2021 Young Lawyers Seminar

2021 Young Lawyers Seminar

General Information

DRI’s Young Lawyers Seminar "Rising to the Occasion – Better Advocates and Counselors" will take place June 23–25, 2021 at The Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.

This year’s seminar will help new lawyers and law students reset, realign, and refocus on becoming a better person, a better team member, and a better advocate for themselves and their clients. Don’t miss you chance to:

  • Uncover issues related to racial and gender equity and inclusivity, including how decision-makers at every level can effect meaningful change in the legal industry.
  • Hear from Minnesota’s federal and state judiciary on the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how those lessons will shape the future of the practice of law.
  • Learn the business-building skills of personalizing the corporate defendant and impressing in-house counsel.
  • Network with your colleagues in Wednesday afternoon’s Enneagram Workshop, where we will equip you for personal transformation and greatly improved working relationships.

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CLE Information

Earn up to 9.25 of continuing legal education hours from this seminar.

Young Lawyers CLE Information (PDF)



DRI's 2021 Young Lawyers Seminar is proudly sponsored by:




Harris Beach PLLC Attorneys at Law Discover True Engagement

Laffey Letiner Goode LLC

Troutman Pepper


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

Cookie Cart Baking Bright Futures

Community Service Project: Cookie Cart | Minneapolis, MN

Cookie Cart is the Twin Cities' leader in youth social enterprise, combining paid work experience in two commercial bakeries with workshops to provide career readiness and leadership development for the Twin Cities' youth. Join us as we work with Cookie Cart’s teens on informational interviews about our career paths to educate and inspire them. For information, please contract Candace Deer at candacedeer@proassurance.com and Amber Eklof at aeklof@grsm.com.


In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee

John Dollarhide
Program Chair

Kevin McCarthy
Program Vice-Chair

Melissa H. Rose
Program Second Vice-Chair

Stephanie M. Wurdock
Committee Chair

Catherine Kopiec
Committee First Vice-Chair

Brett A. Tarver
Committee Second Vice-Chair


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.