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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

Only AAJ gives you access to leading lawyers and medical experts from various fields. This high-level program includes not only the latest medical developments and theories but also innovative trial techniques that you can use immediately.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members

Online registration for this program has now closed. To register, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or visit the AAJ registration desk at The Whitley Hotel in Atlanta. 

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Home Elevator Injury Cases: Unravelling the Complex Issues Webinar

October 22, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Thousands of people are injured yearly by defective or negligently maintained elevators. In collaboration with AAJ’s newly formed Elevator and Escalator Injury Litigation Group, learn from faculty who have handled cases nationwide involving catastrophic injuries and death, and about the complex issues that in-home elevator injury cases present.

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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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 FMCSRs, 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. 

The Trucking College is currently full and operating on a waitlist. Please contact AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or education@justice.org for more information.

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Champions of the Courtroom: Winning Techniques for Nursing Home Litigation

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

This new nursing home litigation program features immersive, interactive, and innovative sessions. In just two days you’ll explore mindfulness principles to focus your brain and senses, strengthening your planning, depositions, juror selection, and case presentation. Plus, you’ll dig into case analysis and selection, winning themes, and the “when and how” of punitive damages.  

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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Is FDA Clearance an Affirmative Defense? Takeaways from Recent Decision on the 510K Process and Implantable Medical Devices Webinar

November 5, 2019 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Hear from trial attorney Thomas Leemon on the implications from the recent Utah Supreme Court decision in Burningham et al. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., 2019 UT 56, and holding medical device manufacturers strictly liable for injuries resulting from defective devices. Get insight from Mr. Leemon and AAJ’s Federal Relations Counsel on FDA oversight of medical devices including the Premarket Approval Process and the 510(k) Process, as well as comment k.

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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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 October 25, 2019 | $695 for AAJ Members after September 9, 2019

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar: Stars Aren't Born, They're Made.

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

Stars aren’t born, they’re made. 
Join a collaborative community where you can learn first-hand from legal legends. This year focuses on marketing and trial technology, with fast-paced learning from over 15 renowned speakers sharing experiences and insights gained through hundreds of jury trials.

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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Advanced Depositions College

January 17, 2020 to January 20, 2020 | Le Meridien Hotel | 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 November 8: $2,295
AAJ Members after November 8: $2,395

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Marketing & Management Seminar

February 7, 2020 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside Center | New Orleans, LA

The program will focus on business planning basics, stretching marketing dollars, marketing mistakes to avoid, using social media to build practice, updates to the model rules, and the latest in search engine optimization. Agenda and Faculty Coming Soon!

Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members attending in person or via livestream

*Please note: 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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Electronic Fetal Monitoring Seminar

April 2, 2020 to April 3, 2020 | Loews Royal Pacific | Orlando, FL

The Electronic Fetal Monitoring in Birth Injury Cases Seminar presented by the American Association for Justice® (AAJ®), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), and co-presented with AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation group, will teach you the science behind the medicine of electronic fetal monitoring in birth injury cases. Designed for plaintiff lawyers with cases involving management decisions based on fetal monitoring strips, this seminar offers a step-by-step guide to understanding the science behind fetal monitoring strips and the impact they have on your cases.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before February 6, 2020: $995
AAJ Members after February 6, 2020: $1095

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code EFM50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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Jazz Fest Seminar: Winning Your Case Before Trial

April 23, 2020 to April 24, 2020 | 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 best techniques and information to win your trial before it even begins. Agenda coming soon.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before February 27: $825
AAJ Members after February 27: $875

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