Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2024 Winter Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

**All times are Central Time**
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tuesday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Compliance Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Venue: Via Zoom

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Thursday, February 8
9:00AM - 4:00PM CT
Leadership AcademyGeneral

Room: Room 211/212, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Academy is AAJ’s leading program to promote diversity among its membership and leadership, particularly for those who are underrepresented within the association. Session 3 to take place February 8th -9th.

Thank you to our sponsors: 
Andrus Anderson
Barrera Law Group
Bey & Associates
Grant & Eisenhofer 

Special thanks to the Brenda Fulmer Foundation!

Friday, February 9, 2024
Friday, February 9
8:00AM - 1:00PM CT
Caucus & TLC Joint Service Project Sponsored by Paramount Settlement PlanningCommunity Service Project

Room: 6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX

Venue: Central Texas Food Bank

AAJ's Caucuses and TLC Committee will host a local community service project. For more information, email jennifer.rafter@justice.org.

Friday, February 9
8:00AM - 4:00PM CT
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Leadership SummitSpecial Event

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All female voting members are encouraged to register for the biennial Leadership Summit, themed "Go Big or Go Home."  To register for this event, please go to page – https://www.justice.org/community/events/wtlc-leadership-summit-2024https://www.justice.org/community/events/wtlc-leadership-summit-2024

Thank you to our sponsors: 
A Case for Women
Hickey Law Firm
Kastl Law 

Friday, February 9
9:00AM - 4:00PM CT
Leadership AcademyGeneral

Room: Room 211/212, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Academy is AAJ’s leading program to promote diversity among its membership and leadership, particularly for those who are underrepresented within the association. Session 3 to take place February 8th -9th.

Thank you to our sponsors: 
Andrus Anderson
Barrera Law Group
Bey & Associates
Grant & Eisenhofer 

Special thanks to the Brenda Fulmer Foundation!

Friday, February 9
12:00PM - 1:00PM CT
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Leadership Summit LuncheonSpecial Event

Room: Grand Ballroom 3/4, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Summit Luncheon.

Friday, February 9
1:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) February 2024 Board Meeting (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Business Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) February 2024 Board Meeting.  Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm and the meeting will start at 1:30 pm.

Friday, February 9
2:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Grand Ballroom 7/8, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members. Sponsored by Forge Consulting, RebuttalPR & JBSL. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

Friday, February 9
2:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:

Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Saturday, February 10    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 12      7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13     7:30 am to 11:00 am


Friday, February 9
2:00PM - 6:00PM CT
AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Stop by the AAJ Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC) Booth to learn more about AAJ PAC and pick up your contributor ribbon.

Friday, February 9
2:00PM - 6:00PM CT
AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for questions about products, books, CLE programs, and more. Don't miss the on-site discounts!

Friday, February 9
2:00PM - 6:00PM CT
RegistrationRegistration

Room: Griffin Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 10   7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11      7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12     7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13    7:30 am to 11:00 am

Friday, February 9
5:00PM - 6:00PM CT
AAJ Stalwarts Welcome ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception. Thank you to our sponsors: Assured Partners Jamison, JurisPrudent Deferral Solutions & LawRank

Friday, February 9
5:00PM - 7:00PM CT
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software & Everest Court ReportingReception

Room: 307 W 5th Street, Austin, TX

Venue: The Eleanor

All registrants are invited to attend this welcome reception, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus!

Friday, February 9
6:30PM - 8:30PM CT
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome Reception Sponsored by ChartSquad & Turning Point Life Care PlanningReception

Room: 91 Red River Street, Suite 102

Venue: Electric Shuffle

All members barred less than 10 years are part of the NLD -- please join us for our welcome reception!

Saturday, February 10, 2024
7:30AM - 8:15AM CT YogaActivity

Room: Griffin Hall, level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

7:30AM - 8:30AM CT Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Friends of Bill W.

7:30AM - 1:00PM CT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:

Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 10    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 12      7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for questions about products, books, CLE programs, and more. Don't miss the on-site discounts!

7:30AM - 3:00PM CT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Grand Ballroom 7/8, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members. Sponsored by Forge Consulting, RebuttalPR & JBSL. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

7:30AM - 6:00PM CT AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Stop by the AAJ Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC) Booth to learn more about AAJ PAC and pick up your contributor ribbon.

7:30AM - 6:00PM CT RegistrationRegistration

Room: Griffin Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 10   7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11      7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12     7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13    7:30 am to 11:00 am

8:00AM - 9:00AM CT AM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.

Saturday, February 10    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Austin HouseExhibits

Room: Lone Star Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Welcome to Austin House! Stop by to shop artisanal products from beloved brands born in Austin. Austin House is your marketplace for hand-crafted boots and leather goods, designer jewelry, and soul-food-inspired gourmet popcorn.

Support famous local brands Alvies, Kendra Scott, and Soul Popped Popcorn with your purchase and take a little piece of Austin home with you! 

A portion of Kendra Scott pop-up sales will be donated to support the AAJ Foundation. 

Austin House can be found in the Diamond Lounge, Lone Star Foyer, Level 3.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Case Status Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Case Status in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneSpecial Event

Room: Lone Star Foyer South, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Come visit Digital Law Marketing and Milestone in the Diamond Lounge!

8:00AM - 3:00PM CT ChartSquad Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit ChartSquad in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 3:00PM CT NATLE Winter Meeting (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Business Meeting

Room: Lone Star G/H, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 4:00PM CT Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Metwork in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT C Cubed Capital Partners Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit C Cubed Capital Partners in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 402, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT GAVL Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 404. Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Gavl in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 403, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Milestone in their private boardroom!

8:30AM - 11:45AM CT Advocacy Track: Communicating with a Bang! Powerful Storytelling and Persuasion in Trial Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Ballroom 6, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Ricardo Martinez-Cid, Podhurst Orseck, PA
Using Neuroscience, Rhetorical Questions, and Clean Language
Robyn L. Wishart, Wishart Brain and Spine Law
From Stories to Simulations: How to Embed Stories into the Minds of Jurors
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
Truth Default and the Post-Truth Myth
W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
Empowering the Witness to Tell Your Client’s Story
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
Translating the Story into Visuals: Showing, Not Telling
Mitchell Riggs, Life Now Video
Compelling PowerPoints at Trial
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
8:30AM - 10:00AM CT AAJ PAC Eagle & Falcon Breakfast ReceptionBreakfast

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon contributors are invited to join us for an exclusive breakfast reception in recognition of their generous support of AAJ PAC.

8:30AM - 11:05AM CT Specialized Track: A Successful Case Starts in the Office: Hiring, Retention, and More Sponsored by Forman Law Offices, P.A.CLE Program

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

From Beginning to End: How to Provide the Best Client Experience
Jessica Klarer Pride, The Pride Law Firm
Forest and the Trees: Training New Staff and Attorneys with the Tools to Handle Your Vacation
Bhavani Raveendran, Romanucci & Blandin
Budget Considerations for Your Law Firm
Jennifer Lipinski, Lipinski Law
A Focus on Mental Health: Supporting Your Staff with Mental Health Initiatives
Alexandra "Cookie" Echsner-Rasmussen, Aylstock Witkin Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
Managing Your Team: Delegate to Elevate
Miranda L. Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Attorneys and Staff
Brandon Vaughn, Robins Kaplan, LLP
9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Admiralty Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Admiralty Law Section.

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Products Liability Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Products Liability Section

9:00AM - 2:00PM CT Archer Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Archer in their Demo Suite!

9:30AM - 10:00AM CT 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group.

10:00AM - 10:30AM CT Gun Violence Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Gun Violence Litigation Group

10:00AM - 10:30AM CT Pressure Cookers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Pressure Cookers Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Election Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 2, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Exactech Hip and Knee Implants and DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implants Litigation Groups MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 307, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Implantable Port Catheter Litigation Group Brunch Meeting Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Implantable Port Catheter Litigation Group Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Railroad Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Railroad Law Section

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Trampoline Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Trampoline Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Veterans & Military Service Members Committee - CANCELLED -Committee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 1, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Veterans & Military Service Members Committee. All member attendees welcome.

10:00AM - 11:30AM CT MDLs: A Conversation with the Hon. Karen K. CaldwellSpecial Event

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Special Meeting on MDLs: Judge Karen Caldwell, JPML Chair, shares her wisdom on the JPML process followed by a conversation on Proposed Rule 16.1.

11:00AM - 12:30PM CT Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 3/4, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All voting members who identify as female are invited to the quarterly WTLC membership meeting. Come learn about the caucus and how to get involved!

11:35AM - 12:35PM CT AAJ Press Book SigningBook Signing

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Join AAJ Press authors Jon Lomurro & Katherine James for a book signing!

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT PM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Mid-day snack and refreshment break will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:30PM - 1:30PM CT Sections and Litigation Groups Coordination Committee (SLGCC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Sections and Litigation Groups Coordination Committee (SLGCC)

12:30PM - 2:00PM CT Digital Law Marketing Diamond Lunch and Presentation: What You Need to Know About AI and Google Search in 2024Luncheon

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Join DLM for their complimentary lunch and presentation!

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT Tenofovir Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Tenofovir Litigation Group

1:30PM - 2:00PM CT Professional Negligence Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Professional Negligence Section

1:30PM - 2:30PM CT Minority Caucus (MC) Membership MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All voting members who identify as a minority are invited to the MC's meeting! Join us and learn about the caucus and upcoming events.

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT AAJ Press Advisory Board MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The AAJ Press Advisory Board holds its semi-annual meeting.

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Council of Presidents Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Opioids Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Opioids Litigation Group

2:00PM - 4:00PM CT Stroke Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Stroke Litigation Group

2:30PM - 3:30PM CT Aviation Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Aviation Section

2:30PM - 3:30PM CT Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Meeting

2:30PM - 5:00PM CT Nursing Homes Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Smith ClinesmithLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Nursing Homes Litigation Group

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Council of Presidents Reception Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganReception

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Membership Oversight Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Open to members of the Membership Oversight Committee, as well as members interested in helping grow AAJ membership.

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Public Education Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss legislative priorities, social media ideas and public education campaigns.

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT Aviation Section ReceptionReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Aviation Section Reception Sponsored By

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT CANCELLED -Taxotere Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Taxotere Litigation Group

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT Exchange Advisory Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Exchange Advisory Committee

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT Police Misconduct Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Knott LaboratoryReception

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Police Misconduct Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Knott Laboratory

4:00PM - 6:00PM CT Central States Reception (Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan) Not an AAJ Sponsored EventReception

Room: 201 Brazos Street, Building A Austin, Texas 78701

Venue: Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

Please join your friends at the Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan Associations for Justice  for an evening of networking.

4:00PM - 6:00PM CT Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Reception Sponsored by Arthur Funding and Physicians Life Care PlanningReception

Room: 201 Brazos Street

Venue: The Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

This is an off-site event at Cedar Door Patio and Grill. 201 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701

5:00PM - 7:00PM CT Nursing Home Litigation Group Sponsored Reception (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)Reception

Room: Corner Restaurant, Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Nursing Homes Litigation Group Sponsored Reception by Smith ClineSmith (Not an AAJ-Sponsored Event) will be held at the Corner Restaurant at the JW Marriott Austin.  Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/aGNF8eQem4eXD3AF7 

6:00PM - 8:00PM CT Opening Reception Sponsored by Slack Davis SangerReception

Room: 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, TX

Venue: ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Join us for a lively evening at the acclaimed ACL Live, home to PBS's iconic Austin City Limits, and listen to American country music group Asleep at the Wheel.

Sunday, February 11, 2024
6:00AM - 1:00PM CT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:

Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 10    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 12      7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:00AM - 8:05AM CT Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by LegalPatCLE Program

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Rachael Flanagan, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Avoiding Burnout, Staying Balanced, and Keeping Mindful as a Trial Lawyer
Lisa Blue, Baron and Blue PLLC
7:30AM - 8:30AM CT Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Friends of Bill W.

7:30AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for questions about products, books, CLE programs, and more. Don't miss the on-site discounts!

7:30AM - 2:00PM CT RegistrationRegistration

Room: Griffin Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 10   7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11      7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12     7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13    7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 3:00PM CT AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Stop by the AAJ Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC) Booth to learn more about AAJ PAC and pick up your contributor ribbon.

7:30AM - 3:00PM CT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Grand Ballroom 7/8, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members. Sponsored by Forge Consulting, RebuttalPR & JBSL. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

7:45AM - 9:00AM CT Forge 5K Fun Run/Walk (This is not an AAJ-sponsored event)Special Event

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Back by popular demand! Please join us for the Forge Fit 5K fun run followed by a complimentary Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar!

Register in the JW Marriott Lobby at 7:45 am, race begins promptly at 8:00 am.

All participants will receive a free hoodie and running gear!  After registration, the fun run will begin from Waller Creek Boathouse and loop around Austin's scenic Lady Bird Lake.  When you finish the loop, make sure you join us back in the hotel lobby for a Mimosa and a Bloody Mary bar!  Everyone is welcome to come.  Join the fun, and get your day started off right!

8:00AM - 9:00AM CT AM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.

Saturday, February 10    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Austin HouseExhibits

Room: Lone Star Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Welcome to Austin House! Stop by to shop artisanal products from beloved brands born in Austin. Austin House is your marketplace for hand-crafted boots and leather goods, designer jewelry, and soul-food-inspired gourmet popcorn.

Support famous local brands Alvies, Kendra Scott, and Soul Popped Popcorn with your purchase and take a little piece of Austin home with you! 

A portion of Kendra Scott pop-up sales will be donated to support the AAJ Foundation. 

Austin House can be found in the Diamond Lounge, Lone Star Foyer, Level 3.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Case Status Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Case Status in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneSpecial Event

Room: Lone Star Foyer South, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Come visit Digital Law Marketing and Milestone in the Diamond Lounge!

8:00AM - 3:00PM CT ChartSquad Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit ChartSquad in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 3:00PM CT NATLE Winter Meeting (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Business Meeting

Room: Lone Star G/H, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 4:00PM CT Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Metwork in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT C Cubed Capital Partners Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit C Cubed Capital Partners in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 402, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT GAVL Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 404. Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Gavl in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 403, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Milestone in their private boardroom!

8:30AM - 11:55AM CT Advocacy Track: Eight Essential and Dynamic Trial Skills from Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Ballroom 6, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Brian McKeen, McKeen & Associates, PC
Discovery: The Importance of Laying the Groundwork
Joshua Koskoff, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Depositions: Making the Most of Your Time with the Witness
Mel C. Orchard III, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
Framing a Case Using Timelines
Kathleen L. Nastri, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
Creating a Lasting Opening Statement
Felix Luna, PWRFL
Presenting Damages to the Jury
Randi McGinn, McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA
Demonstratives at Trial
Lloyd Bell, Bell Law Firm
Keys to a Successful Closing Argument
Larry R Rogers Jr., Power Rogers LLP
Voir Dire
Margaret R Simonian, Dillon Findley & Simonian
8:30AM - 9:30AM CT Trial Lawyers Care CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Help us encourage, recognize, and organize trial lawyers who contribute to their communities through volunteer and charitable activities that serve the public. Open to all!

8:30AM - 11:30AM CT Specialized Track: Environmental & Toxic Torts Update and Looking Ahead Sponsored by Forman Law Offices, P.A.CLE Program

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Leslie LaMacchia, Beasley Allen Law Firm
How to Preserve Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases (Recent Train Derailment Examples)
Adam Gomez, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
PFAS Litigation
Rebecca Newman, Douglas & London, PC
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Litigation Update
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
Case Updates and the Impact on Environmental Cases: Roundtable
Peter Kraus, Waters Kraus & Paul
Gale D. Pearson, Nachawati Law Group
Handling Medical Records in Medical Monitoring Cases
Kevin Hannon, The Hannon Law Firm, LLC
Hot Topics: Looking to the Horizon
Stephanie Biehl, Sher Edling LLP
Update on Hair Relaxer Litigation
Kendra Y. Goldhirsch, Chaffin Luhana, LLP
9:00AM - 9:30AM CT Civil Rights Section Meeting Sponsored by Knott LaboratorySection Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Civil Rights Section Sponsored by Knott Laboratory

9:00AM - 9:30AM CT Climate Change Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Climate Change Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Jury Bias Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Jury Bias Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT National Finance CouncilCommittee Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The NFC leads all fundraising campaigns, including Leaders Forum and political fundraising for candidates.

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Meeting Sponsored by Broughton PartnersSection Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Qui Tam Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Qui Tam Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:30AM CT Civil Justice Project Brunch (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Breakfast

Room: Room 211/212, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Join Public Citizen President Robert Weissman for an important update on the work we are doing together.

9:00AM - 2:00PM CT Archer Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Archer in their Demo Suite!

9:00AM - 4:00PM CT Birth Trauma Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group

9:30AM - 10:00AM CT Federal Tort Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Federal Tort Section

9:30AM - 10:00AM CT Police Misconduct Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Knott LaboratoryLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Police Misconduct Litigation Group Sponsored by Knott Laboratory

10:00AM - 10:30AM CT Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group

10:00AM - 12:00PM CT Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Sponsored by C Cubed Capital Partners & Comprehensive Settlement SolutionsBrunch

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All registrants are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the WTLC. Learn about what the WTLC does and hear from our fantastic keynote!

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored By

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT PM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Mid-day snack and refreshment break will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT Section Leaders Council (SLC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 2, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Section Leaders Council

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT Wildfires Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Wildfires Litigation Group

12:00PM - 1:30PM CT NCJI Quarterly Trustees MeetingNCJI Event

Room: Grand Ballroom 1, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Quarterly business meeting of the Officers and Trustees of the National Civil Justice Institute. Fellows of the Institute are welcome.

12:30PM - 1:00PM CT Drowning Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Drowning Litigation Group

12:30PM - 1:30PM CT Diversity & Inclusion CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 3/4, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

12:30PM - 1:30PM CT Vaccines Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Vaccines Litigation Group

1:00PM - 1:30PM CT CDA Section 230 Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's CDA Section 230 Litigation Group

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT Employment Rights Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Employment Rights Section

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT International Practice Section and International Relations Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's International Practice Section and International Relations Committee

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT PFAS Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211/212, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's PFAS Litigation Group

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT Premises Liability Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Premises Liability Section

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT State DelegatesBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

1:30PM - 3:00PM CT Technology and Science Section and AI Task Force MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Technology and Science Section

2:00PM - 2:30PM CT Inadequate Security Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Inadequate Security Litigation Group

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Meeting Sponsored by Broughton PartnersSection Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Environmental and Toxic Torts Section

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Hernia Mesh Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 2, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Hernia Mesh Litigation Group

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 3/4, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All voting members barred less than 10 years are part of the NLD . Join us for our quarterly meeting and learn what we do!

2:30PM - 3:00PM CT Construction Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Construction Litigation Group

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Environmental and Toxic Torts Section and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Environmental and Toxic Torts Section and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Sponsored Reception

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Meeting Sponsored by Arthur FundingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Litigation Groups Leadership Council (LGLC)

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Powerline Contact and Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Powerline Contact and Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by MASSIVELitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Sexual Assault Litigation Group

3:00PM - 4:30PM CT AAJ PAC Board of Trustees MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ PAC Board of Trustees Meeting. This meeting is open to all AAJ members.

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT CDA Section 230 Litigation Group and Technology and Science Section Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

CDA Section 230 Litigation Group and Technology and Science Section Sponsored Reception

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Joint Reception Sponsored by MASSIVEReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Sponsored Reception

4:00PM - 5:30PM CT NCJI Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Celebrate NCJI's work and honor the 2024 Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients. Drinks and light fare. All attorneys are welcome.

4:00PM - 5:30PM CT Reception hosted by the Insurance and Social Security Disability Sections, and the Bad Faith and Erisa Benefits Litigation Groups. Sponsored by Case Status and Marc Whitehead & Associates, Insurance & Disability Benefit Attorneys (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)Reception

Room: 201 Brazos Street

Venue: The Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

Reception hosted by the Insurance and Social Security Disability Sections, and the Bad Faith and Erisa Benefits Litigation Groups.  Sponsored by Case Status and Marc Whitehead & Associates, Insurance & Disability Benefit Attorneys (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)

9:00PM - 12:00AM CT New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartySocial Event

Room: 305 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Venue: The Belmont

You don't want to miss the social event of convention -- all attendees are invited! **Bring your ID and note this is a cash bar.

Thank you to our NLD Party Sponsors!
-Breit Biniazan
-C Cubed Capital Partners 
-Dundon Advisers
-Physician Life Care Planning
-Shield Legal 
-TriStar Court Reporting 

Monday, February 12, 2024
7:30AM - 8:15AM CT Dance Fit Cardio Sponsored by AngeionActivity

Room: Griffin Hall, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

7:30AM - 8:30AM CT Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Friends of Bill W.

7:30AM - 1:00PM CT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:

Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 10    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 12      7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for questions about products, books, CLE programs, and more. Don't miss the on-site discounts!

7:30AM - 2:00PM CT RegistrationRegistration

Room: Griffin Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 10   7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11      7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12     7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13    7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 3:00PM CT AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Stop by the AAJ Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC) Booth to learn more about AAJ PAC and pick up your contributor ribbon.

7:30AM - 3:00PM CT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Grand Ballroom 7/8, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members. Sponsored by Forge Consulting, RebuttalPR & JBSL. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

8:00AM - 9:00AM CT AM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.

Saturday, February 10    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Austin HouseExhibits

Room: Lone Star Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Welcome to Austin House! Stop by to shop artisanal products from beloved brands born in Austin. Austin House is your marketplace for hand-crafted boots and leather goods, designer jewelry, and soul-food-inspired gourmet popcorn.

Support famous local brands Alvies, Kendra Scott, and Soul Popped Popcorn with your purchase and take a little piece of Austin home with you! 

A portion of Kendra Scott pop-up sales will be donated to support the AAJ Foundation. 

Austin House can be found in the Diamond Lounge, Lone Star Foyer, Level 3.

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Case Status Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Case Status in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 2:00PM CT Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneSpecial Event

Room: Lone Star Foyer South, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Come visit Digital Law Marketing and Milestone in the Diamond Lounge!

8:00AM - 4:00PM CT ChartSquad Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit ChartSquad in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 4:00PM CT Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Metwork in their Demo Suite!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT C Cubed Capital Partners Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit C Cubed Capital Partners in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 402, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT GAVL Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 404. Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Gavl in their private boardroom!

8:00AM - 5:00PM CT Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 403, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Milestone in their private boardroom!

8:30AM - 11:35AM CT Advocacy Track: Revolutionize Your Practice: Artificial Intelligence and the Latest in Technology Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Ballroom 6, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Margaret E Mabie, Marsh Law Firm PLLC
Harnessing AI in Your Practice
Matt Wetherington, Wetherington Law Firm
Ethical Rules for Using Chat GPT/AI In Your Practice (ethics)
Stephen Herman, Fishman Haygood
Digital Marketing Best Practices and Pitfalls of Avoid (ethics)
Brenda Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
15 AI Uses Every Litigator Should Have in Their Back Pocket
Julian C Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
Technology to Aid Your Visuals at Trial
Jennifer Mae Hoekstra, Aylstock Witkin Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
High Stakes and Deepfakes: Trial Evidence in the AI Era
Laurie Higginbotham, National Trial Law
8:30AM - 11:30AM CT Specialized Track: Pools, Roads, and More: Discovering Your Next Premises Case Sponsored by Forman Law Offices, P.A.CLE Program

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Michael Neff, Neff Law
Construction Cases: Litigation to be Aware Of
Victor Paul Bucci, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
Trafficking Cases and Negligence on Hotels
Kristina Aiad-Toss, Babin Law, LLC
It All Starts with a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Richard P. Neuworth, LeBau & Neuworth
Dodging Potholes: Premises Liability on the Roads
Celine Cutter, Cutter Law, PC
Duties of Care and Tragedy at the Water Park
Robert Hammers Jr., Hammers Law Firm, LLC
Tips for the Inadequate Security Deposition
Michael Haggard, The Haggard Law Firm, PA
Update: Wildfire Litigation
Paul Starita, Singleton Schreiber
9:00AM - 10:00AM CT AAJ Judiciary CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 1, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Judiciary Committee will be meeting to discuss the federal judicial nominations process and the federal courts.

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Audit CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Audit Committee

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Kratom Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Kratom Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Over-Designation Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Over- Designation Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Voter Protection Action Committee (VPAC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Open to members of VPAC and all members interested in learning about opportunities to protect the right to vote in the upcoming election cycle.

9:00AM - 2:00PM CT Archer Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit Archer in their Demo Suite!

9:00AM - 4:00PM CT Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Rothrock Settlement ConsultingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group

9:30AM - 10:00AM CT Delayed Kidney Diagnosis Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Delayed Kidney Diagnosis Litigation Group

9:30AM - 10:30AM CT Distracted Driving Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Distracted Driving Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203/204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT CPAP Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by ARCHERBrunch

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

CPAP Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored By

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Legal Affairs CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

11:00AM - 11:30AM CT Valsartan Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Valsartan Litigation Group.

11:00AM - 12:00PM CT Rideshare Sexual Assault - Uber/Lyft Special MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star G, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

11:00AM - 12:30PM CT AAJ Public Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Advises AAJ executive committee and BOG on policy options, tactics, and strategies concerning issues of concern to trial lawyers pending before the US Congress, executive branch, and federal agencies.

11:30AM - 12:00PM CT Motorcycle Litigation Group and Bicycle Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Motorcycle Litigation Group and Bicycle Litigation Group

11:30AM - 12:30PM CT Zantac Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Zantac Litigation Group

12:00PM - 12:30PM CT Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group Meeting

12:00PM - 1:00PM CT PM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd and 4th Floor Foyers

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Mid-day snack and refreshment break will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:30PM - 1:30PM CT Class Action Section Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 203/204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Class Action Section Meeting and Lunch Sponsored By

12:30PM - 1:30PM CT Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

12:30PM - 2:00PM CT AAJ PAC Development Committee (PDC) MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 5, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Development Committee (PDC).

12:30PM - 2:00PM CT Milestone Diamond Lunch and Presentation: The Opioid Crisis in America: Exploring the Legal SolutionsLuncheon

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Join Milestone for their complimentary lunch and presentation!

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees holds its semi-annual meeting.

1:00PM - 2:00PM CT Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored By EisnerAmper & LitPROLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star E, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group

1:30PM - 2:00PM CT Rideshare and Gig Services Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Rideshare and Gig Services Litigation Groups

1:30PM - 2:00PM CT Social Security and Disability Law Section and ERISA Benefits Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Room 207, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Social Security and Disability Law Section and ERISA Benefits Litigation Group

1:30PM - 2:30PM CT Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star G, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group Meeting

1:30PM - 2:30PM CT Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) Meeting Sponsored by Streamlined Record RetrievalCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 308, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please join us for the quarterly meeting of the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus.

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT CANCELLED - Antiterrorism Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Antiterrorism Litigation Group Meeting

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT LGBT Caucus Membership MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 1/2, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The LGBT caucus welcomes all voting members who self-identify as part of the LGBT community or as an ally to attend their quarterly meeting.

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by HMR and Physician Life Care PlanningSection Meeting

Room: Grand Ballroom 3/4, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group

2:00PM - 3:00PM CT Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By EisnerAmper & LitPROReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

2:30PM - 3:30PM CT Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Huntington BankSection Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting

2:30PM - 3:30PM CT Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Streamlined Record RetrievalReception

Room: Varanda Room, located in Dean's restaurant

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please join the RTLC for a Cocktail Reception. Location to be determined.

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by ARCHERLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Camp Lejeune Litigation Group

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by HMR & Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Organization Review CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 307, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Organization Review Committee (ORC) Meeting

3:00PM - 4:00PM CT Trucking Litigation Group and WTLC ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

3:00PM - 5:00PM CT LGBT Caucus Networking ReceptionReception

Room: 91 Rainey Street, Suite 120

Venue: Anthem

All registrants are invited to attend this networking reception hosted by the LGBT Caucus.

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington BankReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Lone Star G, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT International Members ReceptionReception

Room: Sean Domnick's Suite

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All international members are welcome to attend the reception hosted by AAJ President Sean Domnick.

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Rothrock Settlement ConsultingReception

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

4:00PM - 6:00PM CT Texas Caucus Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: 1220 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

Venue: TTLA Headquarters

All Texas members are encouraged to attend our networking reception! Please RSVP to membership@ttla.com

5:30PM - 6:15PM CT AAJ PAC Platinum M Club & New Contributor ReceptionReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Invite only. AAJ PAC Platinum M Club ($2,000/year) and *new* contributors to AAJ PAC in 2023 are invited to this complimentary event.

6:00PM - 7:30PM CT Joint Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's Minority CaucusReception

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All registrants are invited to join Public Justice and the Minority Caucus for a reception celebrating the work of both organizations.

Thank you to our sponsors!
-Amplify
-C Cubed Capital Partners
-Garrison Financial 
-Physician Life Care Planning 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
7:30AM - 1:00PM CT AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Stop by the AAJ Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC) Booth to learn more about AAJ PAC and pick up your contributor ribbon.

7:30AM - 11:00AM CT RegistrationRegistration

Room: Griffin Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 10   7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11      7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 12     7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13    7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 11:00AM CT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:

Friday, February 9          2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 10    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 12      7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 12:00PM CT AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for questions about products, books, CLE programs, and more. Don't miss the on-site discounts!

7:30AM - 1:00PM CT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Grand Ballroom 7/8, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members. Sponsored by Forge Consulting, RebuttalPR & JBSL. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

8:00AM - 9:00AM CT AM BreakBreak

Room: 3rd Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

8:00AM - 12:00PM CT Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneSpecial Event

Room: Lone Star Foyer South, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Come visit Digital Law Marketing and Milestone in the Diamond Lounge!

8:30AM - 12:05PM CT Advocacy Track: Position Your Case for Success Before Trial Even Starts Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Tiega Varlack, Varlack Legal Services
Crafting Your Complaint
Laura Tamez, The Herrera Law Firm
Brief Writing: What You Need to Know to Get a Step Ahead
Andre Mura, Gibbs Law Group LLP
Mastering the Pre-Trial Oral Argument
Annika K. Martin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Effective Use of Appeals: Advice from a Practitioner Turned Judge
Erin Nowell, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals
Recent Appellate Issues
Eric Citron, Gupta Wessler LLP
Choosing and Preparing the Plaintiff’s Expert
Les Weisbrod, Miller Weisbrod Olesky, LLP
Panel: Expecting Daubert: How to Prepare
Christopher L. Ayers, Seeger Weiss, LLP
Kelly McNabb, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Jonathan Orent, Motley Rice, LLC
8:30AM - 10:40AM CT Specialized Track: Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Forman Law Offices, P.A.CLE Program

Room: Lone Star B/C, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Andrew Young, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
Ethical Implications of Secret Settlements – Say No to Confidentiality in Your Trucking Case (ethics)
Bridget N. Long, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
Proving Failure to Properly Maintain a Commercial Motor Vehicle
Christy Crowe Childers, Childers & McCain, LLC
Trucking Law Update: Preemption, Jurisdiction, Vicarious Liability
Rena Leizerman, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
Getting Sanctions for Spoliated Evidence in a Trucking Case
Deena Buchanan, Buchanan Law Firm, LLC
Recognizing and Defeating Unsavory Defense Tactics
Maxey Scherr, Scherr Law Firm
9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Electronic Discovery Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Electronic Discovery Litigation Group

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Joint Budget Committee/Executive Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of the Joint Budget Committee and Executive Committee

9:00AM - 10:00AM CT Proposed Suboxone Film Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

10:00AM - 10:30AM CT Tepezza Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Tepezza Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Artificial Intelligence Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Artificial Intelligence Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT Law Schools Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 203/204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All members currently serving on this committee, as well as interested members and law students, are encouraged to attend.

11:00AM - 11:30AM CT Proposed Internet Video Gaming Addiction Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Proposed Gaming Addiction Litigation Group

11:00AM - 12:00PM CT Infant Formula Contamination/Recall and NEC Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203/204, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Infant Formula Contamination/Recall and NEC Litigation Group Meeting

11:00AM - 12:00PM CT Paragard Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Paragard Litigation Group Meeting

11:00AM - 12:00PM CT Proposed Ozempic/GLP-1 RA Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 202, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Proposed Ozempic/GLP-1 RA Litigation Group Meeting 

11:00AM - 12:00PM CT Trucking Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Lone Star A, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Trucking Litigation Group Meeting

1:00PM - 5:00PM CT AAJ Board of Governors MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Lone Star D, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ's 2024 Winter Board Meeting

5:00PM - 6:00PM CT Board of Governors Reception Sponsored by Amplify & ForgeReception

Room: Lone Star B/C Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Board of Governors Reception

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Friday, February 9
5:00PM - 6:00PM CT
AAJ Stalwarts Welcome ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception. Thank you to our sponsors: Assured Partners Jamison, JurisPrudent Deferral Solutions & LawRank

Friday, February 9
5:00PM - 7:00PM CT
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software & Everest Court ReportingReception

Room: 307 W 5th Street, Austin, TX

Venue: The Eleanor

All registrants are invited to attend this welcome reception, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus!

Friday, February 9
6:30PM - 8:30PM CT
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome Reception Sponsored by ChartSquad & Turning Point Life Care PlanningReception

Room: 91 Red River Street, Suite 102

Venue: Electric Shuffle

All members barred less than 10 years are part of the NLD -- please join us for our welcome reception!

Saturday, February 10
3:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Council of Presidents Reception Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganReception

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Saturday, February 10
3:30PM - 4:30PM CT
Aviation Section ReceptionReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Aviation Section Reception Sponsored By

Saturday, February 10
3:30PM - 4:30PM CT
Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

Saturday, February 10
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Police Misconduct Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Knott LaboratoryReception

Room: Griffin West Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Police Misconduct Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Knott Laboratory

Saturday, February 10
4:00PM - 6:00PM CT
Central States Reception (Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan) Not an AAJ Sponsored EventReception

Room: 201 Brazos Street, Building A Austin, Texas 78701

Venue: Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

Please join your friends at the Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan Associations for Justice  for an evening of networking.

Saturday, February 10
4:00PM - 6:00PM CT
Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Reception Sponsored by Arthur Funding and Physicians Life Care PlanningReception

Room: 201 Brazos Street

Venue: The Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

This is an off-site event at Cedar Door Patio and Grill. 201 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, February 10
5:00PM - 7:00PM CT
Nursing Home Litigation Group Sponsored Reception (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)Reception

Room: Corner Restaurant, Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Nursing Homes Litigation Group Sponsored Reception by Smith ClineSmith (Not an AAJ-Sponsored Event) will be held at the Corner Restaurant at the JW Marriott Austin.  Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/aGNF8eQem4eXD3AF7 

Saturday, February 10
6:00PM - 8:00PM CT
Opening Reception Sponsored by Slack Davis SangerReception

Room: 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, TX

Venue: ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Join us for a lively evening at the acclaimed ACL Live, home to PBS's iconic Austin City Limits, and listen to American country music group Asleep at the Wheel.

Sunday, February 11
12:00PM - 1:00PM CT
Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored By

Sunday, February 11
3:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Environmental and Toxic Torts Section and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Environmental and Toxic Torts Section and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Sponsored Reception

Sunday, February 11
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
CDA Section 230 Litigation Group and Technology and Science Section Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

CDA Section 230 Litigation Group and Technology and Science Section Sponsored Reception

Sunday, February 11
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Joint Reception Sponsored by MASSIVEReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Sponsored Reception

Sunday, February 11
4:00PM - 5:30PM CT
NCJI Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Celebrate NCJI's work and honor the 2024 Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients. Drinks and light fare. All attorneys are welcome.

Sunday, February 11
4:00PM - 5:30PM CT
Reception hosted by the Insurance and Social Security Disability Sections, and the Bad Faith and Erisa Benefits Litigation Groups. Sponsored by Case Status and Marc Whitehead & Associates, Insurance & Disability Benefit Attorneys (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)Reception

Room: 201 Brazos Street

Venue: The Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill

Reception hosted by the Insurance and Social Security Disability Sections, and the Bad Faith and Erisa Benefits Litigation Groups.  Sponsored by Case Status and Marc Whitehead & Associates, Insurance & Disability Benefit Attorneys (Not an AAJ Sponsored Event)

Sunday, February 11
9:00PM - 12:00AM CT
New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartySocial Event

Room: 305 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Venue: The Belmont

You don't want to miss the social event of convention -- all attendees are invited! **Bring your ID and note this is a cash bar.

Thank you to our NLD Party Sponsors!
-Breit Biniazan
-C Cubed Capital Partners 
-Dundon Advisers
-Physician Life Care Planning
-Shield Legal 
-TriStar Court Reporting 

Monday, February 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By EisnerAmper & LitPROReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Meeting of AAJ's Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

Monday, February 12
2:30PM - 3:30PM CT
Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Streamlined Record RetrievalReception

Room: Varanda Room, located in Dean's restaurant

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Please join the RTLC for a Cocktail Reception. Location to be determined.

Monday, February 12
3:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by HMR & Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

Monday, February 12
3:00PM - 4:00PM CT
Trucking Litigation Group and WTLC ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer East, Level 4

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Monday, February 12
3:00PM - 5:00PM CT
LGBT Caucus Networking ReceptionReception

Room: 91 Rainey Street, Suite 120

Venue: Anthem

All registrants are invited to attend this networking reception hosted by the LGBT Caucus.

Monday, February 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM CT
Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington BankReception

Room: Griffin East Foyer, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

Monday, February 12
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Lone Star East Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By

Monday, February 12
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
International Members ReceptionReception

Room: Sean Domnick's Suite

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All international members are welcome to attend the reception hosted by AAJ President Sean Domnick.

Monday, February 12
4:00PM - 5:00PM CT
Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Rothrock Settlement ConsultingReception

Room: Lone Star West Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Monday, February 12
4:00PM - 6:00PM CT
Texas Caucus Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: 1220 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

Venue: TTLA Headquarters

All Texas members are encouraged to attend our networking reception! Please RSVP to membership@ttla.com

Monday, February 12
5:30PM - 6:15PM CT
AAJ PAC Platinum M Club & New Contributor ReceptionReception

Room: Brazos, Level 2

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Invite only. AAJ PAC Platinum M Club ($2,000/year) and *new* contributors to AAJ PAC in 2023 are invited to this complimentary event.

Monday, February 12
6:00PM - 7:30PM CT
Joint Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's Minority CaucusReception

Room: Lone Star F, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

All registrants are invited to join Public Justice and the Minority Caucus for a reception celebrating the work of both organizations.

Thank you to our sponsors!
-Amplify
-C Cubed Capital Partners
-Garrison Financial 
-Physician Life Care Planning 

Tuesday, February 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM CT
Board of Governors Reception Sponsored by Amplify & ForgeReception

Room: Lone Star B/C Foyer, Level 3

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Board of Governors Reception

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors

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