2024 DRI Trucking Law Seminar

April 10–12, 2024
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch | St. Louis, Missouri

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The Time is Now: Turning the Tide in Trucking Litigation!

In a litigation environment hallmarked by increasingly high jury verdicts, the time is now for the trucking industry to act and to re-evaluate what defense strategies and methods will best protect our clients and ensure the vitality of the industry moving forward. Learn practical strategies for trucking litigators, claims professionals and industry representatives to get aggressive in the defense of cases in the face of new and changing plaintiff tactics as well as a shift in the jury pool demographics, ideals, and mentalities. Presentations include a forum discussion by jury consultants, speaking to what they are seeing nationally in the jury pool, what defense strategies are working and what is no longer effective, and a practical workshop for using consultants to best prepare your key defense witnesses. Attendees will learn to utilize practical approaches aimed to counter new methods meant to fuel excessive verdicts and settlements, including how to maximize the benefit of mock trials/focus groups and how to employ aggressive defense tactics early, to get the edge and turn the tide in trucking litigation.

What You Will Learn:

  • Hear how current jury demographics, viewpoints, and values are impacting our cases.
  • See how consultants can be used to effectively prepare critical witnesses in high-risk claims.
  • Learn about the latest in cutting-edge trucking technology and how it is being used to better the industry.
  • Hear attorneys and industry representatives reflect on what has led to their nuclear verdicts, what they did after the verdict, and what can be done to avoid a similar result.
  • Attend breakout sessions aimed at tackling and neutralizing emerging plaintiff tactics.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Mixing and mingling with your trucking law committee colleagues under St. Louis's famous Gateway Arch.
  • Participating in dine-arounds to enjoy the best Midwest cuisine and BBQ the Gateway City has to offer.
  • Gathering with clients and peers for Panel Counsel meetings and other networking opportunities.

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

  • Canal Insurance
  • Integrated Specialty Coverages, LLC
  • National Interstate/Vanliner
  • Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Trucking Law Committee Leadership

Sarah E. Hansen
Sarah E. Hansen
Program Chair
Sergio Chavez
Sergio E. Chavez
Program Vice Chair
Terrence L. Graves
Terrence L. Graves
Committee Chair
Bradford G. Hughes
Bradford G. Hughes
Committee Vice Chair
Christopher T. Sheean
Christopher T. Sheean
Law Institute

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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 Trucking Law 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.

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*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 Event at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium

Date: Thursday, April 11 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar
Location: St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Step right up to the Premier Networking Reception at Busch Stadium on the Track, where you are in for a delightful evening of connecting and conversing. This exclusive event offers a golden opportunity to mingle with like-minded legal professionals while basking in the glory of the 2011 World Series Trophy. Don't miss out on the chance to build valuable relationships and witness a piece of baseball history. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite team and wear comfortable shoes.

Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

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Headquarters Hotel Information

The seminar will take place at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.
To contact the hotel directly, call 314-655-1234.

The DRI room block at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is now closed. 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 9.00 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.

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DRI's Trucking Law Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

ATA Associates Forensic Engineering Bressler Amery & Ross BH Burden & Hansen LLC Attorneys at LawBloomberg Consulting Expertise Precision Innovation
BRC Analyzing How Injuries are Caused
Chartwell Law logo Clark Hill Cox P.L.L.C. DELTA |v| Forensic EngineeringDickie McCamey Dynamic Safety L.L.C. Envista Forensics ESi
ESI Evidence Solutions Inc magnifying glass icon Exponent logo Forensic Human Factors LLC There's a Human Factor in Every Case
Gaines Gault Hendrix Attorneys at Law HRYCAY Consulting Engineers Inc. InQuis Evidence-Based Rehab Experts JS | Held Laffey Letiner Goode LLC Lashly & Baer P.C. Attorneys at Law Marshall Investigative Group
Mecanica Scientific Services
MGC Insurance Defense
Naman Howell Smith & Lee PLLC
Physician Life Care Planning America's Leading Life Care Planner
The Experts Robson Forensic S-E-A Know.
Stanton Barton LLC VDI Vocational Diagnostics Incorporated

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, April 11. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the St. Louis community.

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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.