The recent changes to Rule 26 of the FRCP are being implemented in different ways throughout the country. Some MDL courts are entering orders that place disproportional requirements on plaintiffs’ counsel to preserve client data (social media pages, email, computer, and cell phones). Join AAJ Education to learn about the current case law, arguments against this kind of abuse, and strategies for collecting this data.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer
Members of the Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code: STEPWEB at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.
Taking and defending depositions are among the most critical skills every trial lawyer needs. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to increase your deposition skills, led by masters of the techniques. Over the course of three days, top trial lawyers guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies.
Registration Fees: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers
The Depositions College is currently full and operating on a waitlist. Email Education@justice.org or call 800-622-1791 for more information.
Learn the science behind the medicine at AAJ Education’s seminar on electronic fetal monitoring in birth injury cases. Designed for plaintiff lawyers with cases involving management decisions based on fetal monitoring strips, this seminar offers a step-by-step guide to understanding the science behind fetal monitoring strips and the impact they have on your cases.
Registration Fees: $1,495 for AAJ Members
Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use discount code TRAUMA50 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
With the inaugural program held at Harvard University in 1990, ATLA's Ultimate was the first of its kind to train trial lawyers in advanced communication skills and trial strategies. Using more than 20 years of ATLA/AAJ research, ATLA's Ultimate remains the national gold standard of trial advocacy programs. In 2018, the tradition of ATLA's Ultimate continues. The rigorous five-day program delivers the ultimate strategies for jury selection, voir dire, trial psychology, and courtroom communications. It includes a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by a faculty of seasoned trial lawyers with nationally recognized trial consultants and communications experts. Through hands-on workshops in small groups, you will receive individual attention and critiques of your skills by highly experienced faculty. Your recorded workshops are yours to take home for further study. You will be divided into groups based on factors such as years in practice, experience, and location of your firm, allowing you to work with colleagues of a similar skill and experience level.
Registration Fees: AAJ Members $2,545
Only experienced trial lawyers with five or more jury trials are admitted to this program. To register, please complete the registration form (download HERE) or call 800-622-1791.
AAJ Education’s Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases returns, with a comprehensive look at the trucking industry and practical aspects of handling a case from client intake through verdict or settlement. This college includes four interactive, small-group workshops where you can work on an active case while receiving practical, hands-on instruction from faculty. Panel discussions, lectures, and demonstrations round out a program designed to immerse you in learning the trial skills you’ll need to successfully manage your clients’ trucking cases. Co-presented with AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group, AAJ’s Litigating Truck Collision Cases is a must-attend for any plaintiff attorney handling trucking litigation.
Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $1,995
Members of the Trucking Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code TRUCKAZ at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings.
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 March Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of our networking opportunities.
Registration Fee: $795 for AAJ Members
Legal writing is an essential, yet frequently overlooked, skill for every trial attorney. Pretrial motions set the tone and can even make or break your case, which is why it is so important to capture the attention of your judge right from the introductory paragraph of your first brief. At AAJ’s Effective Legal Writing Workshop, you will learn how to understand and sympathize with your audience, master a unique writing style, improve your presentation, craft an appealing narrative, and curate the content to keep your reader engaged from beginning to end. This seminar features a mix of lectures and small group workshops to help you receive maximum individualized attention. Whether you are new to the practice of law or a seasoned attorney, this seminar is sure to teach you practical skills to utilize in your practice immediately.
On or before February 14, 2018: $695 for AAJ Members | $845 for non-members
After February 14, 2018: $745 for AAJ Members | $895 for non-members
AAJ Education's Jazz Fest Seminar is back! With an agenda tailored for the motor vehicle attorney, Jazz Fest returns with top-notch education. Learn about the future of the auto practice, hear from seasoned plaintiff attorneys on how to best communicate with jurors and use demonstratives, prepare for settlement with negotiation techniques and lien resolution strategies, and much more. Enjoy New Orleans during its best time of year! From local jazz and zydeco to the biggest headliners in rock, pop, and R&B, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival offers something for every taste in music. This seminar is designed for you to make the most out of your time in the Big Easy. Check out www.nojazzfest.com for the latest performer lineup.
AAJ Members on or before February 6, 2018: $825
AAJ Members after February 6, 2018: $875
Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: MVJAZZ to take advantage of this special offer.
Master the medicine in Ireland! AAJ Education's Mastering the Medicine Seminar is headed to the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, which is located just outside of Dublin. This three-day CLE program is designed to prepare you for your next medical negligence case through a mix of lectures, question and answer sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and learn from some of the leading physicians from outside the U.S., who’ve been published in the world’s medical literature. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to explore the iconic green hills of the Ireland countryside, tour St. Patrick's Cathedral or the Old Jameson Distillery, play a round of golf, or visit Dublin Castle, and earn CLE credits in the same trip!
Registration Fees: $1,395 for AAJ Members
Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code MEDBTLG100 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings.
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. Agenda details coming soon!
AAJ Members on or before February 9, 2018: $1,995
AAJ Members after February 9, 2018: $2,095