International Society of Primerus Law Firms
April 26-29, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ
2018 PDI Convocation

April 26-29, 2018
The 2018 PDI Convocation
Presented by
The Defense Institute of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Up to 9 hours of CLE credit
The Fairmont Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona (Map)

$1,599 Member/Client Registration Fee
$1,299 Young Lawyer Registration Fee
$899 Spouse/Guest Registration Fee


The PDI Convocation is an annual “not to be missed” event where you will be able to network with Primerus Members and Clients alike while earning CLE credits.

This year’s topics include panel presentations and discussions on Litigating in the 21st century and focuses on, among other topics, changes in communication, technology, and preparing for the new legal world. Discussions will include updates on the law based on practice area, knowing and being prepared for changed relationships with clients, the uberization of law, the internet of things, a discussion on the ethical implications of these changes, and how artificial intelligence has shaped and will shape the litigation of the future.

Don’t miss the opportunity to re-connect with those you know, and reach out to potential new referral resources.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

An Update in Trends in the Law by Practice Area Including:

Professional Liability,  Premises Liability, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice, Transportation, and Products Liability.  These updates will include conversations on Shared Services Industries, Cyber Liability in Transportation, and Litigation Funding.

CLE will be offered for these presentations. Members and Clients should attend.

PDI Members Only Meeting

PCRI  and Client Only Meeting 

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Uberization of Law

Responding to technology shifts in client relations, client objectives, and the unique advantages of the virtual law firm in preparing for 2020.

Preparing for the Future 

Maintaining and strengthening client relations through updated communication styles, meeting and defining client expectations, and recognizing craft boutique practices

and the advantages of Primerus.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things refers to everyday objects that connect, communicate or transmit information with or between each other through the internet. This discussion will identify some of the examples of IOT items and the concerns that arise out of data collection and cybersecurity issues.

Ethical Implications of the Internet of Things

A discussion on the ethical implications that arise out of the use of Internet of Things and changes in Federal Rules.

Artificial Intelligence and the Effects on Litigation

Daniel Martin Katz, J.D., Ph.D. , and Associate Professor of Law at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent Law,  will present on how technology changes the relationship between clients & lawyers, and even opposing counsel. He will also provide an update in how new technologies play a role in litigation practice.


Please contact Katie Bundyra at, or by phone at 800.968.2211 or 616.454.9939.