Past DRI Events

View previous programming from the past year.

Click on upcoming seminars and webinars to see what's events are coming soon to DRI.


  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Seminar is in person in 2022! Join us at the foremost conference for life, health, and disability practitioners to learn from top-notch faculty and exchange ideas about the latest developments in the law and industry. The 2022 program includes discussions on COVID-19-related disability claims and testing fee disputes, strategies for long-term care litigation and technological innovation effects on the insurance industry, the ever-popular Schmidtke on ERISA, and practical tips for both in-house and outside counsel to avoid litigation and defend claims when they arise. On top of unparalleled education, the seminar offers a wide array of networking opportunities, where you can build your book of business while enjoying Nashville with long-standing friends and new contacts. Activities include everything from a book club and public service project to small networking activities and a Young Lawyers after-dinner event. Bring your cowboy boots and stay over Friday night for a show at the Grand Ole Opry!

    Register by April 4, 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
    Denver, Colorado

    Join us in the Mile High City as we reconnect in person for the first time in two years! The nation’s best employment law seminar, DRI’s 45th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, brings together leading management-side employment and labor attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals and EPLI representatives from throughout the US and Canada. Always intensely practical, with invaluable education sessions, this seminar is indispensable for experienced practitioners as well as those new to labor and employment law. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena!

    Register by March 28, 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
    Denver, Colorado

    The DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to the 17th annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo in Denver, Colorado. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from and network with in-house counsel and potential referral sources. You will learn the importance of wellness and self-care and the nuts and bolts of business development both externally and internally. You will also participate in discussions on how law firm leaders and corporate law departments are handling the new, remote environment in the post-pandemic world and how it is affecting the recruitment and retention of diverse talent. Come join us in Denver!

    Register by March 28, 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
    Austin, Texas

    Do you want to know what the future of trucking is bringing? This seminar is focused on how the trucking industry is becoming smarter, faster, and better, and what attorneys, claims professionals, and industry representatives can do to get the edge and stem the tide of nuclear verdicts. Presentations include a discussion of the current and future landscape of trucking technology from insiders at the forefront of these developments. They will explain how technology can impact your case, as well as when your motor vehicle accident suddenly becomes a products liability claim. Attendees will hear about smarter ways to effectively represent the trucking industry, either in settlement of cases or at trial, and reimagining the attorney/adjuster relationship to the benefit of our industry clients. Also hear about new and continuing tort reform efforts from the people spearheading a push for a more equitable legal system for the trucking community.

    Register by March 14, 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
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Join us for DRI’s annual Civil Rights and Governmental Liability Seminar - April 6–8, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Committee will present a dynamic program providing attendees with the opportunity to learn from and interact with preeminent experts on issues important to attorneys practicing governmental liability and civil rights law today. You will hear the latest issues being addressed in conditions of confinement cases, hear from those involved in the front line of policing protests, and learn about the developing trends in Titles VI, VII and IX cases. Dean Karen Blum’s popular segment on qualified immunity will be back, along with Tom Dupree’s insightful report on the rulings at the Supreme Court. As always, attendees will have networking opportunities to exchange ideas with the faculty and other experienced litigators.

    Register by February 28, 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
    Houston, Texas

    Renowned in-house counsel from NASA, the FBI, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as judges, and trial attorneys from across the country will meet in Houston, Texas, March 21-23, 2022 for the 2022 DRI Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference. Along with cutting-edge and timely topical presentations, the conference offers a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, network with industry counsel and preeminent attorneys, and hear two keynotes: “The Rewards of Building Meaningful Relationships” and “Challenges of Being a Transgender High Profile Trial Attorney.” You’ll also be able to attend breakout sessions in the areas of cybersecurity/data breach, class actions, government enforcement/corporate compliance, and more.

    Register by February 4, 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
    Houston, Texas

    What is on the horizon for the insurance industry? Join DRI in Houston, TX for its 2022 Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, March 21-23, 2022, to find out! Hear from experts about how you can place your practice at the forefront of the future of insurance coverage, and delve into hot topics like cybersecurity, firm management in a post-COVID world, and more. Plus, expand your book of business while enjoying the city of Houston during networking events, dine-arounds, and more. From NASA’s Johnson Space Center to the Museum District, consisting of nineteen museums, galleries, and community spaces, the city of Houston truly has it all! We hope to see you there!

    Register by February 4, 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
    Atlanta, Georgia

    DRI's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee heads to Atlanta, March 14-16, 2022. Join us to obtain the latest information in toxic tort and environmental law to keep your practice on the cutting edge. This premier gathering for the defense bar brings you the latest litigation, science, and regulatory developments.

    Register by January 28, 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
    Virtual Event

    Last year, for the first time in many years, union representation rose in the private sector as well as the public sector. As a result, labor law under the National Labor Relations Act continues to be an important field of practice. It not only governs the right to form, join, and assist labor unions and labor-management relations such as collective bargaining, strikes, and boycotts but it also creates rights for even non-union employees. Because the National Labor Relations Board regulates through quasi-judicial decision making, the rules tend to shift with each new administration, and President Biden has promised to be very pro-union, which is expected to lead to more union activity and even greater protection for non-union employees.

    The registration rate is $300 for DRI members and $500 for non-members.

  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Join fellow trial lawyers at DRI’s 2022 Trial Skills and Damages Seminar, hosted by DRI’s Litigation Skills Committee. The seminar is taking place February 2-4, 2022 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada and provides critical and compelling content regarding reducing the stress of trials, preparing witnesses, weaving storytelling and technology into trial, and what to do when verdicts go nuclear. This year will also include joint sessions and cross-networking events with DRI’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar. Networking events include a Women in the Law Luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored gathering, and a community service project, featuring Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

    Register by January 20, 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
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Enjoy the bright lights of Las Vegas with DRI’s Product Liability Committee! This seminar will focus on product liability challenges in the face of an ever-changing landscape. Attend top-notch programming, stemming from collaboration with DRI’s 18 Specialized Litigation Groups. Educational topics range from how Right-to-Repair legislation is impacting product safety to a jury’s mindset after the past two years.

    Register by January 20, 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
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Join your colleagues for the 2022 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar, February 2–4 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Planet Hollywood. The annual two-day seminar has something for everyone, including comprehensive and interactive presentations by experienced attorneys, health care providers, support specialists, and in-house leaders on the latest topics in medical liability and health care law. This year will also include joint sessions with DRI's Litigation Skills Seminar in which the presenters will discuss the most recent trends in trial tactics and outcomes. Networking events include a Women in the Law Luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored gathering, a DRI for Life run/walk, and a community service project. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar.

    Register by January 20, 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
    Austin, Texas

    After two years of virtual conferences, DRI's Construction Law Committee is excited to present its 2022 Construction Law Seminar in person – January 26-28, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Learn the long-term implications of America’s gaining housing stock and infrastructure, how to leverage new technology at trial to simplify complex construction concepts, how to meet diversity and inclusion goals, and more. Plus, don’t miss your chance to make new contacts and reconnect with long-standing colleagues, clients, and friends at local Dine-Arounds, networking happy hours, and more.

    Register by January 10, 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
    Austin, Texas

    Connect with women in law firms and corporate legal departments from across the country at this year’s in-person Women in the Law Seminar, taking place January 26-28 in Austin, TX! Earn up to 6.25 hours of continuing legal education credit while attending sessions that will help you grow both professionally and personally, including fighting gender bias in the courtroom, negotiating your next raise, and serving non-profits while maintaining your private practice. Plus, don’t miss your chance to make new contacts and reconnect with long-standing colleagues at local Dine-Arounds, networking receptions, and more.

    Register by January 10, 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.