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Damages Under the Affordable Care Act in the Post-Obama Era Webinar

August 23, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join Professional Negligence Section members as they examine the current state of the Affordable Care Act, how it is protecting health care access, and what risks it faces in the current political climate.

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

Members of the Professional Negligence Section save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code ACAPROF at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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Rapid Response: Roundup® Trial Recap Webinar

August 29, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Roundup®—a popular weed killer manufactured by Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer AG—has been linked to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other cancers.  Bayer’s claim, that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is not a carcinogen, have been increasingly criticized.  Earlier this month, a jury in California returned a verdict for the plaintiff, finding his cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup.  Learn more about trial, the science supporting the cases, and how you can help people injured by this product.

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

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Navigating the Revamped Attorney Advertising Rules Webinar

August 30, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The American Bar Association recently made sweeping changes to its Rules of Professional Conduct. These extensive changes are intended to reflect the modernization of attorney advertising and regulate attorney communication and client solicitation. Join experienced attorneys as they discuss the changes and how they will impact your marketing practices. The faculty will also discuss ways to improve your marketing skills, navigate social media, and utilize both free and paid advertising. 

ETHICS credits available!

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

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Rapid Response: Zostavax Litigation Webinar

September 5, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The Zostavax® vaccine is prescribed to prevent shingles in adults over the age of 50 but has caused serious complications and side-effects in some patients, including brain inflammation, heart attack, stroke, vision loss, hearing loss, autoimmune disorders, and death. Merck, the manufacturer, failed to properly warn doctors and patients of these risks. Learn more about the regulatory history of this product, the newly formed MDL, and why this litigation is not part of the Vaccine Program.

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

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

September 6, 2018 to September 8, 2018 | The Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Waterfront | Detroit, MI

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.

The Depositions College is full and operating on a waitlist. Email Education@justice.org or call 800-622-1791 for more information.

Registration Fees: $1,195 for AAJ and MAJ Members | $1,445 for nonmembers

Members of the Michigan Association for Justice can attend the Trial Advocacy College: Depositions at AAJ Member rates! Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to learn more or to register. 

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Emerging Litigation: Zimmer’s M/L Taper and M/L Taper with Kinectiv Webinar

September 11, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Zimmer sold thousands of hip replacements beginning first with the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis in (2003) and then with the addition of the dual modular Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology (2007). These stems, when paired with the Cobalt Chromium VerSys femoral head, have caused corrosion and fretting of the device leading to injuries in patients. Learn more about the regulatory history of these products and how to help people injured by these dangerous products.

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

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Think Tank Webinar Series: Crossover Trial Stories that Appeal to Red State and Blue State Jurors featuring Randi McGinn

September 18, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

In September, Randi McGinn will discuss the importance of crafting the trial story in a way that resonates with jurors with diverse backgrounds from both sides of the political aisle and provide insight on: how we are more alike than different, why a red state voter may be your best juror, and how to keep polarizing politics out of the jury room.

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.

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

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Fakers, Posers, and Wannabes: How to Avoid Being Duped By Scientists and Clinicians Misrepresenting the Literature in TBI Cases

September 27, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Learn how to review scholarly articles and catch “red flags” in articles cited by defense experts. Faculty will also discuss how to depose an author, what you can subpoena, and ethical issues that arise in publications.

Registration Fees: $129 for Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

This webinar is for current members of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group only.

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Think Tank Webinar Series: Judo Law and Car Crashes featuring Gary Johnson

October 4, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy. In October, Gary Johnson will discuss the importance of identifying and avoiding defense minefields and experts in car crash cases. The webinar will also cover the impact of client credibility, social media presence, and preexisting conditions that can negatively impact these cases. 

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

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Your Guide to Hernia Mesh Litigation Webinar

October 10, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join the leaders of the hernia mesh plaintiff bar to learn about the science behind this these dangerous devices. The webinar will provide an overview of the products and defendants in litigation, as well as tips for case selection, discovery strategies, and how it may impact your cases and clients, and the current status of MDLs and state actions.

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

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

October 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018 | Sheraton Music City | Nashville, TN

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 participate in 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 Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

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Think Tank Webinar Series: The Neuroscience of Social Decision-Making featuring Robyn Wishart

October 16, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The neuroscience of social decision-making lets us, as lawyers, explore and elicit what people really think and want to tell us. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of clean language and metaphors. Explore how both can be implemented to improve your listening skills and in turn, improve your depositions and direct and cross-examinations.

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

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Specialized Depositions College: Mass Torts

October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018 | InterContinental New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's first ever depositions college for mass tort attorneys. Developed by leaders in the mass tort field, this 2.5 day college is a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and interactive workshops designed to teach you workable techniques to be put into practice immediately.

Registration Fees: $2,095 for AAJ Members

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Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar

October 25, 2018 to October 26, 2018 | W Atlanta - Buckhead | Atlanta, GA

The American Association for Justice®, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), 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:
AAJ Members on or before September 20, 2018: $845
AAJ Members after September 20, 2018: $895

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group or the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code MEDATL50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar

November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

People often think Rule 30(b)(6) regarding depositions is only relevant in large federal cases, major corporate litigation, or mass tort cases. That’s a big mistake. A 30(b)(6) deposition is a tool that can enable you to efficiently gather information about a corporation’s systems, policies, or practices. On November 7-8, 2018, AAJ Education is delving deep into the rule at the Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar. Our faculty will go beyond the basics of the 30(b)(6) deposition and will break down this rule to elucidate and apply its components to real-world case examples.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members on or before October 5th |  $995 for AAJ Members after October 5

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

November 27, 2018 to November 28, 2018 | Downtown Conference Center | New York, NY

At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics in Mass Tort 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 November Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of our networking opportunities.

Registration Fee: $795 for AAJ Members

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Class Action Seminar

December 6, 2018 | 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 6 for a one-day Class Action Seminar to learn how you can use this powerful legal tool to help your clients receive justice.

Registration Fees: $645 for AAJ Members on or before October 15, 2018 | $695 for AAJ Members after October 15, 2018

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar

December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018 | 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 October 15, 2018: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for Nonmembers
After October 15, 2018: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for Nonmembers

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Advanced Depositions College

January 18, 2019 to January 21, 2019 | JW Marriott | 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 August 31, 2018: $2,295
AAJ Members after August 31, 2018: $2,445

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