2024 DRI Women in the Law Seminar

January 17–19, 2024 | Phoenix, Arizona

Women in a discussion meeting

TOGETHER WE RISE: Women Empowering Women!

Women professionals, and particularly lawyers, are under a lot of pressure to succeed despite the systems and cultural norms that present obstacles in our daily lives. These systems and cultural norms can hamper our ability to be our best and truest selves in both our professional and personal lives. At the 2024 Women in the Law Seminar, we will thoughtfully analyze these tough issues together. We hope you join us for this incredible seminar, where we know each of you will gain valuable skills to help you embrace your authentic self and bring out the best in each other. When we empower ourselves, we empower others. Together, we will rise!

What You Will Learn:

  • How to embrace your inner and authentic self and use it to lead your teams effectively.
  • Methods for advocating for and marketing yourself and others.
  • Ethical ways to give back on a non-profit board.
  • Why Ted Lasso is the leadership role model we need now.
  • How to identify and address implicit bias in depositions (and beyond).
  • The importance of, and practical tips for, succession planning.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Participating in panels and workshops focusing on authenticity and empowerment.
  • Joining Women in the Law’s one-of-a-kind networking events.
  • Engaging in thoughtful discussions with like-minded woman about the collective trials (both literal and figurative) that we must navigate as professional women, including how to not just recognize their impact but work together to overcome them.

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

  • Bayer
  • Deere & Company
  • Hanover Insurance

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Women in the Law Committee Leadership

Sarah Thomas Pagels
Sarah E. Thomas Pagels
Program Chair
Bethany N. White
Bethany N. White
Program Vice Chair
Sandra Wunderlich
Sandra J. Wunderlich
Committee Chair
Meade Hartfield
C. Meade Hartfield
Committee Vice Chair
J. Richard Moore
J. Richard Moore
Law Institute

Join the Women in the Law 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 Women in the 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.

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
Sponsored by: Hartline Barger LLP, Cox PLLC, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Date: Thursday, January 18 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar
Location: Phoenix D Ballroom at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Join us for an evening of networking and knowledge exchange at our Premier Networking Reception in the Phoenix D Ballroom at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, January 18th. Enjoy making meaningful connections with fellow attendees, speakers, and industry professionals with a delightful selection of appetizers and a variety of beverages. Whether you're looking to forge new professional relationships, share insights, or simply unwind after a day of enriching seminars, this event promises to be a highlight of your educational experience. The Premier Networking Reception is not only an occasion to enhance your professional connections but also a celebration of shared learning and growth. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda with Speakers

View Schedule with Room Locations

Headquarters Hotel Information

The DRI room block at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown 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**.

**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) from this seminar.

View CLE Credit by State

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 Women in the Law Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Campbell Trial Lawyers ESi Exponent logo Hartline Barger LLP
Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLPHusch Blackwell IMS Consulting & Expert Services JS | Held Lightfoot Porter | Hedges
S-E-A Know.
Shook Hardy & Bacon Womble Bond Dickinson

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, January 18. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Phoenix community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

St. Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent De Paul Phoenix logo

DRI Cares is excited to offer a local opportunity to serve the Phoenix community and catch up with old (and new!) friends before the January seminars begin. Please join us at St. Vincent De Paul on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 8:45–11:30 a.m. (meet in the lobby at 8:15 a.m.) as we serve in the kitchen. St. Vincent de Paul produces over 5,000 meals per day, 365 days a year. Meals are distributed in the dining rooms and to social service agency partners. Learn more and sign up today!

Volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul

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.