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Dangerous Products Series: Autonomous Vehicles Webinar

May 5, 2016 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality every day.  These self-driving cars could reduce crash frequency and protect consumers from injuries, but there are many unanswered questions about liability and regulation.  Hear how these changes may affect the general motor vehicle practitioner and the future of motorliability cases.  The faculty will discuss collision frequency and crash litigation, crash technology to avoid, and failure to equip vehicles.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Member: $179
Additional Members using the same computer: $65

Members of the Product's Liability Section save $30 on registration! This discount is not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to receive the discount.

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The Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis: Prosecuting Brain Injuries in the Age of TBI Recognition

May 5, 2016 to May 6, 2016
| The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel | Charleston, SC

With rapidly evolving changes in the science, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, you will need The Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis Seminar: Prosecuting Brain Injuries in the Age of TBI Recognition to successfully prepare you for these challenging cases. This year’s seminar will take your knowledge of traumatic brain injuries to the next level. The faculty is a mix of experienced trial lawyers and prominent medical doctors in fields such as rehabilitation, neuroimaging, and cognitive disorders, coming together to share their advanced expertise in traumatic brain injuries. The topics will go in depth on the current issues affecting TBI cases, including new science discoveries and how contact sports and multiple head injuries can impact the outcome of a case. Day 2 of the seminar is devoted solely to Focus Groups. There will be a live focus group demonstration, mock trial, and a recap to help you put all the pieces together. You will leave Charleston with a clear path on how to win your TBI cases and the advanced tools and knowledge you need to help your clients.

Registration Fees: 
AAJ Members: $895

Bring your partners and associates and save! Receive 50% off the registration fee for each additional AAJ plaintiff attorney or AAJ paralegal affiliate from the same firm.

Housing: AAJ's room block at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel has closed. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations, click HERE or call (866) 781-3643.

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IVC Cordis Litigation Update Webinar

May 18, 2016 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots before they move into the lungs. Cordis®, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson has been linked to several permanent injuries including device migration and organ perforation, severe abdominal and back pain.  Learn about the device, its regulatory history, failure rates, and litigation.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Member: $179
Additional Members using the same computer: $65

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Nursing Home Damages Seminar

May 19, 2016 to May 20, 2016
| Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel | Nashville, TN

If you are involved in Nursing Home litigation, then you know that damages are always an issue. This seminar, presented with the Nursing Home Litigation Group, will delve into building and establishing damages in Nursing Home Litigation. Make sure the jury understands the harm to injured residents and the losses experienced by their families. Find out how to get fair value for the neglect or abuse of the elderly and infirm. Join us in Nashville, Tennessee to network with fellow nursing home attorneys, learn about seeking damages in nursing home cases, and enjoy all that Music City has to offer.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $895

Housing: AAJ's room block at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel is full. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. 

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Marketing and Management Seminar

May 23, 2016 to May 24, 2016
| JW Marriott Chicago | Chicago, IL

AAJ members like you asked for help in promoting their practices, telling their clients’ stories, and more effectively running a law office. This groundbreaking marketing seminar is the result. With topics like How to Avoid Common Marketing Mistakes, Budgeting: How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further, How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) Your Law Practice, and Top 10 Technology Tools to Consider, you will find this program essential to growing your practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before April 18: $645
AAJ Members after April 18: $695

PLEASE NOTE: MOST JURISDICTIONS WILL NOT ACCEPT MARKETING BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR CLE CREDIT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR JURISDICTION DIRECTLY OR CONTACT AAJ’S CLE COORDINATOR TO FIND OUT IF THIS SEMINAR IS AVAILABLE FOR CLE CREDIT IN YOUR JURISDICTION.

Housing: AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the JW Marriott Chicago, 151 West Adams, which is in the Central Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. The special group rate is $319.00 per night, plus state and local taxes, which are currently 17.4%. To reserve a room, please CLICK HERE or call (877) 303-0104 and ask for the American Association for Justice rate. This room block will expire on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar

May 24, 2016 to May 25, 2016
| JW Marriott Chicago | Chicago, IL

At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics and Trends in 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 Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of the networking opportunities.

Registration Fee:
AAJ Members: $695

Housing: AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the JW Marriott Chicago, 151 West Adams, which is in the Central Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. The special group rate is $319.00 per night, plus state and local taxes, which are currently 17.4%. To reserve a room, please CLICK HERE or call (877) 303-0104 and ask for the American Association for Justice rate. This room block will expire on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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Advances in the Science of Decision-Making Since the Jury Bias Model™ Seminar

June 3, 2016 to June 4, 2016
| Marriott Louisville Downtown | Louisville, KY

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Louisville filled with networking, continuing legal education, and fun at the Churchill Downs racetrack! Get two days of in-depth CLE, join your colleagues for a Friday-night mixer in historic downtown Louisville, and head to the races on Saturday afternoon - all included in your registration! Bringing a guest? Email education@justice.org to purchase a guest admission and share the excitement of the tracks and a piece of Kentucky history at the Churchill Downs races 

Registration Fees:
AAJ or KJA Members on or before April 29: $595
AAJ or KJA Members after April 29: $695

Kentucky Justice Association Members can register at the AAJ Member rate! Must call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register as KJA member.

Housing: AAJ Education has a limited number of rooms available at the Marriott Louisville Downtown at a special group rate of $159 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes (currently 16.07%) and fees. The cut-off date for reservations is Thursday, May 5, 2016. For reservations, please click HERE or contact the Marriott Louisville Downtown at 502-671-4266 or 1-800-266-9432 and request the American Association for Justice group rate. Guests are responsible for following the Marriott Louisville Downtown’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation or early departure fees. For changes or cancellations to your reservation, please contact the hotel directly. AAJ is not responsible for late cancellations.

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Advanced Medical Trial Skills College

June 9, 2016 to June 11, 2016
| Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver, CO

AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trial Skills College will better prepare you to represent those who have been harmed as a result of medical negligence. Through a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, and demonstrations, you will work side-by-side with leading trial lawyers and trial consultants in the field. From intake to verdict or settlement, you’ll learn the latest and most innovative techniques to obtain justice for your clients.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before May 18, 2016: $1795
AAJ Members after May 18, 2016: $1995

Housing: 

AAJ has a limited number of rooms at the Grand Hyatt Denver at a discounted rate of $209 per night for single or double occupancy, plus state and local taxes (currently 14.75%) and any applicable service fees and/or hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the event.  The cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  For reservations, contact the Grand Hyatt Denver at 1-800-528-7867 (central reservations) or 480-945-7666 (hotel direct line) and request the Medical Trial Skills College group rate, or book online HERE. Reservations are dependent upon availability. Guests are responsible for following the Grand Hyatt Denver’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation or early departure fees.  For changes or cancellations to your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.  AAJ is not responsible for charges incurred for late cancellations. 

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

June 23, 2016 to June 25, 2016
| Schmidt‐Jones Family Center at FUMC | Austin, TX

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:
On or before May 19: $975 for AAJ Members | $1,255 for nonmembers
After May 19: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

Housing:  AAJ Education has a limited number of rooms at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin at a special group rate of $199 per night for single or double occupancy, plus any applicable taxes and fees.  The cut-off date for reservations is June 1 or until the block is sold out.  Accommodations are based on availability. For reservations, please contact the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin at 800-222-8733 and request the American Association for Justice (AAJ) group rate or book online at THIS LINK.  Guests are responsible for following the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation or early departure fees.  For changes or cancellations to your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.  AAJ is not responsible for charges incurred for late cancellations.

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