In the words of musical artist Dave Loggins, “Please come to Boston!”
My dear defense lawyer colleagues, it is time to plan to attend the Defense Research Institute 2016 Annual Meeting! If you are a defense lawyer, and you don’t know about DRI, then you must immediately go to www.DRI.org and educate yourself on and join this organization. Simply stated, DRI is the largest international membership organization of all lawyers who are involved in the defense of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Its members include lawyers in private law firms and general counsel/in-house counsel of various and multiple types of businesses.
This year, and for the first time, the DRI Annual Meeting will be in Boston, Massachusetts, a city that is steeped in rich history and offers a distinct blend of stylish sophistication and unique New England charm. Mark your calendars and join us from Oct. 19-23, 2016, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the event.
I am very proud to be Indiana’s DRI state representative. I encourage you all to join me in Boston and attend what will be another fantastic meeting. We will have the opportunity to network with literally a thousand-plus of our defense brethren from other states and our own. We will see client representatives, who often hold their panel counsel meetings at this event. We will attend substantive CLE presentations given by exciting speakers in a variety of practice areas. We can earn up to 11.25 hours of CLE credit, 3.25 hours of which will be ethics credit! We will also participate in substantive law committee education and event planning.
As always at this meeting, there will be one-of-a-kind activities unique to our venue city. For example, the Thursday night off-site event will be at Fenway Park. Further details on the event are on the DRI website, along with a highlight video that will show you a few of the incredible speakers who will address us on a variety of topics. (That would be the teaser!)
If you are not a DRI member and you are a defense lawyer, you are missing out. You must join this organization and go to this meeting. Otherwise, you will continue to deprive yourself of countless opportunities to enhance your practice and your knowledge of the law. Most of all, you will be missing out on meeting such great people, most of whom will likely become your friends.
If you are a DRI member, “GOOD SHOW!” Keep up the good work!
To all, I will see you in Boston! Follow @DRI Community on Twitter for exciting announcements, additional event information and program details! We look forward to seeing you in Beantown. #DRI2016AM•
Ms. Mortimer is a partner in the Schererville office of Hinshaw & Culbertson and serves on the DTCI board of directors as secretary. She also serves as Indiana representative to the DRI. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.