Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2019 Annual Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 25A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Leadership Academy, an initiative of AAJ’s Diversity Committee, is to give AAJ members the skills and techniques needed to make them effective leaders in professional settings, in AAJ, and in their communities.  

For more information on Leadership Academy, please contact Durete Thompson at durete.thompson@justice.org or 202 684 9584.

 
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 25A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Leadership Academy, an initiative of AAJ’s Diversity Committee, is to give AAJ members the skills and techniques needed to make them effective leaders in professional settings, in AAJ, and in their communities.  

For more information on Leadership Academy, please contact Durete Thompson at durete.thompson@justice.org or 202 684 9584.

 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 27 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This installation delivers a powerful message that sexual violence is not caused by a survivor's choice of clothing. Thank you to our sponsor Garretson.

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting. During suite hours, members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Ballroom B-D adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 - 7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Start the convention off with a refreshing beverage at the Exhibit Welcome Reception.

 
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting. During suite hours, members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Ballroom B-D adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 - 7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Rich Skibinski
American Association for Justice

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Koby Kirkland
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Room: Room 27 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This installation delivers a powerful message that sexual violence is not caused by a survivor's choice of clothing. Thank you to our sponsor Garretson.

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the ED Drugs/Melanoma Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining a litigation group contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Appellate Practice Litigation Group Meeting

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Civil Rights Section for the annual meeting. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Protecting First Responders/Line-Of-Duty Injury Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the PFC Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining, please contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 30 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Criminal Law Section for their annual meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Electronic Discovery Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining, contact litgroups@justice.org

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Wildfires Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Benzene Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information on joining contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to committee members only.

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Room 30 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Aviation Law Section for their annual meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 30 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section for their annual meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to committee members only.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Bicycle Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information on joining a litigation group contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Melissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, PC

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 30 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Rideshare Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Social Security Disability Law Section for their annual meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For information on how to join a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 910 N. Harbor Drive
Venue: USS Midway

Welcome to the AAJ USO Cantina!   Swing into the convention with an Opening Reception on the historic USS Midway.  The Midway was commissioned in 1945 and was the largest ship in the world until 1955.  Come join us for a nod to the golden age  where you can dance to a big band, sample some American classic cuisine and toast to the beginning of an incredible convention experience.   

Please be sure to wear comfortable, enclosed shoes.


 
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting. During suite hours, members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Ballroom B-D adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 - 7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Michael Gruber
Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP

 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 33 A-C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 27 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This installation delivers a powerful message that sexual violence is not caused by a survivor's choice of clothing. Thank you to our sponsor Garretson.

 9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Hilton Bayfront Hotel

All member registrants are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.

 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
David L. Selby II
Bailey & Glasser, LLP

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting. During suite hours, members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Ballroom B-D adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 - 7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 27 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This installation delivers a powerful message that sexual violence is not caused by a survivor's choice of clothing. Thank you to our sponsor Garretson.

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Elizabeth Ann Kinghorne
APTLA / CDN Caucus of AAJ

 8:30 AM - 4:50 PM
Room: Room 33 A-C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 8:30 AM - 5:10 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Venue: Hilton Bayfront hotel

Voting for the new officers and parliamentarian position.

 
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting. During suite hours, members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Ballroom B-D adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 26 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 - 7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 27 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This installation delivers a powerful message that sexual violence is not caused by a survivor's choice of clothing. Thank you to our sponsor Garretson.

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Raymond R. Jones
Attorney Ray Jones

Jahan Sagafi
Outten & Golden, LLP

 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Lydia Floyd
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane APLC

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Emily Thomas
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC


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