Upcoming DRI Events

Seminars Kickoff
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by J.S. Held

    When there’s video recording an event, you might not be getting the whole picture. Due to various visual factors, depending on the case, you’re probably leaving some evidence on the table. View this presentation to learn how, without proper video analysis and videogrammetry, evidence within body-worn cameras and other videos can be overlooked or misinterpreted. 

    Presenter:
    Toby Terpstra, Principal Forensic Animator, J.S. 

  • Webinars

    Despite long standing discussion about how to increase diversity in the ranks of neutrals, there is an absence of quantifiable data about the demographics profile of mediators and arbitrators chosen by insurers and lawyers. The absence of this critical data point makes increasing diversity and inclusiveness amongst mediators and arbitrators difficult. Most everyone agrees there needs to be more diversity, but we lack data to measure the problem and any progress we hope to make. DRI’s initiative seeks to increase the appointment of mediators and arbitrators in underrepresented demographic categories.

    Join us as we talk with world renowned alternative dispute resolution expert, Kenneth R. Feinberg, former Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, as he discusses lessons learned about voice and cultural considerations through his practice as a distinguished neutral. Then hear from Chris Kwok, JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer, Tom Maroney, Partner, Maroney O’Connor LLP, Chair, DRI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Maria Volpe, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York, and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center and Dean Martinez, CEO of DRI about this initiative.

    Finally, engage in a lively discussion with our panel of experts as we have a facilitated dialog about this initiative and the importance of growing the diversity of perspective, experience, and voice in alternative dispute resolution. This esteemed group is sure to bring value to how you consider and make neutral selections in your practice.

    This webinar is FREE for DRI members and 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 networking receptions, 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
    Thank You to DRI’s Webinar Partner: Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC)

    This webinar will provide an update on developments in Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, MMSEA reporting and the PAID Act. The overview will be followed by a discussion of recent case law and practical implications, including potential exposure as well as how to mitigate risk through the course of discovery, proper release language, documentation, and the importance of communication across the bar and between the parties. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of what to expect next with respect to Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

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

    Sponsored by J.S. Held

    Asbestos exposure has long been linked to pulmonary disease-related mortality from mesothelioma, asbestosis, and cancer, based on heavily exposed occupational cohorts. But what about asbestos exposure that may have occurred below the range of observable data? View this presentation to learn about the low-dose toxicology of asbestos exposure, and the impact it has on other health effects.

    Presenter:
    Nadia Moore, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, ERT | Vice-President – Principal Toxicologist | J.S. Held

  • Webinars

    Recent events have demonstrated that communication is desperately needed to understand differing perspectives, experiences and views, so that we can discuss important issues with respect, honesty, grace and courage. Nowhere is this more needed than the relationship between law enforcement and the communities which they serve.

    DRI’s Protect and Serve Task Force will host a Virtual Town Hall on October 5, 2021, beginning at 12:00 PM (CDT) with an impressive and diverse panel discussing the hard and important issues surrounding police-community relations, police reforms and community expectations. The town hall is offered free of charge and will include the following panelists:

    1. The Honorable Luis Gutierrez – former United States Representative from Illinois
    2. Greg Ehrie, Vice President, Law Enforcement and Analysis – Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
    3. Lt. Juan Valenzuela, Illinois State Police and Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association (HISLEA)
    4. Scott Bohn – Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

    Please join us for this important conversation!
  • 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

    With over 20 hours of dedicated networking time, blockbuster keynote speakers, intimate live workshops that will cover an array of topics ranging from business development to enhancing your online presence to marketing your practice, you’ll walk away with new contacts and insights that will take your legal career to the next level.

    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.
  • Seminars
    Virtual Seminar

    Throughout the United States and the world, legislators are regularly updating data protection and privacy laws in an (arguably futile) attempt to keep up with changes in technology. The Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee’s first-ever virtual seminar will provide an overview of important data protection and privacy concepts and review data protection and privacy obligations imposed by state and global laws and regulations. Topics include: how to comply with the challenging and ever-changing data protection and privacy laws; the use of Artificial Intelligence for making decisions that may have discriminatory patterns embedded within them; and data protection and class action trends centering on the use of biometrics, the Internet of Things and other trends in technology that impact privacy. The virtual seminar will conclude with a networking event.

    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.
  • 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 Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium is a unique, exceptionally insightful “defense-only” seminar where defense attorneys and clients share meaningful lessons from the past year. The seminar provides attendees with up-to-date information about plaintiff attorneys and their newest practices and tactics and suggestions to combat the plaintiff effort. The defense attendees benefit from the private knowledge that led to both victories and losses in the last 12 months.
  • 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
    Virtual Seminar
    The DRI Life, Health, and Disability Committee is once again sponsoring a program for lawyers who are new to the practice. The program will be taught by highly experienced attorneys and will be aimed at providing a basic understanding of the concepts applicable to life, health, and disability litigation. This program receives rave reviews each year it is held. Young lawyers and older lawyers who are new to the practice or who wish to brush up on their skills are encouraged to attend!
  • 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.
  • Webinars
    Distracted driving is the largest contributing factor to motor vehicle accidents and can significantly impact the value of a case. If you’re a motor carrier, driver, or represent motor carriers and drivers, this webinar is for you. Come listen as a trucking industry professional, a human factors expert, and a seasoned trucking attorney discuss how distracted driving can cause avoidable accidents, what motor carriers and drivers can do to prevent distracted driving accidents, and how distracted driving can alter your litigation strategy and impact the valuation of your case.

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

    More details to come.

    Register by November 8 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
    New York, NY

    DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium is the foremost educational event for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in insurance coverage.  This year’s symposium will once again offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty of industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers on emerging issues, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law.  In addition, the symposium will provide exceptional networking events and an opportunity to experience the wonder of New York City during the holiday season!

    Register by November 8 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.