Upcoming DRI Events

Seminars Kickoff
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by LawyerGuard

    DRI and LawyerGuard recently collaborated on a recent member survey of key risk management concerns for the Civil Defense sector.  Cybersecurity threats emerged as the top ranked issue to the DRI community – join this informative webinar with hosts Noah Fiedler with Barron & Newburger and Kevin Sullivan with LawyerGuard to better understand the potential impact that Cybersecurity risks pose, along with key guidance and sources to help you better protect your own firm and your clients.

    Noah Fiedler | Shareholder | Barron & Newburger
    Kevin Sullivan | Senior Vice President – Program Manager | LawyerGuard

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

  • 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. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by KCIC

    KCIC is proud to present a webinar on the 2022 asbestos filing trends. Michelle Potter, Sheila Klauck and Shreyas Malhotra from KCIC breakdown the filings to show who is filing these claims and where they are filing them. They also dig into the data around the underlying claimants and show some practical tools which can help defendants proactively manage the liability.

    Sheila Klauck | KCIC
    Shreyas Malhotra | KCIC
    Michelle Potter | KCIC

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

  • Annual Meeting
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Connect with the most influential civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel from across the county at the DRI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia! From October 25–28, engage with our passionate legal community, expand your knowledge base with cutting-edge education, meet leaders from the field, celebrate past achievements and future goals with friends, and explore historic Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you in the City of Brotherly Love!

  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

    The 2022 Law Firm Leaders and Managing Partners Conference is exploring what it means to manage a law firm in these post-pandemic times. Scarce human resources, increasing overhead expenses, cyber-security threats, and changing client expectations have come to the forefront of law firm management since the world shut down in March 2020. This conference will arm law firm leaders with knowledge from numerous sources on the best ways to address and attack the challenges law firms continue to face following the COVID-19 Pandemic!

    Register by October 4, 2022 to receive the early registration rate: $895 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
    San Diego, California

    Join us in sunny San Diego for a two-day seminar that will help improve your appellate skillset and grow your network. Ideal for all attorneys who are involved in appeals, this program offers sessions on many key topics including state constitutionalism and stare decisis after the U.S. Supreme Court’s monumental recent term. Plus, attendees will benefit from tips for oral argument from both sides of the bench and principles for improving legal writing. Our diverse speaker lineup is comprised of federal appellate judges and state court justices as well as experienced appellate advocates from across the country. As a bonus, the committee is teaming up with the Asbestos Medicine Committee for a joint session on effective persuasion with Dr. Jeffrey Rachlinski from Cornell University. And, as always, there will be receptions and frequent networking opportunities with other appellate attorneys and attendees at the Asbestos Medicine and Managing Partners Conferences.  This includes an incredible Premier Networking Event at the USS Midway Museum, where you’ll have the chance to network and reconnect with fellow DRI members while enjoying the floating city of the sea!

  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

    Connect with leaders in asbestos litigation to further your career and network. Don’t miss DRI’s interactive and informative meeting that brings together industry experts and asbestos litigation practitioners to share their experience and knowledge. Discover emerging trends and groundbreaking developments in the field, including how the role of genetics and cancer causation impact the investigation and outcome of cases. Expert lecturers, panelists, and moderators will provide insight into the most current, best legal practices in asbestos and cosmetic talc litigation. There will also be a basic skills session for practitioners new to litigation.

  • Webinars
    In an emergency accident response scenario, considerations and questions regarding ethical issues present as rapidly as you can respond to the accident. These issues often involve conflicts of interest between dual representation of the driver and trucking company, how attorneys hold themselves out to the police and media at the time of the accident and access to relevant evidence. Hear from attorneys with countless hours of emergency response experience on these ethical issues and how to address them.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • 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.

    Register by October 25, 2022 to receive the early registration rate: $995 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
    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.

    Register by October 25, 2022 to receive the early registration rate: $995 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.

  • Webinars

    MARC Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition

    The second webinar in the series will be coming soon. Sign up to get notified when this webinar is scheduled.

    The second webinar in the series will address actions coming from the executive branch. On March 1, 2022, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted a “final rule” for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and Certain Civil Money Penalties to the White House Office of Regulatory Information and Affairs (OIRA) for review and approval. This “final rule” is anticipated to be the long-awaited final rule regarding Section 111 reporting penalties.

    Join us for a discussion of the history of the civil monetary penalty rule, how the government may apply reporting penalties, defenses to government penalties and a discussion of the changes that may be coming. The time to get informed is now! The “final rule” could take effect 30-60 days after publication.

    DRI and MARC (a national coalition of companies and other stakeholders with an interest in the Medicare Secondary Payer "MSP" Program) have partnered for over 10 years to bring attention to, build solutions for compliance with, and improve the MSP program.

  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    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 December 12, 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
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Now 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 December 12, 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
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    The 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 December 12, 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
    Austin, Texas

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  • Seminars
    Austin, Texas

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  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Seminars
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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