1 SEMINAR Trial Tactics Strengthening Your Trial Skills: Powell v. SuperPulper, Inc. March 12 14, 2014 Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida IN-HOUSE SPEAKERS INCLUDING Nicholas Ghiselli MMIC T. Michael Pangburn Thor Industries Inc. Carrie D. Russell Graco Inc.
2 DRI s 2014 Trial Tactics Seminar is heading to Miami, Florida, with a totally new format. From March 12 14, a mock trial will be presented. Watch top-notch trial lawyers from around the country try a catastrophic personal injury case as they deliver opening statements, direct- and cross-examine fact witnesses, present and cross-examine liability and damages experts, and offer closing arguments for deliberation by an actual jury. This mock trial will maximize educational opportunities for participants, and offer a chance not only to hear, but also to see how leading trial lawyers meet and overcome a variety of common challenges. Throughout the presentation, a retired judge, a panel of jurors, and the audience will give real-time assessments of each attorney s trial techniques. We invite you to come and learn, as well as network, with your peers from across the country, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of Miami. Daniel J. Arnett Program Chair Jonathan Judge Program Vice Chair WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Trial techniques and strategies How to think on your feet Tips on diffusing sympathy towards the plaintiff Effective cross-examination techniques Ways to improve your trial skills John C.S. Pierce Committee Chair Christopher A. Bottcher Committee Vice Chair Mary Re Knack Law Institute PRESENTED BY DRI s Trial Tactics Committee THIS SEMINAR BROCHURE IS SPONSORED BY
3 PROGRAM SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 Boarding Pass Kiosk SPONSORED BY Litigation Management Inc. 1:00 p.m. Registration 2:00 p.m. Welcome Daniel J. Arnett, Arnett Law Group LLC, 2:10 p.m. The 30(b)(6) Deposition: The Dos and Don ts A panel of in-house attorneys will discuss how best to prepare corporate representatives for 30(b)(6) depositions, what works and what does not, what they expect from their outside counsel, and how best to assist in protecting the corporate client. Nicholas Ghiselli, MMIC, Denver, Colorado T. Michael Pangburn, Thor Industries Inc., Elkhart, Indiana Carrie D. Russell, Graco Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota 3:10 p.m. Trial After Action Reviews You went to trial. You won. Hooray for the good guys. You get one day to celebrate. You lost. Too bad. You get one day to grieve. If you are in this for the long haul, however, your trial work isn t done yet; you have to do an after action review. Mr. Gass will share examples from a catastrophic death and injury trial to illustrate the importance of understanding what happened at your last trial and adapting for your next. J. Ric Gass, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4:10 p.m. Jury Selection and Psychology A nationally recognized consultant will explain the latest theories on juror psychology and offer pointers on selecting the best jury. Each empaneled juror will be introduced and discussed, allowing the audience to develop a feel for the jury prior to the onset of trial. Paul H. Jepsen, DecisionQuest, Minneapolis, Minnesota 5:00 p.m. Adjourn 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception SPONSORED BY MDD Forensic Accountants Sirote & Permutt PC THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 Boarding Pass Kiosk SPONSORED BY Litigation Management Inc. 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast SPONSORED BY Rincon Law Group PC 7:00 a.m. First-Time Attendees Breakfast TRIAL TACTICS COMMITTEE CHAIR John C.S. Pierce 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Mary Re Knack, Williams Kastner, Seattle, Washington Daniel J. Arnett, Arnett Law Group LLC, Jonathan Judge, Schiff Hardin LLP, 8:30 a.m. Overview of Case Facts and Trial Themes The presiding judge, the Honorable Joseph P. Farina, will be introduced, accompanied by an explanation of the two-day trial proceeding, the general and stipulated facts associated with the case, and a brief discussion about the jurors. Daniel J. Arnett, Arnett Law Group LLC, The Honorable Joseph P. Farina (Ret.), JAMS, Miami, Florida Paul H. Jepsen, DecisionQuest, Minneapolis, Minnesota 9:00 a.m. Opening Statements for Product Liability Case Is it a tale of a defective hydrapulper, inadequately guarded, that subjected plaintiff s decedent, Steven Powell, to extraordinary pain and suffering? Or, is it a tragic accident, caused solely by the decedent s own misuse of a reasonably PROGRAM SCHEDULE 1
4 PROGRAM SCHEDULE designed product? Furthermore, did plaintiff s decedent, in fact, experience extensive pain? PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Daniel R. McCune, Kennedy Childs PC, Denver, Colorado DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Paul V. Cassisa, Jr., Butler Snow O Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC, Oxford, Mississippi 10:00 a.m. Critical Analysis of Opening Statements Jack P. Burden, Backus Carranza & Burden, Las Vegas, Nevada 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break SPONSORED BY Knapp Petersen & Clarke 10:30 a.m. Direct and Cross-Examination of Plaintiff s Fact Witness A former SuperPulper employee, Lou Petrocelli, claims that the design of the hydrapulper was known to be causing safety problems for certain customers. Superpulper downsized shortly before the accident and terminated Mr. Petrocelli s position. PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Kyle A. Lansberry, Lewis Wagner LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Thomas P. Bracaglia, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11:30 a.m. Critical Analysis of Examination of Plaintiff s Fact Witness George M. Walker, Hand Arendall LLC, Mobile, Alabama 11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:10 p.m. Announcements and Additional Facts Daniel J. Arnett, Arnett Law Group LLC, 1:15 p.m. Direct and Cross-Examination of Plaintiff s Engineering Expert Mr. Taylor, an engineer, claims that the guards and warnings on the hydrapulper were inadequate, and that Mr. Powell s actions were foreseeable. PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Matthew G. Moffett, Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP, Atlanta, Georgia DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Claire F. Rush, Rush & Sabbatino PLLC, New York, New York 2:15 p.m. Critical Analysis of Examination of Plaintiff s Engineering Expert Charles M. Ferguson, Jr., Atkinson Ferguson LLC, Monroe, Georgia 2:30 p.m. Direct Examination of Plaintiff s Medical Expert Dr. Racine, a pain management doctor, contends that Steven Powell was conscious and aware of his pain until his death. PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Clifford B. Aaron, London Fischer LLP, New York, New York 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break 3:15 p.m. Cross-Examination of Plaintiff s Medical Expert DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Kimberly D. Stevens, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia 3:45 p.m. Critical Analysis of Examination of Plaintiff s Medical Expert Michael B. Gallub, Herzfeld & Rubin PC, New York, New York 4:00 p.m. Direct and Cross-Examination of Defendant s Fact Witness Mr. Donaldson, an engineer for SuperPulper, installed the hydrapulper in question, and believes it to be reasonably safe. DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Thomas P. Bracaglia, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Kyle A. Lansberry, Lewis Wagner LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana 5:00 p.m. Critical Analysis of Defendant s Fact Witness Guy E. Hughes, Casey Bailey & Maines PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky 5:15 p.m. Trial Tactics Committee Meeting (open to all) 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception SPONSORED BY Arnett Law Group LLC Butler Pappas LLP 7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own). More details on-site. 2
5 FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 Boarding Pass Kiosk SPONSORED BY Litigation Management Inc. 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:15 a.m. Announcements and Recap Daniel J. Arnett, Arnett Law Group LLC, Jonathan Judge, Schiff Hardin LLP, 8:45 a.m. Direct and Cross-Examination of Defendant s Engineering Expert Dr. Tower, an engineer, opines that the hydrapulper s design was safe and adequate, that any dangers were obvious, and that Mr. Powell assumed the risk of his conduct. DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Claire F. Rush, Rush & Sabbatino PLLC, New York, New York PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Matthew G. Moffett, Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP, Atlanta, Georgia 9:45 a.m. Critical Analysis of Examination of Defendant s Engineering Expert Sergio E. Chavez, Rincon Law Group PC, El Paso, Texas 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:15 a.m. Direct and Cross-Examination of Defendant s Medical Expert Dr. Wentworth, a burn surgeon, contends that there is insufficient evidence of conscious pain and suffering by Steven Powell after this accident. DEFENDANT S COUNSEL Kimberly D. Stevens, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Daniel S. Liebowitz, Cruser & Mitchell LLP, Orlando, Florida 11:15 a.m. Critical Analysis of Examination of Defendant s Medical Expert Patrick M. Causey, Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, Florida 11:30 a.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:00 p.m. Identifying and Avoiding Ethical Issues in Jury Trials Ethical issues do not end when voir dire starts they become more complicated and risky. Mr. Presnell will discuss how lawyers can identify and handle a myriad of ethical issues that can arise at any time between jury selection to announcement of the verdict. These issues include candor with the court, witness coaching, handling an untruthful witness, investigating jurors, evidence disclosure, use of jury consultants, improper comments in opening statement and closing arguments, and dealing with trial publicity. Todd Presnell, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Nashville, Tennessee 2:00 p.m. Closing Arguments Two leading trial attorneys make a last pitch to the jury for justice. Who will prevail? PLAINTIFF S COUNSEL Leland H. Lee Ayres, Ayres Warren Shelton & Williams LLC, Shreveport, Louisiana DEFENDANT S COUNSEL William T. Casey, Jr., Hicks Casey & Foster PC, Marietta, Georgia 3:30 p.m. Charging of the Jury The Honorable Judge Joseph P. Farina, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, Florida 3:45 p.m. Critical Analysis: Effectiveness of Closing Arguments John C.S. Pierce, Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Mobile, Alabama 4:15 p.m. Verdict What happened and why? The mock jury, led by an expert jury consultant, issues its verdict and explains its decision. The faculty and audience discuss what was effective and what was not, what other trial tactics were available, and what impact they might have had. 4:30 p.m. Closing Thoughts 4:45 p.m. Adjourn Jonathan Judge, Schiff Hardin LLP, PROGRAM SCHEDULE 3
6 FACULT Y FACULTY Clifford B. Aaron is a partner in the New York City law firm of London Fischer LLP. His practice areas include automotive and trucking litigation, insurance defense, product liability, and catastrophic injury cases. He has been practicing for 30 years and is a DRI member and a member of the New York and Tennessee Bars. Daniel J. Arnett, founder of Arnett Law Group in Chicago, focuses on personal injury defense and commercial litigation. Mr. Arnett is national counsel for a chemical corporation based in Newark, New Jersey, defending diacetyl (popcorn lung) product liability lawsuits. He is the program chair of this seminar. Leland H. Lee Ayres is a member with Ayres Warren Shelton & Williams LLC in Shreveport, Louisiana. A trial lawyer, his civil litigation experience includes business and commercial disputes, energy and property litigation, product liability claims, professional malpractice defense, trucking defense, personal injury claims, fraud claims, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Ayres is a member of the steering committee for DRI s Trial Tactics Committee. Christopher A. Bottcher, a shareholder with Sirote & Permutt PC, practices in its Birmingham, Alabama, office. He focuses on corporate, business, and commercial litigation, real estate matters, product liability defense, mass tort litigation, and the protection of trade secrets. Mr. Bottcher is the vice chair of DRI s Trial Tactics Committee. Thomas P. Bracaglia, a shareholder with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin PC in Philadelphia, concentrates on complex civil litigation and catastrophic losses, including product liability, construction accidents, fire losses, premises liability, vehicle liability, and defamation. Mr. Bracaglia has been trying cases for over 25 years before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and arguing before the appellate courts of those jurisdictions. His clients include national and multinational corporations. William T. Casey, Jr., a partner with Hicks Casey & Foster PC in Marietta, Georgia, has represented insurers and policyholders for 30 years. His caseload includes premises, product, motor carrier, and automobile liability. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict, including many that involved wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. A DRI member, Mr. Casey also serves on the faculty of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association s Trial Academy. Paul V. Cassisa, Jr., a litigator with Butler Snow O Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC in Oxford, Mississippi, has represented automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturers in many states. Mr. Cassisa is a member of DRI, a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and co-author of the Mississippi chapter of DRI s publication, The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law. He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America for product liability litigation defendants and Mid-South Super Lawyers for personal injury defense products. The Honorable Joseph P. Farina is highly regarded as an active and effective settlement judge who has handled and managed numerous settlements of complex cases. He served as a circuit judge in the Circuit Civil Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida. From , he served as chief judge and supervised the full operations of the Miami-Dade court system, which includes 123 judges, 15 general magistrates, 20 traffic hearing officers, and more than 500 administrative court staff serving in 10 courthouses. J. Ric Gass, a senior shareholder in the Milwaukee law firm of Gass Weber Mullins LLC, has tried over 300 jury trials nationwide. He specializes in catastrophic damages cases arising in general liability, product liability, premises security, medical negligence, municipal liability, and invasion of privacy in Internet searching. He is a DRI member and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the International Society of Barristers. Nicholas Ghiselli is the assistant vice president and senior attorney of the MMIC Group in Denver, the largest policyholder-owned medical liability insurer in the Midwest. MMIC serves large hospitals and health care systems, physician practices, and outpatient and long-term care facilities. Previously, he was senior counsel with COPIC Companies, where he was responsible for coverage, contracts, and managing outside litigation. Paul H. Jepsen, a vice president with DecisionQuest in its Minneapolis office, has developed trial strategies from a social science perspective for over 20 years. He has provided jury research and trial consulting on hundreds of cases nationwide, including overall strategy, opening statements, witness evaluation and preparation, demonstrative exhibits, voir dire, verdict and damages risk analysis, and juror questionnaires. Mr. Jepsen has assisted with voir dire and jury selection in over 500 cases. Jonathan Judge, a partner with Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, defends manufacturers of juvenile, household, and industrial products in courts nationwide. He defends client 4
7 interests during Consumer Product Safety Commission investigations and helps product manufacturers and importers comply with the Consumer Product Safety Information Act. Mr. Judge is the program vice chair of this seminar. Mary Re Knack, a member in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner, focuses on litigation relating to health care, insurance, product liability, mass tort, and civil matters. She provides business, regulatory, licensing, and privacy-related services to health care providers, the health care industry, and employers. Her insurance practice involves coverage and bad faith matters, plus guidance on compliance with Section 111 of the MMSEA and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Ms. Knack is a member of DRI s Law Institute. Kyle A. Lansberry is a litigator with Lewis Wagner LLP in Indianapolis, focusing on personal injury, product liability, construction, and premises liability cases. He represents insurance companies nationwide in environmental and agricultural insurance coverage matters, and represents agricultural operations, farmers, and property owners in both the defense of lawsuits and administrative actions. He has tried numerous cases throughout Indiana. He is an active member of DRI and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Daniel S. Liebowitz is the managing partner in the Orlando, Florida, office of Cruser & Mitchell LLP. His litigation practice focuses on transportation liability, product liability, and premises liability, including dram shop matters, construction and property damage, and personal injury defense. His trial and case handling experience in federal and state courts includes auto liability, premises liability, cable industry litigation, trucking litigation, construction defect claims, substantial property damage claims, liquor liability, and administrative proceedings such as DOT compliance issues. Daniel R. McCune, a shareholder in the Denver office of Kennedy Childs PC, focuses on complex civil litigation, professional malpractice litigation, and employment law. Mr. McCune is the president of the Denver Bar Association and a member of the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a former DRI board member and past president of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ( ). Matthew G. Moffett, a founding partner with Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP in Atlanta, defends death and serious injury cases in state and federal courts. He recently secured defense verdicts in four wrongful death cases, wherein each jury was asked to award $4 5 million in damages. Mr. Moffett is listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in Georgia in Atlanta Magazine and among the legal elite in Georgia Trend magazine. T. Michael Pangburn has worked as a senior corporate attorney for over 20 years. In his current role as senior corporate counsel at Thor Industries Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana, Mr. Pangburn oversees all aspects of the legal department, primarily focusing on warranty and product liability cases, employment law, franchise law, and contract review. John C.S. Pierce is a partner with Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP in its Mobile, Alabama, office. He focuses on litigation and appeals in construction, transportation, professional liability, product liability, business disputes, and insurance matters. He is admitted in Alabama state and federal courts and the Northern District of Florida. Mr. Pierce is the chair of DRI s Trial Tactics Committee. Todd Presnell is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of businesses in commercial and employment litigation. Mr. Presnell has contributed articles to For The Defense and is a member of DRI s Law Institute. He is a member of the IADC and is listed in the editions of Best Lawyers in America. Claire F. Rush is a Preeminent AV-rated, New York Citybased trial attorney and founding member of Rush & Sabbatino PLLC. She has been identified as one of the top personal injury general defense attorneys in the Metro New York area by Super Lawyer Magazine and American Lawyer Media. Ms. Rush has tried more than 100 jury cases to verdict in New York. She has over 25 years experience defending private and public entities against bus, auto, railway, premises, construction, and elevator accident cases. Carrie D. Russell is associate general counsel for Graco Inc. in Minneapolis, a multinational manufacturer of industrial pumps and sprayers. Her responsibilities include serving as counsel for Graco s applied fluid technologies division and regional counsel for its Asia-Pacific region, while also handling ethics and compliance issues, litigation, and transactional law. Ms. Russell has been with Graco since 2007, and previously was a litigation attorney at a Minnesota law firm. Kimberly D. Stevens is a partner with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP in Atlanta. An experienced civil trial attorney, she represents Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities in product liability, complex business disputes, premises liability, malicious prosecution, catastrophic injuries, employment, and toxic tort litigation. Ms. Stevens previously worked as in-house counsel for a major corporation, serving as a civil trial litigator. FACULT Y 5
8 GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION CLE/CLAIMS ADJUSTERS ACCREDITATION This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 15 hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from every state with mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements. Certificates of attendance will be provided to each attendee. Attendees are responsible for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states. Application has been made for continuing education for claims adjusters. Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check the DRI website at dri.org for the latest information for your state. REGISTRATION The registration fee is $755 for members and those who join DRI when registering and $985 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, networking receptions, and access to the DRI app. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by February 20, 2014 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after February 20, 2014, will be processed on-site. REFUND POLICY The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before February 20, Cancellations received after February 20 and on or before February 27, 2014, will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after February 27 will not receive a refund, but the course materials on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax ( ) or to DRI s Accounting Department. All refunds will be processed in the same method that the payment was received. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL For reservations, visit dri.org and go to the Trial Tactics Seminar page or contact the hotel directly at Please mention DRI s Trial Tactics Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $314 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by February 11, 2014, to be eligible 6 for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after February 11 are subject to room and rate availability. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Group Discount The first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined previously. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $695, regardless of membership status. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount. In-House Counsel In-house counsel are eligible for free registration to DRI seminars. In-house counsel are defined as licensed attorneys, who are employed exclusively by a corporation or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries. In order to qualify for free registration, the individual must also be a DRI member and a member of DRI s Corporate Counsel Committee. Offer excludes the DRI Annual Meeting. Claims Executives Any member of DRI employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance company, who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation, will be entitled to free attendance at any DRI program. Nonmember claims executives should contact DRI s Customer Service at for details. Offer excludes DRI Annual Meeting. TRAVEL DISCOUNTS DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI s Trial Tactics Seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI s official travel provider, at As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended. The taping or recording of DRI seminars is prohibited without the written permission of DRI. Speakers and times may be subject to last-minute changes. A small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar. DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in connection with its seminars.
9 2013 SEMINAR SCHEDULE November Sexual Torts The Westin San Diego, San Diego, CA December Insurance Coverage and Practice Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY December Professional Liability Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY 2014 SEMINAR SCHEDULE January February 5 7 February March March April 2 4 April 9 11 April 30 May 2 May 7 9 Civil Rights and Governmental Liability New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Women in the Law FireSky Resort, Scottsdale, AZ Toxic Torts and Environmental Law New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA Trial Tactics Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL Medical Liability and Health Care Law The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL Product Liability Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL Employment and Labor Law Montelucia Resort, Scottsdale, AZ May 8 9 May 8 9 May May June June June July Business Litigation The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Litigation The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C. Drug and Medical Device Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Washington, D.C. Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL Diversity for Success Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL Trucking Law The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Young Lawyers The Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, CO Appellate Advocacy The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN DRI: A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences a diverse membership provides. Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the diversity of DRI s membership and leadership positions. DRI s members and potential leaders are often also members and leaders of other defense organizations. Accordingly, DRI encourages all national, state, and local defense organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in their membership and leadership. SEMINAR SCHEDULE 7
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11 Trial Tactics Seminar March 12 14, 2014 Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida For inclusion on the preregistration list and to receive course materials in advance, register by February 20, FORMAL NAME TITLE NAME (as you would like it to appear on badge) COMPANY/FIRM/LAW SCHOOL ADDRESS CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP/POST CODE TELEPHONE FAX Please list any special needs Are you a first-time attendee at this DRI seminar? Yes No How many attorneys are in your firm? What is your primary area of practice? REGISTRATION FEE Registration fee includes seminar attendance, networking events, course materials, and access to the DRI app. DRI will a link to download the course materials to all registrants two weeks in advance of the seminar. The CD will be included in the registration packet on-site. You can order additional copies by checking the appropriate box below or going online at dri.org. Member $755 Nonmember Government Member Law Student Member $985 $500 FREE Download the New DRI App! In-House Counsel Member* FREE Claims Executive Member* FREE Group Discount* $695 (*as defined on page 6) ADDITIONAL COURSE MATERIALS Member $75 Nonmember $95 (Illinois residents, please add 9.25% sales tax. Shipping charges for U.S. and Canada only: $6.50) Search DRI App in your App Store PAYMENT METHOD My check for (USD) is enclosed. Please charge my VISA MasterCard American Express Trial Tactics B Card # Exp. Date Signature Please remit payment by MAIL to: Please remit payment by COURIER to: DRI JP Morgan, Attn: DRI # Eagle Way, Chicago, IL S. Dearborn, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL PHONE: FAX: WEB: dri.org
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