2024 DRI Litigation Skills Seminar

February 28–March 1, 2024 | Miami, Florida

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Countering Nuclear Verdict Tactics – 2024 Litigation Skills Mock Jury Master Class

Join us in Miami for a DRI seminar that is the first of its kind. DRI’s Litigation Skills Committee and DRI’s Center for Law & Public policy are joining forces to put on a program specially designed to discuss, combat, strategize and understand how verdicts skyrocket. We’ll open with a panel from the Center for Law & Public Policy’s Social Inflation Task Force to discuss how to combat critical plaintiff tactics and strategies. Then we will assess these concepts in the context of jury selection and watch as a real, impartial jury is seated for a mock case summation. The mock jury will hear arguments from top defense attorneys on a disputed liability and high damages case. Attendees will watch as the jurors deliberate the verdict live and lead through a moderated discussion of their views on parties, facts, and overall claim value. Then, after the jury has deliberated, attendees will be allowed to engage with the jury and a group discussion to better understand the key arguments, facts, and positions that drove the jury to their verdict.

On Friday we will have a round table discussion on these issues along with a fabulous session from David Mann, jury consultant and nationally known storyteller, to help us develop effective narratives that are persuasive to juries. We will end our seminar with a discussion on the ethical issues encountered in joint representations.

This seminar is truly unlike any other. Join us to experience a real mock jury setting, engage with colleagues on how we can combat nuclear verdicts, and learn from the nation’s leading jury psychologists and trial attorneys who will deliver a master class education on all things nuclear verdict.

What You Will Learn:

  • How jurors process hotly contested issues.
  • What defense counsel can do to reduce unnecessarily high settlements and verdicts.
  • How to better develop trial themes and strategies—with guidance from national jury consultants.
  • How counsel can better foresee trial issues and stand stronger in negotiations.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Hitting the town and “dine around” with fellow attendees at some of Miami’s hottest restaurants.
  • Mixing and mingling at two joint networking events with attendees from the DRI Medical Liability & Healthcare Law Committee Conference.
  • Attending the Young Lawyers Dinner and First Time Attendee session to connect with colleagues from across the country.
  • Getting involved and joining us at the Litigation Skills Committee Business Meeting for committee openings and opportunities.

Panel Counsel Meetings with Major Companies
Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with key industry companies* including:

  • TM Claims Services

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Litigation Skills Committee Leadership

Nick Rauch
Nick A. Rauch
Program Chair
Katie Strawbridge
Katie Strawbridge
Program Vice Chair
Christopher Turney
Chris Turney
Committee Chair
Pamela Lee
Pamela Lee
Committee Vice Chair
Dwight W. Stone
Dwight W. Stone II
Law Institute

Join the Litigation Skills Committee

Registration Information

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
Onsite Registration $1,695 $2,095 $2,015
Group Registration (Non-Sponsored)** $1,095 per person $1,095 per person $1,095 per person
Government Government members will receive the applicable government rate for the seminar upon login. If the government rate does not appear after logging in, please call DRI directly at (312) 795-1101 to receive the discounted rate. Invoices can be sent after purchase upon request.

Not a DRI Member? Select the Non-Member Bundle and Save!

^ Not a DRI Member and want to save on your registration? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle when you register for the DRI Litigation Skills Seminar. Select the bundle and get up to 9 months of membership with the membership add-on when you check out. Note: Trial membership processing can take up to 30 days from the date of purchase, please contact DRI Customer Service with any questions.

Learn more about membership at DRI and get started on your DRI journey today!

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate. If you would like to join DRI to receive the member pricing and see the benefits of becoming a member, click here to go to the Application page.

**Group registration is for registering four or more attendees, members and non-members. There is one free registration with every 10 registrations. You must lock in the rate three weeks prior to the seminar. If you want to register for the group pricing, fill out the form here (online registration is not available for this offering).

Networking Events

Premier Networking Reception

Date: Thursday, February 29 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar
Location: Blue Martini (Brickell), 900 S Miami Ave #250, Miami, FL 33130

Elevate your seminar experience at the premier networking event of DRI's Medical Liability and Litigation Skills Seminars in Miami, taking place on Thursday, February 29th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Blue Martini Brickell. Renowned as the hottest, upscale nightclub in the heart of Brickell, Blue Martini sets the stage for an evening of refined connections and unparalleled ambiance. Immerse yourself in the glamorous surroundings as you enjoy an open bar featuring craft cocktails, refreshing mocktails, and delicious passed appetizers. This premier networking event promises not only professional enrichment but an unforgettable night in the heart of Miami's most upscale district. Be part of this exclusive gathering where Thursday, February 29th, transforms into an extraordinary networking experience at Blue Martini Brickell!

Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

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Headquarters Hotel Information

The DRI room block at the Hyatt Regency Miami is now sold out. Please use the link below to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

Alternative Hotels

If you are planning on attending the seminar and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel**. Book online or call 1-800-559-3186 for assistance; for International callers 1-619-546-5773.

**aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

CLE Information

Earn up to 8.00 hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE), including 1.00 hour of Ethics from this seminar.

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In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. Click the button below for more details.

CLE Late Fees


DRI's Litigation Skills Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Lewis Wagner Skilled Advocacy Practical Solutions
JS | Held

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

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack Who Will Feed the Kids this Weekend?

Please join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to fill bags of food on the way to the joint networking lunch on Thursday, February 29. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Miami community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

Other Information

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