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.

While attending the 2024 AAJ Winter Convention in Austin, be sure not to miss:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs offered over four days;
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

AAJ’s Winter Convention CLE programs offer something for everyone. Make the most of your convention experience and customize your CLE schedule to maximize your learning potential.

Please note: All times are Mountain Time
February 10, 2024
8:30AM - 11:35AM MST
Advocacy Track: Communicating with a Bang! Powerful Storytelling and Persuasion in Trial
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTUsing Neuroscience, Rhetorical Questions, and Clean Language
Robyn L. Wishart, Wishart Brain and Spine Law
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTFrom Stories to Simulations: How to Embed Stories into the Minds of Jurors
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTTruth Default and the Post-Truth Myth
W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTEmpowering the Witness to Tell Your Client’s Story
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTTranslating the Story into Visuals: Showing, Not Telling
Mitchell Riggs, Life Now Video
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTCompelling PowerPoints at Trial
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
February 10, 2024
8:30AM - 11:35AM MST
Specialized Track: A Successful Case Starts in the Office: Hiring, Retention, and More
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTFrom Beginning to End: How to Provide the Best Client Experience
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTForest and the Trees: Training New Staff and Attorneys with the Tools to Handle Your Vacation
Bhavani Raveendran, Romanucci & Blandin
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTBudget Considerations for Your Law Firm
Jennifer Lipinski, Lipinski Law
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTA Focus on Mental Health: Supporting Your Staff with Mental Health Initiatives
Alexandra B. Echsner-Rasmussen, Aylstock Witkin Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTManaging Your Team: Delegate to Elevate
Laura Yaeger, Yaeger Law, PLLC
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTRecruiting and Retaining Diverse Attorneys and Staff

View live programs for February 11

February 11, 2024
7:00AM - 8:00AM MST
Early Morning CLE Program
February 11, 2024
8:30AM - 12:05PM MST
Advocacy Track: Seven Essential and Dynamic Trial Skills from Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTDiscovery: The Importance of Laying the Groundwork
Joshua Koskoff, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTDepositions: Making the Most of Your Time with the Witness
Mel Orchard III, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTCase Theming
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTCreating a Lasting Opening Statement
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTPresenting Damages to the Jury
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTDemonstratives at Trial
Lloyd N Bell, Bell Law Firm
11:35AM - 12:05PM MTKeys to a Successful Closing Argument
February 11, 2024
8:30AM - 12:00PM MST
Specialized Track: Environmental & Toxic Torts Update

View live programs for February 12

February 12, 2024
8:30AM - 11:35AM MST
Advocacy Track: Revolutionize Your Practice: Artificial Intelligence and the Latest in Technology
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTHarnessing AI in Your Practice
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTEthical Rules for Using Chat GPT/AI In Your Practice (ethics)
Stephen Herman, Herman Herman & Katz, LLC
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTDigital Marketing Best Practices and Pitfalls of Avoid (ethics)
Brenda Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTTopic TBD
Julian C Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTTechnology to Aid Your Visuals at Trial
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTDemonstrating Legitimacy of Evidence to Jurors in the AI Era
February 12, 2024
8:30AM - 11:35AM MST
Specialized Track: Pools, Roads, and More: Discovering Your Next Premises Case
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTConstruction Cases: Litigation to be Aware Of
Victor Bucci, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTTrafficking Cases and Negligence on Hotels
Kristina Aiad-Toss, Babin Law LLC
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTIt All Starts with a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Richard P Neuworth, LeBau & Neuworth
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTDodging Potholes: Premises Liability on the Roads
Celine Cutter, Cutter Law, PC
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTDuties of Care and Tragedy at the Water Park
Robert Hammers Jr., Schneider Hammers, LLC
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTTips for the Inadequate Security Deposition
Michael Haggard, The Haggard Law Firm, PA

View live programs for February 13

February 13, 2024
8:30AM - 12:05PM MST
Advocacy Track: Position Your Case for Success Before Trial Even Starts
8:35AM - 9:05AM MTCrafting Your Complaint
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTBrief Writing: What You Need to Know to Get a Step Ahead
Andre Mura, Gibbs Law Group LLP
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTMastering the Pre-Trial Oral Argument
Annika K Martin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTEffective Use of Appeals: Advice from a Practitioner Turned Judge
Erin Nowell, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTRecent Appellate Issues
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTChoosing and Preparing the Plaintiff’s Expert
Les Weisbrod, Miller Weisbrod Olesky, LLP
11:35AM - 12:05PM MTPanel: Expecting Daubert: How to Prepare
Christopher Ayers, Seeger Weiss, LLP
Kelly McNabb, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
February 13, 2024
8:30AM - 12:00PM MST
Specialized Track: Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program

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