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Rapid Response: Stockert™ 3T Heater-Cooler System Webinar

March 2, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

The Stockert™ 3T Heater-Cooler System, formerly referred to as the Sorin Heater-Cooler System, is used to regulate a patient’s body temperature during cardioplegic surgeries. This device has been linked to nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections as a result of contaminated water forced through the system. Join us to learn more about this dangerous product, whether you should get involved in this litigation, and, if you do, how to best represent your clients injured by this device.

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

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Minority Caucus Webinar Series: Building Your Practice as a Minority Attorney

March 7, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Join AAJ Education to learn innovative approaches to marketing yourself as a minority attorney. Hear from Minority Caucus leaders Trudy Fenster, Frank Rodriguez, and Tad Thomas as they explore the importance of overcoming bias; becoming active in your community; building strong, resilient relationships; and common marketing pitfalls to avoid.

Co-presented with the Minority Caucus!

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

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Super Sessions Featuring David Ball and Rick Friedman

March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017
| Loews Philadelphia Hotel | Philadelphia, PA

Join AAJ Education for a new seminar featuring David Ball & Rick Friedman, two of the best known names in trial strategy. Joined by renowned trial attorney Chuck Zauzig and trial consultant Artemis Malekpour, David and Rick will focus on crafting a persuasive and focused damages message—a message that connects with and motivates jurors.  Learn to develop a persuasive theme that cuts through everyday static, integrate imaging and storytelling into your trial message, harness the power of listening, and strategize and face problem in your case head on.

Registration Fee:
$995 for AAJ Members

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ATLA's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion

March 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
| Harvard Law School | Cambridge, MA

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 2017, the tradition of ATLA's Ultimate continues at Harvard University. 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 more than five jury trials are admitted to this program. Call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register.

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Rapid Response: Mirena Levonorgestrel-Induced Intracranial Hypertension Litigation Update Webinar

March 16, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer designed to reduce a woman’s risk of pregnancy by slowly releasing hormones. One of these hormones, levonorgestrel, has been linked to an increased risk of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), and produces symptoms that are similar to a growing brain tumor. Join us to learn about these dangerous side effects, whether you should get involved in this litigation, and, if you do, how to best represent your clients injured by this device.

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

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Electronic Data Recovery and Black Boxes Webinar

March 22, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Electronic Data is becoming increasingly prevalent in products liability cases. Join our faculty as they discuss the importance of acquiring and preserving black box data, best ways to extract that data, and how your interpretation of electronic data can support the physical evidence of your case.

Co-presented with the Products Liability Section!  

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

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Nursing Home Depositions College

March 30, 2017 to April 1, 2017
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Expanding on the renowned Trial Advocacy Colleges that AAJ Education has been perfecting for decades, the Nursing Home Depositions College will cover critical deposition skills as well as specific techniques for nursing home abuse and neglect cases. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to improve your deposition skills, led by leaders in the nursing home plaintiff bar. Over the course of two and a half days, top trial attorneys will guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies, preparing you for your next nursing home case.

Registration Fee: $1,195 for AAJ Members

Members of the Nursing Home Litigation Group save $95 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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Social Security Success! Seminar

April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017
| Las Vegas, NV

This year’s Social Security Success! Seminar will guide you through a disability claim from beginning to end. Whether you are new to Social Security disability claims or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone at this year’s seminar.  Learn the nuts and bolts of the social security practice and the secrets to a successful intake; delve into the new evidence rules and recent Social Security Administration rulings; and work through those fee issues that every social security attorney encounters. Back by popular demand, our faculty will be performing live demonstrations of mock hearings so that you can learn, first-hand, how a social security disability hearing works.

Registration Fees:
On or before March 2, 2017: $545 for AAJ Members | $695 for nonmembers
After March 2, 2017: $595 for AAJ Members | $745 for nonmembers

Members of the Social Security Disability Law Section save $50! Discount not available online, must call to register.
Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register.

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Rules of the Road for Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices, featuring Patrick Malone

April 7, 2017 to April 8, 2017
| Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa | Sonoma, CA

Mark your calendars! Based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s Rules of the RoadTM, one of the best-known books on proving liability, Rules of the Road: Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices returns this April. Don’t miss the chance to learn how to apply Rules from Patrick Malone himself, joined by an all-star faculty of renowned trial attorneys from around the nation.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 3, 2017: $895
AAJ Members after March 3, 2017: $995

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Marketing and Management Seminar

May 3, 2017 | The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA

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 Marketing and Obtaining Litigation Leads Ethically, Business Planning 101, How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further, Modern Marketing Techniques, Monitoring and Managing your Online Reputation, Potential Pitfalls of Marketing and How to Avoid Them, How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) Your Law Practice, and A Step-By-Step Look at How to Measure your ROI, you will find this program essential to growing your practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 29, 2017: $645
AAJ Members after March 29, 2017: $695

Register multiple attorneys from your firm and receive $50 discount for each additional attorney! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for group registrations. 

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.

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Jazz Fest Seminar

May 4, 2017 to May 5, 2017
| The Roosevelt New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

 AAJ’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar returns on May 4-5, 2017 with an agenda tailored specifically for the motor vehicle and spinal cord injury plaintiff attorney. Headlined by Dorothy Clay Sims and Patrick Malone, this seminar will cover topics such as Cross-Examining the Difficult Witness using the Rules of the Road™​, Deposition Strategy and Focus Grouping the Motor Vehicle Case, The Importance of Research, How a Traumatic Brain Injury will Impact your Case, Preparing for the PTSD Case, Building Technological Advances into Life Care Plans, a Live ReWalk™ Demonstration, and more! Plus, this faculty includes a medical professional who will conduct one-on-one consultations with attendees throughout the seminar to examine medical documents of any current cases. With this all-star faculty, multiple live demonstrations, and scheduled networking opportunities, this seminar has something for everyone.  Come for the education, stay for the music!

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 30, 2017: $845
AAJ Members after March 30, 2017: $895

Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and the Spinal Cord Litigation Group save $50!

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Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar: Conducting Discovery and Theming your Case (Part II of III)

May 11, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton, DC | Washington, DC

This seminar is the second of a three-part series designed to prepare the plaintiff attorney for a traumatic brain injury case from intake through trial.  In Part I we focused on the science behind a TBI case. In Part II we will cover essential pre-trial steps such as theming your case and discovery tactics. Learn from some of the top plaintiff attorneys across the nation about focus grouping your case, effective ways to collect background data on your defense experts, developing damages during the discovery phase, connecting with millennial jurors, an in-depth look at reviewing medical records, and more! Co-presented by AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, this program was designed specifically for TBI plaintiff attorneys, and it will take your knowledge of traumatic brain injuries to the next level.  

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

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

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The Future of Class Actions: Teamwork, Savvy Defense, and Smart Offense Seminar

May 11, 2017 | The Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN

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 deceitful corporate practices.  Join AAJ Education’s renowned class action faculty to learn how to improve coordination within the plaintiff bar and avoid common pitfalls, considerations for class actions in today’s political climate, and where do we go from here.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before April 6, 2017: $645
AAJ Members after April 6, 2017: $695

Members of the Class Action Litigation Group save $50! Discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this offer. 

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff's Cases

May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
| Omni Jacksonville Hotel | Jacksonville, FL

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 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

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30(b)(6): Deposing the Corporate Representative Seminar

June 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Getting information from corporate adversaries is challenging at best. Harnessing that power of 30(b)(6) requires thoroughly understanding the law, crafting airtight 30(b)(6) notices, and asking the correct questions to build a record to expose the adversary’s obstruction. Rule 30(b)(6) is not just for major corporate litigation. It's not just for Federal court. 30(b)(6) can be used in any case where it is necessary to get information from an organization, regardless of if they are a party! This program will show you how to cut to the chase and get the information necessary to win your case.

Registration Fees:
On or before March 22, 2017: $695 for AAJ Members
After March 22, 2017: $795 for AAJ Members

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

June 22, 2017 to June 24, 2017
| The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown | Minneapolis, MN

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 18, 2017: $975 for AAJ Members | $1225 for nonmembers
After May 18, 2017: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

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