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- DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation.
- Our network consists of over 20,000 like-minded defense practitioners and more.
- DRI is host to 29 substantive committees and SLGs whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice.
- DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts.
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Individual - $320
Lawyers in private practice who devote a substantial portion of their professional time to the representation of businesses, insurance companies and/or their insureds, associations, or governmental entities in civil litigation.
Corporate Counsel - $320+
DRI defines in-house counsel as licensed attorneys who are employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.
If the in-house counsel also joins DRI's Corporate Counsel Committee (which he or she can do at no charge), the in-house counsel may attend any DRI seminar free of charge (excluding the DRI Annual Meeting)
Young Lawyer - $185 +
Lawyers admitted to the Bar five years or less.
A free registration for one DRI seminar of their choice, by itself a value of over $700.
(Excludes the Deposition Institute)
Government - $160
Lawyers employed by a governmental entity, and who devotes a substantial portion of their professional time to the representation of governmental entities in civil litigation.
Affiliate Member - $125
DRI’s Affiliate Membership category for CLE and marketing professionals is designed for those who work for defense-oriented law firms of all sizes.
- Law Firm Marketing Chief Marketing Officers/Directors/Managers
- CLE Directors/Managers
Corporate Member - $500 (for 4 employees)
A corporation may join DRI, that corporation to participate as members of DRI.
(Corporate Membership does not apply to law firms)
Each additional member $150
Senior Member - $50
DRI members who are 65 years or older and not actively engaged in the practice of law may continue to receive the benefits of DRI membership.
Law Student - $20+
Must be a full time student.
Complimentary registration to all DRI seminars and Annual Meeting, and the opportunity to become involved in the Young Lawyers Committee.