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AAJ Membership Webinar: Sneak Preview of the Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation

December 17, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Opening statements, cross-examinations, and closing arguments are some of the bedrocks of trial advocacy, yet many trial attorneys never receive training in these critical areas.  AAJ Education’s Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation focuses on giving attorneys in practice less than 10 years the techniques to excel in their practice.  Preview some “essential” elements of this college, and get a sneak peek on how to take your skills to the next level.

This webinar is offered as a complimentary benefit to the first 300 AAJ members to register.

Not an AAJ member? Learn more about AAJ member benefits and how you can join today at www.justice.org/membership.

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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

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

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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-savvy 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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Brachial Plexus Injury Seminar

February 28, 2019 to March 1, 2019 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

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:
$1,395 for AAJ Members on or before January 4, 2019
$1,495 for AAJ Members after January 4, 2019

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.

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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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ATLA's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course®: The Art of Persuasion

March 16, 2019 to March 20, 2019 | at Harvard Law School | Cambridge, MA

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.

Registration Fees: 
AAJ Members on or before January 22, 2019: $2,345
AAJ Members after January 22, 2019: $2,545

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Best of the Best: Stalwarts Seminar on the Fundamentals of a TBI Case

April 10, 2019 to April 12, 2019 | Aria Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

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! 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before February 22, 2019: $945
AAJ Members after February 22, 2019: $995

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Jazz Fest Seminar: Auto and Truck Litigation

May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019 | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | 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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Social Security Success! Seminar

May 16, 2019 to May 17, 2019 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

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.

Registration Fees:
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.

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