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2024 PDI Convocation Registration


The PDI Convocation is an annual event where you will be able to network with Primerus members and clients alike while earning continuing education credits in your field.

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

April 18-20, 2024  Monterey, California – Monterey Plaza Hotel

$2,029 Member Registration Fee
$1,799 Second Member Registration Fee
$1,099 Member Spouse/Guest Fee
$1,999 Client Registration Fee
$1,099 Client Spouse/Guest Fee

2024 Convocation Hotel 1


Thursday, April 18th

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDI Members Only Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PCRI and Client Only Meeting
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Community Service – Beach Cleanup with Save Our Shores – Del Monte Beach at Wharf II
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Friday, April 19th

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for Seminar Attendees
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Spouse/Guest Breakfast 
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

President’s Remarks
John C. "Jack" Buchanan – Primerus President and Founder (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Attendee Introductions and Introduction of CLE Program
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Artificial Intelligence: How to Use it and What to be Aware of
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon Employment: What You Can and Cannot Do in the Workplace
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Whale Watching Private Charter
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monterey Bay Guided Kayak Tour
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Golf at Del Monte
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Women Lawyers Section Hosted Social Gathering
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

Saturday, April 20th

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast for Seminar Attendees
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Mediation: Looking at the Process from a Mediator’s Perspective
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Mitigate Risk of Nuclear Verdicts
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon Changes in the Legal Landscape: The View from the Bench
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Point Lobos State Reserve Guided Hike
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cocktails & Dinner

Leisure Activities

2024 Convocation - Leisure Activity - Whale Watching

Whale Watching Private Charter

Friday, April 19th
1:30 pm start / 4:45 pm end
40 spots - $116 each

Monterey Bay is the premier destination for whale watching all year! The trip is narrated by a marine biologist or naturalist who provides educational and interesting information about whales, dolphins, and a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition to teaching about the wildlife, the marine biologists and naturalists will provide information about the natural history of the local area and talk about conservation. While out on the ocean, the marine biologists and naturalists are also collecting sighting data for scientific research. Group transportation to and from the Fishermans Wharf is provided.

Attire: Wear layers as the boat ride can be windy

Monterey Bay Guided Kayak Tour

Friday, April 19th
2:00 pm start / 4:00 pm end
20 spots - $85 each

2024 Convocation - Leisure Activity - Kayaking

Knowledgeable docents will share information about the ecology of the Bay, the history of the area, and the biology and habits of our varied marine life. In abundance along the shoreline are harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and many species of marine birds. At different times of year, you might see jellyfish or even an occasional whale!

  • Experience the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary
  • Otters, harbor seals and sea lions on every tour
  • Tours are two hours in duration
  • Tandem kayaks are “sit on top” design
  • Dry bags are included for any electronics
2024 Convocation - Leisure Activity - Golf

Golf at Del Monte

Friday, April 19th
Tee Times: 2:30 pm, 2:40 pm, 2:50 pm
12 slots - $125 each
$25 cart fee per person
Rental clubs are $70.69 per set and there are no rental shoes available.

“An Enduring Favorite Since 1897”
Del Monte is a landmark course that has played an instrumental role in popularizing golf out West since its inception in 1897. The birthplace of the California State Amateur and the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi retains much of that classic charm today, challenging the game’s best golfers with its small, sloping, old-school greens.

Originally designed as a nine-hole course in 1897 by Charles E. Maud and expanded to 18 holes in 1902, Del Monte promptly attracted the game’s best players. The course’s Del Monte Championship was so highly regarded that many considered the champion to be the best golfer in the state. When the California State Amateur was founded in 1912, Del Monte was the natural choice to host it. Del Monte was also selected to host the 1916 Western Amateur, marking the first time one of the era’s biggest national amateur events was played west of Colorado.

Afternoon Trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea

Saturday, April 20th
12:30 pm departure /3:35 pm return
24 spots - $30 each

2024 Convocation - Leisure Activity - Carmel by the Sea

Enjoy lunch at Hog’s Breath Inn and then explore the beach city, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages and galleries of its village-like center. There are boutiques and charming courtyards and passageways to stroll through.

2024 Convocation - Leisure Activity - Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Reserve Guided Hike

Saturday, April 20th
1:30 pm departure / 4:30 pm return
15 spots - $98 each

Point Lobos is a local treasure; join our guides on a walk through the diverse landscape of Point Lobos. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora and fauna of both land and sea. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales (from December to May). Thousands of seabirds also make the Reserve their home. Hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves.

Attire: active wear and closed toe shoes

  • Most of the trail is at sea level following the coast On a scale of 1 to 10 for intensity, it is about 2 to 3
  • Local and knowledgeable docents
  • The park has over 22 trails that intertwine with each other to create a unique experience.

Register Today!

Contact Katie Bundyra at or by phone at 1.800.968.2211 or 1.616.454.9939.