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Designed by plaintiff lawyers, for plaintiff lawyers, AAJ’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs are an unmatched resource for staying ahead of the curve and enhancing your practice. AAJ Education programs feature nationally renowned faculty, updates in a wide range of practice areas, and the latest in trial advocacy topics.

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  • The newest litigation strategies from AAJ’s Sections and Litigation Groups.
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

It is more crucial than ever to keep your trial skills honed and to stay abreast of the changing landscape of our practices. AAJ will give you access to education like no other to help you advocate for your clients in this time of change.

Please note: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
February 09, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Advocacy Track: Making an Impact - The Principles of Persuasion CLE Program sponsored by Casetext

Room: Education Program Room

Lindsay Cordes, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC

1:10PM - 1:40PM ESTHow to Capture and Hold the Jury's Attention During Opening
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
1:40PM - 2:05PM ESTSuccess Before Trial: Persuasive Brief Writing
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
2:05PM - 2:50PM ESTConnecting with Jurors During a Virtual Trial: How to Use Technology to Your Advantage
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
2:50PM - 3:35PM ESTAdjusting Your Case Theming and Storytelling in the Wake of the Pandemic and Politics
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
3:35PM - 4:20PM ESTEmpowering Witnesses to Tell Their Stories Through Virtual Witness Preparation
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
February 09, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Specialized Track: Tools You Need - Technology to Enhance Your Practice CLE Program sponsored by RedFile AI

Room: Education Program Room

Heidi L Wickstrom, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, PC

1:10PM - 1:55PM ESTTechnology to Use for Virtual Depositions, Meditations, Hearings, and More
Brian D. Cook, Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger, PLC
1:55PM - 2:40PM ESTCybersecurity Panel: Best Practices to Keep Client Information Safe
2:40PM - 3:25PM ESTSoftware and Apps to Increase Efficiency While Working Remotely
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
3:25PM - 4:25PM ESTEthical Duties: Your Server Was Hacked - Now What?
Leslie Pescia, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
February 09, 2021
2:00PM - 3:30PM EST
Litigation Snapshots and Quick Hits CLE Program sponsored by CPT Institute

Room: Education Program Room

Stephanie M. Luzzi, The Luzzi Law Firm

2:05PM - 2:20PM ESTWhy Do Jurors Blame the Victim?
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP
2:20PM - 2:35PM ESTGender Pay Equity Here and Abroad
Tiseme Zegeye, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
2:35PM - 2:50PM ESTHow to Protect a Personal Injury Settlement in a Divorce
Barbara N Nevin, Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz
2:50PM - 3:05PM ESTMedtronic Insulin Pump Litigation
Gale Pearson, Fears Nachawati, PLLP
Ellen Presby, Van Wey, Presby, & Williams, PLLC
3:05PM - 3:20PM ESTRecent Boy Scouts Litigation
Michael T Pfau, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
3:20PM - 3:35PM ESTIdentifying Early Settlement Opportunities
J. Kent Emison, Langdon & Emison

View live programs for Wednesday, February 10

February 10, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Advocacy Track: Online Focus Groups and Big Data CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Jerome F. O'Neill, Gravel & Shea, PC
1:10PM - 1:40PM ESTConducting an Online Focus Group
Phillip H. Miller, Miller Law Offices
1:40PM - 2:10PM ESTThe Importance of Starting Early: Using Focus Group Results to Form a Discovery Plan
David Ball, Malekpour & Ball Consulting
2:10PM - 2:40PM ESTHow Information from Focus Groups Can Shape Your Damages
Aaron Watson, The Watson Firm
2:40PM - 3:20PM ESTUsing Voter Information and Other Accessible Data to Select a Jury
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
3:20PM - 4:20PM ESTEthical Considerations for the Use of Social Media by Clients and for Jury Research
Jennifer Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC
February 10, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Advocacy Track: The Power of Visual Advocacy - Using Demonstrative Aids CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Tiffany Ellis, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
1:10PM - 1:55PM ESTHow to Use Demonstratives in a Virtual Setting
Edward Ciarimboli, Fellerman & Ciarimboli
1:55PM - 2:40PM ESTEnhancing Expert Testimony Through Visual Aids
Deborah Chang, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP
2:40PM - 3:25PM ESTOptions for Creating Cost-Effective Demonstratives
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
3:25PM - 4:10PM ESTMaximize Visual Imagery Online: PowerPoints, Video Depositions, and More
N. John Bey, Bey & Associates, LLC
February 10, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Specialized Track: The Latest Tools and Techniques for Pursuing the Medical Negligence Case CLE Program sponsored by MDTimelines, a MedMal Consulting service

Room: Education Program Room

Luke Metzler, Miller Weisbrod, LLP
1:10PM - 1:40PM ESTGetting Your Client’s Electronic Health Records Post-Ciox
Matthew Wessler, Gupta Wessler, PLLC
1:40PM - 2:10PM ESTDefining the Standard of Care in a Medical Negligence Trial
William P. Lightfoot, May Lightfoot PLC
2:10PM - 2:40PM ESTDeposing Defense Medical Experts
Emily Thomas, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
2:40PM - 3:10PM ESTTelehealth: Identifying Liability Issues
Brian McKeen, McKeen & Associates, P.C.
3:10PM - 3:40PM ESTHow to Handle Damages in Opening Statement
Bruce Braley, Leventhal Puga Braley PC

View live programs for Thursday February 11

February 11, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM EST
Special Session: Managing Stress, Substance Abuse, and Other Negative Patterns CLE Program co-presented with the New Lawyers Division

Room: Education Program Room

JD Hays, J.D. Hays Law, PLLC
1:40PM - 2:10PM ESTManaging Stress, Substance Abuse, and Harmful Living Patterns
Marianne C. LeBlanc, Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.
1:10PM - 1:40PM ESTWellness Strategies for Legal Professionals in 2021
Lita Abella, The State Bar of California
2:10PM - 2:30PM ESTStress and Resilience in the Time of COVID
Louise Lipman, LCSW-R, TEP, CGP
February 11, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Advocacy Track: Get the Information You Need - Electronic Records, Audit Trails, and More CLE Program sponsored by RedFile AI

Room: Education Program Room

Katie Hubbard, Brown & Crouppen, PC
1:10PM - 1:55PM ESTDaubert Update
Andrew M. Abraham, Keches Law Group, P.C.
1:55PM - 2:40PM ESTObtaining Audit Trails in Discovery
Roger J. Leslie, Law Office of Roger Leslie
2:40PM - 3:25PM ESTRemote Deposition Techniques in Today’s Virtual World
Sara L Williams, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
3:25PM - 4:10PM ESTPresenting Audit Data Visually at Trial
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
February 11, 2021
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Specialized Track: The Latest on Adjusting Your Practice - COVID-19 and Impacts on the Legal Fields CLE Program sponsored by Smokeball

Room: Education Program Room

Leon Walsh Jr., Grewal Law PLLC
1:10PM - 1:55PM ESTThe New Normal: Remote Hearings and How to Make Your Best Presentation
Carmaletta Henson, HensonFuerst, PA
1:55PM - 2:40PM ESTThe Landscape for Jury Trials
Michael Doyle, Doyle LLP
Donna Roth, 295th District Court of Harris County
Christine Weems, 281st District Court of Harris County, TX
2:40PM - 3:25PM ESTOvercoming Obstruction by the Defense to Conducting Remote Discovery
Camille Godwin, Camille Godwin
3:25PM - 4:10PM ESTRunning Your Office During and After the Pandemic

View live programs for Friday, February 12

February 12, 2021
1:00PM - 3:40PM EST
Disabling Tribal Bias: Communicating with the Jury CLE Program
Gregory Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
David A. Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
Tucker Willsie, Jury Mapping

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