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Premier Networking Reception | TBD
Date: Thursday, April 27 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar (Guest tickets $100 each.)
Agenda with Speakers
*Schedule and Speakers subject to change
Monday, May 15, 2023
||Onshore Energy 101
This session will focus on the onshore wind energy industry, discussing current projects around the country as well as evolving industry technology.
Chris Callas, Jackson Kelly, Charleston, WV
||Offshore Energy 101
Similarly, this session will focus on the offshore wind energy industry including the current state of projects as well as potential regulatory and policy hurdles.
Toyja Kelley, Locke Lord, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Salvo Vitale, US Wind, Baltimore, MD
||Wind Energy Litigation Present
This session will cover existing nuisance litigation, construction delay cases, intellectual property litigation, and strategies for navigating these claims.
Stephanie Eaton, Spilman Thomas Battle, Winston Salem, NC
Chris Hunter, Jackson Kelly, Charleston, WV
Michael Sams, Kenney & Sams, Boston, MA
||Wind Energy Litigation Future
This session will discuss emerging litigation trends, including “wind turbine syndrome,” maritime/Jones Act issues, claims arising from structural failures, as well as surrounding insurance issues.
Emily Huggins-Jones, Locke Lord, LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Michael Venturella, PE, SEA, Ltd., Baltimore, MD
Ben Roberts, Marsh, New York, NY
Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).
Event and Headquarters Hotel Information
This event will be held at the Conference Center, 111 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. The room is in 2930 South Conference Room, located on the 29th floor.
DRI has secured a discounted rate for seminar attendees at two Hyatt properties conveniently located in The Loop. To book your room at a discount rate, please access the links below.
Hyatt Centric The Loop
Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown
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HandsOn New Orleans (Joint Effort with Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar)
HandsOn New Orleans creates and manages projects relating to school revitalization, youth recreation, neighborhood beautification, urban gardening and environmental restoration, blight reduction, and disaster management as well as connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities. Come help build kits and network with attendees. Donations are needed in advance to purchase items for the kits.
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NEW in 2023 – 4 Additional On-Demand Programs Included With Every Seminar!
CLE Credit will be sought from every state requiring CLE hours in elimination of bias/diversity and inclusion, ethics, substance abuse/mental health and law practice management. The CLE grid will provide updated information concerning hours that have been approved by each jurisdiction and for which credits. For states not requiring these special credits, general education credits will be sought.
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Diversity/Elimination of Bias in the Profession
Invisible or Mixed-Visible Diversity – Combatting Bias
Often diversity programs and initiatives are focused on visible traits such as gender or race, but bias exists related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and some disabilities that are not readily visible to the eye. This panel will discuss how to address these biases and to create an environment where those with invisible or mixed-visible diversity can operate at the highest level.
Stacy Douglas, Everett Dorey LLP, Irvine, CA
Law Practice Management Credit
Gary Howard, Bradley, Birmingham, AL
Ronna Kinsella, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox PC, Memphis, TN
Succession Planning: Failing to Plan is a Plan to Fail
Succession planning is considered one of the most pressing issues facing not only law firms but also clients. Senior partners are working into their golden years and can sometimes be reluctant to engage in a succession plan, but clients want to know that there is a plan for the transition of their work without interruption. Join us to learn:
- the importance of succession planning for the benefit both the law firm and its clients;
- how succession planning impacts retention and continuity of the firm and client relationships;
- how to approach the subject with senior attorneys; and
- strategies for implementing a successful succession plan.
Marie E. Chafe, Conn Kavanaugh, Boston, MA
Matthew Cairns, Textron Inc., Providence, RI
Elizabeth M. Brotten, Foley & Mansfield PLLP, Minneapolis, MN
Meade Hartfield, Bradley Arant, Birmingham, AL
Technology, Ethics & Remote Work: What You Need to Know Now
The Rules of Professional Conduct regarding competence and diligence require all lawyers to keep abreast of changes in technology. This webinar will provide you with tips and information on new issues related to technology and the practice of law, including the challenges of the remote work environment. You will learn the ethics and professionalism considerations when using technology in your practice and your ethical duties when it comes to “keeping abreast of changes” in technology.
Amber Garcia, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, New Orleans, LA
Mental Health & Attorney Wellness
Alyssa Johnson, Barron & Newberger PC, Milwaukee, WI
Clare Roubion, Louisiana Legal Ethics, LLC, Lafayette, LA
Lessons for Lawyers from the Science of Well Being
This presentation will focus on the practical steps that we can take as individuals to improve well-being, drawing on recent research from cognitive science and beginning with the preface that happiness can be learned and applied. Specifically, we will provide an evidence-based arsenal of practical tools that lawyers can apply in their own lives to improve their well-being.
Emma Ross, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum, Chicago, IL
Shayna Cook, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum, Chicago, IL