Jazz Fest Seminar: Auto and Truck Litigation | The American Association For Justice

Jazz Fest Seminar: Auto and Truck Litigation

May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019
Program Information:

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by Robson Forensic and Physician Life Care Planning
Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Kherkher
Co-presented with AAJ’s Motor Vehicle, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Trucking Litigation Group

​About the Seminar:

AAJ Education’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar is back and better than ever! Teaming up with the Trucking Litigation Group and the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section, this program will provide you with the latest courtroom litigation strategies for representing victims of motor vehicle and truck crashes. A faculty of experienced trial lawyers and consultants will offer advanced tools and tactics to utilize in your next case. Ensure that your client obtains justice by learning from the best at this cutting-edge seminar. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to enjoy the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! 

Board of Governors & Committee Meetings: May 3-4, 2019
These meetings are not included in the Jazz Fest CLE registration and are for committee and Board of Governors members only. 

Registration Fees:

AAJ Members: $875 

Online registration for this seminar has closed. You can still register onsite at the Sheraton New Orleans. 

Members of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section or Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: JAZZAAJ to take advantage of this special offer.

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. (Not combinable with other discounts. 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 | education@justice.org


Thursday, May 2

Theme: Hot Topics in Motor Vehicle and Trucking Litigation

Registration/Welcome Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30am

Morning Session
8:30am - 12:15pm
• Transforming the Crash Reconstruction Experience with Drones
• What are Chameleon Carriers and how to Expose Them?
• The Inside Scoop: Working with Insurance Adjusters
• 8 Common Mistakes in Settlement Brochures and how to Avoid them
• What will my Job Look Like in 10 Years? Driverless Cars and the Future of Motor Vehicle Litigation
• Current Challenges in Washington, DC

Networking Lunch
12:15 - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:00 - 3:00pm
• Focus Grouping your Settlement Demand

Friday, May 3

Theme: Winning Techniques

Registration/Welcome Back Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am

Morning Session
9:00am - 12:30pm
• Russ Herman on the Art of Advocacy
• Lessons Learned from a Negligent Entrustment Verdict: Holding the Employer Accountable
• Telling the Winning Story at Trial
• Flipping the Script on Defendants: Investigating and Preserving Social Media, Emails, and Texts

Neworking Lunch
12:30 - 1:15pm

Afternoon Session
1:15 - 3:00pm
• Focus Grouping Your Motor Vehicle or Trucking Rear End Collision Case


Invited Faculty:

Joseph Camerlengo

The Truck Accident Law Firm
Jacksonville, FL

Russ Herman

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Daniel Hinkle

American Association for Justice
Washington, DC

Kate Harvey Lee

Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Peter J. Kestner

McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Rena Leizerman

E.J. Leizerman & Associates, LLC
Toledo, OH

Kenneth H. Levinson, course advisor

Levinson & Stefani
Chicago, IL

Linda Lipsen

American Association for Justice
Washington, DC

Patrick Luff

Winckler & Harvey, LLP
Austin, TX

Artemis H. Malekpour

Malekpour & Ball Consulting
Chapel Hill, NC

Marion Munley

Munley Law
Scranton, PA

Matthew A. Nace, course advisor

Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Washington, DC

Eric Penn

Penn Law Firm
Jacksonville, FL

Jessica Pride

The Pride Law Firm
San Diego, CA

Jesse Wilson

Tell the Winning Story
Colorado Springs, CO


AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at a special group rate of $239.00 per night for single and double occupancy, $264 for triple occupancy, and $289 for quadruple, plus any applicable taxes (currently 13.45%) and fees. To reserve a room, CLICK HERE or call the Sheraton reservation line at (888) 627-7033 and state that you are booking with the American Association for Justice. For cancellations or alterations to existing reservations contact the hotel directly. AAJ is not responsible for cancellation or early departure fees.

The cut-off date for reservations at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is April 9, 2019.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Toll Free: (888) 627-7033 | Local: (504) 525-2500


Who should attend:

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

Program Location:

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Toll Free: (888) 627-7033
Local: (504) 525-2500


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 11* 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 in writing on or before April 24, 2019 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing April 25 - 29, 2019 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 received within 48 hours of a 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 education@justice.org.

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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:
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

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