General Information

DRI's 2021 Fire Science and Litigation Seminar will take place on Thursday, September 9 to Saturday, September 11 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington D.C..

Don’t miss the chance to learn about a variety of topics at this seminar, including key issues with fire protection systems and emerging fire hazards in the marijuana industry; hear in-house counsel discuss litigation trends and use of outside counsel; improve awareness of legal ethics issues when working with experts; and much more.

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Registration Information

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DRI Member Pricing: $995
Non-Member Pricing: $1,195

DRI Member Pricing: $1,095
Non-Member Pricing: $1,295

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

Register by August 11, 2021 to receive the early registration rate. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the seminar and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by August 11, 2021. Registrations received after August 11, 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.



Fire Science Full Agenda



Seminar Speaker List (Coming Soon)


Hotel and Travel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Take advantage of the group rate of $249.00 Single/Double (plus a $10.00 destination fee) in one of two ways:

  • Reserve Online
  • Contact the hotel directly at 202.582.1234 and mention DRI Seminars.

The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by August 11, 2021, to be eligible for the hotel’s group rate. Requests for reservations made after August 11, 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 multiple hours of continuing legal education hours from this seminar.

Seminar CLE Grid (Coming Soon)



DRI's 2021 Fire Science and Litigation Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Colwell Consulting


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


DRI Cares

CASA GAL for ChildrenThe Fire Science and Litigation Section is pleased to continue the good work of DRI Cares through CASA for Children DC. CASA DC connects specially trained volunteer Court Appoint-ed Special Advocates with vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system.

CASA volunteers are appointed and sworn in by judges in order to fully investigate a youth’s circumstances and advocate for an outcome in the youth’s best interest. CASA volunteers develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive.

A CASA speaker will share more information on this organization in a short presentation. Donations for CASA will be collected during the seminar. Please consider contributing to CASA’s good work for youth. Learn more about CASA and 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 Product Liability Committee

Kathryn A. (Katy) Regier
Program Chair

Andrew E. Stead
Program Vice Chair

James E. Weatherholtz
Committee Chair

Gretchen Miller
Committee Vice Chair

Melanie Lockett
Law Institute


Contact Us

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