Upcoming DRI Seminars

DRI offers over 20 in-person seminars a year on innovative and cutting-edge topics in the civil defense and litigation field. Attend our substantive seminars and take advantage of these key opportunities:

  • Hear from top leaders in the field.
  • Network with peers and industry insiders.
  • Earn valuable continuing legal education (CLE) credits*.
  • Have a topic or idea that you want to see at our seminars? Submit your proposal here.

*In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. See CLE Late Fees for more details.


  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

    Corporate CounselGet your Golden Ticket to this premier and exclusive opportunity to network and brainstorm with leaders of the insurance industry and defense bar. This program is designed to be one-to-one industry representatives to outside counsel and will allow for maximum networking opportunities for both industry and outside counsel. Discuss and debate important and significant challenges facing the industry and forge synergistic relationships with your peers.

    This event is for Defense Counsel members and seating is limited. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Loews Chicago Hotel. Click here to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

    Insurance LawJoin us this March in Chicago at DRI’s flagship seminar for insurance executives, claim professionals, and outside counsel. The 2024 Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute promises to provide an array of outstanding speakers to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the industry and current trends in insurance coverage. The seminar will provide skills-based instruction and litigation guidance for coverage attorneys, as well as multiple opportunities to network. The Windy City welcomes you!

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Loews Chicago Hotel. Click here to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

  • Seminars
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Lightbulb iconBusiness and intellectual property litigation are being pursued in an ever-evolving world impacted by social media, artificial intelligence, and other rapidly developing technologies. In this fast-paced litigation environment, attorneys face new challenges and pressures both in the courtroom and in their personal lives. This conference will provide strategies for successfully navigating these issues.

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Flammable Barrel and Radioactive IconThe nation’s best conference for toxic tort and environmental practitioners will be in the City of Brotherly Love, with best-in-class CLE, enhanced networking opportunities, and new ways to connect with your colleagues. Explore Philadelphia through networking events that offer something for everyone and earn CLE from top industry leaders and practitioners. This is the seminar you will not want to miss!

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Heart rate iconWhether you think of it as the City of Brotherly Love or the Cradle of Liberty, there can be no question that Philadelphia is the perfect venue for the nation’s premier Life, Health, Disability & ERISA (LHD&E) conference. Take a selfie with Rocky and then enjoy unparalleled CLEs from some of the country’s top LHD&E practitioners before heading out to network with colleagues, old acquaintances, and new friends. There will be plenty of time to soak up the local history, check out art museums, and maybe even enjoy a famous cheesesteak in between honing your knowledge on the latest legal trends your clients are facing. This is the seminar you will not want to miss!

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Trucking IconIn a litigation environment hallmarked by increasingly high jury verdicts, the time is now for the trucking industry to act and to re-evaluate what defense strategies and methods will best protect our clients and ensure the vitality of the industry moving forward. Learn practical strategies for trucking litigators, claims professionals, and industry representatives to get aggressive in the defense of cases in the face of new and changing plaintiff tactics. Plus, discover how to address the shift in jury pool demographics, ideals, and mentalities. Presentations include a forum discussion by jury consultants, speaking to what they are seeing nationally in the jury pool, what defense strategies are working, and what is no longer effective. There will also be a practical workshop for using consultants to best prepare your key defense witnesses. Attendees will learn to employ practical approaches aimed to counter emerging tactics leveraged by plaintiff attorneys meant to fuel excessive verdicts and settlements. This includes how to maximize the benefit of mock trials/focus groups and how to employ aggressive defense tactics early to get the edge and turn the tide in trucking litigation.

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Washington, D.C.

    Employee and LaborJoin us in our nation’s capital as we reconnect at DRI’s 47th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar. The nation’s best employment law seminar brings together leading management-side employment and labor attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) representatives from throughout the US and Canada. Always intensely practical, and accompanied by helpful written materials, this seminar is indispensable for experienced practitioners and those just getting started in 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 April 8, 2024, to receive the early bird discounted rate. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Washington Hilton. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Washington, D.C.

    Microscope prescription drugs iconJoin us in Washington D.C. for the Drug and Medical Device industry’s premier event for learning, networking, and advancing the defense of life sciences clients! You’ll hear from heads of litigation from the world’s foremost drug and medical device companies and get the latest insight on jurors’ changing perceptions. Take advantage of new CLE opportunities and small group, off-site networking events, which provide more opportunities than ever to network with renowned industry experts while enjoying the best of the nation’s Capital.

    Register by April 8, 2024, to receive the early bird discounted rate. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Washington Hilton. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Madrid, Spain

    Luggage iconJoin us for the next annual DRI International Seminar to reconnect with peers and make new connections in Madrid! The theme of this year's seminar is "Disruption." There have been several significant legal and regulatory developments which are impacting our global clients and disrupting business agendas. We expect more pressures in 2024, including the increasing risk of class actions and the rise of collective redress regimes across Europe; the maturing litigation funding market; the evolving regulation and liability frameworks around technology and artificial intelligence (AI); a growth in cybersecurity and data breach disputes; and the emergence of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disputes and the dominance of AI. We will be joined by lawyers, in-house counsel, and other members of the legal industry to discuss how the disruption is intensifying and how global businesses need to keep pace or risk falling behind. There will also be a number of excellent opportunities to reconnect and network with friends and colleagues from around the world in the beautiful city of Madrid.

    Save on registration by reserving your spot online! If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at ECIJA Abogados. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Insurance LawDRI’s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is the preeminent program for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in bad faith insurance litigation. When bad faith litigation ensues, these claims are some of the most complex and highest exposure claims faced by insurers. Our featured speakers consist of some of the nation’s leading in-house and outside bad faith lawyers, who will share their valuable insights and strategies on evaluating and winning bad faith cases as well as how to avoid them in the first place.

    DRI Members can register now for $1,195 thanks to exclusive, limited time Early Access Registration! Everyone else can take advantage of Early Bird Registration starting March 15 through April 29. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Young Lawyers IconJoin us in Nashville for DRI’s Young Lawyers Seminar! If you are an attorney within your tenth year of practice, this seminar is designed for you. Gain expert insight into how the practice of law is, first and foremost, a business. You will discover that to grow your law practice, you need to hone your legal skills, and learn what it takes to run a successful business - from building and nurturing client relationships, to staying on top of current trends and developments and using technology to your advantage. In addition to exciting programming, there will be ample networking opportunities with attorneys and in-house counsel from across the country!

    DRI Members can register now for $1,195 thanks to exclusive, limited time Early Access Registration! Everyone else can take advantage of Early Bird Registration starting March 15 through April 29. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Diversity holding hands iconThe DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to the 19th annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. With the theme, "Fighting the Current of the Anti-Diversity Tide," this seminar is designed to address the recent legal decisions and lawsuits meant to stunt recent efforts to increase diversity in our educational and occupational settings. In addition to gaining insights from and networking with in-house counsel and potential referral sources, attendees will also find resources and tools to incorporate in their career and organization that will improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    DRI Members can register now for $895 thanks to exclusive, limited time Early Access Registration! Everyone else can take advantage of Early Bird Registration starting March 15 through April 29. If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

    This event will be held at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Learn more and book your room.

  • Seminars
    Chicago, Illinois

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    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Annual Meeting
    Seattle, Washington

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  • Seminars
    Las Vegas, Nevada

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    Las Vegas, Nevada

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  • Seminars
    New York, New York

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  • Seminars
    New York, New York

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