit and biggest impact to the jury. Our panelists have experience with aviation, automotive, and premises liability so this webinar should appeal to many members. Further, we have secured a jury consultant that will be able to provide her real-world experience and recommendations.

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

    Sponsored by LawyerGuard

    If you haven’t been already been hacked, defrauded, deceived, victimized, socially engineered, or otherwise targeted, you will be. What can and should you do to protect yourself and your clients against malicious actors? How can you recognize the latest scams and exploits designed to separate you from the money in your business and trust accounts? What are your ethical obligations when you’ve been the target of, or victimized by, fraud? What are the insurance implications of falling for a scam? Join us to discuss loss-prevention strategies to keep you, your clients, and your money safe.

    Presenters:
    Noah D. Fiedler is the managing partner of Hinshaw's Milwaukee office and a member of the firm's Lawyers for the Profession® practice group. He has extensive experience defending lawyers in malpractice claims, as well as counseling individual lawyers, law firms and legal departments on risk management and ethics issues. With his vast knowledge on the subject, Noah has been vital in developing a variety of risk management resources, including Hinshaw's Safety Net®. He is also the co-editor of Hinshaw's Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter and Cyber Alerts.

    Kevin J. Sullivan is the Senior Vice President - Program Manager for the LawyerGuard Program, which provides lawyers professional liability insurance to law firms on a nationwide basis. He has over 35 years of professional liability underwriting/management experience, focusing on lawyers professional liability since 1995.
  • Seminars
    Nashville, TN

    Join us for Products 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee, previously known as the "Athens of the South" before becoming Music City—home of major record labels, country music, hot chicken and the late Johnny Cash! Once again, we will have many opportunities for networking in great spots throughout this wonderful city. Combined with presentations on best practices and strategies for remote depositions, insights from CPSC Commissioner Feldman on innovation and regulation, tips on how to co-opt the plaintiff’s visual aids for your case and the usual diverse and interesting sessions from our Specialized Litigation Groups, this is a program you will not want to miss!

    Register by July 21 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Seminars
    Nashville, TN

    Join us in Nashville, Tennessee for the 34th annual Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar. This year’s seminar will address the legal landscape after the global pandemic of COVID-19. We will hear about how the pandemic impacted government entities and what is being done about it. We will also have an honest discussion with high ranking current and former law enforcement officers of color – they will address whether the race of the defendant officer is a relevant factor that should not be avoided when developing the defense strategy. We will once again hear about the most relevant cases heard by the SCOTUS by nationally recognized legal scholars. Additionally, if you have struggled with preparing a witness, struggle no more. We will learn from a prominent witness and jury consultant on how to turn a poor witness into a star. What you hear could save your case. Indeed, this year we are not only taking on cutting edge topics, but we are discussing cutting edge issues, e.g., transgender inmates, student bullying and suicide, unconscious bias just to name a few. Of course, in addition to outstanding programing, you will also have plenty of time to interact with clients, colleagues, and friends. We will see you in Nashville.

    Register by July 21 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Webinars
    Do you ever wonder how in the world other lawyers seem to draw in one new client after another? If so, you’re not alone. It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about business development. For some, business development comes easy, but others have no idea where to start. Hear from two resourceful, ambitious, and self-made lawyers about the steps they took to establish their unique brand, develop a marketing strategy aimed at attracting a specific type of client, attract and pitch to prospective clients, and keep new clients happy.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Seminars
    Chicago, IL

    DRI's Law Practice Management Committee, with support from the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the International Association of Defense Counsel, is pleased to host the 2021 Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference in Chicago. Whether you currently hold a management role in your firm or you aspire to be a firm leader, this conference offers an innovative and interactive program to help you master the challenges you face. Current and future leaders of law firms of all sizes will benefit from frank discussions and explorations of successful strategies for the present practice climate. From reviewing business basics to institutionalizing business development to serving clients in the "new normal," these two days in the Windy City are sure to have a positive impact on your firm's bottom line.

    Register by July 28 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Webinars
    This program will discuss the increasing problem of data breaches in the healthcare industry and the most common and costly type of litigation brought in response – a class action initiated by affected individuals or entities.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Seminars
    Washington, D.C.

    Don’t miss the chance to learn about a variety of topics at this seminar, including key issues with fire protection systems and emerging fire hazards in the marijuana industry; hear in-house counsel discuss litigation trends and use of outside counsel; improve awareness of legal ethics issues when working with experts; and much more.

    Register by August 11 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Seminars
    Washington, D.C.

    Join DRI's Strictly Automotive Specialized Litigation Group in Washington D.C. to emerge in sophisticated discussions with leading motor vehicle manufacturers and suppliers on the everchanging industry. Attendees have the opportunity to discover the future of alternative fuel vehicles, including electric, fully electric, and hydrogen fuel cell; explore new ways to use jury psychology and mock jury research to enhance trial strategies; and much more.

    Register by August 11 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Webinars
    Alternative fee arrangements provide opportunities to achieve budget certainty, promote efficiency, and better align the incentives of in-house legal departments with their outside counsel. They have been used successfully in complex litigations of all kinds, from high stakes trials to major deals to years-long multi-district litigation. But, challenges may still arise. This presentation will give in-house legal counsel an overview of alternative fee arrangements, and an introduction to how and when to successfully use alternative fee arrangements.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, NV

    Join us for two great days of learning and networking for healthcare providers, defense attorneys, in-house counsel, claims specialists, insurance brokers, and other professionals involved in the defense of senior housing providers across the country. This year we will hear from medical experts about new developments in the understanding of frailty and hear from insiders on the latest trends in assisted living. With our panel counsel meetings, Women in the Law lunch, and our fundraiser for not-for-profit organizations supporting the elderly and disabled, there will be plenty of time to connect and collaborate. Register now to ensure your spot!

    Register by August 24 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Webinars
    Plaintiffs are slowly turning away from Reptile Theory and adopting a new approach focusing on company safety policies and CDL manuals to establish a “duty” the motor carrier or driver violated. Join two seasoned trucking attorneys as they delve into just how these policies/manuals are being used to establish liability in trucking cases and what defense attorneys can do from the pre-suit stages through trial to prevent a violation of a policy or manual from increasing the value of your case or the verdict award.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Annual Meeting
    Boston, MA

    Attend DRI's 2021 Annual Meeting, October 13-16 in Boston, Massachusetts! Reconnect with old friends and make new ones; see blockbuster speakers like Kristin Beck, retired United States Navy Seal, Brian David Johnson, Author, Arizona State University professor, Futurist, and Reneé DiResta, Author, Stanford Internet Observatory, Social Networks; and attend stellar education sessions, addressing topics like diversity, anti-racism, and more.

    Register by September 15 to receive the early registration rate: $995 for DRI members and $1,195 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Webinars
    Medicare and Medicaid now cover about 140 million Americans and the cost of those services in 2021 will be about $1.5 trillion, and both systems are getting aggressive about protecting their interests! The topics to be addressed include rule changes made and being proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the SMART Act of 2019, the PAID Act of 2020, and the litigation being filed to recover funds due Medicare and Medicaid. Discussion will include what Responsible Reporting Entities (RRE’s), the attorneys representing them, and the attorneys representing injured workers and plaintiffs in liability cases, must do to appropriately address Medicare’s and Medicaid’s interests when handling a claim.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    This webinar will provide general guidelines and strategies for effectively deposing an opposing parties’ expert(s). Specifically, it will provide an overview of expert depositions, why they are important, the reasons for taking an expert deposition, how to prepare for them, an overview of Duces Tecum’s and obtaining discoverable documents, strategies for eliciting favorable testimony, important case law for precluding/limiting expert testimony, as well as other practical tips.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Seminars
    New Orleans, LA

    This dynamic seminar allows attendees to interact and learn from preeminent experts and asbestos litigation practitioners on groundbreaking developments in the role of genetics impact the investigation and outcome of cases. Lecturers, panelists, and moderators will provide insight on the role of genetics in mesothelioma cases; learn from a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge; and the latest scientific developments in asbestos and talc medicine and epidemiology; and more.

    Register by October 5 to receive the early registration rate: $1,095 for DRI members and $1,295 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Seminars
    Columbus, OH

    After the COVID-19 work-from-home marathon and necessary social distancing, DRI invites you to Columbus, Ohio, to network in person as we all get used to the “new normal” and get back to business. Our program will address cutting edge insurance coverage issues including those arising from sexual abuse claims in the wake of extended statutes of limitations, thorny trigger issues for property damage claims, permissive use in auto liability claims, and an update on the Restatement of Liability Coverage. A highlight of the program will be a presentation on claims arising out of COVID-19 and the various coverage claims policyholders are making. Don’t miss this chance to learn the latest on these topics and meet with other insurance coverage professionals.

    Register by October 11 to receive the early registration rate: $695 for DRI members and $795 for non-members. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.
  • Seminars
    Dallas, TX

    The DRI Workers' Compensation Committee is proud and excited to present a top notch one-day seminar focused on issues of interest for workers’ compensation stakeholders across the Southwestern United States. Risk Managers, Claims Professionals, and Attorneys will all benefit from the analysis and discussions presented by esteemed industry and legal professionals.

    If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.