Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2023 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 Mountain Time**
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thursday, February 2
9:00AM - 4:00PM MST
Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Wildflower C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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.

A special thank you to Brenda S. Fulmer, Fulmer Family Foundation, for the generous support of AAJ's Leadership Academy.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 AAJ Leadership Academy Sponsors, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC and Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm. 

Friday, February 3, 2023
Friday, February 3
8:00AM - 5:30PM MST
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Litigation Seminar Sponsored by CAMG & HMRCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join us the day before winter convention for the Camp Lejeune litigation seminar as we discuss handling and navigating a case from beginning to end.
To view agenda please click here

Friday, February 3
9:00AM - 4:00PM MST
Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Wildflower C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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.

A special thank you to Brenda S. Fulmer, Fulmer Family Foundation, for the generous support of AAJ's Leadership Academy.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 AAJ Leadership Academy Sponsors, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC and Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm. 

Friday, February 3
12:00PM - 3:00PM MST
Joint Caucus & TLC Service Project Sponsored by Paramount Settlement PlanningCommunity Service Project

The LGBT Caucus, Minority Caucus, New Lawyers Division, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus and Trial Lawyers Care Committee is excited to announce the Winter Convention service project!  We will be working with Nourish PHX, an organization focused on providing support to the local community experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. The service project will begin later in the day to accommodate people who are arriving that morning, but we are looking into a morning shift as well.

An Amazon Wishlist of items essential to the organization’s programs has been created. We encourage everyone to look at the list and purchase items, even if you cannot attend the project.

Volunteers will put together move-in kits with donations from the wishlist and sort/organize in-kind donations. Volunteers should wear casual clothes and closed-toed shoes, and bring masks for indoor tasks.

Please RSVP with your preference for an AM or PM shift to jennifer.rafter@justice.org – space is limited!

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 5:00PM MST
Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. 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 3
2:00PM - 5:00PM MST
Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: South Registration Counter

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 3 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 6      6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 11:00 am

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM MST
AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM MST
AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: East Registration Desk

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM MST
AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM MST
Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM MST
RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 6:00PM MST
AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 9)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception.

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM MST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software & ObuReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 11-13)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

Friday, February 3
6:30PM - 9:00PM MST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome Reception Sponsored by The Morgan ConnectionReception

Room: High Street, 5450 E High St #101, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Venue: Hula's Modern Tiki

All registrants are invited to attend this reception, hosted by the New Lawyers Division!

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00AM - 6:00PM MST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 6:00PM MST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:15AM MST Morning Cardio fitness ClassSpecial Event

Room: Sunset Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Go to your activity registration page to sign up to participate in the Morning Cardio Fitness Class.

7:30AM - 8:30AM MST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

Room: South Registration Counter

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 3 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 6      6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 3:00PM MST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. 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 - 5:00PM MST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: East Registration Desk

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 5:00PM MST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 5:00PM MST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM MST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 MST WILG 2023 February Board Meeting ( this is not an AAJ sponsored event).Business Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

WILG 2023 February Board Meeting

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

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST NATLE ( this is not an AAJ sponsored event).Business Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1-3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 6:00PM MST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:00AM - 9:00PM MST Milestones Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:30AM - 12:05PM MST Advocacy Track: Proving Damages at Every Point of Your Case Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Thomas D'Amore, D'Amore Law Group
Articulating Damages to the Post-COVID Juror
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Proving Your Damages Through Demonstratives
Sach D Oliver, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
How to Maintain Credibility While Arguing Punitive Damages
Stuart N. Ratzan, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt
Lessons Learned from Top Verdicts
Eric M Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
Proving Damages in a Way that Touches the Heart Not Just the Checkbook
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
Jury Research Project: 2023 Update
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
8:30AM - 10:00AM MST AAJ PAC Eagle & Falcon Breakfast ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon contributors are invited to attend an exclusive AAJ PAC Breakfast Reception.

8:30AM - 11:55AM MST Specialized Track: Building Blocks of the TBI Case Sponsored by Brain Mapping SolutionsCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

John H. (Jack) Hickey, Hickey Law Firm, PA
Starting from the Beginning: Jury Selection and Trial Preparation
Artemis Malekpour, Malekpour & Ball
The Invisible TBI Case: Realizing When a Traumatic Brain Injury Exists
Tanya Ortega, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case Presentation in the Post-COVID Era
Andrew M. Abraham, Keches Law Group, P.C.
The Power of Demonstratives in the TBI Case
Randall Rozek, Rozek Law Offices, SC
Ethical Considerations When Representing Your TBI Client
Florence Murray, Murray & Murray Co., LPA
9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Appellate Law Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Appellate Law Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Jury Bias Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Sonoran A)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Qui Tam Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Trampoline Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 11

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Trampoline Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Annual Convention.

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

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Delayed Kidney Diagnosis Litigation Group The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Admiralty Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Admiralty Law Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST CANCELLED - Class Action Section Texas Two Step Roundtable - CANCELLED -Special Event

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Class Action Section Texas Two Step Roundtable

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

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Membership Oversight Committee (MOC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Nursing Homes Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Nursing Homes Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro South

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All female voting members are automatically part of the WTLC. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what the WTLC is doing!

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST Proposed Wildfire Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Proposed Wildfire Litigation Group Meeting. This meeting is open to AAJ Members registered for Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM MST Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM MST Opioids Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Opioids Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM MST Tenofovir Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Tenofovir Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 2:00PM MST Digital Law Marketing Diamond Presentation and Lunch: Utilizing Google’s Latest Trends to Increase Your CaseloadLuncheon

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Digital Law Marketing for their complimentary lunch and presentation (not for CLE). Digital Law Marketing will present on utilizing Google’s latest trends to increase your case load. 

Lunch is limited, so please get your seat early!  All will be welcome to attend the presentation.

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

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss ongoing projects, legislative priorities and social media ideas.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Special Roundtable Discussion: Abuse of Protective Orders and “Over-Designation” of DocumentsSpecial Event

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Sponsored by the Aviation Law Section Officers. All Section members and Regular AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention are welcome to attend.

1:30PM - 2:30PM MST Minority Caucus (MC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All self-identified minority voting members are automatically part of the MC. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what the MC is doing!

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Aviation Law Section Meeting Sponsored by Baum HedlundSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Aviation Law Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Council of Presidents Business MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST CPAP Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJCPAP Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Insurance Law Section Meeting and Bad Faith Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM MST Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

2:30PM - 3:30PM MST Trial Lawyers Care CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

An initiative to encourage, recognize & organize trial lawyers who contribute to their communities through volunteer and charitable activities that serve the public.

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Aviation Law Section Reception Sponsored by Baum HedlundReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Aviation Law Section.

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group.

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

Room: Desert Conference Suite 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST CPAP Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro E)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the AAJ CPAP Litigation Group Sponsored by CAMG and Archer.

3:30PM - 5:00PM MST AAJ Connect Networking - Cornhole Competition Sponsored by Plattner Verderame PCSpecial Event

Room: Main Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Back by popular demand - Will last champs be able to defend their title?

6:00PM - 8:00PM MST Opening Reception Sponsored by O'Steen and Harrison & Watts GuerraSocial Event

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Connecting with the nature of the Desert, the AAJ Opening Reception will be focused on the four elements - Fire - Earth - Air - Water

Located onsite at the hotel, guests will enjoy interactive entertainment stations and food offerings highlighting the elements

Sunday, February 5, 2023
6:00AM - 1:00PM MST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: South Registration Counter

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 3 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 6      6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 11:00 am

6:30AM - 8:05AM MST Litigation at Sunrise CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Tamarah Prevost, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Five Tips for Your Visual Aids
Geoff Hamby, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
Litigation on Behalf of Victims of Human Trafficking
Kathryn L. Avila, Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O’Brien Barr & Mougey, PA
How to Increase Diversity in Your Hiring Process
Carla Aikens, Carla D. Aikens, PLC
Drowning Litigation: The Visible and Invisible Dangers
Michael A. Haggard, The Haggard Law Firm, PA
Storytelling in Trial
Christopher Johnson, Waters Kraus & Paul
Hair Relaxer Litigation Update
Priscilla Jimenez, Kline & Specter, PC
7:00AM - 6:00PM MST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 6:00PM MST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Legal Communications Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:15AM MST Morning Goat Yoga Class Sponsored by Comprehensive Settlement SolutionsSpecial Event

Room: Sunset Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Go to your activity registration page to sign up to participate in the Goat Yoga class.

7:30AM - 8:30AM MST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: East Registration Desk

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. 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 - 2:00PM MST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM MST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

Room: Desert Conference Suite 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST NATLE ( this is not an AAJ sponsored event).Business Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1-3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 6:00PM MST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 11:30AM MST Advocacy Track: Book Club for Success: Learning from AAJ Press Authors Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Harvesting Witnesses' Stories: How To Get Your Client Their Second Best Life
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
John F Romano, Romano Law Group
Litigating Major Automobile Injury and Death Cases
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Technology in the Courtroom--Dropping the Digital Anchor
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
8:30AM - 9:00AM MST Inadequate Security Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Inadequate Security Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

8:30AM - 9:30AM MST CDA Section 230 Litigation Group Meeting and Breakfast Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ CDA Section 230 Litigation Group Meeting and Breakfast Sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group.


8:30AM - 10:00AM MST AAJ PAC Board of Trustees MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees to discuss AAJ PAC. AAJ PAC Development Committee State cochairs are welcome to attend.

8:30AM - 10:00AM MST MDL Working Group Meets with MDL SubcommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Members of the AAJ MDL Working Group meet with the MLD Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

8:30AM - 11:55AM MST Specialized Track: The Business of Law: Running a Successful Law OfficeCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
Budgeting Like a Pro: Software and Strategies
Panel: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Firms: The Current Landscape
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Rachel Sykes, Pearson Butler
How to Make Your Associates and Staff Feel Valued in Today’s World
Laura Yaeger, Yaeger Law, PLLC
Don’t Get Left Behind: Manage Your Growth Strategies from Small to Large Firms
Steven Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
Building Your Brand: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Micha Liberty, Liberty Law Office
9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Meeting Sponsored by Broughton PartnersSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Environmental and Toxic Torts Section .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by CAMG and Physician Life Care PlanningSection Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by CAMG and PLCP. 

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Social Security Disability Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Social Security Disability Law Section.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Technology and Science Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Technology and Science Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Saguaro West

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting.

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

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00AM MST Taxotere Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Taxotere Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Timeshare Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of Timeshare Litigation Group Meeting. This meeting is open to all registered attendees of 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 12:00PM MST Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Sponsored by C Cubed Capital Partners & Western Alliance BankBrunch

Room: Grand Saguaro North

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All registrants are invited to attend the popular WTLC Signature Brunch -- please make sure to bring your badges! Keynote speaker TBD.

11:30AM - 12:30PM MST AAJ Press Meet the Authors ReceptionReception

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please join our AAJ Press authors for a reception. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and light food and drink will be provided.

12:00PM - 1:00AM MST IVC Filter Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ IVC Filter Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST Class Action Section Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsSection Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting and Lunch of the AAJ Class Action Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST Compliance Committee Meeting - CANCELLED -Business Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST Rideshare Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Rideshare Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:30PM MST National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI) Trustees Meeting (this is not an AAJ sponsored event)Business Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Quarterly meeting of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) trustees. NCJI Fellows are welcome.

12:30PM - 1:00PM MST JUUL Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ JUUL Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Consumer Privacy and Data Breach Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Consumer Privacy/ Data Breach Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All voting members barred 10 years or less are automatically in the NLD. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what we are doing!

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by MASSIVE & Rebuttal PRLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by MASSIVE & Rebuttal PR. 

1:00PM - 2:30PM MST Hernia Mesh Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Hernia Mesh Litigation Group.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 2:30PM MST CANCELLED - Elmiron Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Elmiron Litigation Group . The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 2:30PM MST Firearms Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Firearms Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Employment Rights Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Employment Rights Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by ARCHERLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Desert Conference Suite 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the NCA Board.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST National Finance CouncilCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The NFC leads all of AAJ’s fundraising campaigns to provide the necessary resources AAJ needs to sustain a prosperous and viable association which continues to meet the needs of its membership.

2:30PM - 3:00PM MST Elevator and Escalator Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Elevator and Escalator Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM MST Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section Meeting Sponsored by Broughton PartnersSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM MST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

3:00PM - 3:30PM MST Wage and Hour Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Wage and Hour Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Diversity & Inclusion CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Sponsored by Archer

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Texas Caucus (this is not an AAJ sponsored event).Reception

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Texas Caucus Reception

3:30PM - 4:30PM MST Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

3:30PM - 4:30PM MST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored by PLCP

4:00PM - 10:00PM MST Morgan Stanley Hospitality Suite: Happy Hour & Raffle Prizes!Hospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Morgan Stanley in their Hospitality Suite for happy hour drinks and a chance to win raffle prizes!  

5:00PM - 6:30PM MST National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Fellows and Trustees of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI-formerly Pound) to celebrate the Institute's work and honor Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients.

6:30PM - 7:30PM MST Chris Nace for Parliamentarian Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Hospitality Suite 2451

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Chris Nace for Parliamentarian Reception

9:00PM - 12:00AM MST New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartyReception

Room: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd

Venue: CB Live

All convention attendees are invited to attend this can't-miss party, hosted by the NLD!

Thank you to the NLD Party Sponsors: C Cubed Capital Partners, Dundon Advisers, ILYM Group, Physician Life Care Planning, Shield Legal, and The Morgan Connection!

Monday, February 6, 2023
6:00AM - 1:00PM MST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: South Registration Counter

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 3 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 6      6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:00AM - 8:00AM MST Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Balanced Bridge FundingCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Grace Chanin, Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Renewing the Trial Lawyer Soul - Tools to Live a Mindful Life
Dominic LoVerde, Power Rogers LLP
7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM MST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:30AM MST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:30AM MST Morning Water Aerobics ClassSpecial Event

Room: Spa Pool

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Go to your activity registration page to sign up to participate in the Morning Water Aerobics Class.

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: East Registration Desk

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 2:00PM MST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. 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 - 2:00PM MST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM MST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 pm.

8:00AM - 9:00AM MST Zantac Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Zantac Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Metwork Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM MST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 6:00PM MST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 12:15PM MST Advocacy Track: Mini Depositions College Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
Techniques of Exhaustion, Boxing-In, and Summarization
Rick Barrera, Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm
Preparing Your Client for Deposition: What You Must Know
Bridget Long, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
Deposition Techniques: Mousetrap Fundamentals
Phillip Miller, Miller Law Office
Virtual Depositions
Dorothy Clay Sims, Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims
A Trial Lawyer’s Journey: Getting Older – Thoughts on the Profession
8:30AM - 11:35AM MST Specialized Track: Crossing the Divide Among Jurors, Clients, and Attorneys co-presented with AAJ’s Minority Caucus and LGBT CaucusCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, Bailey Glasser, LLP
Race and Juror Perceptions
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Larry Francis Taylor Jr., The Cochran Firm
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like You
Danielle Ward Mason, Bullock Ward Mason LLC
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like Your Client
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
Tiega N Varlack, Varlack Legal Services
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors When You or Your Client is a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community
Guy D'Andrea, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
Stephen Skinner, Skinner Law Firm
Q&A Session - All Speaker Panel
9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC).

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Pressure Cookers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Pressure Cookers Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 1:00PM MST Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro West

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group.

9:30AM - 10:00AM MST Climate Change Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Climate Change Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00AM MST Police Misconduct Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Police Misconduct Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST AAJ PAC Development Committee (PDC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Development Committee (PDC) State coChairs, AAJ PAC Board of Trustees are welcome to attend.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Huntington BankSection Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Huntington Bank

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Civil Rights Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Civil Rights Section.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Paragard Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Western Alliance BankLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Paragard Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Products Liability Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Products Liability Section .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Electronic Discovery Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Gun Violence Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Gun Violence Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Section Leaders Council (SLC) MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Section Leaders Council (SLC).

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Vaccine Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Vaccine Injury Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:30PM MST AAJ Public Affairs CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Public Affairs Committee Meeting

11:15AM - 12:15PM MST NCJI Twiggs Professionalism Lecture by Steve HermanCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The NCJI Twiggs Professionalism Lecture by Steve Herman

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST CANCELLED - Exchange Advisory Committee Meeting - CANCELLED -Committee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Exchange Advisory Committee oversees the Exchange Department and Litigation Packets.

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM MST Surgical Staplers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Surgical Staplers Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM MST Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 2:00PM MST Milestone Diamond Presentation and Luncheon: Mass Shootings in America: A Legal Path ForwardLuncheon

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Milestone for their complimentary lunch and their presentation (not for CLE credit).

Lunch is limited, so please get your seat early! All will be welcome to attend the presentation.

Panelists include: 

-Terrence Connors, Connors LLP
-Ben Crump, Ben Crump Law
-Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt
-John Elmore, Law Offices of John V. Elmore
-Josh Koskoff, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder
-Alla Lefkowitz, Senior Director of Affirmative Litigation at Everytown for Gun Safety
-Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci Blandin
-J. Adam Skaggs, Chief Counsel + Policy Director at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Convention Planning Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Motorcycle Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Motorcycle Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by A Case for WomenLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Sexual Assault Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST State DelegatesCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

State Delegates Business Meeting

1:00PM - 2:00PM MST Stroke Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Stroke Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 3:00PM MST Biomet, Zimmer, Stryker, Depuy, and Exactech Hip Litigation Groups MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Biomet, Zimmer, Stryker, Depuy, and Exactech Hip Litigation Groups. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:30PM - 2:30PM MST AAJ Press Advisory Board MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Winter meeting for the AAJ Press Advisory Board.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Asbestos Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

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

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM MST Railroad Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Railroad Law Section . The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 4:00PM MST LGBT Caucus Meeting & Networking Reception Sponsored by Strategic CapitalReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 3)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The LGBT Caucus membership meeting and reception is open to all interested members who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally.

2:30PM - 3:00PM MST Professional Negligence Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Professional Negligence Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM MST Legal Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Asbestos Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Asbestos Section Sponsored by CAMG

3:00PM - 4:00PM MST Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by A Case for WomenReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Sponsored by A Case for Women

3:30PM - 5:00PM MST AAJ Connect Networking - AAJ Pickleball Tournament Sponsored by Forge ConsultingSpecial Event

Room: Pickleball Courts

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Come out and join us for the AAJ's first ever Pickleball Tournament.

6:00PM - 7:30PM MST Joint Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's Minority Caucus Sponsored by Garrison Financial & Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 1 & 2)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All convention registrants are invited to attend this joint networking reception.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:30AM - 11:00AM MST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: South Registration Counter

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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 3 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 6      6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 12:00PM MST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: East Registration Desk

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 12:00PM MST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 12:00PM MST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

7:30AM - 1:00PM MST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. 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 MST Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

8:00AM - 6:00PM MST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 12:15PM MST Advocacy Track: Settlement and Negotiation Strategies to Win Outside of Trial Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Leon Walsh Jr., McKeen & Associates, PC
How to Help Your Mediator Help Your Client
Utilizing Your Client During Settlement
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
The Art of Writing the Demand Letter
Daniel Graves, Graves McLain PLLC
How to Use Settlement Videos
Brian Snyder, Snyder & Wenner
You’ve Settled – Now What? (ethics)
Mary Alexander, Mary Alexander & Associates
8:30AM - 9:30AM MST Proposed Tepezza Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Tepezza Litigation Group Meeting

8:30AM - 11:55AM MST Specialized Track: How to Handle Gun-Related CasesCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Current Landscape of Gun Violence Victims’ Rights to Bring a Case
Alinor Sterling, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
Overcoming Qualified Immunity in Gun Cases
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
Wrongful Marketing from Gun Manufacturers
Joshua Koskoff, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
Lawsuits Brought by Cities
Ingrid Evans, Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Shayna Erin Sacks, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC
Gun Litigation: From the Client's Perspective
Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin
9:00AM - 10:00AM MST CANCELLED - Workers' Comp Section Meeting - CANCELLED -Section Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Workers' Comp Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Dram Shop Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Dram Shop Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST International Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ International Section.

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Organization Review CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Organization Review Committee Meeting

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Proposed Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by P&NLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Litigation Group Meeting

9:00AM - 10:00AM MST Valsartan Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Valsartan Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Drowning Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Drowning Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Joint Executive Committee/Budget CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Joint Executive Committee/Budget Committee Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Power Line Contact Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Power Line Contact Litigation Group Meeting. This meeting is open to AAJ Members registered for convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Proposed Construction Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Construction Litigation Group Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM MST Proposed Hair Relaxer Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Hair Relaxer Litigation Group Meeting

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST ERISA Benefits Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ ERISA Benefits Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Law Schools Committee (LSC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Members of the Law Schools Committee, as well as members interested in helping with law student recruitment or the 2023 STAC, are invited to attend!

11:00AM - 12:00PM MST Proposed Kratom Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Kratom Litigation Group Meeting

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

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 5:00PM MST Board of Governors Meeting Sponsored by Forge ConsultingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The 2023 American Association for Justice Winter Board of Governors Meeting.

5:00PM - 6:00PM MST Board of Governors ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Canyon Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for AAJ's Board of Governors and guest

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 6:00PM MST
AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 9)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception.

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM MST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software & ObuReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 11-13)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

Friday, February 3
6:30PM - 9:00PM MST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome Reception Sponsored by The Morgan ConnectionReception

Room: High Street, 5450 E High St #101, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Venue: Hula's Modern Tiki

All registrants are invited to attend this reception, hosted by the New Lawyers Division!

Saturday, February 4
8:30AM - 10:00AM MST
AAJ PAC Eagle & Falcon Breakfast ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon contributors are invited to attend an exclusive AAJ PAC Breakfast Reception.

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Aviation Law Section Reception Sponsored by Baum HedlundReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Aviation Law Section.

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group.

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

Room: Desert Conference Suite 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
CPAP Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro E)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the AAJ CPAP Litigation Group Sponsored by CAMG and Archer.

Saturday, February 4
6:00PM - 8:00PM MST
Opening Reception Sponsored by O'Steen and Harrison & Watts GuerraSocial Event

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Connecting with the nature of the Desert, the AAJ Opening Reception will be focused on the four elements - Fire - Earth - Air - Water

Located onsite at the hotel, guests will enjoy interactive entertainment stations and food offerings highlighting the elements

Sunday, February 5
11:30AM - 12:30PM MST
AAJ Press Meet the Authors ReceptionReception

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please join our AAJ Press authors for a reception. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and light food and drink will be provided.

Sunday, February 5
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Sponsored by Archer

Sunday, February 5
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Texas Caucus (this is not an AAJ sponsored event).Reception

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Texas Caucus Reception

Sunday, February 5
3:30PM - 4:30PM MST
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

Sunday, February 5
3:30PM - 4:30PM MST
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored by PLCP

Sunday, February 5
5:00PM - 6:30PM MST
National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Fellows and Trustees of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI-formerly Pound) to celebrate the Institute's work and honor Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients.

Sunday, February 5
6:30PM - 7:30PM MST
Chris Nace for Parliamentarian Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Hospitality Suite 2451

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Chris Nace for Parliamentarian Reception

Sunday, February 5
9:00PM - 12:00AM MST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartyReception

Room: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd

Venue: CB Live

All convention attendees are invited to attend this can't-miss party, hosted by the NLD!

Thank you to the NLD Party Sponsors: C Cubed Capital Partners, Dundon Advisers, ILYM Group, Physician Life Care Planning, Shield Legal, and The Morgan Connection!

Monday, February 6
2:00PM - 4:00PM MST
LGBT Caucus Meeting & Networking Reception Sponsored by Strategic CapitalReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 3)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The LGBT Caucus membership meeting and reception is open to all interested members who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally.

Monday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Asbestos Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Asbestos Section Sponsored by CAMG

Monday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM MST
Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by A Case for WomenReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Sponsored by A Case for Women

Monday, February 6
6:00PM - 7:30PM MST
Joint Reception hosted by Public Justice & AAJ's Minority Caucus Sponsored by Garrison Financial & Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 1 & 2)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All convention registrants are invited to attend this joint networking reception.

Tuesday, February 7
5:00PM - 6:00PM MST
Board of Governors ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Canyon Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for AAJ's Board of Governors and guest

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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