• On-Demand
    Overview of Legal Environment for Auto Claims in North Carolina (Parts 1-3)
    This three-part series is designed for frontline adjusters and claims managers who handle auto claims in North Carolina. The series examines key considerations and nuances involved when handling North Carolina auto claims. 
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  • On-Demand
    Insuring Drones: The Market Takes Off!

    With the unprecedented pace of growth of UAS/drones, the aviation insurance industry finds itself in the position of being called upon to provide insurance. The unique challenges posed by this new industry will be focused on in this exciting webinar.

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  • On-Demand
    Epidemiology for Lawyers, by Lawyers
    This presentation will provide basic concepts of epidemiology, including the types of studies (experimental v. observational), the similarities and differences of cohort and case-control studies, the parameters by which epidemiology studies are analyzed (relative risk/odds ratio/confidence intervals), how epidemiology studies are used (or excluded) in courts, and practical pointers for attacking (or supporting) an epidemiology study.  
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  • On-Demand
    Stay Clear of Legal Fee Audit Deductions and Strengthen Your Client Relationship
    Lawyers now live in a world of billing cuts, legal audits, and appeals. Often this process becomes contentious between lawyer and client. This webinar will address these issues through a panel composed of representatives from a bill review company, and insurance carrier, and a law firm managing partner. Specifically, the panelists will discuss how lawyers can be proactive in reducing audit cuts and appeals resulting in greater realization, lower administrative costs, higher profitability, and stronger client relationships.
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  • On-Demand
    Bad Faith Cases and Mediation: How to Succeed, How to Fail

    Are you prepared to get the best results for your clients? The mediation and settlement of Bad Faith cases present special challenges and require special skills. In this program expert counsel from both the carrier and policyholder sides, and a seasoned mediator, will give you the insights and tools you need to get the job done and keep clients happy.

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  • On-Demand
    Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation and Trigger Issues
    This webcast will focus on the myriad of issues coverage counsel must address when evaluating potential trigger of insurance coverage and allocation issues. The webcast will address the various theories behind “triggers” of coverage (manifestation, exposure, injury-in-fact, continuous) and allocation (pro rata, all sums), including a brief historical overview of the evolution of the various theories. The webcast will also address the effect that different kinds of insurance policies and differing language in similar policies can have on a trigger and allocation analysis.
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  • On-Demand
    Insurance 201: The Latest Developments in Bad Faith Litigation
    This webcast will examine the latest developments in bad faith litigation. The presentation will focus on strategies for combatting and avoiding bad faith claims during the claims handling process and spotting potential issues early in that process. Strategies for minimizing bad faith exposure will also be touched upon, in addition to how jurisdictional nuances can drastically change the potential for bad faith exposure.
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  • On-Demand
    Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues with Consent Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

    This webcast will address navigating issues with consent judgments and settlement of coverage claims.

    It will focus on the traps that can sometimes arise when coverage litigation reaches its final stages and settlement is imminent, as well as the dangers that can arise from consent judgments in certain jurisdictions.

    The presenters will address hypothetical situations and real world problems where consent judgments can create significant ethical and practice considerations for even the most experienced practitioner.

    The webcast will also provide issue spotting for problems that can arise in the context of the settlement of coverage litigation.

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  • On-Demand
    Medicare Conditional Payments in 2017: Heightened Scrutiny Means Heightened Compliance Activity
    With the White House changing hands politically and increased scrutiny on fiscal responsibility, understanding how conditional payment issues affect your cases is crucial. Join nationally recognized lawyers with deep MSP subject matter expertise as they explore the subject of conditional payments in 2017. John Cattie will moderate a discussion with Rafael Gonzalez and Amy Bilton as they discuss the recent Hull v. Home Depot decision, explain why Hull (in combination with a new administration) demands a change in claims handling protocols, and provide tips for ensuring that CMS is not recovering excessive conditional payments from your clients.
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  • On-Demand
    Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Case Law Update
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act and accompanying regulations and procedures continue to evolve and take shape. Courts’ recent interpretations and applications of the Act have clarified some aspects of this complicated field, while simultaneously creating confusion in other respects. This program will provide the latest developments in case law, as well as the current status of procedural requirements incumbent on lawyers and liability carriers. We will also offer commentary on the most recent case developments involving the application of the Affordable Care Act to reduce damages exposures for future medical expenses in liability cases.
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  • On-Demand
    Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: The Elephant (and Zebra) in the Courtroom
    Our speakers will focus on how lawyers and other litigation decision makers should account for and address race, gender, ethnicity, and other diversity issues in claims alleging misconduct by law enforcement and other public officials. Our ability to address issues does not usually reflect our need to do so, and they too often remain a proverbial “elephant in the courtroom.” In other words, we all know such issues influence how people think and act, but we frequently don’t talk about them. Our thesis is that these issues must be addressed early and often, from the initial intake through discovery and, certainly, at trial. Those who ignore the elephant, or pretend it’s not there, are likely to get squashed.
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  • On-Demand
    2016 Revisions to ERISA Disability Claim Regulations
    The Department of Labor has just issued significant revisions to the regulation setting minimum requirements for a full and fair review of ERISA welfare benefit claims. These revisions will require significant changes in how claims are administered and litigated. A panel of experienced ERISA practitioners will tell you what you need to know about the new regulations.
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  • On-Demand
    Artificial Intelligence: Current and Future Applications in Legal Services
    This program will introduce you to various technologies that are commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Computing. Several of these technologies, such as predictive coding and natural language processing, are already in use in legal in fields such as e-discovery, contract analysis, and legal research. AI is the next technological advancement that will revolutionize legal services around the world. DRI and Thomson Reuters have joined forces to educate you about the impact AI will have on your practice and the legal industry as a whole and how to successfully incorporate these technologies into your operations.
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  • On-Demand
    The Facebook Grenade: (Ethically) Mining Social Media for Maximum Effect
    Social media discovery is often misused and misunderstood. While attorneys may focus on drafting the best discovery requests, they often fail to ask themselves whether sending such requests right away is tactically appropriate. Operating on “automatic,” they may de-fang some of their best evidence, before they even know it exists. This program focuses on the tactical use of social media investigation, including specific tips on mining plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles, saving and storing posted video, and identifying photos that plaintiffs have been tagged in, all while maintaining the ethical bright line against inappropriate contact with represented parties. The second part of the program turns to what to do once the evidence is secured, detailing effective impeachment techniques, including when and whether to deploy the Facebook grenade.
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  • On-Demand
    The First 100 Days: A Review of the Status of the United States Environment and Energy Policies
    Leaders in environment and energy in the United States, including NRDC, EPA, Industry, and States, will opine as to the progress President Trump has made towards his promises for the first 100 days, and will provide analysis of anticipated ramifications for the next four years. As president-elect, Trump made the following promises specifically related to the U.S. environment and energy policy for his first 100 days: lift restrictions on shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal production; lift roadblocks for Keystone Pipeline and DAPL; cancel payments to UN climate change program; and cancel previous executive actions.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Alternative Legal Service Providers: Understanding the Growth and Benefits of New Legal Providers

    This webinar is complimentary for all to attend.

    The legal service industry today is a buyers’ market and corporate legal departments are increasingly turning to nontraditional service providers—or alternative legal service providers (ALSPs)—to cut costs and deliver more value. Join us to hear about the results of a recent study conducted by Thomson Reuters, the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, on the use of ALSPs. The study examines the impact that ALSPs are having on how legal work is getting done and uncovers surprising new trends and insights into the value that corporations are realizing by working with ALSPs. The discussion will include insights into motivating factors, concerns, usage and spend rates by service type, satisfaction levels, and anticipated future trends.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Cybersecurity and Regulatory Issues for Drugs and Medical Devices
    Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers encounter constant threats and challenges. One serious threat is a breach of cybersecurity during the product life cycle and/or during postmarket management. Other challenges to industry include patient-focused drug development, labeling of biosimilars, and regulations for medical device software, among others. The FDA recently issued guidance on Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.
    The FDA is also considering guidance on other key regulatory drug and device issues. Register now for this informative webinar to learn from two top FDA regulatory lawyers who will assist you in better understanding these critical issues.
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  • Webinars & Webcasts
    Business and Development Marketing Series: Creating an Online Presence and Using Social Media to Enhance Business Development Activity
    This interactive webinar will discuss how to use social media to create an online presence, make and maintain contacts with current clients, as well as identify and research potential clients, and generally develop new business. Attendees will understand how to navigate social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and others, and avoid liabilities that can arise from online marketing, including false advertising or inadvertently advertising in other markets. Finally, you will learn the benefits of organizational websites like IDC’s and DRI’s, including creating and maintaining a profile and online marketing.
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  • Annual Meeting
    2017 Annual Meeting
    Join us for DRI's 2017 Annual Meeting October 4-8, at Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. We have planned a week of spectacular keynote speakers, cutting-edge CLE presentations, and plenty of networking events-- all just for you.

    Click here to watch the 2017 DRI Annual Meeting video.
    Those who attend will have the following opportunities:

    *Experience outstanding educational programming on timely topics to include the ever-changing world and developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game.

    *Earn up to 12.0 hours of CLE credit including up to 3.0 hours of ethics credit.

    *Get involved-- join your substantive law committee colleagues for committee business meetings and dine-arounds designed to provide you with leadership and business development opportunities.

    *Strengthen old relationships and develop new ones while networking with over 1,000 of your peers.
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  • Seminars
    Deposition Institute
    Veritex
    Chicago, IL

    DRI is proud to present its fourth annual Deposition Institute. DRI recognizes that depositions of parties, fact witnesses, and experts largely dictate a litigator’s success in each case. Depositions inform defense lawyers in seeking summary judgment, obtaining a favorable outcome at mediation, leveraging for outright case dismissal, or, once at trial, critically impeaching a witness on cross-examination. Notwithstanding the importance of this skill set, emerging litigators often receive inadequate deposition training. Law schools routinely conduct trial advocacy classes, but they rarely provide deposition skills training. Likewise, in-firm mentor programs produce uneven success in the deposition training arena, with one study indicating that as many as 57 percent of lawyers take their first deposition without any training.

    Designed specifically for the blossoming defense lawyer, this intensive three-day program fills the deposition training void. Students will attend a series of entertaining, informative, and interactive lectures covering all aspects of deposition taking. They will observe live deposition demonstrations conducted by experienced defense trial lawyers. And, utilizing small groups and a low faculty-to-student ratio, students will apply these lessons while participating in workshops providing hands-on training in taking and defending party and expert depositions, dealing with difficult witnesses and adversary counsel, and preparing witnesses for depositions—all under the tutelage of an experienced team leader and utilizing a litigation fact pattern designed to make the experience as real as possible.

    Students will depart with court reporter transcripts and videos of their workshop depositions, a new network of trial lawyer colleagues, and, most importantly, improved deposition skills.

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