at Harvard Law School
With the inaugural program held at Harvard University in 1990, ATLA's Ultimate was the first of its kind to train trial lawyers in advanced communication skills and trial strategies. Using more than 20 years of ATLA/AAJ research, ATLA's Ultimate remains the national gold standard of trial advocacy programs.
In 2014, the tradition of ATLA's Ultimate continues at Harvard University. The rigorous five-day program delivers the ultimate strategies for jury selection, voir dire, trial psychology, and courtroom communications. It includes a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by a faculty of seasoned trial lawyers with nationally recognized trial consultants and communications experts. Only experienced trial lawyers with more than five jury trials are admitted to the program.
Through hands-on workshops in small groups, you will receive individual attention and critiques of your skills by highly experienced faculty. Your recorded workshops are yours to take home for further study. You will be divided into groups based on factors such as years in practice, experience, and location of your firm, allowing you to work with colleagues of a similar skill and experience level.
"The Ultimate is far and away the best college I have ever attended. The insight that I gained from the lectures and workshops was incredible. I am a better lawyer for attending this college."
—Christopher M. Miller, Pittsburgh, PA, 17 years in practice
"I cannot wait to us the insights and techniques discussed and demonstrated during this course. The difference between the way we do things and the way we should do things could not be more clear after attending this college."
—Michael Lalli, Philadelphia, PA, 7 years in practice
"I was reminded why we do this work. I was supported, encouraged, taught so much that was profoundly helpful. I'm inspired. And, I take on faith the honest invitations by every faculty member that I can call them with questions, concerns, and issues. Thank you so much."
—Emily Joselson, Middlebury, VT, 30 years in practice
Your registration includes:
- Approximately 37 hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of ethics and NCA credits, which can be applied towards AAJ's professional recognition programs
- Recorded workshops with personalized feedback
- Comprehensive reference materials provided on a USB drive
- Complimentary daily continental breakfast and coffee and three lunches
- Networking reception sponsored by Meehan, Black, Boyle & Bogdanow, P.C.
- Closing banquet
Who should attend?
This course is only for dedicated, highly motivated advocates who want to excel and improve their communication and persuasion skills. Invitations are extended exclusively to AAJ plaintiff members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President's Club, and Leaders Forum) with more than five jury trials. Enrollment is limited to 45 attendees.
AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the Sheraton Commander at a special group rate of $259 per night for single or double occupancy, plus 14.45% state sales tax. Additional guests (up to quadruple occupancy) incur an additional fee of $20.00 per guest. The cut-off date for this rate is February 14, 2014. Please contact the Sheraton Commander at 888-627-7121 and request the American Association for Justice group rate, or book online at this link.
16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Cancellations received in writing by March 1, 2014 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received March 2 - March 14, 2014 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college or seminar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received after March 14, 2014 will not be honored. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or email@example.com.
AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.
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