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Think Tank Webinar Series: Crossover Trial Stories that Appeal to Red State and Blue State Jurors featuring Randi McGinn

September 18, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

In September, Randi McGinn will discuss the importance of crafting the trial story in a way that resonates with jurors with diverse backgrounds from both sides of the political aisle and provide insight on: how we are more alike than different, why a red state voter may be your best juror, and how to keep polarizing politics out of the jury room.

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Online registration for this webinar has closed. To register, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791.

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

September 24, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

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.

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

Not an AAJ member? Learn more about AAJ member benefits and how you can join today at www.justice.org/membership.

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Fakers, Posers, and Wannabes: How to Avoid Being Duped By Scientists and Clinicians Misrepresenting the Literature in TBI Cases

September 27, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Learn how to review scholarly articles and catch “red flags” in articles cited by defense experts. Faculty will also discuss how to depose an author, what you can subpoena, and ethical issues that arise in publications.

Registration Fees: $129 for Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

This webinar is for current members of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group only.

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Think Tank Webinar Series: Judo Law and Car Crashes featuring Gary Johnson

October 4, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

In October, Gary Johnson will discuss the importance of identifying experts and avoiding defense minefields in car crash cases. The webinar will also cover the impact of client credibility, social media presence, and preexisting conditions that can negatively impact these cases. 

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.​

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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Your Guide to Hernia Mesh Litigation Webinar

October 10, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join the leaders of the hernia mesh plaintiff bar to learn about the science behind this these dangerous devices. The webinar will provide an overview of the products and defendants in litigation, as well as tips for case selection, discovery strategies, and how it may impact your cases and clients, and the current status of MDLs and state actions.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

October 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018 | Sheraton Music City | Nashville, TN

Focus groups are invaluable tools for finding the key issues and weaknesses in your case before taking it into the courtroom – but they can be time-consuming and expensive to run. AAJ Education’s Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases takes the guesswork out of conducting your own focus groups. At Case Plus, you’ll not only participate in three focus groups, screened and recruited by AAJ staff specifically for your case, you’ll work with an experienced faculty member who will guide you in preparing for your focus groups, asking the right questions, and analyzing the results. And, you’ll get individual instruction in shaping your case presentation using your groups’ feedback. Plus, you can bring an additional member of your trial team at no cost!

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

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Think Tank Webinar Series: The Neuroscience of Social Decision-Making featuring Robyn Wishart

October 16, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The neuroscience of social decision-making lets us, as lawyers, explore and elicit what people really think and want to tell us. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of clean language and metaphors. Explore how both can be implemented to improve your listening skills and in turn, improve your depositions and direct and cross-examinations.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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Specialized Depositions College: Mass Torts

October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018 | InterContinental New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's first ever depositions college for mass tort attorneys. Developed by leaders in the mass tort field, this 2.5 day college is a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and interactive workshops designed to teach you workable techniques to be put into practice immediately.

Registration Fees: $2,095 for AAJ Members

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Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar

October 25, 2018 to October 26, 2018 | W Atlanta - Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

The American Association for Justice®, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), is proud to announce that its Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar is back by popular demand. This program is packed with the latest medical developments and most innovative trial techniques you need to fight for your clients harmed as a result of medical negligence. Gain direct access to experienced trial attorneys and prominent medical experts. You will leave with strategies to earn justice for your clients. This can’t-miss seminar will help you understand the medicine involved in your next medical negligence case.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 20, 2018: $845
AAJ Members after September 20, 2018: $895

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group or the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code MEDATL50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar

November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

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.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members on or before October 5th |  $995 for AAJ Members after October 5

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Think Tank Webinar Series: Body and Emotion featuring Eric Oliver

November 8, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

In November, national trial consultant Eric Oliver will discuss the physical and emotional elements of persuasion and the importance of incorporating framing, mirroring, and modeling emotional reactions into your trial story.

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

November 27, 2018 to November 28, 2018 | Downtown Conference Center | New York, NY

At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation seminars. Without defense attorneys present, our esteemed faculty members can openly discuss trial strategy, techniques, and how to defeat common defenses. Leave with the latest case strategies, and be prepared for the November Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of our networking opportunities.

Registration Fee: $795 for AAJ Members

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Class Action Seminar

December 6, 2018 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

The class action is one of the most powerful legal tools available within our country. It levels the playing field between corporate giants and economically powerless individuals. It brings justice to individuals harmed by mass-produced products or standardized corporate practices. Join us in New York City on December 6 for a one-day Class Action Seminar to learn how you can use this powerful legal tool to help your clients receive justice.

Registration Fees: $645 for AAJ Members on or before October 15, 2018 | $695 for AAJ Members after October 15, 2018

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar: The Power of Persuasion

December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

With a focus on innovative, modern approaches to trial advocacy, this year's program features Mark Lanier on storyboards, Mark Mandell on Case Framing, and it will dig deep into other trial advocacy skills with Greg Cusimano on Winning Case Preparation and Alejandro Blanco on the Trojan Horse Method. Harness the power of persuasion and better connect with judges and juries.

Registration Fees:
On or before October 15, 2018: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for Nonmembers
After October 15, 2018: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for Nonmembers

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Advanced Depositions College

January 18, 2019 to January 21, 2019 | JW Marriott | New Orleans, LA

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.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $2,445

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Marketing & Management Seminar

February 1, 2019 | Loews Miami Beach Hotel | Miami Beach, FL

This year’s annual Marketing & Management Seminar will give you all the tools you need to run a successful practice. Our faculty, comprised of marketing professionals and tech-saavy trial attorneys, will teach you the latest in SEO trends, the pros and cons of case management software systems, must-have apps for plaintiff attorneys, how to maximize your social media accounts using Instagram, Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and more! Plus, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a marketing professional to explore ways to increase your social media presence, cut operating costs, manage your online reputation, or improve your firm’s website. Make the most of your trip to Miami Beach by staying an extra few days and taking advantage of our Winter Convention registration combo package!  

Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members*

*This seminar is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates or Marketing staff may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) with the same firm address who is sponsoring their attendance. 

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Jazz Fest Seminar

May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

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! 

Registration Fees: 
$825 for AAJ Members on or before February 22, 2019
$875 for AAJ Members after February 22, 2019

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.

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. 

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