AAJ Education

Events

ERISA Lien Resolution Update Webinar

May 2, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Gain an understanding of ERISA liens and their impact on state anti-subrogation laws, learn tactics for dealing with ERISA Plans attempting to invade your settlement funds, and hear the details of the ten year battle in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen and what Plaintiffs’ lawyers can learn from that case.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $179
Additional Members Using the Same Computer: $65

Program Details (PDF)Register (login required)

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 Connecting with Clients 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: $695

Register for both the Jazz Fest Seminar and the Marketing and Management Seminar and save $100! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 
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.

Program Details (PDF) | Brochure (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

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: $895

Register for both the Jazz Fest Seminar and the Marketing and Management Seminar and save $100! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 
Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and the Spinal Cord Litigation Group save $50!

Program Details (PDF) | Brochure (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

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.

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

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

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

Teamwork, savvy defense, and smart offense can be the difference in your next class action case! This is the time to unite and work together. Step into the future of class actions, and learn practical strategies to work in cooperation with numerous members of the plaintiff trial bar. Share best practices for case selection, pleadings, motions, and discovery; explore upcoming challenges and opportunities in this political landscape; and connect with practitioners from across the country. 

Arrive on May 10, and attend a Networking Welcome Reception hosted by Bailey & Glasser, LLP. 
Join Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein for a Closing Reception at The Hermitage Hotel on May 11th, just following the seminar. 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $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. 

Program Details (PDF) | Brochure (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff 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

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

May 23, 2017 to May 24, 2017
| Omni Mokara Hotel & Spa | San Antonio, TX

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

Program Details (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

Technology in Medical Negligence Cases: Electronic Medical Records Webinar

May 24, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Technology is changing the way medical malpractice cases are investigated and litigated. Attorneys must be cognizant of what to ask for, where to look, how to organize, and how to interpret this data. This program will give you an overview of what to do when dealing with a matter involving electronic medical records, electronic health records, and audits.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $179
Additional Members Using the Same Computer: $65

Program Details (PDF) Register (login required)

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:
$795 for AAJ Members

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

Negotiation Skills Workshop on Settlement & Mediation

June 8, 2017 to June 9, 2017
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Master the art of negotiation during AAJ Education’s Negotiation Skills Workshop for Mediation & Settlement. This cutting-edge program will help you navigate a settlement or mediation with an in-depth discussion on techniques for traditional and modern bargaining, communication methods, different styles and strategies, and more. Learn how to facilitate open communication, prevent common settlement lien issues, and avoid exploitation. This program features a mix of lectures and small group workshops customized by specific areas of practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before May 4: $945
AAJ Members after May 4: $995

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)

Effective Legal Writing Workshop

June 15, 2017 to June 16, 2017
| Gibbs Law Group | Oakland, CA

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:
On or before May 11: $645 for AAJ Members | $745 for non-members
After May 11: $695 for AAJ Members | $795 for non-members

Program Details (PDF)Registration Flyer (PDF)Register (login required)

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

The Depositions College is currently full and operating on a waitlist. Please call 800-622-1791 for more information.

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)Register (login required)