One of the most important functions of DRI is research on issues of importance to the defense bar. This research is generally carried out by DRI’s Center for Law and Public Policy and is embodied as either background materials or a more formal white paper. Either can serve one of two purposes depending upon DRI’s institutional perspective. One, on an issue in which DRI takes no formal position, they provide information background to educate our members on the topic allowing them to form their own conclusions. Two, on issues in which DRI has taken an organizational position, they form the intellectual basis for DRI’s advocacy.

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