Defendants are increasingly challenging personal jurisdiction as a tactic to avoid accountability. Be prepared to confront these challenges head-on with AAJ Education’s An Examination of Personal Jurisdiction Seminar.
This seminar will delve into the history of Personal Jurisdiction; review recent decisions including but not limited to BMS v. Supreme Court (Anderson); evaluate how this may impact your specific practice area including mass torts, class actions, asbestos, products liability, and others; brainstorm strategies for pleadings and discovery; discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court might handle this issue; and discuss long term strategies for plaintiff attorneys.
This timely half-day seminar will take place only one day before AAJ Education’s Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar, and two days before the September JPML Hearing.
AAJ Members: $395
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.
AAJ Members: $695
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.
AAJ Members: $179
Additional members using the same computer: $65
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.
AAJ Members on or before September 9: $1,795
AAJ Members after September 9: $1,995
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.
On or before September 22: $945 for AAJ Members | $1,175 for Nonmembers
After September 22: $995 for AAJ Members | $1,245 for Nonmembers
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!
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.
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 September 29: AAJ Members: $745 | Nonmembers: $895
After September 29: AAJ Members: $795 | Nonmembers: $945
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.
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.
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!
AAJ Members: $6,995
This seminar is the first of a three-part series designed to prepare the plaintiff attorney for a traumatic brain injury case from intake through trial. Part I in the TBI seminar series will focus on the science behind a TBI case. Learn from a mix of leading plaintiff attorneys and medical experts about Diffuse Tensor Imaging, its admissibility, how to bar defense experts from trial, the emerging trend of the neurometabolic cascade, 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.
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.
AAJ Members: $695
Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! If you attend both the Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar and Weekend with the Stars, you will save even more! Discounts not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special offers.
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.
On or before November 4: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for nonmembers
After November 4: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for nonmembers
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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.
AAJ Members on or before December 9, 2016: $2155
AAJ Members after December 9, 2016: $2295
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.
AAJ Members on or before February 3, 2017: $2,345
AAJ Members after February 3, 2017: $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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