Upcoming DRI Events

Seminars Kickoff
  • Webinars
    A high level overview on the legal status of cannabis in the US, from state to state, with a primer on federal legalization efforts, and some information on the FDA / EPA approach to cannabis. May also discuss hemp, CBD, and Delta 8 THC.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a common disease process encountered by emergency medicine and intensive care physicians.  With an estimated 200,000 patient encounters a year, ARDS is caused by a broad range of etiologies, ranging from viral and bacterial pneumonia to pancreatitis and major trauma.  The management of ARDS has significantly advanced in the last 20 years and has improved patient outcomes.  Current hurdles still exist in early recognition, advancements in medications and appropriate triaging to tertiary centers.  This program will also address defending ARDS cases including tips for deposing witnesses on symptoms and causation, how to gather and use expert testimony in this area and more.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    Through the collective wisdom of three lawyers –two in the claims arena and one who defends catastrophic injury cases and mediates them– the presentation covers six best practices for getting the best result for your defense client at mediation. 

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    Social media is omnipresent in today’s world. Facebook posts, Tweets, and Instagram DM’s are frequently sources of critical information in many legal disputes. It is critical that attorneys preparing for trial are confident in their ability to admit social media evidence so that it may be considered by the jury. This program will explain why social media evidence unique, the relevant legal standards, and how to admit social media evidence during at trial. Attendees will practice the steps of authenticating and admitting social media evidence in a small group setting and will receive feedback from experienced trial attorneys on using this skill. Attendees will also learn the fundamentals of the legal issues related to using social media evidence.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members or purchase the bundle of all three skills webinars for $300 for members or $600 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • Webinars
    The idea of “staged” accidents and motor vehicle accident fraud may seem like something out of a Fast and the Furious movie plot. However, those in the commercial transportation and insurance industries know that fraudulent accidents are an increasing problem that costs companies, insurers, and consumers billions of dollars each year. Far from a random, one-off act by an unsophisticated ne’er-do-well, fraudulent accidents are typically perpetrated by well-organized criminal rings. This presentation addresses common scenarios for staged accidents and fraudulent personal injury claims, as well as red flags that drivers, motor carriers, insurers, and defense attorneys should be on the lookout for when an accident or injury claim seems questionable. We will also discuss tips for investigating and defending against suspicious accidents and claims.

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

    The 2022 DRI Cannabis Law Seminar will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge on cannabis law, while expanding your professional network in this exciting industry. Earn multiple CLE credit hours, while learning about current trends in the developing field of cannabis law. Expect interesting presentations and panel discussions on the state of cannabis law, insurance coverage concerns, industry insights, products liability in cannabis, cannabis M&A, diversity/social justice in the industry, and so much more!

    Register by July 25, 2022 to receive the early registration rate: $695 for DRI members and $995 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, Tennessee

    Join us in Nashville for the 2022 Drug & Medical Device Seminar! The seminar will provide countless opportunities to network with clients, potential referral sources, and colleagues from across the country who are in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. You will hear from a panel of judges about their approaches to key MDL and mass-tort litigation issues, and you do not want to miss presentations about better company witnesses and juror perceptions of drug & medical device companies. Gain insight from in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and judges about diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. This seminar continues to be the "go-to" event year after year for in-house and outside counsel to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

    Register by July 25, 2022 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
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Don’t miss a beat in Music City! Join us in the heart of downtown Nashville for the 2022 DRI Senior Living and Long-Term Care Litigation Seminar, September 7–9, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The annual seminar includes two 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. Not only will the seminar cover the latest topics and trends affecting the senior living industry, but also this year’s seminar will hit the right note with numerous networking opportunities such as: First Timers/Young Lawyers networking reception, three networking receptions (one of which is an off-site event at Ole Smoky), dine-arounds, Women in the Law Lunch (open to all), DRI Cares service project, and DRI for Life yoga session.

    Register by July 25, 2022 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
    When a witness tries to change their prior testimony on the stand, an effective impeachment will show the jury the witness is not credible. Conducting a clean impeachment with confidence is a key to ensuring the jury reaches the right conclusion. This program will develop attendees' understanding of impeachment evidence, how to lay a foundation to impeach prior testimony, how to use documents to impeach a witness and address related evidentiary issues. Attendees will learn and practice the step-by-step process for effectively impeaching a witness who provides inconsistent testimony or invents new facts on the stand. Attendees will practice the steps for impeaching a witness and receive feedback from experienced trial attorneys.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members or purchase the bundle of all three skills webinars for $300 for members or $600 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • Webinars
    Opposing expert witnesses pose a unique challenge at trial. Effectively challenging an opposing expert’s opinions through cross examination is often a key to success. While each expert is unique, this program will equip attendees with replicable cross examination techniques and an understanding of how to challenge the conclusions of an opposing expert through reference to a learned treatise. Attendees will learn replicable cross examination techniques that can be used when deposing a witness or examining an expert at trial. Attendees will also learn how to use a learned treatise to impeach an expert.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members or purchase the bundle of all three skills webinars for $300 for members or $600 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • Annual Meeting
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

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  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

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  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

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  • Seminars
    New York City, New York

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  • Seminars
    New York City, New York

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  • Webinars
    Dates and registration for the first two webinars to be announced soon.

    Click on the title to sign up for updates about the first two upcoming Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) Webinar Series including open registration, programming highlights, and more!