Advanced Depositions College | The American Association For Justice

Advanced Depositions College

January 18, 2019 to January 21, 2019
Program Information:

JW Marriott | New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by Synergy Settlement Services and Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Kherkher

​About the College:

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College.  This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.

Built on the fundamentals of AAJ’s Depositions College, the Advanced Depositions College provides an in-depth, cutting-edge approach to perfecting depositions and witness preparation skills. This program features a low student-to-faculty ratio, comprehensive lectures, useful demonstrations, and five workshops—which will be recorded for you to take home—to prepare you for success in depositions and in the courtroom. During the workshops, you will practice your new skills and receive critical feedback from the experienced faculty.

Learn and practice advanced techniques in recorded workshops:

  • Discovery plans and witness goals
  • Lay witnesses: exhaustion, boxing-in, restating and summarizing, nonverbals, mirroring
  • Document discovery/"Death star" depositions
  • Establishing standards of care and conducts
  • Deposing experts

Registration Fees:

​AAJ Members: $2,445

The Advanced Depositions College is full and operating on a waitlist. Email or call 800-622-1791 for more information.

If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for five years or less, you can attend the Advanced Depositions College for 25% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college.) Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791.
Register two or more lawyers from your firm at the same time, and take $70 off the registration fee for each registrant. Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791.​

Hear from Previous Attendees

"[Advanced Depositions] is an amazing learning opportunity for any attorney - regardless of their level of experience.  The information, strategy, and techniques...will change your practice, and the value of your cases, immediately."
—Benjamin Pomerantz, Stamford, CT

“This conference was one of the most beneficial conferences I have ever attended. The tips and guidance were practical and applicable to my area of practice.” 
—Tifanie Owens, Atlanta, GA

"Advanced Depositions...completely opened my eyes to obtaining information for my depositions."
—Christopher Washington, Baton Rouge, LA

“I have been practicing for over 25 years and taken many hundreds of depositions. This course taught me many new techniques that I am excited to implement in my practice. This course keeps you thinking and growing as an attorney.”
—Donna Aversano, Houston, TX

Contact Education 800.622.1791 | 202.965.3500, ext. 8612 |


The cut-off date for reservations at the JW Marriott New Orleans was December 20, 2018.  If you have not yet booked your hotel room, please call 800-622-1791 and we may be able to accomodate additional rooming requests.

JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Toll Free: (888) 364-1200
Local: (504)-525-6500


Your registration includes:
  • 24.75 hours of continuing legal education and NCA credits, including one hour of ethics, which can be applied towards AAJ's professional recognition programs
  • A copy of Advanced Depositions: Strategy and Practice
  • Recorded workshops with personalized critiques
  • Comprehensive reference materials provided on a USB drive
  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast and coffee
  • Networking lunch and reception
Who should attend:

This college is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). 

Program Location:

JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Toll Free: (888) 364-1200
Local: (504)-525-6500


Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, extension 8612.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for CLE/MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  In many jurisdictions, final approval is not available prior to the program and contingent upon approval from state bars and/or MCLE boards.  Total available credit hours may vary by jurisdiction.  AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Coordinator at 800-424-2725, ext. 8335 or 202-965-3500, ext. 9594.​

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. 9594. 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.

Special Assistance:

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.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before January 2, 2019 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing January 3, 2019 – January 10, 2019 will result in a voucher for 50% of the registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college, seminar, or webinar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received within one week of the program will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

Contribute to the AAJ Education Fund:

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Terms and Conditions:

The American Association for Justice reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, refuse entrance to the event and/or remove any individual from the event whose behavior is disruptive and/or is not consistent with the character and purpose of the event. All American Association for Justice badges are the property of the American Association for Justice and must be returned upon request.

By registering for this AAJ Education program, you agree to receive electronic, written, and telephonic communication from AAJ staff regarding the program and to have your name, firm, city, and state included on the participant and exhibitor/sponsor roster.  AAJ may also need to contact you to service your membership record or to provide you with information about your membership, products and services, and advocacy and legislative updates.  By providing your contact information, including phone number, fax number, and email address, you consent and give permission for AAJ to contact you by any of those means, which may include calls to your mobile phone, faxes, or emails. You may contact AAJ at any time to change your preferences.

Event Address:
JW Marriott
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

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