Weekend with the Stars Agenda

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Weekend with the Stars Agenda 

Program Information



AAJ Members: $695
Nonmembers: $795

You can attend your first AAJ Education Seminar at 50% off, if you are an AAJ member & have been admitted to the bar for five years or less. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).  

AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney at the same firm.

CLE Credits: 12.25, including 1 hour of ethics

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All cancellations for our programs must be submitted in writing.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Moderator: Michael E. Jaffe, NY

Registration and Exhibitor Networking
(American Breakfast Available)
7:00 – 8:00 am 

Morning Session
8:00 am – 12:30 pm 

Warp Drive Demonstrative Evidence
Randi McGinn, NM

Applying Psychological Principles to Enhance Direct Examination
Howard L. Nations, TX

Achieving Justice in an Unjust World—The Art of Storytelling
Russ M. Herman, LA

Persuading the Conservative Juror
R. Rex Parris, CA

A Collective Voice for Justice
Linda A. Lipsen, DC
Mary Alice McLarty, TX

Forget Everything You’ve Learned About Depositions
Mike Papantonio, FL

Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:00 pm

Lunch Buffet Available
12:30 pm

Powertools for Juror Decision Making
John F. Romano, FL

Representing Victims of Hurricane Sandy: Obtaining Justice From Insurance Companies
Soren E. Gisleson, LA

Trapping the Defendant with the Rules of the Road Technique
Patrick Malone, DC

Legal Ethics of Computing in the Cloud and Social Media (ethics)
Tad Thomas, KY

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Moderator: Jackalyn A. Olinger, MO

Continental Breakfast Available
7:00 – 8:00 am 

Morning Session
8:00 am – 1:00 pm  

Winning Big—Lose the Medical Bills
James B. Lees, Jr., WV

Empowering Jurors
Carl Bettinger, J.D., M.D., NM

Damages for the Elderly
Mark Kosieradzki, MN

Summation:  Motivating the Jury
Thomas W. Malone, GA

The Zimmerman Trayvon Martin Case
Daryl D. Parks, FL

Point and Click Medicine:  How Mistakes are Made (and Caught) in the Age of Computerized Medical Records
Thomas R. Kline, PA 


MCLE/NCA Requirements
Earn approximately 12.25* CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics, to be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition programs. to learn more about AAJ's Professional Recognition Programs, Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) and Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) visit www.justice.org/recognition or call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Assistant at 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8335.

The Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) provides Advocate, Fellow, and Diplomate recognition to AAJ members. To gain ARP credits, submit a certificate of attendance for every seminar, college, and convention you attend.

* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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