AAJ Education


Patient Advocacy Webinar: Understanding & Utilizing the HITECH Act

February 27, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Register today to discover how the HITECH Act is knocking down barriers between patients and their electronic medical records. Co-presented with AAJ's Minority Caucus, leaders in the plaintiff bar will show you how to write a simple patient's letter; how to respond when providers violate the Rules, methods of enforcement through U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and state laws; and more!  

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

AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members are welcome to register! 

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Webinar

February 28, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue that employees have been facing for decades, and it has recently gained national attention as more women, and men, share their experiences. AAJ Education’s newly formed Sexual Assault Litigation Group and the Employment Rights Section are teaming up to help bring awareness about this issue and help you best represent victims of sexual harassment and assault. Our esteemed faculty will help you identify whether your case is an employment or personal injury claim, discuss how to handle forced arbitration clauses and non-disclosure agreements, and help you navigate prosecution of sexual harassment post-Faragher.​ 

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

Members of the Sexual Assault Litigation Group or the Employment Rights Section save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code: SAWEB50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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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: $1,495 for AAJ Members

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

Online registration for the Electronic Fetal Monitoring in Birth Injury Cases Seminar has closed. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or email education@justice.org for more information or to register. 

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Complimentary Member Benefit Webinar: Driverless Cars Litigation Update

March 5, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Join AAJ Education for a discussion of the who, what, where, when, and how of the latest in driverless cars. Learn where these vehicles came from and what their future looks like on the street and in the courtroom. 

This webinar is offered as a complimentary benefit to the first 300 AAJ members to register. Act now to secure your space!

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Incretin Litigation Update Webinar

March 6, 2018 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Following a reversal of the defendants’ discovery and preemption order by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Incretin case is back. Register for the Incretin Litigation Update webinar to figure out exactly what happened at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, how the science improved during the course of the appeal, and what to expect going forward with these cases. Reacquaint yourself with the basics about the defendants, their products, associated catastrophic injuries, and how to best represent your clients suffering from pancreatic cancer due to Incretin-based drugs.

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

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Rapid Response: Wildfire and Homeowner Rights Seminar

March 8, 2018 | University of California, Hastings College of the Law | San Francisco, CA

The issue of homeowner rights has been brought to the forefront due to the recent, devastating wildfires on the West Coast. AAJ Education is hosting a one-day rapid response seminar to explore causation issues, damages, negotiating with insurance companies, preserving your clients’ claims, and a look ahead at what we can expect in wildfire litigation. If you are handling bad faith claims, wildfire cases, or are interested in learning more about these fields of law, this is a program you don’t want to miss.

Co-presented with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).

Registration Fee: $595 for AAJ Members

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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 $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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Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases

March 22, 2018 to March 24, 2018 | The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Scottsdale, AZ

AAJ Education’s Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases returns, with a comprehensive look at the trucking industry and practical aspects of handling a case from client intake through verdict or settlement. This college includes four interactive, small-group workshops where you can work on an active case while receiving practical, hands-on instruction from faculty. Panel discussions, lectures, and demonstrations round out a program designed to immerse you in learning the trial skills you’ll need to successfully manage your clients’ trucking cases. Co-presented with AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group, AAJ’s Litigating Truck Collision Cases is a must-attend for any plaintiff attorney handling trucking litigation.

Registration Fees:  AAJ Members: $1,995

Members of the Trucking Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code TRUCKAZ at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

March 28, 2018 | Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

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 March Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of our networking opportunities.

Registration Fee: $795 for AAJ Members

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Effective Legal Writing Workshop

April 12, 2018 to April 13, 2018 | at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP | New York City, NY

Legal writing is an essential, yet frequently overlooked, skill for every trial attorney. Pretrial motions set the tone and can even make or break your case, which is why it is so important to capture the attention of your judge right from the introductory paragraph of your first brief. At AAJ’s Effective Legal Writing Workshop, you will learn how to understand and sympathize with your audience, master a unique writing style, improve your presentation, craft an appealing narrative, and curate the content to keep your reader engaged from beginning to end. This seminar features a mix of lectures and small group workshops to help you receive maximum individualized attention. Whether you are new to the practice of law or a seasoned attorney, this seminar is sure to teach you practical skills to utilize in your practice immediately. 

Registration Fees
On or before February 28, 2018: $695 for AAJ Members | $845 for non-members
After February 28, 2018: $745 for AAJ Members | $895 for non-members

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Jazz Fest Seminar

May 3, 2018 to May 4, 2018 | The Roosevelt New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

AAJ Education's Jazz Fest Seminar is back! With an agenda tailored for the motor vehicle attorney, Jazz Fest returns with top-notch education. Learn about the future of the auto practice, hear from seasoned plaintiff attorneys on how to best communicate with jurors and use demonstratives, prepare for settlement with negotiation techniques and lien resolution strategies, and much more. Enjoy New Orleans during its best time of year! From local jazz and zydeco to the biggest headliners in rock, pop, and R&B, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival offers something for every taste in music. This seminar is designed for you to make the most out of your time in the Big Easy. Check out www.nojazzfest.com for the latest performer lineup.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $875

Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: MVJAZZ to take advantage of this special offer.

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Mastering the Medicine Seminar: Ireland Edition

May 15, 2018 to May 17, 2018 | Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa | Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

Master the medicine in Ireland! AAJ Education's Mastering the Medicine Seminar is headed to the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, which is located just outside of Dublin. This three-day CLE program is designed to prepare you for your next medical negligence case through a mix of lectures, question and answer sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and learn from some of the leading physicians from outside the U.S., who’ve been published in the world’s medical literature. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to explore the iconic green hills of the Ireland countryside, tour St. Patrick's Cathedral or the Old Jameson Distillery, play a round of golf, or visit Dublin Castle, and earn CLE credits in the same trip!

Registration Fees: $1,395 for AAJ Members

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code MEDBTLG100 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings.

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Social Security Success! Seminar

May 17, 2018 to May 18, 2018 | Hilton Chicago | Chicago, IL

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 will be something for everyone at this year’s seminar. Agenda details coming soon! 

Registration Fees:
On or before April 6, 2018: $545 for AAJ Members | $695 for nonmembers
After April 6, 2018: $595 for AAJ Members | $745 for nonmembers

Members of the Social Security Disability Law Section save $50! Use promo code SSDCHI50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this offer.
Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register.

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Specialized Depositions College: Mass Torts

June 6, 2018 to June 8, 2018 | 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. Agenda details coming soon!

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 9, 2018: $1,995
AAJ Members after March 9, 2018: $2,095

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018 | Houston, TX

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

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