Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But Are Too Afraid to Ask) Seminar | The American Association For Justice

Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But Are Too Afraid to Ask) Seminar

July 26, 2019
Program Information:

San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, CA

Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group and CAMG
Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Hart

​About the Seminar:

The skills and knowledge necessary to approach a mass tort case are not taught in law school, and the complexity of these cases and unique procedural issues provide challenging barriers for attorneys looking to break into the field. Developed by leading mass tort litigators, this seminar will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. Arrive in San Diego a day early and start your Annual Convention off with a deeper understanding of mass torts.

Participate via Livestream - Watch Remotely in Real Time:

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Registration Fees:

AAJ Members: $395
Price applies to both in-person and livestream attendance. 

Bundle Discount: Register for AAJ’s 2019 Annual Convention and add on the Mass Torts Seminar for only $150! Discount available through AAJ Convention Registration or call AAJ's Meetings and Conventions Department at 800-424-2725, ext. 8613 to take advantage of this 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. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college). Discount not available online, please call AAJ Education to take advantage.
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. Discount not available online, please call AAJ Education to take advantage.

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


Friday, July 26

Registration and Welcome Networking Breakfast
8:15 - 8:45am

Morning Session: Nuts and Bolts of Mass Tort Litigation
8:45am - 12:15pm
• Mass Torts for the Masses
• MDL 101
• Best Practices of Mass Tort Client Management 101
• Can I Litigate a Mass Tort in State Court?
• Best Practices for Amassing the Masses (Ethics Credit)

Lunch Break 
12:00 - 1:15pm

Afternoon Session: Practical Considerations for Taking on a Mass Tort Case
1:15 - 2:30pm
• The End Game: How to Wrap up Your Cases
• Common Benefit Fees

Invited Faculty:

Kimberly D. Barone Baden

Kimberly D. Barone Baden
Motley Rice, LLC
Mt. Pleasant, SC 

Ed Blizzard

Ed Blizzard
Blizzard Law, PLLC
Houston, TX 7

Michael G. Daly

Michael G. Daly
Pogust Millrood
Conshohocken, PA 

Sindhu S. Daniel

Sindhu S. Daniel
Baron & Budd, PC
Dallas, TX 

Yvonne M. Flaherty, course advisor

Yvonne M. Flaherty
Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN 

Peter J. Flowers

Peter J. Flowers
Meyers & Flowers, LLC
St. Charles, IL 

Brenda S. Fulmer

Brenda S. Fulmer
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
West Palm Beach, FL 

Kate E. Jaycox, course advisor

Kate E. Jaycox
Robins Kaplan LLP
Minneapolis, MN 

Robert K. Jenner

Robert K. Jenner
Jenner Law Firm
Baltimore, MD 

Rayna E. Kessler

Rayna E. Kessler
Robins Kaplan, LLP
New York, NY 

Sarah R. London

Sarah R. London 
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
San Francisco, CA 

Shannon M. Lukei

Shannon M. Lukei
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
Newport Beach, CA 

Tobias L. Millrood

Tobias L. Millrood
Pogust Millrood
Conshohocken, PA 

Amber M. Pang Parra

Amber M. Pang Parra
Justinian & Associates, PLLC
San Antonio, TX 

Ellen Relkin

Ellen Relkin
Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
New York, NY 

Jessica T. Sizemore

Jessica T. Sizemore
Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego, CA 

Lindsay R. Stevens

Lindsay R. Stevens
Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego, CA 

Aimee H. Wagstaff, course advisor

Aimee H. Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff
Lakewood, CO 


The Everything You Want to Know About Mass Torts (But are too Afraid to Ask) Seminar will be held the day before the 2019 AAJ Annual Convention. There are several housing options close to the convention center. 


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:

San Diego Convention Center Corporation
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


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.

If I cannot participate on the scheduled date are recordings available?:

Recordings of this seminar are available for purchase through our audio/video provider PlaybackAAJ.  Please call 800.241.7785 or click HERE to place your order. Fulfillment of orders will occur one week after the program date.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive approximately 6* 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 July 18, 2019 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing July 19-23, 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 48 hours 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 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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