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Jazz Fest Seminar Agenda 

Program Information

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Registration Fee: $725

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 college and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by, and attending with, an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, or Leaders Forum) with the same firm address.

CLE Credits: 14.25

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All cancellations for our programs must be submitted in writing.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 – 8:45 am

Morning Session
8:45 am – 12:15 pm

Junk Science Defenses:  Malingering, Biomechanists, and DME’s
Morgan Adams, TN

Biomechanists:  Good, Bad, Ugly
Mariusz Ziejewski, Ph.D., ND

Using Accident Reconstruction—When, How, and Why
The Honorable Bill Henry, TX

Rules in Voir Dire, Preliminary Jury Instructions, & Opening
Joseph A. Fried, GA

Networking Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session
1:15 – 5:00 pm

Rules for Trucks & Buses—FMCSR/Industry Standards/HOS/DQ
Timothy D. Lange, KY

Experts Using Rules to Prove the Truck/MVA Case
Jeanmarie Whalen, FL

Every Motor Vehicle Collision Case Could Be a Traumatic Brain Injury or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Bruce H. Stern, NJ

Bystander Plaintiffs to Trucking Negligence
Jacob Vigil, NM

The Role of Risk and Coincidence in Proving Causation in Automotive Litigation
Michael D. Freeman, MedDr., Ph.D., MPH, OR

Life Expectancy Projections: Why Everyone’s Doing it Wrong
Michael D. Freeman, MedDr., Ph.D., MPH, OR
Friday, April 25, 2014
Morning Session (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:45 am – 12:30 pm

David Ball on Rules/Reptile/Themes, Voir Dire, and Opening
David Ball, Ph.D., NC

Fact Pattern Workshop
David Ball, NC

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session
1:15 – 5:00 pm

Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Imaging for the Traumatic Brain Injury or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Randall Benson, M.D., MI

Challenges Ahead in Washington, DC
Linda Lipsen, DC

Damages Matrix
Charles J. Zauzig, III, VA

Witnesses/Closing and Damages
Gary C. Johnson, KY

Question and Answer Panel
Daniel J. Buba, IN
Robert L. Collins, TX
Joseph A. Fried, GA
Gary C. Johnson, KY
Bruce H. Stern, NJ

MCLE/NCA Requirements

Earn approximately 14.25* CLE credits, to be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition programs. For information about AAJ’s professional recognition programs, visit www.justice.org/recognition. 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.

Click here to learn more about AAJ's Professional Recognition Programs, Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) and Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA), or call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612.

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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