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2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting
More information coming soon!

To register for this seminar, please log in to your DRI account. Non-members can create a guest account. If you have any trouble logging into your account, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101.

The 2021 Annual Meeting will convene in both the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which is connected via a short walk through the Prudential Center. 

Hotel Information
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.  The hotel block is limited, and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by  September 15, 2021, to be eligible for the special group rate of $319.00 single/double.  A  small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar.   If the room block capacity is reached on or before September 15, the DRI rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available.  There are two ways to take advantage of the group rate: Reserve online; Or contact the hotel directly at 617.236.2000 and mention the DRI Annual Meeting.

When
10/13/2021 8:00 AM - 10/16/2021 10:00 PM
Where
Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199 UNITED STATES
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Program

   

Thursday, 14 October 2021

 
Internal self-marketing within your law firm is as equally important once you have the job as it was during the interview process. Join this workshop to hear from two law firm experts regarding how to market your talents, successes, and tangible contributions while navigating law firm politics. From the self-review and compensation memo to making sure your day to day successes are recognized, this workshop is essential for individuals who want to increase their compensation and elevate themselves to partnership.

Speakers:
Jennifer P. Keller, Baker Donelson
Richard D. Tucker, Tucker Law Group
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Business Generation Through RFP’s:  The Secret Sauce to Receiving and Responding to Legal RFP’s 
The changing legal environment is leading many companies to select counsel through the Request for Proposal process.  Learn from a law firm rainmaker and in-house corporate counsel how to have more requests land in your in box and the tricks to presenting the most effective RFP response so your firm wins the new business. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear straight from corporate counsel what they are looking for when reviewing your RFP Response. 
 
Speakers: 
Heidi B. Friedman, Thompson Hine LLP 
Katina C. Thornock, Starbucks Coffee Company 

Note:
 This workshop will convene only on Thursday from 3:30 PM–4:30 PM.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Lawyers and law firms are utilizing podcasts to educate, inform, and market their areas of expertise to the masses. Podcasts are also being utilized to create a safe place where lawyers can learn how to navigate common struggles and issues they experience in their practices. Creating a podcast is a new concept for many. This workshop will teach you the tools and steps you should take to create a successful podcast.

Speakers:
Melody Kiella, Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP
Roy D. Prather, III, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Business generation is a necessary skill for any law firm attorney interested in partnership. A successful rainmaker also has more power and options than an attorney with no book of business. Rainmaking is not a skill taught in law school. This workshop is presented by two successful law firm rainmakers who will share the secrets to success in developing business and explain why rainmaking requires more than simply doing a good job on files.

Speakers:
Sheryl J. Willert, Williams Kastner
Benjamin Francis Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

2020 taught us many lessons, one of which is that our use of social media is becoming more relevant and necessary to self-marketing as well as the marketing of our law firms. Social media can also feel like time spent away from other important work. Bring your laptop and join this workshop to learn the practical knowledge needed to enhance the online presence of yourself and your firm in order to maximize your exposure and networking opportunities.

Speakers:
Claire E. Parsons, Adams Law
Winter Wheeler, The Wheeler Firm, LLC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenting a successful defense to a jury involves more than a recitation of facts and witness examination. Learn from two successful and seasoned defense lawyers on the tricks and trades of courtroom tactics and case presentation that can turn your case from an annoying inconvenience to a jury to an exciting story that captures their attention and has them asking for more.

Speakers:
Laura D. Eschleman, Nall and Miller LLP
Jerry D. Hamilton, Hamilton Miller & Birthisel
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Friday, 15 October 2021

 
Diversity and Inclusion and Women in the Law Networking Luncheon, Featuring Justice Dalila Wendlandt

Join your colleagues from the Diversity and Inclusion and Women in the Law Committees for a networking lunch and special presentation by the Honorable Dalila Wendlandt, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who will highlight her career path and experiences rising to the highest court in the state, along with her thoughts on achieving diversity, equality, and justice in the legal profession.

Tickets to the Diversity and Inclusion and Women in the Law Networking Luncheon are $65.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM

Internal self-marketing within your law firm is as equally important once you have the job as it was during the interview process. Join this workshop to hear from two law firm experts regarding how to market your talents, successes, and tangible contributions while navigating law firm politics. From the self-review and compensation memo to making sure your day to day successes are recognized, this workshop is essential for individuals who want to increase their compensation and elevate themselves to partnership.

Speakers:
Jennifer P. Keller, Baker Donelson
Richard D. Tucker, Tucker Law Group
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

This workshop solely for corporate counsel will be an open forum where corporate counsel can privately discuss issues important to them and strategies regarding best practices for the future.

Note: This workshop will convene only on Friday from 3:30 PM–4:30 PM.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Lawyers and law firms are utilizing podcasts to educate, inform, and market their areas of expertise to the masses. Podcasts are also being utilized to create a safe place where lawyers can learn how to navigate common struggles and issues they experience in their practices. Creating a podcast is a new concept for many.  This workshop will teach you the tools and steps you should take to create a successful podcast.

Speakers:
Melody Kiella, Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP
Roy D. Prather, III, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Business generation is a necessary skill for any law firm attorney interested in partnership.  A successful rainmaker also has more power and options than an attorney with no book of business. Rainmaking is not a skill taught in law school. This workshop is presented by two successful law firm rainmakers who will share the secrets to success in developing business and explain why rainmaking requires more than simply doing a good job on files.  
 
Speakers:
Sheryl J. Willert, Williams Kastner
Benjamin Francis Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

2020 taught us many lessons, one of which is that our use of social media is becoming more relevant and necessary to self-marketing as well as the marketing of our law firms. Social media can also feel like time spent away from other important work. Bring your laptop and join this workshop to learn the practical knowledge needed to enhance the online presence of yourself and your firm in order to maximize your exposure and networking opportunities.

Speakers:
Claire E. Parsons, Adams Law
Winter Wheeler, The Wheeler Firm, LLC
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenting a successful defense to a jury involves more than a recitation of facts and witness examination. Learn from two successful and seasoned defense lawyers on the tricks and trades of courtroom tactics and case presentation that can turn your case from an annoying inconvenience to a jury to an exciting story that captures their attention and has them asking for more.

Speakers:
Laura D. Eschleman, Nall and Miller LLP
Jerry D. Hamilton, Hamilton Miller & Birthisel
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

President’s Gala—A Celebration of Leadership

You are cordially invited to join us Friday night as we celebrate DRI and the end of a successful week, recognize our new leaders, and award DRI’s highest honors. The evening will include a cocktail reception and scrumptious dinner featuring the best of Boston cuisine.

This year, we will have a special treat and will feature for the first time our very own DRI band called The Defense Never Rests. This group has been put together under the auspices of DRI member, Michael D. Carter, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, OK. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your colleagues and celebrate the award winners and new leaders on their well deserved achievements.

Tickets to the President's Gala are $100.

Business casual attire (nice jeans are acceptable).
Time
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
6:30 PM

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