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    Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability
    Join us for the 31st annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar as we return to one of our most popular host cities—New Orleans. The seminar program is packed full of presentations on timely topics in many different areas affecting government entities, covering prelitigation, discovery, settlement, trial, and appeal. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Karen Blum are returning with their always-insightful presentations on Supreme Court decisions and qualified immunity. Also during this seminar, we will inaugurate our substantive law committees with a breakout presentation from each one. Finally, look for some new networking events to attend both during and right after the seminar.
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    Women in the Law

    Nobu Eden Roc Resort
    Miami Beach, FL

     

    The DRI Women in the Law Seminar brings together national leaders in corporations, firms, the judiciary, and business to provide practical tips for handling legal and career-development issues. Our faculty includes top-rated outside counsel, in-house lawyers from the most recognized companies in the world, distinguished judges, and innovators in business. A wide range of topics will be discussed, from attaining leadership roles and building negotiating skills to developing a case storyline and understanding the next U.S. Supreme Court term. Our uniquely designed program not only provides top-notch CLE, it also invigorates attendees through innovative networking opportunities and skills to direct their success.
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    Product Liability

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA

     Welcome to DRI’s 2018 Product Liability Conference in America’s Finest City—San Diego! 

    This year’s conference will delve into a variety of pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, negotiation, and litigation environment. This year’s program includes presentations by six in-house counsel, the acting chair of the CPSC, a constitutional law professor, and numerous experienced counsel and industry experts. Offering up to 15.75 hours of CLE credit, this program will provide concrete practice pointers that you can use in your law practice to minimize liability before and during litigation.

    Don't miss the opportunity to attend DRI's “offsite” networking event aboard the USS Midway Museum—one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers.

     

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    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
    Sheraton Grand Nashville
    Nashville, TN

    Come to Music City to tune your environmental and toxic tort practice with the best lawyers, judges, and experts on the stage. This conference brings you the latest science and regulatory developments for both litigators and counselors to learn the new hits and the old standards.
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    Medical Liability and Health Care Law
    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    San Diego, CA

    Join your colleagues in beautiful San Diego for the 2018 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar. The seminar continues to offer comprehensive instruction for defense attorneys, risk management personnel, claims adjusters, and in-house counsel alike. The two-day program includes instruction by leading industry experts in the fields of law, medicine, and insurance. This year’s seminar offers opportunities to learn about cutting-edge medical topics and litigation strategies in the defense of medical liability claims. Networking events include an evening boat cruise on the San Diego Bay, a Women in the Law luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored networking gathering in popular downtown San Diego, and a DRI for Life-sponsored run/walk. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge
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    Trial Tactics
    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
    Las Vegas, NV

    The 2018 DRI Trial Tactics Seminar is focused on handling the large catastrophic case. Practitioners from around the country will speak on all phases of a case, from presuit investigations through closing arguments. Special emphasis will focus on pretrial publicity, jury selection, communicating with jurors, and setting a case up for appeal. Nationally recognized speakers will conduct a mock voir dire before a jury and a mock oral argument before a circuit court panel. In addition, the conference will include a golf outing at the National Golf Course in Las Vegas as well as superb dine arounds and numerous networking events. Portions of the seminar will be held in conjunction with the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn essential litigation skills and to be a part of this first joint conference from the DRI Trial Tactics and Appellate Advocacy Committees.
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    Appellate Advocacy
    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
    Las Vegas, NV

    At the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insights into effective appellate advocacy. The live oral argument and writing sessions will provide concrete strategies and techniques for improving persuasiveness on appeal. The program also features Bryan Garner and his insights into making winning arguments about the interpretation of legal texts. Other speakers will address important topics, such as appeals in state courts, building an appellate practice, and positioning a case for successful resolution on appeal.

    For the first time, the seminar also will feature joint sessions and networking opportunities with the DRI Trial Tactics Seminar attendees, including complimentary attendance at additional sessions sponsored by DRI Trial Tactics Committee.

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    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
    Swissôtel
    Chicago, IL

    A big city for big topics! Join us in Chicago to experience top-quality education and networking as only DRI and the Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute can provide. As an attendee you will be able to participate in sessions that highlight “deep dish” developments in the industry and demonstrate the latest trends in coverage. Further business development opportunities abound, with networking receptions offered throughout the program. Join us in Chicago: the Windy City awaits you!

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    Life Health Disability and ERISA
    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Boston. The seminar offers unparalleled learning opportunities directly related to your practice, as well as extensive networking forums for in-house and outside counsel. The faculty features leading practitioners who will provide insights into trends and developments in the law, as well as practical tips that you will not want to miss. The seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks—ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the industry, including the popular updates on life insurance, disability insurance, and health insurance, as well as Mark Schmidtke’s presentation on advanced ERISA topics. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and deepen your connections within the committee.
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    Construction Law

    Hilton Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, TN

    Risk managers, construction professionals, and attorneys will benefit from the educational and networking opportunities at the DRI Construction Law Seminar. This year’s informative and current “keynote” topic is “Building a Framework of Inclusion: Diversity in Construction,” which focuses on the trials of advancement within the industry in the face of an increasing labor shortage. Our exceptional faculty includes leading specialists who will share their expertise in the diagnosis and exclusion of brain-injured plaintiffs; the drafting of contractual liability limitations; and coverage triggers, tenders, and the right to independent counsel. We are fortunate this year to have an OSHA area director and leading speaker on the recent changes to the law under the current administration. Industry leaders from the plaintiffs’ bar will speak to the newest claims, and recognized experts will offer opinions on the newest technology used to investigate losses.

     

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    Turning the Tables on Plaintiffs in Trucking Litigation
    Hilton Chicago
    Chicago, IL

    Get ready for a seminar like no other! This DRI trucking conference kicks off with a seasoned trucking plaintiffs’ attorney revealing the “plaintiffs’ playbook,” and a fantastic “counterpoint” response by a trucking defense counsel, along with a series of presentations focused on turning the tables on trucking plaintiffs. This entire seminar is focused on helping all trucking practitioners, practically and methodically, to defend and to mitigate trucking loss risk.
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    Intellectual Property

    The Ritz-Carlton
    Denver, CO

    Every IP litigator recognizes that this area of the law changes rapidly. We all know the cases: Halo, Tam, TC Heartland. But what happens after the opinion? We will explore the practical effect of these cases on your litigation practice with the most diverse group of presenters that the DRI IP Litigation Seminar has ever hosted. Learn the best practices for opinions of counsel post-Halo, local counsel perspectives post-TC Heartland, and how courts have shaped inequitable conduct law post-Therasense. Enjoy a judges’ panel where you can hear jurists’ thoughts on successfully litigating an IP case. Hear from Simon Tam, who changed the law regarding offensive trademarks. As with previous years, this seminar also offers the bonus “two for the price of one” as the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee will be hosting its seminar at the same time in adjacent rooms. Attendees are free to go back and forth between the seminars as they wish. Breaks and social events will be held jointly, presenting even greater networking opportunities.

     

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    Business Litigation

    The Ritz-Carlton
    Denver, CO

     

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    Retail and Hospitality
    Lowes Chicago
    Chicago, IL     
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    Employment and Labor Law

    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL

     

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    Healthcare: Reptile Workshop

    Chicago, IL

     

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    Young Lawyers

    Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
    Portland, OR

     

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    Marijuana Law

    Gleacher Center
    Chicago, IL