Membership in the DRI Community
DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 30 substantive committees 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, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more.
DRI's Membership Offerings
Join DRI and enjoy all the benefits of membership including:
- Education: Committee-sponsored seminars, in-depth reference publications and webcasts are excellent resource tools.
- Committees: DRI's Substantive Law Committees allow you to engage with colleagues involved in your specific area of practice.
- Publications: DRI members receive For The Defense, In-House Defense Quarterly, substantive law committee E-newsletters and DRI’s weekly E-newsletter, The Voice.
- Networking: Connect with friends, colleagues, or potential clients at DRI seminars and the Annual Meeting.
Individual Member: For an annual fee of $285, 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 may join DRI and enjoy all the benefits of DRI membership, including:
Government Lawyer: For an annual fee of $160, lawyers employed by a governmental entity, and who devote a substantial portion of their professional time to the representation of governmental entities in civil litigation, may join DRI.
Young Lawyer: For an annual fee of $165, lawyers admitted to the Bar five years or less may join DRI and will also receive a certificate for a free registration for one DRI seminar of their choice, by itself a value of over $700.
Corporate Membership: For an annual fee of $500, a corporation may join DRI, which allows 4 employees (attorneys and nonattorneys) of that corporation to participate as members of DRI. Each additional member is $150.
Corporate Counsel: For an annual fee of $285, an individual in-house counsel* may join DRI. 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). Qualifying in-house counsel are entitled to this benefit whether they join DRI through a corporate or an individual membership.
* 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.
Law Student Member: For an annual fee of $20, law students may join DRI and will receive complimentary registration to all DRI seminars and Annual Meeting, networking opportunities, FTD, access to www.dri.org and the opportunity to become involved in the Young Lawyers Committee.
Senior Membership: For an annual fee of $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.