Faculty will dissect common defenses related to brachial plexus injuries and identify best practices for approaching cases involving shoulder dystocia and related injuries. Topics to be addressed during this intensive program include the science behind these injuries, risk factors, maneuvers, the role traction plays in injuries, and informed consent.
Registration Fees: $1,495 for AAJ Members
Members of AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code BPIDC100 at checkout or call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.
Engaging visuals were essential to the recent $123 million verdict for victims and surviving families of those involved in the 2015 Ride the Duck Aurora bridge crash. Karen Koehler, a lead attorney on the case, will discuss key visual tools used to engage the jury over the course of the four-month trial and share strategies to successfully employ visuals in your next trial.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer
Members of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration! Use promo code MVBOAT at checkout or call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.
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.
$1,095 for AAJ Members
$1,295 for Non-member Plaintiff Attorneys
Join us for an in-depth look at vision loss and impairment. Plaintiff attorney Bill Demas will share his insight in handling these types of injuries, explore the medicine and science, and provide tips for communicating the implications of visual impairments on everyday life—whether in a social security disability hearing or in the courtroom. Learn questions to ask your client in order to fully develop the record in terms of their vision issues as well as strategies for conveying the extent of your client’s visual impairments to the decision maker.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer
With the inaugural program held at Harvard University in 1990, ATLA's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course®: The Art of Persuasion was the first of its kind to train trial lawyers in advanced communication skills and trial strategies. Using more than 25 years of ATLA/AAJ research, ATLA's Ultimate remains the national gold standard of trial advocacy programs. 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. 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. Only experienced trial lawyers with five or more jury trials are admitted to this program.
AAJ Members: $2,545
The skills and knowledge necessary to approach a deposition can provide challenging barriers for attorneys. This seminar will dive into the key components of planning and taking a deposition. Topics include developing a discovery plan, structuring the deposition of a difficult witness and witness deposition preparation. This program is open only to members of AAJ’s Minority Caucus.
Designed for both the new and experienced TBI attorney, this seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of TBI litigation from case evaluation to case resolution. Faculty members will include a cavalcade of past chairs of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury 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 TBI cases, you will be introduced to the world of traumatic brain injury litigation from the best of the best!
AAJ Members on or before February 22, 2019: $945
AAJ Members after February 22, 2019: $995
Members of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code TBI50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings.
Designed for both the new and experienced nursing home attorney, this interactive college will cover the nuts and bolts of nursing home litigation from case evaluation to case resolution. For the more experienced nursing home lawyer, this college will provide an opportunity to hone and 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!
$1,145 for AAJ Members on or before March 7, 2019
$1,195 for AAJ Members after March 7, 2019
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!
$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.
AAJ Education’s best-selling seminar returns to beautiful Santa Fe, NM, with a newly expanded focus on discovery, depositions, mediations, and more! This seminar is based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s Rules of the RoadTM, one of the best-known books on proving liability. Learn how to apply the Rules to the critical early stages of your case, focusing your investigation and discovery on the most productive and persuasive ways to shape your case, and then carry it through to successful resolution. Specific topics include innovative investigative techniques that don't require your adversary’s cooperation, taking tighter and more persuasive depositions, inside secrets from the mediator, and much more.
$945 for AAJ Members on or before March 15, 2019
$995 for AAJ Members after March 15, 2019
This year’s Social Security Success! Seminar will guide you through a disability claim from beginning to end. Whether you are new to Social Security disability claims or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone at this year’s seminar. Learn ways to diversify your practice, case selection tips for the new era of social security disability denials, and how to brief your case to the Appeals Council.
On or before March 22, 2019: $495 for AAJ Members | $595 for nonmembers
After March 22, 2019: $545 for AAJ Members | $645 for nonmembers
Members of AAJ's Social Security Disability Section save $50 on registration! Use promo code SSD50 at checkout or 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 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
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.
$1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for nonmembers
The skills and knowledge necessary to approach a mass tort case are not taught in law school, and the complexity of these cases and unique procedural issues provide challenging barriers for attorneys looking to break into the field. Developed by leading mass tort litigators, this seminar will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. Arrive in San Diego a day early and start your Annual Convention off with a deeper understanding of mass torts.
AAJ Members on or before May 31, 2019: $345
AAJ Members after May 31, 2019: $395
The American Association for Justice®, is proud to announce that it’s 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: $845 for AAJ Members on or before May 31, 2019 | $895 for AAJ Members after May 31, 2019