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Preparing a Witness for Deposition Webinar

August 31, 2016 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Learn how to prepare witnesses for depositions and practices to incorporate into both lay and expert depositions. Gain practical techniques that will help you master some of the most critical deposition skills such as structuring the deposition of a difficult witness and successful practices for deposing the lay and expert witnesses.

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

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What's Wrong with My Website? Webinar

September 8, 2016 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Learn about common mistakes attorneys make when designing websites and help take your firm’s website to the next level. Gain practical advice to improve the user experience, increase web traffic on search engine results, and incorporate social media into your online presence.

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

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

September 22, 2016 to September 24, 2016
| Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center | Rogers, AR

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

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

September 27, 2016 to September 28, 2016
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

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 Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

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Building Your Case With Powerful Depositions: Strategic Case Planning

October 14, 2016 to October 15, 2016
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Problem deponent? Worried about upcoming depositions? Getting stonewalled? Get help at AAJ Education’s new Building Your Case with Powerful Depositions: Strategic Case Planning, an intense, two-day program for YOUR active case. Bring your case and a second trial team member at no additional cost, and spend two days with highly experience trial lawyers and consultants to map out your depositions strategy, develop your discovery plan, prepare for expert depositions, and craft your case strategy. The help you need, when you need it – Strategic Case Planning

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 9: $1,795
AAJ Members after September 9: $1,995

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Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation

October 27, 2016 to October 29, 2016
| Georgia State University College of Law | Atlanta, GA

Opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments are key trial skills, but are rarely effectively covered in law schools. AAJ Education's Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation focuses on foundational skills through interactive workshops where faculty provide guidance and instant feedback. Learn the critical skills you'll need to excel throughout your career in this intensive program, where you'll work with experienced trial lawyers and consultants.

Registration Fees:
On or before September 22: $945 for AAJ Members | $1,175 for Nonmembers
After September 22: $995 for AAJ Members | $1,245 for Nonmembers

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Nursing Home Litigation Fundamentals Seminar

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016
| Santa Fe Community Convention Center & Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza | Santa Fe, NM

Designed for both the new and experienced nursing home attorney, this seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of nursing home litigation from case evaluation to case resolution.  Faculty members will include a cavalcade of past chairs of AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Group.  For the more experienced lawyer, this seminar will provide an opportunity to brush up and focus on the fundamentals, and the experienced speakers will surely convey a new tactic or two. For those new to nursing home litigation, you will be introduced to the world of nursing home litigation from the best of the best!

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 23: $845
AAJ Members after September 23: $895

Members of AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Effective Legal Writing Workshop

November 3, 2016 to November 4, 2016
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE

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. 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 29: $745
AAJ Members after September 29: $795

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Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma & Medical Negligence Seminar

November 4, 2016 to November 5, 2016
| The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

Co-Presented with: AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group

Learn the latest and most innovative techniques to examine experts, maximize the impact of demonstrative evidence, obtain and use electronic medical records, craft openings and closings, and more. AAJ Education's Medical Negligence Seminar will better prepare you to represent those who have been harmed as a result of medical negligence.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 30, 2016: $845
AAJ Members after September 30, 2016: $895

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group, and Professional Negligence Section can save $100 off registration! This discount is not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiffs' Cases

December 1, 2016 to December 4, 2016
| DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque | Albuquerque, NM

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 Plaintiffs’ Cases takes the guesswork out of conducting your own focus groups. At Case Plus, you’ll not only conduct 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:
AAJ Members: $6,995

Housing:  AAJ Education has a limited number of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque at a special group rate of $139.00 per night for single or double occupancy, plus any applicable taxes (currently 13.19%) and fees.The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, October 31 or until the block is sold out.  Accommodations are based on availability. For reservations, please click HERE or contact the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque at 1-800-584-5058 and request the American Association for Justice group rate.  Guests are responsible for following the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque’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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Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar: Mastering the Science (Part I)

December 8, 2016 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

With rapidly evolving changes in the science, treatment, and rehabilitation of TBI survivors, you will need AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar to successfully prepare you for these challenging cases. The faculty is a mix of experienced trial lawyers and prominent neurologists who will help you leave New York with a clear path on how to win your next TBI case! As a bonus, enjoy beautiful midtown Manhattan during its best time of year! Make a weekend out of your stay by attending AAJ's signature Weekend with the Stars Seminar on Friday, December 9 – Saturday, December 10; finishing up your holiday shopping on Fifth Avenue; experiencing some of the best restaurants in the world in midtown; ice skating in Rockefeller Center; or catching the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar

December 9, 2016 to December 10, 2016
| The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

The American Association for Justice's signature winter event—Weekend with the Stars—is back! Join your colleagues at the exciting Westin New York at Times Square in midtown Manhattan and hear legendary trial attorneys share their experiences and insights gained through hundreds of jury trials. This is your opportunity to get away. Take in a Broadway show, dine in midtown, and shop on Fifth Avenue, as you make the most of your time in New York during the best time of the year.  Prepare for the New Year with a fresh perspective.

Registration Fees:
On or before November 4: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for nonmembers
After November 4: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for nonmembers

Housing: AAJ Education has a limited number of rooms at The Westin New York at Times Square at a special group rate of $389 per night for single or double occupancy, plus any applicable taxes and fees. The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, November 7th or until the block is sold out. Accommodations are based on availability. For reservations, please contact The Westin New York at Times Square at 1-888-627-7149 and request the American Association for Justice (AAJ) group rate.  Guests are responsible for following The Westin New York at Times Square’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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Advanced Depositions College

January 13, 2017 to January 16, 2017
| Westin Canal Place | 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 on or before December 9, 2016: $2155
AAJ Members after December 9, 2016: $2295

Housing: AAJ has a room block at the Westin Canal Place at a special discounted rate of $199 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%) plus any applicable fees. The deadline for reservations is December 12, 2016, and reservations are subject to availability. For reservations, please book online HERE or contact the Westin at 504-566-7006 and request the American Association for Justice room rate. Guests are responsible for following the Westin Canal Place’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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