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Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2021 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.

Please note: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Monday, February 8, 2021
Monday, February 8
7:00PM - 9:00PM EST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception sponsored by MilestoneNetworking Event

All WTLC attendees are invited to attend our Paint & Sip reception, with a live DJ and instructor. For more information or to RSVP, email jennifer.rafter@justice.org.

Monday, February 8
7:30PM - 8:30PM EST
Sushi Making ClassSocial Event

Kick off the convention week with a sushi making class! You will be guided by an expert to learn authentic sushi making methods.

This event is open to all registered attendees, email MC@justice.org for the zoom link if you did not already register

Below is a list of supplies for the class and where you can order them from:

Makisu (sushi mat for rolling)
Sushi Nori (seaweed)
Sushi Vinegar
Cooked Rice (3 cups of uncooked rice per participant)
Ingredients you’d like roll in your sushi (Sushi-grade fish like salmon and tuna, omelet, cucumber, avocado, smoked salmon, cream cheese, tuna salad, ham, lettuce, sesame seeds, whatever you’d like!)

-Sushi mat: 

https://www.amazon.com/Helens-Asian-Kitchen-97106-9-5-Inches/dp/B0058ONSK2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3EIL6GNI8YVPS&dchild=1&keywords=sushi%2Bmat&qid=1586444417&sprefix=sushi%2Bma%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-3&th=1

-Sushi rice:
https://www.amazon.com/Lundberg-Family-Farms-Organic-White/dp/B01E6OKVR2/ref=sr_1_14_0o_wf?crid=2AS05PFMRVQP2&dchild=1&keywords=sushi%2Brice&qid=1611088272&sprefix=sushi%2Brice%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-14&th=1

-Sushi vinegar:
https://www.amazon.com/Mizkan-Vinegar-Sushi-Seasoning-Salad/dp/B01ICROLXE/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3VJBRKK8DL7JR&dchild=1&keywords=sushi+vinegar&qid=1611088404&sprefix=sushi+vinegar%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-2

-Sushi Seaweed (Nori):
https://www.amazon.com/NAGAINORI-Japanese-Roasted-material-infrared/dp/B07TKWV6QZ/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=Sushi+Nori&qid=1611088540&sr=8-13

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
8:00AM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Information DeskGeneral

Staff will be available to assist with any membership or meeting question. Someone will be available during the hours of:
Tuesday, February 9 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, February 12 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Election Committee Meeting - CANCELLED -Business Meeting
11:00AM - 12:00PM EST General Session with Jose AndresSession

Kickoff your AAJ Winter Convention experience with an inspiring keynote from Jose Andres, an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.

11:00AM - 5:00PM EST Meditation and Yoga LoungeSpecial Event

Take time for a little meditation and yoga break to bring a sense of calm, peace and balance to your over all well-being.

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Aviation and International Practice Sections Joint MeetingSection Meeting
12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Networking Roundtables by Remo sponsored by FilevineNetworking Event

Meet with other trial lawyers in roundtable discussions by topic, geography and specialty areas of interest.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Opioids Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Join the Opioids Litigation Group at their meeting during Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Public Education Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

The Public Education Committee will discuss ongoing projects and new ideas.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

This is a closed meeting, open to Committee Members.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST State Delegates Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

AAJ State Delegates

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for Education Programs, Litigation Packets, AAJ Press books, Section Memberships, and more!

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Advocacy Track: Making an Impact - The Principles of Persuasion CLE Program sponsored by CasetextCLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Lindsay Cordes, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC
How to Capture and Hold the Jury's Attention During Opening
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
Success Before Trial: Persuasive Brief Writing
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
Connecting with Jurors During a Virtual Trial: How to Use Technology to Your Advantage
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Adjusting Your Case Theming and Storytelling in the Wake of the Pandemic and Politics
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
Empowering Witnesses to Tell Their Stories Through Virtual Witness Preparation
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Exhibit HallExhibits

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services.

Exhibit Hall hours:
Tuesday, February 9 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Specialized Track: Tools You Need - Technology to Enhance Your Practice CLE Program sponsored by RedFile AICLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Heidi L Wickstrom, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, PC
Technology to Use for Virtual Depositions, Meditations, Hearings, and More
Brian D. Cook, Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger, PLC
Cybersecurity Panel: Best Practices to Keep Client Information Safe
Software and Apps to Increase Efficiency While Working Remotely
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
Ethical Duties: Your Server Was Hacked - Now What?
Leslie Pescia, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
2:00PM - 3:00PM EST AAJ Press Advisory Board MeetingBusiness Meeting

The AAJ Press Advisory Board will meet to discuss new and old business

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST Compliance Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting
2:00PM - 3:00PM EST Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Attend the litigation group at their winter meeting for an update on pesticides and herbicides, including Roundup.

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST National Finance Council MeetingCommittee Meeting

The NFC leads all fundraising campaigns in order to provide necessary resources AAJ needs to sustain a prosperous and viable association.

2:00PM - 3:30PM EST Litigation Snapshots and Quick Hits CLE Program sponsored by CPT InstituteCLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Stephanie M. Luzzi, The Luzzi Law Firm
Why Do Jurors Blame the Victim?
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP
Gender Pay Equity Here and Abroad
Tiseme Zegeye, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
How to Protect a Personal Injury Settlement in a Divorce
Barbara N Nevin, Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz
Medtronic Insulin Pump Litigation
Gale Pearson, Fears Nachawati, PLLP
Ellen Presby, Van Wey, Presby, & Williams, PLLC
Recent Boy Scouts Litigation
Michael T Pfau, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
Identifying Early Settlement Opportunities
J. Kent Emison, Langdon & Emison
2:00PM - 5:00PM EST Medical Negligence Information Exchange (MNIEG) Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

This event is open to litigation group members only.

2:30PM - 3:30PM EST Minority Caucus Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

All self-identified minority members are invited to attend our quarterly membership meeting. Stop by and get involved!

3:00PM - 4:00PM EST Class Action Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Huntington Bank and Top Class ActionsLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the Litigation Group at the winter meeting. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

Thank you to our sponsors, Huntington Bank and Top Class Actions!

3:00PM - 4:00PM EST Medicare Secondary Payer MeetingCommittee Meeting

A meeting to discuss issues and concerns regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

3:00PM - 4:30PM EST Council of Presidents Business Meeting sponsored by Thompson FlanaganBusiness Meeting

President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President of State Trial Lawyer Association and their Executive Directors are welcome. This business meeting is sponsored by ThompsonFlanagan

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST LGBT Caucus Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

All voting members who identify as a member of the LGBT community or as an ally are invited to our membership meeting!

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST Trucking Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Join the Trucking Litigation Group meeting at the winter meeting.

5:00PM - 6:30PM EST Dive Under the Sea with a Shark ExpertSocial Event

Let’s take a dive with the Shark Warrior, an award winning conservationist and shark expert! Her compelling videos and photos will lead convention attendees on a virtual underwater adventure into the warmest and coolest oceans around the world to meet weird and wonderful sharks, including living dinosaurs! You’ll learn about these amazing animals, what threats they face, and why we need to save them.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST Living Room Legends Scavenger HuntSocial Event

Let the hunt begin! It’s time for you to step outside of your comfort zone and show off your artistic, improv, communication, multi-tasking, theatrical, collaboration, problem-solving skills, and other hidden talents while competing against other convention attendees to win points and virtual prizes. This will be an unforgettable night filled with bonding and belly laughs.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

6:30PM - 8:00PM EST Networking Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's LGBT & Minority Caucuses sponsored by Filevine & MilestoneReception

All registrants are invited to join the LGBT & Minority Caucuses for their joint receptions with Public Justice.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Information DeskGeneral

Staff will be available to assist with any membership or meeting question. Someone will be available during the hours of:
Tuesday, February 9 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, February 12 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:00AM - 11:00AM EST Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

All female voting members are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting. Stop by and get involved!

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Leader to Leader sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicSpecial Event

Please join us for an exclusive event only open to Leaders Forum, President’s Club, and AAJ PAC donors M-Club and above.  The event will feature Jaime Harrison an American politician, and current chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus Business MeetingBusiness Meeting
11:00AM - 5:00PM EST Meditation and Yoga LoungeSpecial Event

Take time for a little meditation and yoga break to bring a sense of calm, peace and balance to your over all well-being.

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST ERISA Benefits Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting
12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Hernia Mesh Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Join the litigation group at the winter meeting. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Networking Roundtables by Remo sponsored by FilevineNetworking Event

Meet with other trial lawyers in roundtable discussions by topic, geography and specialty areas of interest.

12:00PM - 1:30PM EST Legal Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting
12:00PM - 1:30PM EST Motor Vehicle Collision Section Meeting with Bus, Ride Share, and Guardrail Litigation Groups sponsored by Covered Bridge Capital and Physician's Life Care PlanningSection Meeting

Please join the Section and litigation groups for a joint meeting. 

Thank you to our sponsors, Covered Bridge Capital and Physician's Life Care Planning!

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for Education Programs, Litigation Packets, AAJ Press books, Section Memberships, and more!

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Advocacy Track: Online Focus Groups and Big Data CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

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

Room: Education Program Room

Tiffany Ellis, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
How to Use Demonstratives in a Virtual Setting
Edward Ciarimboli, Fellerman & Ciarimboli
Enhancing Expert Testimony Through Visual Aids
Deborah Chang, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP
Options for Creating Cost-Effective Demonstratives
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
Maximize Visual Imagery Online: PowerPoints, Video Depositions, and More
N. John Bey, Bey & Associates, LLC
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Exhibit HallExhibits

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services.

Exhibit Hall hours:
Tuesday, February 9 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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 serviceCLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Luke Metzler, Miller Weisbrod, LLP
Getting Your Client’s Electronic Health Records Post-Ciox
Matthew Wessler, Gupta Wessler, PLLC
Defining the Standard of Care in a Medical Negligence Trial
William P. Lightfoot, May Lightfoot PLC
Deposing Defense Medical Experts
Emily Thomas, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
Telehealth: Identifying Liability Issues
Brian McKeen, McKeen & Associates, P.C.
How to Handle Damages in Opening Statement
Bruce Braley, Leventhal Puga Braley PC
1:30PM - 2:30PM EST AAJ PAC Development Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

The AAJ PAC Task Force / PAC Development committee (PDC) meeting is open to all Task Force / PDC committee members and AAJ PAC Trustees.

1:30PM - 2:30PM EST Ethylene Oxide (ETO) Litigation Group sponsored by ExigentLitigation Group Meeting

Join the litigation group at the winter meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, Exigent!

1:30PM - 2:30PM EST Technology and Science Section Working Group MeetingSection Meeting

Open to members of the working group. For more information please contact sections@Justice.org

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

All voting members barred less than 10 years are invited to attend our quarterly membership meeting!

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Meeting sponsored by Jamison Assured PartnersCommittee Meeting

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

2:30PM - 3:30PM EST Anti Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Meeting sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Join the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups for a joint meeting during Winter Convention. 

Thank you to our Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group sponsor, CAMG!

2:30PM - 4:00PM EST Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) Hot Topic Updates on Climate, Elmiron, PFC, and Tenofovir sponsored by EpiqSection Meeting

STEP will host a hot topics update with the following litigation groups:
Climate Control
Elmiron
PFC
Tenofovir sponsored by Epiq

3:00PM - 4:00PM EST Diversity & Inclusion Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

AAJ's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is committed to promoting and cultivating diversity among the trial lawyer community and its membership.

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST AAJ PAC Board of Trustees MeetingCommittee Meeting

AAJ PAC Board of Trustees meeting is open to AAJ PAC Trustees and AAJ PAC Task Force committee members

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST Antiterrorism Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Join the litigation group at their winter meeting.

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST Section Leaders Council (SLC) Meeting sponsored by LaFleur MarketingCommittee Meeting

This event is open to committee members only.

Thank you to our sponsor, LaFleur Marketing!

5:00PM - 6:00PM EST Leopard Safari in Sri LankaSocial Event

Learn how to ID leopards together, we will be able to reveal the secretive lives of these elusive big cats via photographs and videos.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST Beer & Cheese PairingSocial Event

Join City Brew Tours for an evening of pairing different samples of their Beers and cheeses and see why these flavors mesh so well!

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

8:00PM - 10:00PM EST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Networking Reception & Trivia sponsored by MilestoneSocial Event

Join the NLD for a fun night of hosted trivia! Prizes awarded to the top team, email jennifer.rafter@justice.org to sign up.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Information DeskGeneral

Staff will be available to assist with any membership or meeting question. Someone will be available during the hours of:
Tuesday, February 9 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, February 12 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:00AM - 11:00AM EST Law Schools Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

The Law Schools Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Dedicated Exhibit HourExhibits

A dedicated hour to visit with the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Exchange Advisory Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

The Exchange Advisory Committee will meet to plan for new and updated Litigation Packets.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Robert L. Habush Endowment Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Robert L Habush Endowment Committee Meeting

11:00AM - 5:00PM EST Meditation and Yoga LoungeSpecial Event

Take time for a little meditation and yoga break to bring a sense of calm, peace and balance to your over all well-being.

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Join the Asbestos Litigation Group at their winter meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

Thank you to our sponsor, CAMG!

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group Meeting sponsored by Western Alliance BankLitigation Group Meeting

Join the Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group at their winter meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

Thank you to our sponsor, Western Alliance Bank!

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Networking Roundtables by Remo sponsored by FilevineNetworking Event

Meet with other trial lawyers in roundtable discussions by topic, geography and specialty areas of interest.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Meeting sponsored by LaFleur MarketingCommittee Meeting

This event is open to committee members only.

Thank you to our sponsor, LaFleur Marketing!

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

Room: Education Program Room

JD Hays, J.D. Hays Law, PLLC
Managing Stress, Substance Abuse, and Harmful Living Patterns
Marianne C. LeBlanc, Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.
Wellness Strategies for Legal Professionals in 2021
Lita Abella, The State Bar of California
Stress and Resilience in the Time of COVID
Louise Lipman, LCSW-R, TEP, CGP
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Visit the AAJ Resources Booth for Education Programs, Litigation Packets, AAJ Press books, Section Memberships, and more!

1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Advocacy Track: Get the Information You Need - Electronic Records, Audit Trails, and More CLE Program sponsored by RedFile AICLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Katie Hubbard, Brown & Crouppen, PC
Daubert Update
Andrew M. Abraham, Keches Law Group, P.C.
Obtaining Audit Trails in Discovery
Roger J. Leslie, Law Office of Roger Leslie
Remote Deposition Techniques in Today’s Virtual World
Sara L Williams, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
Presenting Audit Data Visually at Trial
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
1:00PM - 5:00PM EST Exhibit HallExhibits

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services.

Exhibit Hall hours:
Tuesday, February 9 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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 SmokeballCLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Leon Walsh Jr., Grewal Law PLLC
The New Normal: Remote Hearings and How to Make Your Best Presentation
Carmaletta Henson, HensonFuerst, PA
The 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
Overcoming Obstruction by the Defense to Conducting Remote Discovery
Camille Godwin, Camille Godwin
Running Your Office During and After the Pandemic
1:30PM - 2:30PM EST Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting sponsored by A Case for Women & MilestoneSection Meeting

Join the Sexual Assault Litigation Group at their winter meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

Thank you to our sponsors: A Case for Women and Milestone!

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees MeetingBusiness Meeting

The NCA Board of Trustees will meet to discuss new and old business.

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST Professional Negligence Section and Vaccine Injury Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Please join the Professional Negligence Section and the Vaccine Injury Litigation Group at a joint meeting during Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST Public Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Public Affairs Committee Business Meeting

2:30PM - 4:30PM EST Hip Implant Litigation Groups Joint MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

A joint meeting with litigation updates on Biomet Hip Implant, DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant, Stryker Rejuvenate and LFIT V40, and Wright Medical. 

3:00PM - 4:00PM EST Committee on the Judiciary MeetingCommittee Meeting

Committee on the Judiciary Business Meeting

3:00PM - 4:00PM EST Trial Lawyers Care Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Open to AAJ members who want to help people through community service and good deeds that demonstrate how trial lawyers care.

3:00PM - 4:15PM EST Civil Rights Section and Police Misconduct Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Please join the Civil Rights Section and Police Misconduct Litigation Group at the winter meeting. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

3:30PM - 4:30PM EST Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group sponsored by Huntington Bank and Business Torts Section Joint MeetingSection Meeting

Please join for a joint meeting of the Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group and Business Torts Section.

Thank you to our sponsor, Huntington Bank!

5:00PM - 6:00PM EST Not Your Grandma's Bingo Part 2 with Larry Taylor and Bryan PopeSocial Event

Bingo Caller from The Party Team
Join hosts Bryan Pope and Larry Taylor for a fun filled hour that isn’t your Grandma's Bingo night!

Before entering the live bingo hall, download the link below for your individualized random card to play along with your colleagues for fun prizes!  Two cards per person.

https://mfbc.us/v/z4garh6 

6:00PM - 7:30PM EST Mystery Escape RoomSocial Event

Calling all puzzle solvers and mystery fanatics! Awaken your creativity and become a team of detectives to solve the mystery!
You’re going to have lots of fun getting to know convention attendees and solving riddles in this digital escape room! 

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Friday, February 12, 2021
10:00AM - 5:00PM EST AAJ Information DeskGeneral

Staff will be available to assist with any membership or meeting question. Someone will be available during the hours of:
Tuesday, February 9 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 11 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, February 12 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Electronic Discovery Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the Litigation Group at the winter meeting. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Jury Bias Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the litigation group at the winter meeting.

11:00AM - 12:00PM EST Membership Oversight Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Please join us for the Membership Oversight Committee meeting. Open to committee members/staff/officers only. Prior registration required. We look forward to seeing you!

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Organization Review Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting
12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Proposed Surgical Staplers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join at the first meeting of the Proposed Surgical Staplers Litigation Group at Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST Railroad Section/Litigation Group and FELA Litigation Group Joint MeetingSection Meeting

Join the Railroad-Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group/Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group and Railroad Section at the winter meeting. For more information, contact sections@justice.org.

12:00PM - 2:00PM EST COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation Taskforce (BILT) Meeting cohosted by the Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group and Insurance Law SectionLitigation Group Meeting

The Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group formed the COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation Taskforce.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Admiralty Section MeetingSection Meeting

Join the Admiralty Section at their winter meeting.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EST Trampoline Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the Litigation Group at the winter meeting. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

1:00PM - 3:40PM EST Disabling Tribal Bias: Communicating with the Jury CLE ProgramCLE 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
1:30PM - 2:15PM EST Pedal with the Prez sponsored by Forge ConsultingSocial Event

Three ways to find fun and camaraderie in virtual space.

The Fun - 5 live Peloton rides the week of the event. Rides will be announced the week before the Winter Convention.

The Competition – Friday, February 12, 1:30 pm - Beat Tobi Millrood on the bike that goes nowhere! A Peloton riding event sponsored by Forge Consulting.  A warm-up and a 20-minute ride. Riders will give everything for 20 minutes in hopes of beating Tobi and to win prizes.  Power-to-weigh ratios for the ride will be utilized to level the playing field between riders.

The Viewing – Watch your fellow colleagues on the leaderboard during the Competition and vote for your favorite Leaderboard Name.  The most popular Leaderboard Name will get a prize. To register and learn more, go to 
https://www.spincompetitionjusticewinterconvention.com/



2:00PM - 3:30PM EST Products Liability Section Meeting sponsored by CasetextSection Meeting

Products Liability Section hosts hot topics update with Elevator and Escalator and Pressure Cooker litigation groups.

Thank you to our sponsor, Casetext!

2:30PM - 4:00PM EST Nursing Homes and Qui Tam Litigation Groups Joint MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the Litigation Groups for a joint meeting at during Convention. For more information contact sections@justice.org.

3:45PM - 4:15PM EST 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Please join the litigation group at their winter meeting.

4:00PM - 5:00PM EST Budget and Executive Joint Committee MeetingsBusiness Meeting

Meeting of the AAJ Executive Committee

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
10:45AM - 11:45AM EST Board of Governors BrunchBrunch

The Board of Governors Brunch 

12:00PM - 4:00PM EST Board of Governors Meeting sponsored by Counsel Financial & Forge ConsultingBusiness Meeting

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the Association. Established by the association's bylaws, it meets four times per year and approves AAJ's policies and budget.

The board is made up of representatives from each of the affiliated state trial lawyer organization, international jurisdictions and the various caucuses, organizations and groups within the Association.  The elected AAJ national officers, and the Immediate Past President, also serve on the Board.

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Monday, February 8
7:30PM - 8:30PM EST
Sushi Making ClassSocial Event

Kick off the convention week with a sushi making class! You will be guided by an expert to learn authentic sushi making methods.

This event is open to all registered attendees, email MC@justice.org for the zoom link if you did not already register

Below is a list of supplies for the class and where you can order them from:

Makisu (sushi mat for rolling)
Sushi Nori (seaweed)
Sushi Vinegar
Cooked Rice (3 cups of uncooked rice per participant)
Ingredients you’d like roll in your sushi (Sushi-grade fish like salmon and tuna, omelet, cucumber, avocado, smoked salmon, cream cheese, tuna salad, ham, lettuce, sesame seeds, whatever you’d like!)

-Sushi mat: 

https://www.amazon.com/Helens-Asian-Kitchen-97106-9-5-Inches/dp/B0058ONSK2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3EIL6GNI8YVPS&dchild=1&keywords=sushi%2Bmat&qid=1586444417&sprefix=sushi%2Bma%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-3&th=1

-Sushi rice:
https://www.amazon.com/Lundberg-Family-Farms-Organic-White/dp/B01E6OKVR2/ref=sr_1_14_0o_wf?crid=2AS05PFMRVQP2&dchild=1&keywords=sushi%2Brice&qid=1611088272&sprefix=sushi%2Brice%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-14&th=1

-Sushi vinegar:
https://www.amazon.com/Mizkan-Vinegar-Sushi-Seasoning-Salad/dp/B01ICROLXE/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3VJBRKK8DL7JR&dchild=1&keywords=sushi+vinegar&qid=1611088404&sprefix=sushi+vinegar%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-2

-Sushi Seaweed (Nori):
https://www.amazon.com/NAGAINORI-Japanese-Roasted-material-infrared/dp/B07TKWV6QZ/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=Sushi+Nori&qid=1611088540&sr=8-13

Tuesday, February 9
5:00PM - 6:30PM EST
Dive Under the Sea with a Shark ExpertSocial Event

Let’s take a dive with the Shark Warrior, an award winning conservationist and shark expert! Her compelling videos and photos will lead convention attendees on a virtual underwater adventure into the warmest and coolest oceans around the world to meet weird and wonderful sharks, including living dinosaurs! You’ll learn about these amazing animals, what threats they face, and why we need to save them.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Tuesday, February 9
6:00PM - 7:00PM EST
Living Room Legends Scavenger HuntSocial Event

Let the hunt begin! It’s time for you to step outside of your comfort zone and show off your artistic, improv, communication, multi-tasking, theatrical, collaboration, problem-solving skills, and other hidden talents while competing against other convention attendees to win points and virtual prizes. This will be an unforgettable night filled with bonding and belly laughs.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Tuesday, February 9
6:30PM - 8:00PM EST
Networking Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's LGBT & Minority Caucuses sponsored by Filevine & MilestoneReception

All registrants are invited to join the LGBT & Minority Caucuses for their joint receptions with Public Justice.

Wednesday, February 10
5:00PM - 6:00PM EST
Leopard Safari in Sri LankaSocial Event

Learn how to ID leopards together, we will be able to reveal the secretive lives of these elusive big cats via photographs and videos.

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Wednesday, February 10
6:00PM - 7:00PM EST
Beer & Cheese PairingSocial Event

Join City Brew Tours for an evening of pairing different samples of their Beers and cheeses and see why these flavors mesh so well!

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Wednesday, February 10
8:00PM - 10:00PM EST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Networking Reception & Trivia sponsored by MilestoneSocial Event

Join the NLD for a fun night of hosted trivia! Prizes awarded to the top team, email jennifer.rafter@justice.org to sign up.

Thursday, February 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM EST
Not Your Grandma's Bingo Part 2 with Larry Taylor and Bryan PopeSocial Event

Bingo Caller from The Party Team
Join hosts Bryan Pope and Larry Taylor for a fun filled hour that isn’t your Grandma's Bingo night!

Before entering the live bingo hall, download the link below for your individualized random card to play along with your colleagues for fun prizes!  Two cards per person.

https://mfbc.us/v/z4garh6 

Thursday, February 11
6:00PM - 7:30PM EST
Mystery Escape RoomSocial Event

Calling all puzzle solvers and mystery fanatics! Awaken your creativity and become a team of detectives to solve the mystery!
You’re going to have lots of fun getting to know convention attendees and solving riddles in this digital escape room! 

This event is open to all registered attendees and the Zoom link can be access via the auditorium located on the convention platform.

Friday, February 12
1:30PM - 2:15PM EST
Pedal with the Prez sponsored by Forge ConsultingSocial Event

Three ways to find fun and camaraderie in virtual space.

The Fun - 5 live Peloton rides the week of the event. Rides will be announced the week before the Winter Convention.

The Competition – Friday, February 12, 1:30 pm - Beat Tobi Millrood on the bike that goes nowhere! A Peloton riding event sponsored by Forge Consulting.  A warm-up and a 20-minute ride. Riders will give everything for 20 minutes in hopes of beating Tobi and to win prizes.  Power-to-weigh ratios for the ride will be utilized to level the playing field between riders.

The Viewing – Watch your fellow colleagues on the leaderboard during the Competition and vote for your favorite Leaderboard Name.  The most popular Leaderboard Name will get a prize. To register and learn more, go to 
https://www.spincompetitionjusticewinterconvention.com/



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