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  • WEBCAST Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending

    Personal injury claims from lead exposure involve very serious allegations of permanent brain injuries to children with huge damage claims. Fueled by the Flint, Michigan, crisis, lead lawsuits are rapidly expanding from lead paint claims to alleged lead exposure from drinking water, groundwater, soil, and airborne media. This presentation will highlight the leading cases and current exposure and causation theories. The panel of experienced lead defense trial lawyers will explain the legal and scientific defenses to lead claims and damages. We will also review the complex web of statues and regulations governing lead and how clients can limit risk of lead claims.

  • WEBCAST Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Defending PTSD Claims in Aviation Cases

    Join our panel of experts in law, insurance and medicine to learn the science behind PTSD claims and the most effective strategies in defending against PTSD claims that arise in aviation lawsuits.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Defense Lawyer Asbestos Symposium

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, DRI will offer a new, special half-day (1/2 day) program which will extend the reach and content of the DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar. <b>This exclusive program is limited to asbestos defense counsel, their staff, and their clients.</b><br> <br> The Defense Lawyer Asbestos Symposium is the one and only place for the nation’s top asbestos defense counsel to exchange the keys to their success in a small group setting! Keep on top of the latest developments; dissect the latest medical advances in diagnoses and treatment; and collaborate on the best strategies and defenses. Attendance at this symposium will provide defense attorneys with information, knowledge, approaches to put to use immediately. And for the first time ever, this symposium will bring together a panel of the best and brightest first chair trial counsel to discuss their experiences from trials that have gone to verdict in the past two years! It is not to be missed.<br> <br><b>This symposium, for asbestos trial defense lawyers only, will provide you with the tools and implementation strategies for success!<br></b> <br> Moderated by: Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Albert H. Parnell, Tom Radcliffe and David Speziali<br> <br> <b>Register for DRI's Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 2-3, 2017, and get nearly 25% off the registration fee for the Symposium.</b><br> <br>See details below.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Asbestos Medicine

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    <p style="color:red;"><b>MUST LOGIN or CREATE ACCOUNT TO REGISTER</b></p> The 2017 DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar will feature speakers, participants, and attendees who are the “face cards” of the nation’s top asbestos litigation law firms, “high roller” expert witnesses of academia and research companies, and “pit bosses” of insurance companies and corporations. The best practices, most current developments, and emerging trends and strategies will be shared and developed at the industry’s seminal defense conference. Don’t check on this bet, but go “all in” and connect, learn, exchange, and discuss with all the sharps in the asbestos world! <p> Please note the DRI Hotel Block is sold out and below is a list of hotels nearby The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. You may periodically check back with the Cosmopolitan, as hotel rooms may become available within the DRI Hotel Block.</p>

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Northeast Regional Claims Conference

    Hilton Hartford 315 Trumbull St. Hartford, CT 06103

    This seminar is a one-day program designed for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel in the Northeast who specialize in insurance coverage and casualty claims. The program is intended to provide insightful education and training on some of the most important claims issues facing the insurance industry today. Be part of the interactive networking luncheon organized by DRI, which has moderated table discussions on a variety of topics ranging from claims-handling dilemmas to emerging issues, that you want to learn more about. This is a CE- and CLE-accredited program.<br> <br> <b>SPECIAL DEAL THIS YEAR ONLY!!!</b><br> Any in-house counsel or claims professionals may attend this seminar for <b>free</b>. <br> You must call DRI's customer service line to register at 312.795.1101 or 800.667.8108.<br>

  • WEBCAST Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    CSA: What Is It, How to Understand It

    This "Lunch and Learn" webinar will provide a basic understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program, what it is and how it affects your client in defending a trucking case. The webinar will discuss the history of CSA, how CSA collects and utilizes data, and will provide an update on developments with CSA and proposed changes yet to come. Panelists will also discuss how to respond to discovery demands for CSA data and issues regarding admissibility of CSA data at trial.

  • SEMINAR Friday, November 10, 2017

    Bootcamp for New Life, Health and Disability Lawyers

    Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP 222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60601

    <b>ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT...DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. SIGN UP NOW!!!!!</b><br> The DRI Life, Health Disability Committee is once again sponsoring a program for lawyers who are new to the practice. The program will be taught by highly experienced attorneys and will be aimed at providing a basic understanding of the concepts applicable to life, health and disability litigation. This program receives rave reviews each year it is held. Young lawyers and older lawyers who are new to the practice or who wish to brush up on their skills are encouraged to attend! To encourage the classroom atmosphere, registration will be limited to 50 persons.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Identifying Risky Clients at the Outset


    This presentation will touch on many different aspects of identifying risky clients, such as different types of risky clients, red flags for identifying risky clients, and types of risky cases. This presentation will also discuss ways to protect the firm through use of various client communication letters.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

    Sheraton New York Times Square 811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street New York, NY 10019

    <p style="color:red;"><b>MUST LOGIN or CREATE ACCOUNT TO REGISTER</b></p>DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium is the foremost educational event for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in insurance coverage. This year’s symposium will once again offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty of insurance industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers on emerging issues, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law. In addition, the symposium provides exceptional networking events, as well as an opportunity to experience the wonder of New York City during the holiday season!

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Professional Liability

    Sheraton New York Times Square 811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street New York, NY 10019

    <p style="color:red;"><b>MUST LOGIN or CREATE ACCOUNT TO REGISTER</b></p> The DRI Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals in malpractice actions. This year’s program will discuss emerging issues affecting a broad spectrum of professionals, as well as particular issues facing specific areas of practice. In addition to the top-quality educational programs, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with professional liability claims personnel, experts, and defense counsel from across the country. Come join us in New York City for great CLE and wonderful networking opportunities.

  • WEBCAST Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    What Small and Mid-Sized Firms Need to Know About What Clien

    As the business of law is evolving, it is critical for small and mid-sized law firms to use of all the weapons in their arsenals, including associates, to attract and retain clients. Listen to the voice of the customer explain why customers hire these firms, what they look for in these firms, as well as how to obtain, retain, and expand (and maybe win back) those relationships. We will also discuss the need to understand your business, techniques to increase your business, and how to engage reluctant marketers at your firm.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Senior Investors: New Rules and Litigation Trends

    This briefing will provide a roadmap of common plaintiffs’ arguments and defendants’ rebuttal arguments in actions filed by or on behalf of elder investors. The panelists will discuss recent rules and notices published by the regulators on senior investors, the standards of proof for financial elder abuse that arise in these cases in major jurisdictions (NY, CA, FL, and TX), and the potential civil and criminal penalties that may be imposed. The panelists will also review recent case law on the subject.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability

    Hilton New Orleans Riverside 2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES

    Join us for the 31st annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar as we return to one of our most popular host cities—New Orleans. The seminar program is packed full of presentations on timely topics in many different areas affecting government entities, covering prelitigation, discovery, settlement, trial, and appeal. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Karen Blum are returning with their always-insightful presentations on Supreme Court decisions and qualified immunity. Also during this seminar, we will inaugurate our substantive law committees with a breakout presentation from each one. Finally, look for some new networking events to attend both during and right after the seminar.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Women in the Law

    Nobu Eden Roc Resort 4525 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 UNITED STATES

    The DRI Women in the Law Seminar brings together national leaders in corporations, firms, the judiciary, and business to provide practical tips for handling legal and career-development issues. Our faculty includes top-rated outside counsel, in-house lawyers from the most recognized companies in the world, distinguished judges, and innovators in business. A wide range of topics will be discussed, from attaining leadership roles and building negotiating skills to developing a case storyline and understanding the next U.S. Supreme Court term. Our uniquely designed program not only provides top-notch CLE, it also invigorates attendees through innovative networking opportunities and skills to direct their success.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Product Liability

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 333 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

    DRI’s 2018 Product Liability Conference in America’s Finest City—San Diego! <hr> This year’s conference will delve into a variety of pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, negotiation, and litigation environment. This year’s program includes presentations by six in-house counsel, the acting chair of the CPSC, a constitutional law professor, and numerous experienced counsel and industry experts. Offering up to 15.75 hours of CLE credit, this program will provide concrete practice pointers that you can use in your law practice to minimize liability before and during litigation.<hr> NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR! SLG programs will start on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with the seminar concluding on Friday at 12:45 p.m. See the brochure for more details.<hr> <b>Don't miss the opportunity to attend DRI's “offsite” networking event aboard the USS Midway Museum—one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers.</b><hr>

  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Medical Liability and Health Care Law

    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 1 Market Place San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

    Join your colleagues in beautiful San Diego for the 2018 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar. The seminar continues to offer comprehensive instruction for defense attorneys, risk management personnel, claims adjusters, and in-house counsel alike. The two-day program includes instruction by leading industry experts in the fields of law, medicine, and insurance. This year’s seminar offers opportunities to learn about cutting-edge medical topics and litigation strategies in the defense of medical liability claims. Networking events include an evening boat cruise on the San Diego Bay, a Women in the Law luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored networking gathering in popular downtown San Diego, and a DRI for Life-sponsored run/walk. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

    Sheraton Grand Nashville 623 Union Street Nashville, TN 37219

    Come to Music City to tune your environmental and toxic tort practice with the best lawyers, judges, and experts on the stage. This conference brings you the latest science and regulatory developments for both litigators and counselors to learn the new hits and the old standards.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Appellate Advocacy

    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    At the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insights into effective appellate advocacy. The live oral argument and writing sessions will provide concrete strategies and techniques for improving persuasiveness on appeal. The program also features Bryan Garner and his insights into making winning arguments about the interpretation of legal texts. Other speakers will address important topics, such as appeals in state courts, building an appellate practice, and positioning a case for successful resolution on appeal. For the first time, the seminar also will feature joint sessions and networking opportunities with the DRI Trial Tactics Seminar attendees, including complimentary attendance at additional sessions sponsored by DRI Trial Tactics Committee.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Trial Tactics

    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The 2018 DRI Trial Tactics Seminar is focused on handling the large catastrophic case. Practitioners from around the country will speak on all phases of a case, from presuit investigations through closing arguments. Special emphasis will focus on pretrial publicity, jury selection, communicating with jurors, and setting a case up for appeal. Nationally recognized speakers will conduct a mock voir dire before a jury and a mock oral argument before a circuit court panel. In addition, the conference will include a golf outing at the National Golf Course in Las Vegas as well as superb dine arounds and numerous networking events. Portions of the seminar will be held in conjunction with the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn essential litigation skills and to be a part of this first joint conference from the DRI Trial Tactics and Appellate Advocacy Committees.