DRI's 2017 Annual Meeting is blowing into Chicago, IL, Oct. 4-8, 2-17. The landscape, architecture, culture, history and charm of Chicago make it the perfect city to host more than 1,000 defense attorneys looking for an opportunity to ENGAGE, LEARN, CONNECT and GROW!
The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting is "Connecting for Results". Participating in this year's annual meeting will provide an opportunity to ENGAGE through presentations from the world's foremost authorities on the legal landscape, the Supreme Court, foreign affairs, politics and so much more. You will LEARN about developing legal topics while earning up to 12.0 hours of CLE credit, including up to 3.0 hours of ethics credit. You will also have the chance to CONNECT with more than 1,000 DRI members from across the country in DRI's hometown. And more importantly, you will have opportunities to join substantive law committees and get more involved in DRI which will allow you to GROW personally and professionally.
Some of the headliners for the 2017 Annual Meeting include:
Eric H. Holder, Jr., Former U.S. Attorney General, will provide an analysis of the State of the Legal Profession including many important issues arising from the intersection of law and public policy.
Jeffrey R. Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst, CNN Worldwide, Staff Writer at the New Yorker, Author who will provide an insightful and compelling look at the changes and makeup of the new Supreme Court.
John O. Brennan, Former Director of the CIA, will provide a look at National Security and Foreign Affairs.
Richard W. Painter, S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School, will take a look at the need for ethics and lobbying reform stemming from the level of trust we place in our elected officials.
Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune and Sonja R. West, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law will speak on a panel moderated by Katie S. Phang, Berger Singerman LLP, Legal Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC. The panel will discuss the media's role in informing the American public and the importance the medial plays in a healthy democracy. (Please note this is a ticketed event.)
There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to get together with your friends and colleagues at the networking events. The highlight of the events will be the Thursday night reception at The Field Museum where you can see a dinosaur skeleton, explore ancient Egypt, examine the complexities of our own DNA, and explore the many wonders of the world that we live in.
As a past attendee, you know that the Annual Meeting is the most anticipated DRI event; this year is no different. We promise that you will make new contacts, connect with old friends, strengthen existing relationships, and grow personally and professionally. Check out the video for more detailed information (Hit Ctrl and click on the video).
DRI's 2017 Annual Meeting October 4, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, 301 E North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 464-1000. *Contact the hotel to reserve your room soon, this is the same weekend as the Chicago Marathon.
In this jam packed seminar you will have the opportunity to earn up to 12.0 hours of CLE credit including up to 3.0 hours of ethics credit. While attending educational programming that is outstanding and relevant you will have the opportunity to learn how to get more involved and strengthen relationships with peers nationwide.