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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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 8, 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 8, 2021. Registrations received after June 8, 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.



Young Lawyers Full Agenda



Young Lawyers Speaker List


Hotel and Travel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at The Marquette Hotel, 710 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Take advantage of the group rate of $219.00 Single/Double in one of two ways:

  • Reserve Online
  • Contact the hotel directly at 612.333.4545 and mention the DRI Young Lawyers Seminar.

The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 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 and Amber Eklof at


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 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