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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

Last chance offer! Save $200 on this program by using promo code TORT200 at checkout. Must be active AAJ Member.

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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: $895 for AAJ Members

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: The Most Powerful and Underutilized Tool

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: $995 for AAJ Members 

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Think Tank Webinar Series: Body and Emotion featuring Eric Oliver

November 8, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Social shifts and polarized politics require trial attorneys to rethink juror’s mindset, but the difficult questions remain—How to be persuasive, motivate decision makers, and keep the decision maker engaged? Trial consultant Eric Oliver will provide the techniques and training you need to deliver your clients’ story with persuasive tools that are more embodied and emotional, including framing, mirroring, and modeling emotional reactions.

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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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: $695 for AAJ Members 

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Opioid Litigation Seminar

December 6, 2018 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

The number of prescription opioids sold in America over the last few decades has quadrupled, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths per year by prescription opioid overdose. Many victims have filed lawsuits against medical professionals and drug companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Learn more about the role big pharma and the medical community has played, pending lawsuits and underlying legal theories, and what you can do to help clients and communities who have become victims of the opioid epidemic.

Registration Fee: $495 for AAJ Members

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar: The Power of Persuasion

December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

With a focus on innovative, modern approaches to trial advocacy, this year's program features Mark Lanier on storyboards, Mark Mandell on Case Framing, and it will dig deep into other trial advocacy skills with Greg Cusimano on Winning Case Preparation and Alejandro Blanco on the Trojan Horse Method. Harness the power of persuasion and better connect with judges and juries.

Registration Fees:
$995 for AAJ/NYSTLA 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: $2,445

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Marketing & Management Seminar

February 1, 2019 | Loews Miami Beach Hotel | Miami Beach, FL

This year’s annual Marketing & Management Seminar will give you all the tools you need to run a successful practice. Our faculty, comprised of marketing professionals and tech-saavy trial attorneys, will teach you the latest in SEO trends, the pros and cons of case management software systems, must-have apps for plaintiff attorneys, how to maximize your social media accounts using Instagram, Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and more! Plus, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a marketing professional to explore ways to increase your social media presence, cut operating costs, manage your online reputation, or improve your firm’s website. Make the most of your trip to Miami Beach by staying an extra few days and taking advantage of our Winter Convention registration combo package!  

Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members*

*This seminar is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates or Marketing staff may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) with the same firm address who is sponsoring their attendance. 

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Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation

March 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Registration Fees:
On or before January 10, 2019: $1045 for AAJ Members | $1245 for Nonmembers
After January 10, 2019: $1095 for AAJ Members | $1295 for Nonmembers

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Jazz Fest Seminar

May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

AAJ Education’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar is back and better than ever! Teaming up with the Trucking Litigation Group and the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section, this program will provide you with the latest courtroom litigation strategies for representing victims of motor vehicle and truck crashes. A faculty of experienced trial lawyers and consultants will offer advanced tools and tactics to utilize in your next case. Ensure that your client obtains justice by learning from the best at this cutting-edge seminar. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to enjoy the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! 

Registration Fees: 
$825 for AAJ Members on or before February 22, 2019
$875 for AAJ Members after February 22, 2019

Members of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section or Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: JAZZAAJ to take advantage of this special offer.

Board of Governors & Committee Meetings: May 3-4, 2019
These meetings are not included in the Jazz Fest CLE registration and are for committee and Board of Governors members only. 

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