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.

Be sure to take advantage of:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs that will be offered; you can view live stream and a multitude of on demand sessions, so you get access to all the offerings available!
  • 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 Pacific Time (PT)
February 13, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Protecting the Vulnerable

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTHow to Prepare the Fragile Plaintiff
Kenneth H. Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTObtaining Successful Outcomes in FTCA Cases for Veterans
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTNursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
Lesley Ann Clement, Clement Law Group
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTSexual Abuse Cases
Kristen Feden, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTPractical Considerations When Handling a Case for an LGBT Client
Shenoa Payne, Shenoa Payne, Attorney at Law, PC
February 13, 2022
8:30AM - 12:30PM PT
Advocacy Track: Strategic Decision-Making in Case Analysis

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:10AM PTBest Practices in Client Intake: Factors to Consider and Learning to Say No
Faith Morse, Andersen Morse & Linthorst
9:10AM - 9:45AM PTCase Investigation and Creating Your Checklists for Success
N. John Bey, Bey & Associates, LLC
9:45AM - 10:20AM PTUnderstanding Bias and Its Role in Discovery
Lance M. Sears, Sears & Associates, P.C.
10:20AM - 10:55AM PTBuilding Your Discovery Plan and Witness Goals
Betsy Greene, Greene & Schultz
10:55AM - 11:30AM PTUsing Focus Group Results in Discovery and Trial Strategy
11:30AM - 12:30PM PTTopic TBD

View live programs for February 14

February 14, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Advocacy Track: Effective Witness Preparation and Examination Strategies

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTDaubert Update
Stephen Herman, Herman Herman & Katz, LLC
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTPrepping Witnesses Virtually
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTExamining Virtual Witnesses from the Courtroom
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTHow to Research Experts in Litigation
Seth Cardeli, Levin & Perconti
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTUtilizing Experts: Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses
Dorothy Clay Sims, Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims
February 14, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Keeping Roads Safe - A Look into Motor Vehicle Collision, Trucking, and Bus Litigation

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTOverlooked Issues When Trying to Prove Damages in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases
John H. (Jack) Hickey, Hickey Law Firm, PA
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTFMCSR Means More Than Just a Tractor Trailer
Karonnie Truzy, Crumley Roberts, LLP
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTOverview of Driving Automation Systems: Legislative and Regulatory Perspective
Daniel Hinkle, American Association for Justice
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTConsiderations for Your Corporate Representative Trucking Deposition, From 30(b)(6) Notice to Testimony
Jordan Jones, Michigan Auto Law
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTStrategies in Bus Litigation Cases
Katherine Harvey-Lee, California Truck Law PC

View live programs for February 15

February 15, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Products Liability Update

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTDiscovery and Admissibility of Other Similar Incidents
J. Miller, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTPanel: Evaluation of Products Liability Cases – Do I Take the Case or Not?
Lydia Joann Barrett, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
Julie Kane, Colson Hicks Eidson
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTTips for Identifying the Proper Defendant
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTHolding Third-Party E-Commerce Sellers Accountable
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTThe Landscape of Personal Jurisdiction post-Ford
February 15, 2022
8:30AM - 12:15PM PT
Advocacy Track: Trial Skills (In-Person and Virtual) - Delivering the Right Story for Your Client

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTCreating Your Powerhouse Opening Statement
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTPersuasion: The Art of Closing
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTSoft vs. Hard Cross-Examinations
T. Metier, Metier Law Firm, LLC
10:35AM - 11:35AM PTAvoiding Legal Malpractice at Trial (ethics)
Derrick Walker, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
11:35AM - 12:15PM PTDemonstrative Evidence: Using Visual Storytelling to Prove Damages
Marion Munley, Munley Law
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