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 - 12:30PM PT
Advocacy Track: Strategic Decision-Making in Case Analysis Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

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 PTBuilding Your Discovery Plan and Witness Goals
Betsy Greene, Greene & Schultz
9:45AM - 10:20AM PTCase Investigation and Creating Your Checklists for Success
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
10:20AM - 10:55AM PTUnderstanding Bias and Its Role in Discovery
N. John Bey, Bey & Associates, LLC
10:55AM - 11:55AM PTUpdate: The COVID-19 Jury Research Project (pre-recorded)
David A. Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
February 13, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Protecting the Vulnerable Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

John Abaray, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC

8:35AM - 9:15AM PTHow to Prepare the Fragile Plaintiff
Kenneth 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 PTChild Trafficking: Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable
Micha Liberty, Liberty Law Office
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTPractical Considerations When Handling a Case for an LGBT Client
Shenoa Payne, Shenoa Payne, Attorney at Law, PC

View live programs for February 14

February 14, 2022
7:00AM - 8:00AM PT
Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Senior Attorney Match

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
7:00AM - 8:00AM PTThe Changing Face of the Legal Profession: Overcoming and Eliminating Bias
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC
February 14, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Keeping Roads Safe - A Look into Motor Vehicle Collision, Trucking, and Bus Litigation Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Matthew Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
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 R. 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
February 14, 2022
9:10AM - 11:55AM PT
Advocacy Track: Effective Witness Preparation and Examination Strategies Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
9:15AM - 9:55AM PTDaubert Update
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTUtilizing Experts: Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses
Dorothy c Sims, law offices of Dorothy Clay Sims,
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTHow to Research Experts in Litigation
Seth Cardeli, Levin & Perconti
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTPrepping Witnesses Virtually
Katherine James, ACT of Communication

View live programs for February 15

February 15, 2022
8:30AM - 11:35PM PT
Advocacy Track: Trial Skills (In-Person and Virtual) - Delivering the Right Story for Your Client Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Jamie Goldstein, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
8:35AM - 9:15AM PTCreating Your Powerhouse Opening Statement
Kathleen J Love, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
9:15AM - 9:55PM PTDemonstrative Evidence: Using Visual Storytelling to Prove Damages
Marion Munley, Munley Law
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
February 15, 2022
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Specialized Track: Products Liability Update Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Sinatra Ballroom 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Michael G. Donahue, Stark & Stark
8:35AM - 9:15AM PTDiscovery and Admissibility of Other Similar Incidents
J. Parker 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 Barrett, Denny & Barrett, P.C.
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
Julie Braman Kane, Colson Hicks Eidson
9:55AM - 10:35AM PTCollision Avoidance Technology (CAT)
Brett Emison, Langdon & Emison
10:35AM - 11:15AM PTHolding Third-Party E-Commerce Sellers Accountable
Jasper Abbott, Warshauer Law Group, PC
11:15AM - 11:55AM PTThe Landscape of Personal Jurisdiction post-Ford
Donald H. Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC

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