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Become a DRI Member Today
There are two ways to get started:
- Select a membership category you're interested from below and fill out the PDF application.
- Register online by clicking on "Join DRI Online" button.
DRI Individual Membership
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.
DRI Young Lawyer Membership
Membership: $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)
DRI Corporate Membership
$500 for four 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 is $150.
DRI Corporate Membership (Amendment)
This form can be used to amend a corporation’s existing corporate membership.
DRI Affiliate Membership
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
Please note the affiliate program is only available to those professionals of firms/companies with DRI members in good standing.
DRI Corporate Counsel Membership
Membership: $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 or webinar free of charge (excluding the DRI Annual Meeting).
DRI Government Membership
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.
DRI International Membership
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. This is a convenient form for international members of DRI.
DRI Law Student Membership
Membership: $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.
DRI Seminar Attendee Membership
This form can be used by first time DRI members who have attended a DRI seminar within the last 60 days.
DRI Senior Membership
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.
DRI SLDO Members Offer Membership
This form can be used by first time DRI members who are also a member of their SLDO.