General Information

Don’t miss the chance to see old friends and to make new contacts during the 2021 Diversity for Success Seminar & Corporate Expo in NOLA. Taking place June 16–18 at the Marriott New Orleans, this three-day program will cover racial injustice, allyship, and concerns facing diverse members of the various affinity bars. Earn up to 6.25 credits of CLE when you join us in New Orleans!

NEW THIS YEAR - The Corporate Expo is virtual! Interviews will occur June 22–30 from the comfort of your home or workspace. You must be registered for the seminar and a DRI member. More information can be found below.


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Registration Information

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DRI Member Pricing: $695
Non-Member Pricing: $795

DRI Member Pricing: $795
Non-Member Pricing: $895

DRI Member Pricing: $695
Non-Member Pricing: $695

Register by June 2, 2021 to receive the early registration rate. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by June 2, 2021. Registrations received after June 2, 2021 will be processed on-site.

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.



Diversity for Success Full Agenda



Diversity for Success Speaker List


Hotel and Travel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Marriott New Orleans, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Take advantage of the group rate of $190.00 Single/Double in one of two ways:

The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by June 2, 2021 to be eligible for the hotel’s group rate. Requests for reservations made after June 2, 2021 are subject to room and rate availability. A small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar.


Travel Discounts: DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider, at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Travel Profile form at Within 24 business hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.


CLE Information

Earn up to 6.25 hours of continuing legal education hours from this seminar.

Diversity for Success CLE Grid (PDF)



DRI's 2021 Diversity for Success Seminar is proudly sponsored by:


Campbell Trial Lawyers

Dinsmore Legal Counsel

FRILOT LLC Attorneys at Law

Glassman Wyatt Tuttle Cox P.C.

Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Hinshaw Culbertson

Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC Counselors at Law

Kightlinger Gray

KNCH Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck LLP

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

WF | Wong Fleming Attorneys at Law


DRI thanks our Official Supporter: Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.


Virtual Corporate Expo

This year's VIRTUAL Corporate Expo, June 22-30, provides a unique opportunity for selected minority and women attorneys and their law firms to network and interview with corporations and insurance companies committed to diversifying their national outside counsel panels. Three attorneys per law firm may participate in the process. Participating corporations and insurance companies select which firms to network with based on criteria submitted by the law firms.

2021 Virtual Corporate Expo


DRI Cares


The DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee is raising money in support of Covenant House New Orleans. For over 25 years, Covenant House New Orleans has provided a safe haven for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 16-22. Located on the edge of the French Quarter, Covenant House offers shelter and care for neglected, abused, and exploited kids from all walks of life.

When youth walk through the doors of Covenant House, they are provided with a hot meal, clothes, a bed, caring staff, and much more. Individual medical care is provided on-site within 72 hours. Covenant House also develops a personalized case plan with each youth and works with them every step of the way to reunite them with family, when possible, or develop the tools they need to live independently.

By donating to Covenant House through our team, you are helping to rebuild and reunite families and offer young people the tools they need to build healthy, independent and productive lives. Please make a donation today and help us reach and surpass our fundraising goal!

To learn more about Covenant House, we encourage you to watch SHELTER from the Peabody Award-winning Renaud Brothers. This film takes a raw and in-depth look at the lives of residents at Covenant House New Orleans. Please click here to donate.


Event Terms

Read the Event Terms, including DRI’s risk-free registration policy


In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Gary L. Howard
Program Chair

Geri Lynn Arrindell
Program Vice Chair

Ricardo A. Woods
Committee Chair

Stacy L. Douglas
Committee Vice Chair

Jaime Walker Luse
Law Institute


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or