Why DRI Provides the Best ROI

We’re more effective and efficient because we have the specialized relationships, resources, and programs to help expand your network, grow your career, and build your business. We are not just a part of your career; we’re a partner in your career. 

  • 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.
  • Click here for a complete list of DRI member benefits.

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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 or webinar 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
(Please note the affiliate program is only available to those professionals of firms/companies with DRI members in good standing.  To learn more about the DRI's Affiliate Membership program click here.

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.