1 A D VA N C E R E G I S T R AT I O N D E A D L I N E : A U G U S T 2 6, NATIONAL AND IN-HOUSE SPEAKERS INCLUDING RICHARD J. BROCKMAN NURSING HOME OWNER/ OPERATOR ADVISOR SUSAN E. COPPOLA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SUNBRIDGE HEALTHCARE CHARLIE C.H. LEE ALF NATIONAL COORDINATING COUNSEL PAMELA S. SCHREMP STAFF COUNSEL, CNA REASONS TO ATTEND Learn about up-to-the-minute developments in civil litigation and regulation that can shape a successful defense for long-term care claims Receive valuable information from nationally recognized speakers regarding emerging legal trends, developments in medical and nursing treatments and standards of care Update your arsenal to include innovative nuts and bolts defense strategies for successful litigation and claims handling Network with experienced colleagues, clients and industry professionals in a collegial setting
2 DRI s Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar is the preeminent seminar for attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, claims specialists and other professionals involved in the defense of claims against long-term and end-of-life care providers across the country. This year, we will again host a number of industry counsel meetings and provide a unique opportunity for long-term care providers, insurers, risk managers and counsel to meet in a fantastic venue to exchange ideas and information, network and enjoy each other s company while obtaining continuing education credit. The content of the seminar has been carefully developed, based on attendee feedback and the input and ingenuity of the experienced members of our committee. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar in Boston. Program Schedule 3 General Information 6 Faculty Biographies Seminar Schedule 9 Seminar Sponsors 10 Membership Application 11 Registration Form 12 J. Richard Moore Suzanne M. Bachovin Program Chair Program Vice Chair Philip L. Willman Committee Chair Stephen O. Plunkett Law Institute Presented by DRI s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee WHAT YOU WILL LEARN n How the emergence of the class action in long-term care litigation is affecting the industry and the defense of lawsuits n Advanced strategies tailored to the defense of cases in arbitration n Methods to handle, document and defend against claims relating to behaviorproblem patients n Cutting-edge approaches to the diagnosis, intervention and technology for assessing and treating skin breakdown and defending related claims n Current legal and regulatory changes and their impact on long-term care litigation and defense
3 September 15 16, P R O G R A M S C H E D U L E WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, :00 p.m. Registration 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by Boehl Stopher & Graves LLP Moser & Marsalek PC THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 Boarding Pass Kiosk Sponsored by Adam & McDonald PA Internet Café Sponsored by Litigation Management Inc. 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Fudge & McArthur PA 7:00 a.m. First-Time Attendees Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Stephen O. Plunkett, Bassford Remele PA, Minneapolis, Minnesota Philip L. Willman, Moser & Marsalek PC, St. Louis, Missouri J. Richard Moore, Bleeke Dillon Crandall PC, Indianapolis, Indiana 8:15 a.m. Developments and Trends in Long-Term Care Litigation A survey of significant long-term care verdicts, legal decisions and legislative and regulatory developments will be provided. Scott J. Tucker, Tucker Heifetz & Saltzman LLP, Boston, Massachusetts 9:10 a.m. Class Actions I: The Skilled Health Care Case and Verdict In 2010, a California jury returned a recordbreaking verdict in a class action against a nursing home company. Ms. Wroten, who was on the front lines in that trial, will provide an insider s view of the evidence, the plaintiffs strategy and the factors that drove the verdict. Kippy L. Wroten, Wroten & Associates Inc., Irvine, California 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Rendigs Fry Kiely & Dennis LLP 10:15 a.m. Class Actions II: The Emerging Model As demonstrated by the Skilled Health Care verdict, class actions against long-term care providers are an emerging threat in civil litigation. This presentation will provide a survey of the jurisdictions in which the class action approach is being pursued, plaintiff strategies for obtaining class certification and innovative suggestions for defending the class action case. Patrick B. Curran, Damon Morey LLP, Buffalo, New York 11:10 a.m. The Behavior-Problem Resident Lawsuits against long-term care facilities frequently arise out of elopements, resident-on-resident altercations and other circumstances caused or contributed to by long-term care residents who are physically able but suffer from depression, confusion, dementia or similar mental illness. Dr. Brangman will discuss identification of signs and symptoms suggestive of future behavior problems. Sharon A. Brangman, M.D., FACP, AGSF, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York 12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:15 p.m. Winning at Arbitration Arbitration is largely viewed by the longterm care industry as a welcome alternative to the risks associated with a jury trial. However, many skills and strategies employed in a successful arbitration presentation differ from the strategies employed in presenting the case to a jury. This session explores the strategies for maximizing success at arbitration. Janet A. McSharar, Harrison & Moberly LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana 2:10 p.m. The Science of Death Plaintiffs typically seek to introduce a host of collateral evidence in an effort to distract from the key question of medical causation. A forensic pathologist will offer insight into typical death and dying processes in geriatric patients to better equip counsel to assess whether alleged bad nursing care can be linked legitimately to a resident s death. Jane Turner, M.D., Ph.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 3:05 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Damon Morey LLP
4 4 Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar TRACKS A & B RUN CONCURRENTLY FROM 3: 20 5: 00 P. M. T R A C K A Litigation and Defense Nuts and Bolts T R A C K B An In-House View 3:20 p.m. Using the Entire Chart to Develop a Case Defense Defense counsel frequently rely heavily on nurse notes and other narrative portions of the nursing chart in developing a case defense. This presentation will assist attorneys in understanding the wealth of information available in other portions of the chart and how that information can be used to support adequate hands-on care. Pamela S. Schremp, Law Offices of Steven K. Kelley, Independence, Ohio 3:20 p.m. A New Landscape for Collecting Resident Data: MDS 3.0 The newly unveiled MDS 3.0, designed for reporting clinical information about Medicare/Medicaid residents to CMS, is a major overhaul of the previous MDS 2.0 form. This presentation will describe the reformed approach and offer suggestions for using the expanded form to defend patient care claims. Susan E. Coppola, RN, MBA, SunBridge Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts 4:10 p.m. Outside the Box: Looking Beyond the Medical Chart Information outside the corners of the resident s medical chart can be of vast assistance in developing a defense. This presentation will describe the range of such additional information potentially available to defense counsel, where it might be found and how it can be used. R.T. Beard III, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC, Little Rock, Arkansas 4:10 p.m. Early Case Evaluation: An Insider s Perspective This presentation will provide the perspective of national counsel for a longterm care operator on key case information and details necessary for early evaluation, including exploration of the potential for quick resolution and the scope and cost of defense, if the case is not promptly settled. Charlie C.H. Lee, Moore & Lee LLP, McLean, Virginia 5:00 p.m. Adjourn 5:00 p.m. Adjourn 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.
5 September 15 16, :10 p.m. Long-Term Care Subcommittee Meeting (open to all) 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by Bleeke Dillon Crandall PC Harrison Moberly LLP 7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own). More details on-site. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 Boarding Pass Kiosk Sponsored by Adam & McDonald PA Internet Café Sponsored by Litigation Management Inc. 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Announcements Suzanne M. Bachovin, Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Todd W. Smyth, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA, Charleston, South Carolina 8:05 a.m. Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care Although the ultimate fate of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is uncertain, the act contains a number of provisions that directly impact the longterm care industry. This presentation will explore, in detail, those portions of the act. Richard J. Brockman, Johnson Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, Birmingham, Alabama 9:00 a.m. Understanding Pain and Suffering Claims in Long-Term Care Pain and suffering are elements of damage that may be difficult to assess in the longterm care resident, due to physical and/or mental infirmities. Using examples from case studies, Ms. Cohen, an experienced legal nurse consultant, will discuss best practices for pain assessment and management, as well as what to look for in the medical records and strategies for defending against generalized allegations of pain and suffering. Mindy Cohen, RN, MSN, LNCC, Mindy Cohen & Associates, Villanova, Pennsylvania 9:55 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC 10:10 a.m. The Present and Future of Wound Assessment and Treatment The persistent and increased regulatory concern with wound prevention has contributed to the continuing development of clinical and technological responses. Dr. Pericak, a radiologist, will describe how cutting-edge ultrasound technology is being used in skin assessment. Dr. Lee will comment on that technology from a treatment perspective and will discuss additional developments in the science of wound assessment and treatment. S. Kwon Lee, M.D., FACS, CWSP, FACCWS, Northeast Surgical Wound Care Inc., Cleveland, Ohio Jason R. Pericak, M.D., Western New York Radiology Associates LLC, Tonawanda, New York 11:40 a.m. Liability Insurance 101 This session will provide a primer on insurance coverage issues and concerns that affect the handling and resolution of longterm care cases. Alan R. Jampol, Jampol Zimet LLP, Los Angeles, California Linda E. Klamm, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, California 12:35 p.m. Ethics: Defending Where Coverage Is Limited or Disputed In any substantive context, liability insurance coverage creates potential for disputes between the insured and the insurer. This dynamic, in turn, raises ethical obligations and concerns for defense counsel. This presentation will explore issues of conflicts and ethics raised by coverage complications in the long-term care setting and offer suggestions for navigating such complications, both zealously and ethically. Alan R. Jampol, Jampol Zimet LLP, Los Angeles, California Linda E. Klamm, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, California 1:35 p.m. Adjourn
6 6 Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N CLE ACCREDITATION This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 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. Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check our website at for credit information for your state. REGISTRATION The registration fee is $745 for members and those who join DRI when registering and $975 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes CD-ROM course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and networking receptions. 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 August 26, 2011 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after August 26, 2011, will be processed on-site. 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. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS The first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined above. 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. REFUND POLICY The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 26, Cancellations received after August 26 and on or before September 2, 2011, will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after September 2 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 to DRI s Accounting Department at All refunds will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing. COURSE MATERIALS 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 on the registration form on the back of this brochure or ordering online at Sponsored by White and Williams LLP SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS Recommended supplemental material for this seminar is Current Issues in Medical Liability and Health Care Law. Order your copy by checking the appropriate box on the registration form on the back of this brochure. You can also view the entire list of DRI publications offerings and make purchases online at HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts For reservations, contact the hotel directly at Please mention DRI s Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $289 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 August 14, 2011, to be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after August 14 are subject to room and rate availability. TRAVEL DISCOUNTS DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI s Nursing Home/ALF Litigation 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. FLYERS Sponsored by Excelas LLC Jampol Zimet LLP LTC Risk Legal Forum McCumber Daniels Buntz Hartig & Puig PA See your attendee packet on-site for information on these sponsors. 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. DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in connection with its seminars.
7 September 15 16, FA C U LT Y Suzanne M. Bachovin, a shareholder with Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young PC in Philadelphia, focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, physicians groups and community clinics. She has litigated claims in all areas of adult and pediatric medicine. Her practice also focuses on claims involving medical device and product liability. Prior to her career in law, Ms. Bachovin was a registered nurse working in clinical settings for hospitals in Philadelphia. She is the program vice chair for this seminar. R.T. Beard III is a member with Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas. He concentrates his practice on the medical malpractice defense of doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. Mr. Beard is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years and Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 50 in Arkansas since He is a member of DRI, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Sharon A. Brangman, M.D., FACP, AGSF, is a professor of medicine, division chief of geriatrics and director of the Central New York Alzheimer s Disease Assistance Center at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She has 25 years of experience providing medical care to older adults in hospital, office and nursing home settings. Dr. Brangman has participated in numerous invited lectures and international meetings and authored many publications. Richard J. Brockman is of counsel to Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP in Birmingham, Alabama, where for many years he was a partner and chair of the firm s health care practice group. His practice includes the representation of a variety of health care providers. Mr. Brockman is a board member and chair of the claims committee of an insurance company insuring long-term care providers. He is admitted to the Alabama State Bar. Mindy Cohen, RN, MSN, LNCC, is president of Mindy Cohen & Associates in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a legal nurse consulting firm providing medical litigation support since 1995 in cases involving skilled nursing facilities, sub-acute rehabilitation, assisted living facilities and care of the elderly in the hospital, home care and dialysis settings. Her firm s practice includes preparing pain and suffering reports for the plaintiff and mitigating pain and suffering claims for the defense. Ms. Cohen is a past president of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Susan E. Coppola, RN, MBA, is the senior vice president of clinical operations at SunBridge Healthcare in Boston, where she focuses on development and implementation of systems and processes to improve outcomes and sustain regulatory compliance, while minimizing risk. Ms. Coppola is also a principal of Landmark Health Solutions, a regional skilled nursing, rehabilitation and consulting services company. She has over 20 years of experience in progressive health care operations. Ms. Coppola is a member of the American Health Care Association Ethics and Nurse Executive Committees and the American Medical Directors Association. Patrick B. Curran is a senior trial partner at Damon Morey LLP in Buffalo, New York. As co-chair of the firm s nursing home defense group, he represents long-term care facilities throughout upstate New York. Mr. Curran has tried 65 jury trials to a verdict in medical malpractice, product liability, construction, trucking and general negligence cases. He represents health care professionals in disciplinary and other administrative hearings. Mr. Curran has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a DRI member. Alan R. Jampol is a partner in the Los Angeles firm of Jampol Zimet LLP. His practice emphasizes the representation of insured professionals in liability claims, nursing homes and extended care facilities in elder abuse and related claims, and in construction defect claims against contractors. He also serves as coverage counsel to Lloyd s and as nationwide supervising counsel for several programs of insurance for nursing homes and extended care facilities. Mr. Jampol is a member of DRI, the Professional Underwriting Society, the ABA-TIPS and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
8 8 Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar Linda E. Klamm, a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, specializes in handling insurance disputes. She currently serves as the firm s insurance recovery practice chair. Ms. Klamm represents policy holders, as well as insurance brokers and agents. During the first half of her career, she represented insurers and was one of Fireman s Fund Insurance Company s national coordinating counsel for environmental coverage litigation. Now, she uses her insurance industry inside knowledge and experience to maximize recoveries for policy holders. Ms. Klamm is a DRI member. Charlie C.H. Lee is a founding partner of Moore & Lee LLP in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Lee specializes in all areas of construction, government contracts and suretyship law. He has vast experience representing health care institutions, including long-term health care facilities. Mr. Lee has managed and tried a variety of health care litigation matters in state and federal courts around the United States. He is the founder and past president of the Asian-American Bar Association of Virginia. S. Kwon Lee, M.D., FACS, FACCWS, is a board-certified general surgeon and a certified wound specialist. Dr. Lee is associated with Northeast Surgical Wound Care Inc. and practices in the Greater Cleveland area. Over the past seven years, he helped develop Northeast Surgical Associates wound management services into a viable and growing part of the practice. This led to the creation of Lee Warner Medical Interventions, a network of physicians and nurse practitioners across the country who are dedicated to the science of wound healing. Dr. Lee serves as its chief medical officer. Janet A. McSharar, an equity partner of Harrison & Moberly LLP in Indianapolis, represents nursing facilities in all aspects of operations, including business formation, transactions, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse and reimbursement. The bulk of her practice is defending nursing facilities from negligence and malpractice allegations and claims. Ms. McSharar served as Indiana deputy attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division and also as in-house counsel for the Indiana State Department of Health, where she represented the long-term care division. She is a member of DRI and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. J. Richard Moore is an attorney with the Indianapolisbased firm Bleeke Dillon Crandall PC. His practice focuses on the defense of liability claims against physicians, hospitals, nurses and a range of other nursing and long-term care providers. He also defends construction defect claims and professional liability claims against builders, architects and engineers, and provides advice and litigation representation to insurers in property and liability coverage matters. Mr. Moore is licensed to practice in Indiana, Tennessee and Alabama. He serves as program chair for this seminar. Jason R. Pericak, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist with Western New York Radiology Associates LLC of Tonawanda, New York. Dr. Pericak completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of South Florida. He is a licensed physician in New York, Florida and Maryland, and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Stephen O. Plunkett, a shareholder with Bassford Remele PA in Minneapolis, represents nursing home and assisted living facilities in the Midwest. He has chaired national seminars dealing with long-term care litigation issues. Mr. Plunkett is a member of DRI s Law Institute and a former chair of DRI s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mr. Plunkett has been recognized by his peers as a Top 100 Lawyer and Super Lawyer in Minnesota Law & Politics. Pamela S. Schremp is a litigation attorney with the Law Offices of Steven K. Kelley in Independence, Ohio, a staff counsel office of CNA. As a registered nurse, former advanced practice nurse and attorney, Ms. Schremp uses these complementary skill sets in the defense of aging services and acute care clients. She represents individual providers and corporate health care entities in litigation and before disciplinary boards. Ms. Schremp is an active member of DRI s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee and the Ohio State Bar Association. Todd W. Smyth is a shareholder with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA in Charleston, South Carolina. His practice is primarily focused on the defense of the health care industry, representing physicians, drug and medical device manufacturers, pharmacies, nursing homes and ALFs. Mr. Smyth is the chair of the Long-Term Care Subcommittee of DRI s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee. He is also an active member of DRI s Drug and Medical Device Committee. Mr. Smyth is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under medical malpractice law.
9 September 15 16, Scott J. Tucker is one of the founders of Tucker Heifetz & Saltzman LLP in Boston. He has tried personal injury cases on behalf of nursing homes, trucking companies, construction companies, property owners and product manufacturers, and handled professional liability claims for more than 30 years. Mr. Tucker is past president of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and was the MDLA 2010 Defense Lawyer of the Year. An active DRI member, he serves on the Construction Law, Medical Liability and Health Care Law, Product Liability, Trial Tactics and Trucking Law Committees. Jane Turner, M.D., Ph.D., is a forensic pathologist, an associate professor of pathology, and director of autopsy services and the forensic pathology fellowship at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Turner is a medical examiner at the City of St. Louis Medical Examiner s Office. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the National Association of Medical Examiners and chairs the state of Missouri s Mental Health Fatality Review Panel. Philip L. Willman, a principal with Moser & Marsalek PC in St. Louis, devotes his trial practice to defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, psychologists and other health care providers and medical device manufacturers. Mr. Willman has tried more than 90 cases to conclusion as lead counsel in jury trials in state and federal court in Missouri and Illinois. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in medical malpractice law. Mr. Willman is the chair of DRI s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee. Kippy L. Wroten is the founding partner of Wroten & Associates Inc. in Irvine, California. Ms. Wroten s litigation experience covers a broad spectrum of complex litigation, encompassing all areas of health care liability, including high exposure and class action claims of elder abuse, fraud and corporate unfair business practices. She is dedicated to comprehensive representation of long-term care providers in all aspects of their operations, including management of electronic discovery and national litigation oversight. Ms. Wroten is a member of the American Health Lawyer Association and the American Health Care Association S E M I N A R S C H E D U L E March Damages Bally s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV March 30 Insurance Coverage and Claims April 1 Institute Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, IL April 6 8 Product Liability Conference Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA April Business Litigation and Intellectual Property InterContinental Chicago, Chicago, IL April Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA May 5 6 Drug and Medical Device Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL May Strictly Retail Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL May Employment and Labor Law The Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ June 9 10 Young Lawyers Hilton Austin, Austin, TX June Diversity for Success Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL June Insurance Bad Faith and Extra- Contractual Liability The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C. July Class Action The Madison, Washington, D.C. September Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA September Strictly Automotive Marriott Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI September Construction Law JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ September Hospitality Fire Sky Resort, Scottsdale, AZ October Annual Meeting Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. November Asbestos Medicine Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV December Insurance Coverage and Practice Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, NY December Professional Liability Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, NY
10 10 Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar S E M I N A R S P O N S O R S DRI wishes to thank our sponsors for their support at this year s seminar! ADAM & MCDONALD A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI 9300 W. 110TH ST., SUITE 470 OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS / FAX: MAM-FIRM.COM F M & Fudge McArthur, P.A. Buckley & Fudge,P.A. GS &B Gwin Steinmetz & Baird PLLC
11 Join DRI now and register at the membership rate a $230 savings! D R I M E M B E R S H I P A P P L I C AT I O N This application/registration form for first-time members only all other registrants please use reverse side. MEMBER o Defense Attorney $250 USD/year CATEGORY o Government Attorney $160 USD/year o Young Lawyer* $130 USD/year (admitted to the Bar for five years or less) o Law Student $20 USD/year o Male o Female FORMAL NAME TITLE NAME (as you would like it to appear on badge) COMPANY/FIRM/LAW SCHOOL ADDRESS CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP/POST CODE COUNTRY TELEPHONE FAX Is this the first time you are attending this DRI seminar? o Yes o No First time admitted to the Bar in (Law students include expected STATE/PROVINCE MONTH/DAY/YEAR BAR NUMBER admission date.) o In-house counsel (as defined below**) I am a member of a state or local defense organization. o Yes o No NAME OF ORGANIZATION PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE NUMBER OF ATTORNEYS IN YOUR FIRM OPTIONAL applicants are invited to indicate which one of the following may best describe them: o African American o Asian American o Hispanic o Native American o Caucasian o Other DRI is committed to the principle of diversity in its membership and leadership. Accordingly, DATE OF BIRTH MONTH/DAY/YEAR REFERRED BY (name of DRI member attorney, if applicable) To the extent that I engage in personal injury litigation, I DO NOT, for the most part, represent plaintiffs. I have read the above and hereby make application for individual membership. SIGNATURE REGISTRATION/APPLICATION FEES SEMINAR REGISTRATION: o $745 Member o $975 Non-member o $500 Government DRI Member o FREE Law Student DRI Member o FREE In-House Counsel*** o $695 Special Discount MEMBERSHIP (Check One): o $250 Defense Attorney o $160 Government Attorney o $130* Young Lawyer o $20 Law Student TOTAL: PAYMENT METHOD o My check for (USD) is enclosed. o Please charge my o VISA o MASTERCARD o AMERICAN EXPRESS DATE (all applications must be signed and dated) * Those eligible for Young Lawyer membership will receive a certificate for one free seminar when they join. ** In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is 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. *** Must meet definition and also be a DRI member and a member of DRI s Corporate Counsel Committee Nursing Home B CARD # EXP. DATE SIGNATURE (as it appears on card) Please remit payment by MAIL to: Please remit payment by COURIER to: DRI Eagle Way, Chicago, IL JP Morgan Attn: DRI # S. Dearborn 6th Floor, Chicago, IL PHONE FAX WEB
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