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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

September 19, 2019 to September 21, 2019 | Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites | Chicago, IL

Taking and defending depositions are critical skills for every trial lawyer.  AAJ Education’s Depositions College combines lectures, demonstrations, and small-group, interactive workshops led by experienced faculty to give you practical, proven techniques that you can apply immediately to your practice. You’ll receive individual attention and skill critique in a supportive, responsive environment with colleagues at a similar skill and practice level.

Registration Fees: $1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for nonmembers

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Complimentary Membership Webinar: Combating Defense Attacks on the Basis of Personal Jurisdiction

September 23, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

In recent years plaintiffs have faced jurisdictional challenges in cases which historically would have stayed in state courts. These challenges make it increasingly more difficult for citizens to access the civil justice system. Join AAJ Education for our complimentary membership webinar on personal jurisdiction including overviews of ground shifting SCOTUS decisions, approaches to jurisdiction risks, and the long-term impact of Bristol-Meyers on mass class action cases. Hear from experienced trial lawyers on their approaches to overcoming complex jurisdiction challenges.

Registration for this webinar is complimentary for the first 300 AAJ Members to register. 

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Rapid Response Webinar: Takeaways from the $229 Million Birth Injury Verdict Against Johns Hopkins

September 24, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

When a mother presented to Johns Hopkins Medical Center at 25 weeks’ gestation with preeclampsia, healthcare providers erroneously assessed fetal well-being and  failed to order a c-section, leading to a catastrophic brain injury to the baby. Hear from Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith—the attorneys who secured a $229.6 million jury verdict for the mother and her daughter—discuss lessons learned from Byrom v. Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Members of AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group or Professional Neglignce Section save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code HOPK50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Lessons Learned from Major Nursing Home Verdicts Webinar

September 25, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Experienced nursing home trial lawyers will share key takeaways from their recent major verdicts. Ed Dudensing will speak about his $42.5 million jury verdict against Eskaton after a death from routine drugging without consent. Tad Thomas and Brian Jasper’s client was recently awarded $2.2 million in a jury verdict in a case involving relocation stress syndrome.

Registration Fees: $129 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Members of AAJ's Nursing Homes Litigation Group save $30 on this webinar! Enter promo code NHVRDT at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

October 10, 2019 to October 13, 2019 | Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel | Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

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Strategies and Tactics to Beat the Big Bus Operator Webinar

October 16, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join experienced attorneys Kate Harvey-Lee, Allan Siegel, Morgan Adams and Robert Collins for a discussion on litigating cases against bus carrier companies. Topics will include Commercial Driver’s License Rules, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Industry Standards unique to Buses, as well as special strategies for cases involving Greyhound, Trailways, Jefferson Line and other big bus companies.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Members of AAJ's Bus Litigation Group save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code 50BUS at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Mastering the Medicine Seminar: Birth Injury and Medical Negligence

October 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019 | The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel | Atlanta, GA

The American Association for Justice® is proud to announce that its Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar is back by popular demand. This program is packed with the latest medical developments and most innovative trial techniques you need to fight for your clients harmed as a result of medical negligence. Gain direct access to experienced trial attorneys and prominent medical experts. You will leave with strategies to earn justice for your clients. This can’t-miss seminar will help you understand the medicine involved in your next medical negligence case.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members

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Specialized Depositions College: Trucking

October 24, 2019 to October 26, 2019 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Whether you’re a beginner in the field or are a veteran of trucking deposition, our Specialized Depositions College will help you build the skills you need to stand out from the crowd. This program will feature sessions on deposing safety directors using the FMCSA rules, techniques of exhaustion, boxing-in, and summarization, along with various methods to depose drivers. Learning-by-doing! Practice skills during interactive, small-group workshops, and benefit from personalized feedback and coaching.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $1,395

Members of AAJ's Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code TRKDEPO at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Champions of the Courtroom: Winning Techniques for Nursing Home Litigation

October 24, 2019 to October 25, 2019 | Nashville, TN

Designed for both the new and experienced nursing home attorney, this interactive program will cover the winning techniques of nursing home litigation. For the more experienced nursing home lawyer, this program will provide an opportunity to master fundamental skills, and the experienced speakers will surely convey a new tactic or two. For those new to the practice, you will be introduced to the world of nursing home litigation from the best of the best!  

Registration Fees: $1,395 for AAJ Members 

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Be A Trailblazer! Education Program and Retreat for Women Trial Lawyers

November 4, 2019 to November 6, 2019 | Boulders Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ

You conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges every day. You knock down barriers for yourself, your practice, and your clients. You get the job done. Join other trailblazing women at our unique desert setting to reinvigorate yourself and inspire your practice. Be a part of this intimate networking opportunity and engage in top AAJ continuing legal education with sessions on leadership, communication, marketing, and achieving work-life balance.

Registration Fees: $1,295 for AAJ Members

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Discovery Masters Class: Overcoming Obstructive Discovery Seminar

November 21, 2019 to November 22, 2019 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

This 2-day seminar is designed to cover critical areas of discovery in which plaintiff attorneys often struggle: dealing with deposition obstruction, crafting motions, exchanging information, and keeping your discovery focused on the case you are trying to develop. The seasoned faculty will go beyond the basics and share how they personally navigate discovery with real-world case examples. Plus, take home a copy of Mark Kosieradzki’s newest book, Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, included with your registration. Join us in Washington, DC, to network with faculty and learn how to break down obstructions to discovery.

Registration Fees: $945 for AAJ Members on or before October 9, 2019 | $995 for AAJ Members after October 9, 2019

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Class Action Seminar

December 5, 2019 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

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 standardized corporate practices. Join us in New York City on December 5 for a one-day Class Action Seminar to learn how you can use this powerful legal tool to help your clients receive justice.  Agenda and Faculty Coming Soon!  

Registration Fees: $645 for AAJ Members on or before September 9, 2019 | $695 for AAJ Members after September 9, 2019

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar: Overcome Your Biggest Challenges in 2020

December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

Save the date! AAJ's signature winter event will be back in New York City this December. 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 October 25, 2019: $895 for AAJ and NYSTLA Members | $1095 for Nonmembers
After October 25, 2019: $995 for AAJ and NYSTLA Members | $1195 for Nonmembers​ 

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