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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Message from Bruce Stern, President, AAJUpdated March 27, 2020 Dear AAJ Members, There is only one AAJ. We are fighters, and AAJ knows how to fight for us and our clients. It is the only national association that combines the community, advocacy, and education that we need now more than...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Message from LInda Lipsen, AAJ CEOUpdated March 20, 2020 Dear AAJ Members, I hope you are safe and taking precautions to protect yourselves, your families, colleagues, and clients. At AAJ, while we are in telework mode, we continue to focus on our three pillars that make AAJ the association...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Washington, DC – Today the American Association for Justice (AAJ) applauds the introduction of the “Ending Passenger Rail Forced Arbitration Act” (S. 3400 / H.R. 6101), a bill that would restore Amtrak passengers’ rights by prohibiting all forced arbitration clauses and joint-action waivers with...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Washington, DC — The American Association for Justice (AAJ) responded to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s request for comments on testing methods for asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc. AAJ, our attorney members and the many cancer victims of asbestos contamination...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Washington, DC – During the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Winter Convention, held this year in New Orleans, AAJ members volunteered their time in the city by assisting Covenant House, a non-profit organization founded to address youth homelessness in New Orleans. “Covenant House offers...
Monday, February 24, 2020
PLEASE CHECK EVENT STATUS BELOW  Updated as of  March 20, 2020    Cancelled:STUDENT TRIAL ADVOCACY COMPETITION Regional Competition Weekend March 12-15, 2020  Cancelled:NLD Phonathon Boston, Mass March 13, 2020 Cancelled:Happy Hour for Justice Boston, Mass Friday, March 13 Cancelled:WTLC...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5801, the Removal Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2020, the first bill to address “snap removal,” a procedural tactic which clogs federal courts with state cases. This wayward practice is the...
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Rob Jackson’s announcement that he will leave the SEC on February 14th to return to teaching: “A tireless champion for policies...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vote to rescind its position on forced arbitration: “EEOC’s rescission of its policy against forced arbitration for bias claims is a...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen regarding the House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy hearing on Examining Carcinogens in Talc and the Best Methods for Asbestos Detection: “AAJ commends...

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