AAJ Education


An In-Depth Look at Cost Reports Seminar

October 19, 2017 to October 20, 2017 | The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton | Dallas, TX

Join us for a primer on cost reports and how using these reports can make all the difference in your next nursing home abuse or neglect case. Learn how cost reports are created, how to read them, and what is important within them. You will be provided written discovery and taught how to use the information in depositions. You will hear from MDS, Nursing, and CPA experts on how to blend testimony to include cost reports so that juries can understand the information. You will leave this seminar with a better understanding of cost reports, and you will be prepared to pursue corporate malfeasance in all of your nursing home cases.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $895

Online registration for this seminar has closed. Members can still register onsite at the Highland Dallas. 

Members of AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017 | Indianapolis Marriott East | Indianapolis, IN

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 conduct 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

Case Plus is currently full and not accepting more registrations. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 with any questions.

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Business Planning and Marketing Webinar

October 26, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Bring your firm into the 21st century and maximize your brand and reputation with smart marketing strategies. Topics include: creating a business plan for a modern law firm, running your law practice in the Cloud, and engaging with online marketing.  

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

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Handling Media in a High-Profile Case Webinar

October 30, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join AAJ Education for an in-depth look at how to effectively handle the media in a high-profile case. Learn best practices for protecting your clients’ rights, with an emphasis on domestic violence, police misconduct, and child abuse cases.​ 

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

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LGBT Rights in the Court Webinar

November 7, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join AAJ Education and the LGBT Caucus for a discussion of LGBT rights at the local, state, and federal level. Faculty will review important cases in the fight for anti-discrimination policies, including Jameka K. Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital and Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Co-presented with the LGBT Caucus! 

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

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Day at the Races Seminar: Marketing and Management

November 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017 | Marriott Louisville Downtown | Louisville, KY

AAJ’s Annual Marketing & Management Seminar is headed to the races in Louisville, KY, this fall! The program will focus on business planning basics, stretching marketing dollars, marketing mistakes to avoid, using social media to build a practice, and the latest in search engine optimization. Come for the education program, and stay for an afternoon at the famous Churchill Downs racetrack!

Registration Fees: AAJ Members or KJA plaintiff members: $695

Kentucky Justice Association plaintiff attorney members can attend the Day at the Races Seminar! Call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register. 

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

November 28, 2017 to November 29, 2017 | The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch | St. Louis, MO

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: $695 for AAJ Members

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TBI Seminar Trilogy: Trauma, Technique & Trial (Part I)

December 7, 2017 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

This seminar is the first of a three-part series designed to prepare the plaintiff attorney for a traumatic brain injury case from intake through trial. Part I in the TBI seminar series will focus on the science behind a TBI case. Co-presented by AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, this program was designed specifically for TBI plaintiff attorneys, and it will take your knowledge of traumatic brain injuries to the next level.  As a bonus, enjoy beautiful midtown Manhattan during its best time of year!  Make a weekend out of your stay by attending AAJ's signature Weekend with the Stars Seminar on Friday, December 8 – Saturday, December 9; finishing up your holiday shopping on Fifth Avenue; experiencing some of the best restaurants in the world in midtown; ice skating in Rockefeller Center; or catching the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City.

Registration Fees: $695 for AAJ Members

Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use Promo Code: TBINYC50 at checkout in order to receive this discount​.

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar

December 8, 2017 to December 9, 2017 | 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: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for nonmembers

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Advanced Depositions College

January 12, 2018 to January 15, 2018 | The Westin New Orleans Canal Place | 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: $2,295

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Electronic Fetal Monitoring in Birth Injury Cases Seminar

March 1, 2018 to March 2, 2018 | Kimpton Hotel Palomar | Philadelphia, PA

Learn the science behind the medicine at AAJ Education’s seminar on 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 December 4, 2017: $1,295
AAJ Members after December 4, 2017: $1,495

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use discount code TRAUMA50 at checkout to take advantage of this offer. 

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

March 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018 | at Harvard Law School | Cambridge, MA

With the inaugural program held at Harvard University in 1990, ATLA's Ultimate was the first of its kind to train trial lawyers in advanced communication skills and trial strategies. Using more than 20 years of ATLA/AAJ research, ATLA's Ultimate remains the national gold standard of trial advocacy programs. In 2018, the tradition of ATLA's Ultimate continues. 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. Through hands-on workshops in small groups, you will receive individual attention and critiques of your skills by highly experienced faculty. Your recorded workshops are yours to take home for further study. 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.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before October 24, 2017: $2,345
AAJ Members after October 24, 2017: $2,545

Only experienced trial lawyers with five or more jury trials are admitted to this program. To register, please complete the registration form (download HERE) or call 800-622-1791.

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