Complimentary Membership Webinar: Four SCOTUS Cases to Watch in the 2018 Term | The American Association For Justice

Complimentary Membership Webinar: Four SCOTUS Cases to Watch in the 2018 Term

September 24, 2018
Program Information:

Sponsored by Burford Capital

About the Webinar:

Tune in to hear from experienced faculty as they discuss select cases coming up in the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Term and how they will impact plaintiffs now and in the future. 

Air and Liquid Systems v. Devries - Foreseeability in products liability cases​

New Prime v. Oliveira - Enforceability of forced arbitration contract provision ​

Frank v. Gaos - Cy pres awards in class actions 

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela - Authorization of class arbitration 

Registration Details:

This webinar is offered as a complimentary benefit to the first 300 AAJ members to register. 

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Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |

  • Frank v. Gaos
  • Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela
  • New Prime v. Oliveira
  • Air and Liquid Systems v. Devries
Invited Faculty:

Amy Brogioli

Amy Brogioli is a Staff Attorney at the American Association for Justice. She tracks cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and writes Amicus Curiae Briefs. Prior to joining AAJ, Ms. Brogioli specialized in family law at Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC. He focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation on a wide range of issues, including constitutional law, class actions, and consumers’ and workers’ rights.  He is currently a 2018-2019 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School and has previously taught courses on public interest law and appellate advocacy as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and American universities. Mr. Gupta is a member of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Business Tort Section; Amicus Curiae Committee; and Legal Affairs Committee. Gupta Wessler PLLC is located in Washington, DC.

J.D. Hays, Jr.

J.D. Hays, Jr. is the senior attorney at Taylor King Law’s Springdale, Arkansas office. Mr. Hays is a member of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and Trucking Litigation Group. He serves on AAJ’s Board of Governors, the AAJ PAC Task Force, the Public Education Committee, the Trial Lawyers Care Committee, the Voter Protection Committee, the Membership Oversight Committee, and donates to AAJ PAC. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Public Justice Foundation, and the Pound Civil Justice Institute. Taylor King Law has offices in Arkadelphia, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Springdale, and West Memphis, Arkansas.

Gerson H. Smoger, Ph.D.

Gerson H. Smoger, Ph.D. focuses his practice on personal injury and consumer litigation. Dr. Smoger currently serves on the boards of Public Citizen, Public Justice (as a past President) and Physicians for Human Rights, as a trustee of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, and as Chair of Legal Affairs for the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He also is a co-sponsor of a national law school competition (the “Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest”). Dr. Smoger is a member of AAJ’s Legal Affairs Committee; Litigation Group Leaders Council; and Amicus Curiae Committee. Smoger & Associates, P.C. is located in Dallas, Texas.

Jeffrey R. White

Jeffrey R. White is the Senior Counsel for Amicus Curiae for the Public Affairs Department at the American Association for Justice (AAJ).


Program Location:

This webinar streams online through GoToWebinar software.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
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Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email within one day of registration. Access instructions, course materials, and CLE information for this webinar will be sent to you via email one day before the program.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

This webinar is currently is the process of being credited for 1 hours of CLE credit.

Please Note: Contact your state CLE administrator to determine whether it accepts webinars for mandatory CLE credit. Earn approximately 1.5* CLE credits to be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition programs. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. CLE questions may be addressed by reading our FAQ or by calling the CLE Assistant at 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 9594.

*This webinar is pending CLE accreditation in the following states: CA, GA, IL, OH, PA, and TX. Members in other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply for self-study credit.

*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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No refunds or vouchers for cancellations. Your registration fee may be applied towards the purchase of the audio recording upon request, provided the request is made in advance of the webinar.

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