Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar: The Most Powerful and Underutilized Tool | The American Association For Justice

Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar: The Most Powerful and Underutilized Tool

November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018
Program Information:

AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Sponsored by Meta-e Discovery
Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Kherkher

About the Seminar:

People often think Rule 30(b)(6) regarding depositions is only relevant in large federal cases, major corporate litigation, or mass tort cases. That’s a big mistake. A 30(b)(6) deposition is a tool that can enable you to efficiently gather information about a corporation’s systems, policies, or practices. On November 7-8, 2018, AAJ Education is delving deep into the rule at the Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar.

Our faculty will go beyond the basics of the 30(b)(6) deposition and will break down this rule to elucidate and apply its components to real-world case examples for premises liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, truck crashes, medical negligence, bad faith, products liability, and more. You will learn how to simplify e-discovery, by learning the systems before you make your request. By understanding this rule and how it can be used in your practice, you will learn how to establish the foundational questions necessary to build a record to successfully compel production of relevant information.

Hear from Course Advisor Mark Kosieradzki.

Registration Fees:

$995 for AAJ Members 

Online registration for this seminar has closed. Please register onsite at AAJ Headquarters.

If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for five years or less, you can attend this seminar for 50% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college). 
AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by, and attending with, an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address.
Discounts not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of special savings.​

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


Wednesday, November 7

Registration and Welcome Networking Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00am

Morning Session
8:00 - 11:25am
• 30(b)(6): Depositions by Issue Designation
• Duties of Responding Party
• Discovery/Deposition Planning
• Crafting the 30(b)(6) Notice

Lunch Break
11:25am - 12:25pm

Afternoon Session
12:25 - 4:55pm
• Questioning Technique
• Motions to Compel
• Sanction Motion
• The Document Deposition: 30(b)(6), 30(b)(2) & Rule 34
• An ESI 30(b)(6) Deposition to Effectively Pursue Discovery
• 30(b)(6): Data Breach Cases
• 30(b)(6): Trucking Cases

Networking Reception
5:00 - 6:30pm

Thursday, November 8

Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30am

Morning Session
8:30am - 11:30am
• 30(b)(6): Premises/Security Liability Cases
• 30(b)(6): Electronic Medical Records
• 30(b)(6): Nursing Home Cases
• 30(b)(6): Products Liability Cases
• 30(b)(6): Pharmaceutical Litigation
• 30(b)(6): Bad Faith Cases

Lunch Break
11:30am - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:00 - 4:15pm
• Objection: Scope of Inquiry & Deposition Conduct (ethics)
• Binding Effect and Using 30(b)(6) at Trial


We do not have a hotel block for this program. There are several hotels located within walking distance to American Association for Justice Headquarters. We are encouraging our guests to book a room at these hotels.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, D.C./Downtown

Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, D.C./Downtown
500 H Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001
Toll-Free: (877)-399-6024
Local: (202) 289-5959

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Toll Free: (800) 487-2090
Local: (202) 898-9000

Hotel Monaco

Hotel Monaco
700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
Toll Free: (800) 487-2090
Local: (202) 628-7177

Hampton Inn - Convention Center

Hampton Inn – Convention Center
901 Sixth Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Toll Free: (800) 486-7866
Local: (202) 842-2500

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Toll Free: (800) 304-9288
Local: (202) 582-1234


Who should attend:

This seminar is open to AAJ Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney with the same firm address.

Program Location:

AAJ Headquarters
777 6th St. NW
Ste. 200
Washington, DC  20001


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, ext. 8612.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive approximately 10* CLE credits depending on the jurisdiction and will 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 calling the CLE Assistant at 800-622-1791.​

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. 9584. 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 by October 30, 2018, will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing October 31 – November 4, 2018, will result in a voucher for the entire 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 within 48 hours of the program will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which may result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation request to the Registrar at 202-625-7084 or

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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.

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Event Address:
American Association for Justice
777 6th St. NW
Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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