Upcoming DRI Webcasts
Due to certain state bar policies the following states do not grant CLE approval for DRI Webcasts: Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
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- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 14, 2015Fact Investigation, Pleadings, and Early Motions
This is the first webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase I of the series will cover practical strategies for defense counsel handling the initial phase of a lawsuit involving employment-related claims. Our speakers will address recommended approaches for successfully handling initial fact investigations, ensuring the preservation of potentially relevant evidence, preparing responsive pleadings, including affirmative defenses, and making the most of early dispositive motions.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This webcast will provide an overview of the duty to defend, discussing what the duty to defend is (in contrast to the duty to indemnify), when the duty to defend is triggered, and what issues arise from a carrier’s breach of the duty to defend. This webcast will also discuss issues surrounding the duty to defend under a reservation of rights, including issues arising from the use of independent counsel.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 21, 2015Initial Disclosures and Discovery
This is the second webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase II of the series will address best practices for navigating discovery in a typical employment law case. Our speakers will discuss practical strategies for complying with the initial disclosure requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, propounding and responding to written discovery requests and third-party subpoenas, deposing the plaintiff, defending depositions of company witnesses and Rule 30(b)(6) designees, and managing discovery concerning expert witnesses.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 22, 2015Insurance 101: What You Always Wanted to Know About Insurance Policies
This webcast will provide an overview of the different types of insurance policies available to individuals and commercial entities. It will also address “how to read” a policy, common policy provisions, how to differentiate between tort and coverage issues, how to approach and unravel coverage questions, and rules of interpretation and construction.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 28, 2015Discovery Disputes, Summary Judgment Motions, and Mediation
This is the third webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase III of the series will cover recommended approaches to motion practice—including discovery-related motions and summary judgment proceedings—and participating in mediation. Our speakers will address best practices for addressing discovery disputes, bringing and opposing motions to compel discovery, moving for sanctions related to discovery abuse, advancing a successful summary judgment argument, and making the most of mediation.
- WEBCAST Wednesday, July 29, 2015
This webcast will provide an overview of the litigation of insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits. It will address the nature of claims typically asserted, the parties, venue, jurisdiction, motion practice, and overall strategic considerations that typically come into play.