Trucking and Auto Cases Jazz Fest Webcast: Stay Ahead of the Curve | The American Association For Justice

Trucking and Auto Cases Jazz Fest Webcast: Stay Ahead of the Curve

April 23, 2020 to April 24, 2020
Program Information:


APRIL 23-24, 2020 | ONLINE | 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Hart
Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning and Medical Visions, Inc.

About the Program:

With less people on the roads due to the coronavirus pandemic, the legal landscape for motor vehicle and trucking lawyers has changed. At this webcast, you’ll get insight as to how COVID-19 will impact jurors, navigating virtual negotiations with insurance adjusters, tips for remote depositions, and anticipating the defense’s next move as told from three former defense lawyers.

Registration Fees:

AAJ Members: $425

Online registration for this webcast has closed. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register by phone, or email

Members of the Trucking Litigation Group or the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration! Use promo code 2020JAZZ at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |​​


Thursday, April 23, 2020

11:45am - 12:00pm
Registration, Day 1

12:00 - 12:05pm
Welcome & Introductions

12:05 - 4:30pm
• A Sneak Peek at the Defense Playbook 
• Choosing the Right Venue
• Mapping the Strategy - The Trinity
• The Evolving Impact of Coronavirus on Jurors
• Defense Expert and Other Witnesses
• Deposing the Defense Economist in a Remote World
• Driverless Cars Update

Friday, April 24, 2020

11:45am - 12:00pm
Registration, Day 2

12:00 - 12:05pm
Welcome & Introductions

12:05 - 3:45pm
• The Evolving Impact of Coronavirus on Jurors, Part II
• Best Practices When Communicating with the Claims Committee

• Building a Case Against the Liability Insurer and Preserving Bad Faith
• Trying Difficult Catastrophic Truck Cases
• Maximizing Recovery in the Catastrophic Case

Invited Faculty:

Lisa Blue 
Baron & Blue
Dallas, TX

Joseph V. Camerlengo, Jr.
The Truck Accident Law Firm
Jacksonville, FL

John H. (Jack) Hickey, course advisor
Hickey Law Firm
Miami, FL

Joseph A. Fried
Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Peter J. Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
Inner Grove Heights, MN

Patrick Leverty 
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.
Reno, NV

Kenneth H. Levinson, course advisor
Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Chicago, IL

Artemis Malekpour
Malekpour & Ball Consulting
Chapel Hill, NC

Melissa Garcia Mosier
McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, PA
Lexington, SC

Marion Munley, course advisor
Munley Law
Scranton, PA

Eric T. Penn
The Penn Law Firm
Jacksonville, TX

Bryan M. Roberts
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ

Elise R. Sanguinetti
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Emeryville, CA

Karonnie R. Truzy
Crumley Roberts, LLP
Greensboro, NC

Jeanmarie Whalen, course advisor
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Matthew E. Wright, course advisor
Wright Law, PLC
Franklin, TN


Who should attend:

This webcast is open to AAJ Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this program.

Program Location:

This webcast streams online through GoToWebinar.

Date: April 23, 2020 
Time: 12:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time 

Check-in: 11:45 am Eastern Time

Date: April 24, 2020 
Time: 12:00 – 3:45 pm Eastern Time 

Check-in: 11:45 am Eastern Time

Please Adjust for your Local Time:

10:45 am—Central Time
 9:45 am—Mountain Time
 8:45 am—Pacific Time

Note: Parts of Arizona and Hawaii do not observe daylight savings. Please be sure to note correct time for the webinar you register for.



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How will I receive confirmation of my registration?:

Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email within one day of registration. Access instructions, course materials, and CLE information for this webinar will be sent to you via email one day before the program and again one hour before the program begins.

If I cannot participate on the scheduled date are recordings available?:

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MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive approximately CLE* credits depending on the jurisdiction and will be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition program. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. Available CLE/MCLE credits are contingent upon approval from state bars and/or MCLE boards and may vary by jurisdiction. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Assistant at 800-424-2725, ext. 8612 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.​

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* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before March 25, 2020 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing March 26 - April 8, 2020 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college, seminar, webinar, or convention held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received after April 8, 2020 will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

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