2021 Women in the Law Virtual Seminar

Women in the Law Virtual Seminar April 28-30, 2021

General Information

DRI’s 2021 Women in the Law Virtual Seminar, "Own Your Worth in Law and Life," will take place April 28-30, 2021.

Attend this virtual seminar to learn about a variety of topics, such as how to come through crisis stronger; how the legal profession can achieve growth across the diversity spectrum; how to best enhance and highlight the strengths of your corporate witness; how the pandemic has impacted your clients' approach to their business and risk management; how to silence your inner critic and address anxiety in the legal practice; and more.

There will be various networking events (PDF) throughout these three days. Please join us!

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CLE Information

Earn up to 4 hours of continuing legal education hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit from this seminar.

Women in the Law CLE Information (PDF)



DRI's 2021 Women in the Law Virtual Seminar is proudly sponsored by:


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Hartline Barger LLP

Lathrop GPM


S-E-A Know.


Shook Hardy & Bacon

Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska

Stanton Barton LLC

Thompson Hine Spotlight on Women


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

Open Books

Open Books, a nonprofit based in Chicago, provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the sale of donated books. Through their Book Grants, they provide readers of all ages with engaging, appropriate, and high-quality books. Each week, they deliver thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland. Open Books has recently partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to present Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Chicago. The Open Books Imagination Library program will provide every child between 0-5 in Chicago with access to free, age-appropriate books directly to their homes. The books arrive by mail every month from birth until the child turns 5. Each book is brand new and carefully selected by a panel of experts on childhood literacy and early education.

Every year Women in the Law incorporates a philanthropic activity or fundraiser to support during its seminar. With our virtual format this year, we are proud to announce we will be supporting Open Books through our fundraising efforts.

DRI's Women in the Law friendly fundraising competition with Drug and Medical Device is off to a great start! Please continue to send all WITL donations to Rebecca Nickelson via Venmo (@Rebecca-Nickelson) or Paypal.

Open Books' friends, Laura and Paul Mishkin, have agreed to match dollar-for-dollar every gift Open Books receives during their spring fundraising drive—up to $30,000! DRI is effectively kicking off this drive and the Mishkins are thrilled to be part of this drive.

Here is how you can think about your gifts:

  • $25 provides one year (one book a month) of brand-new books to a 0-5 year-old through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
  • $50 provides books for 5 children through our traditional book granting program.
  • $100 funds one Storytime program to provide babies and toddlers activities, such as read-alouds, sing-a-longs, and early phonics play, to develop foundational literacy skills.
  • $250 funds two weeks of our Reading Buddies program, in which Open Books provides one-on-one or small-group supports for struggling early readers (grades 1-3).
  • $500 provides a scholarship for a high schooler to participate in our Publishing Academy program, through which s/he writes his or her first novel.

In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI’s Women in the Law Committee

C. Meade Hartfield
Program Chair

Jennifer F. Nutter
Program Vice Chair

Marie E. Chafe
Committee Chair

Sandra J. Wunderlich
Committee Vice Chair

E. Todd Presnell
Law Institute


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or custservice@dri.org.