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Thursday, 07 June 2012 - Friday, 08 June 2012

Diversity For Success

Swissôtel Chicago 323 East Wacker Chicago, IL 60601
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DRI’s seventh annual Diversity for Success Seminar is an innovative program that will examine whether diversity in the legal profession has achieved meaningful results or merely scratched the surface. Learn about the need to develop a more concerted and sustained approach to achieve lasting progress. Discover how diversity can be used to expand your firm’s base and increase your firm’s value to its clients. Friday’s Diversity Expo is an excellent opportunity for DRI member lawyers and their respective firms to interview with corporations and insurance companies that value diversity and have made a serious commitment to diversify their outside counsel list. If you wish to join DRI to participate in the Expo, you may join online and submit the membership application. Interviews are limited and preselected. They are not guaranteed. See page 6 of the brochure for information on the interview application, which is due May 1, 2012.

REGISTRATION RATES

Advanced Registration Cutoff Date: 5/18/2012
Online Registration Cutoff Date: 6/6/2012 Online registration is no longer available. Please register on-site with payment by check or credit card.

Type Registration Fee
Member $595.00
Member In-House Counsel * $0.00
Government Member $500.00
Member Claims Executive ** $0.00
Non Member $595.00
* In order to qualify for the in-house counsel member rate, you must be a member of DRI and the Corporate Counsel Committee.
** Any DRI member employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance company, who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation, will be entitled to free attendance at any DRI seminar.

To attend the Diversity Expo, you must register for the seminar, you must be a DRI member and you need to return the interview application to DRI by May 1, 2012. Interviews are not guaranteed. The registration fee is $595. The registration fee includes CD-ROM course materials, continental breakfasts, luncheon on Thursday, refreshment breaks and networking receptions. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by May18, 2012 (please allow 10 days for processing mail registrations). Registrations received after May 18, 2012, will be processed on-site.

DIVERSITY EXPO: Friday's Diversity Expo will provide a unique opportunity for selected minority and women attorneys and their law firms to interview with corporations and insurance companies committed to diversifying their national outside counsel panels. Interviews are limited to three attorneys per law firm and are pre-selected by participating corporations and insurance companies. Interviews are not guaranteed.

CLICK HERE to download the Diversity Expo Law Firm Interview Application.

CLICK HERE for the most updated list of corporations and insurance companies which have committed to interview at Friday's Diversity Expo.

2012 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship: DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration who have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to successful applicants.

HOTEL INFORMATION

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. For reservations, please use the "Book Hotel" link above or contact the hotel directly at 312.565.0565. Please mention DRI’s Diversity for Success Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $299 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by May 9, 2012, to be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after May 9 are subject to room and rate availability.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider at 800.538.7464. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Traveler Profile form. To access the secure form, please CLICK HERE.

Within 24 Business Hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

No special discounts are provided for the Diversity for Success or Young Lawyers Seminars, Fidelity and Surety Roundtable, Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation Young Lawyer Primer, the DRI Annual Meeting, or any non-CLE DRI meeting. For most other seminars, the first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined above. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $60 off the member rate, regardless of membership status. The group discount rate for DRI International seminar is $50 off the member rate and $40 off the member rate for Product Liability Conference and Drug and Medical Device seminar. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount.

CLE/CE CLAIMS ADJUSTERS ACCREDITATIONS

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REFUND POLICY

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before May 18, 2012. Cancellations received after May 18 and on or before May 25, 2012, will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after May 25 will not receive a refund, but the course materials on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax to DRI’s Accounting Department at 312.795.0747. All refunds will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing.

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before May 18, 2012. Cancellations received after May 18 and on or before May 25, 2012, will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after May 25 will not receive a refund, but the course materials on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax to DRI’s Accounting Department at 312.795.0747. All refunds will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing..

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