DRI is pleased to partner with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) to provide defense firms with the foremost national roster of experienced & vetted civil mediators and arbitrators available. NADN is an invitation-only association of over 900 mediators and arbitrators, all of whom have been found to meet the high requirements for membership. All NADN members publish a detailed biography - most also publish their Available Dates Calendars online for the benefit of clients.
This DRI Neutral Database allows DRI members to view state rosters, perform a more detailed search by practice expertise, or see which neutrals are recommended by your DRI colleagues...
Lawyers in private practice who devote a substantial portion of their professional time to the representation of businesses, insurance companies and/or their insureds, associations, or governmental entities in civil litigation.
DRI defines in-house counsel as licensed attorneys who are employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.
If the in-house counsel also joins DRI's Corporate Counsel Committee (which he or she can do at no charge), the in-house counsel may atten any DRI seminar free of charge (excluding the DRI Annual Meeting)
Comprehensive investigation of an opposing expert witness' professional and personal background is emerging as a standard procedure for litigators. And, failure to vet one's own expert properly could even result in professional liability exposure, such as a negligent retention claim. Simply put, expert witness profiling is good clinical practice and strategically advantageous.