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DRI PROGRAM - Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference

Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference

Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference


DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar has been providing gold standard legal education for over five decades and TheRemsenGroup is renowned for its annual managing partner conferences in Atlanta. Because of the popularity of our inaugural conference in 2016, we have again joined together in 2017 to present at our second conference geared exclusively to managing partners of the defense bar. The conference is open only to DRI members. New this year will be two in-depth, 2–3 hour, single-topic workshops conducted the afternoon before the Friday conference. Attendees can select either of two sessions: “Using Data and Metrics to Enhance Profitability” or “Planning a Successful Firm Culture: Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan for Your Firm.” The keynote address will be by Bill Carter, President and CEO, ALM Media Properties LLC, New York, an accomplished expert in the digital and legal services industry. ALM is a leading provider of news and information for the legal markets with brands that include the American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel,, LegalTech, and the National Law Journal. His address will be followed by a panel of defense bar experts.

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 22, 2017. Cancellations received after August 22 and on or before August 29, 2017, will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after August 29 will not receive a refund, but 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 (312.795.0747) or email (seminars@dri. org) to DRI’s Accounting Department. Processing of refunds will occur within four weeks after the date of the seminar. 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.



9/14/2017 - 9/15/2017
The Gwen Hotel
521 Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Save $100 when you register by August 22, 2017. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, networking receptions and lunch. 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 22, 2017 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after August 22, 2017, will be processed on-site. Open to Managing Partners and high-level decision-makers. Space is limited to 100 attendees and will be registered on a first-come first-served basis.
9/14/2017 2:00 PM - 9/15/2017 3:30 PM
9/14/2017 2:00 PM
The business of law is changing at a record pace. To remain viable firms must understand the significant internal and external factors affecting our businesses. Clients demand efficiency, better legal product, and lower cost. To compete in this market, firms cannot continue the traditional business-asusual mode. This workshop will focus on the following:
  • understanding client demands, including efficient case handling and early resolution;
  • capturing data to improve individual and firm efficiencies;
  • understanding disruptors and existing threats to traditional law firms;
  • gaining a competitive marketing advantage through understanding and utilizing internal and external metrics; and
  • improving profitability through efficiencies such as technology, staffing ratios, outsourcing, and leverage.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9/14/2017 2:00 PM
In today’s increasingly competitive market for legal services, every law firm needs a firm-wide strategic plan. It should be simple, realistic, and achievable. A good, successfully implemented plan builds cohesiveness, improves profitability, and creates a more sustainable law firm. It lives, breathes, and guides firm decisions. Yet, many firms don’t have strategic plans. And many firms with plans admit failing on their goals and objectives. In this practical workshop, attendees will learn the following:
  • why firms need strategic plans;
  • how to sell the strategic planning process to your partners;
  • how to embark on the strategic planning process;
  • what strategic objectives insurance defense firms are chasing; and
  • the keys to successful implementation.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9/14/2017 2:00 PM

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