As much as insurers value the opportunity to attend excellent coverage seminars for CE/CLE credit and networking opportunties, the cost of registering can be a deterrent in these times of tightening education and training budgets.
One of the jobs of the DRI Law Institute that I chair has been finding ways to get more in-house people to our programs. Yes, we believe that more outside counsel will also show up if their clients are attending. We also believe, however, that these programs are more interesting and engaging if the full specturm of the defense community is represented. I
Here are three initiatives that DRI is taking to encourage in-house claims people to register:
1. If your companyr schedules a meeting of its panel counsel in conjunction with a DRI seminar, DRI will provide a meeting room and will comp your employees attendance, hotel and travel costs in proportion to the number of people who attend and register. A meeting can range anywhere from 5 people with a cup of coffee to 500 with coffee and cookies. The more people, the greater the comped advantages for your company (see attached flyer).
2. Alternatively, if you are a member of DRI and your duties focus on the hiring or supervision of outside counsel, you may attend any DRI seminar for free. (see attached flyer)
3, Finally, even if you are not a DRI member, you are allowed to attend up to one free seminar a year if a member of DRI who is attending that seminar agrees to sponsor you. (see attached flyer)
I hope to see you at a future DRI seminar. For a list of upcoming programs, go to www.dri.org/events