Upcoming DRI Webcasts
Due to certain state bar policies the following states do not grant CLE approval for DRI Webcasts: Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Click Here to view Frequently Ask Questions and minimum technical requirements for viewing DRI Webcasts.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With the advent of the Affordable Care Act and electronic health records, understanding the privacy and security requirements imposed by HIPAA/HITECH is essential, including state law preemption, application to law firms, data hacking, big data mining, software/security updates, and the effect on employer-sponsored wellness programs. Learn about the legal implications under ERISA, Title VII, ADA, GINA, ADEA, and ACA associated with health and lifestyle choices embedded in employer-sponsored wellness programs measuring smoking cessation, blood pressure, fitness (GPS) monitoring, and body mass index. Three distinguished panelists lead this far-ranging program and provide guidance for employers, lawyers, insurers, and employees.
- WEBCAST Thursday, June 25, 2015
Today’s defense lawyers practice in an era of rising malpractice claims. It is becoming too common to hear news of national law firms embroiled in litigation over fees or legal mishaps. Avoiding malpractice claims is crucial for a law firm to thrive in the current legal culture. This presentation will educate on the development of best practices that improve client relationships while also limiting exposure to malpractice claims. The speakers will also address how to avoid malpractice claims altogether. This presentation will highlight the rise of malpractice claims in the last 20 years and will illustrate through real life examples how these best practices have helped lawyers defend themselves against malpractice claims.
- 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 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 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.