Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2018 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 5, 2018
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Leadership Academy
 
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018
 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Melvin Belli Seminar
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Leadership Academy
 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Welcome Reception
 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM New Lawyers Division Welcome Reception
 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Groove, Hosted by the Minority Caucus
 
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018
 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM Admiralty Law Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Canadian Caucus CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Advocacy Track: Don't Just Take Depositions, Take Control
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Trucking Litigation Group/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM First-Time Attendees Luncheon
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section CLE Program
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM Social Security Disability Law Section CLE Program
 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program
 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Employment Rights Section/Wage and Hour Litigation Group CLE Program
 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE Program
 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM AAJ PAC Eagles Reception
 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Opening Reception
 
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018
 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Early Morning CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Class Action Litigation Group CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ RSD Litigation Group CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM International Practice Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Advocacy Track: Appealing to the Moral Psychology of Jurors to Prepare Cases that Resonate Across the Political Spectrum
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Minority Caucus/ Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program
 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Brunch
 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Leadership Luncheon
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ERISA Health and Disability Litigation Group CLE Program
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Inadequate Security Litigation Group CLE Program
 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pound Civil Justice Institute Reception
 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM NLD Party
 
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Litigation at Sunrise part I
 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Litigation at Sunrise Part I
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Business Torts Section/ Antitrust Litigation Group CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Railroad Highway Crossing and Derailment Litigation Group/Railroad Law Section/Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Advocacy Track: Using Critical Thinking to Develop Your Discovery Plan
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group/ Insurance Law Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Civil Rights Section/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Criminal Law Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section/ Bicycle Litigation Group CLE Program
 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Family Law Section/LGBT Caucus CLE Program
 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AAJ PAC M Club Luncheon
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group CLE Program
 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Membership Business Meeting & Elections
 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Reception Honoring Incoming President Elise Sanguinetti
 
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018
 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Litigation at Sunrise part II
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Law Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Advocacy Track: Tailoring the Message: Storytelling and Persuasion from Beginning to End
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Products Liability Section CLE Program
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Professional Negligence Section CLE Program
 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Opioids Litigation Group CLE Program
 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Membership & Awards Luncheon

Join us for a celebration of AAJ members' achievements. The results of the AAJ National Officer Elections will be announced during the Membership and Awards Luncheon.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Joint Budget/Executive Committee Meeting
 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Board of Governors Reception
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018
 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Board of Governors Meeting

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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