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 - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
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
 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Room: Rooms 32 AB
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Arrive in San Diego a day early and start your Annual Convention off with a deeper understanding of mass torts.

Developed by leading mass tort litigators, this seminar will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases.  Learn more HERE. Supplemental registration required.



 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
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.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Indigo A, E&F, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The annual Melvin M Belli Society Seminar. Click here for more information.

 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Workroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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, July 26 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Questions about AAJ PAC? Stop by the AAJ PAC Booth (adjacent to the AAJ Resources Booth) for answers.

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 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 and Robson Forensic. 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 will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 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 1:00 pm

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

Start the convention off with live music, a rose wine bar and beer and wine to kick off the exhibit hall experience!


 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Indigo 204 A, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Join Fellow Republican/Conservative/Libertarian/Small-Government-Minded trial lawyer to network and kick off Convention over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: 600 F Street
Venue: Andaz Hotel,

All registrants are invited to join the WTLC for a networking reception on the rooftop of the Andaz Hotel, located at 600 F Street.

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: 901 Fifth Avenue
Venue: Vin de Syrah

All NLD registrants and their guests are invited to a networking reception at Vin de Syrah, located at 901 Fifth Avenue.

 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Room: 7th and Broadway
Venue: Lair at Parq Nightclub

All registrants and their guests are invited to join the Minority Caucus for a night of live music and dancing at the Lair at Parq Nightclub at 7th and Broadway!

 
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Indigo 204 B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, July 27-Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 303, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Sign up for your video shoot with AsktheLawyers.com and join them in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 309, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with CAMG reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 307, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 305, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with reps from Scorpion in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Workroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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, July 26 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Questions about AAJ PAC? Stop by the AAJ PAC Booth (adjacent to the AAJ Resources Booth) for answers.

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

Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 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 1:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Aqua 300 A, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 30.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj 2019.htm 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday July 6, 2019 

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13.
Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).
Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.
A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

 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 - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 23 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

WILG Board of Directors Meeting

 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.

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 26 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 sponsors Garretson and Velawcity .

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Jeffrey Marion
Town of Amherst


8:40am-9:25am History of the Opioid LitigationJennie Anderson
Andrus Anderson LLP

9:25am-10:05am Update on Bellwether Cases in the North District of OhioPaul T. Farrell Jr.
Greene, Ketchum, Farrell, Bailey & Tweel, LLP

10:05am-10:45am NAS OUD Babies: The Overlooked VictimScott Bickford
Martzell, Bickford & Centola

10:45am-11:40am Panel: The Road Ahead for Opioid CasesPaul Hanly Jr.
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

J. Burton LeBlanc IV
Baron & Budd, PC

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Kajal Alemo
Pondle Hocky


8:40am-9:20am 2018-2019 Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Social Security PractitionersRichard P. Neuworth
LeBau & Neuworth

9:20am-10:00am Looking at Your Social Security Client HolisticallyThomas J Giordano Jr Jr.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano

10:00am-10:40am Effective Use of Lay Witnesses-- Presenting "Bullet Proof" TestimonyDouglas Landau
Abrams Landau Ltd.

10:40am-11:40am Representative Obligations Under the New Social Security Regulations (Ethics)Joanna L. Suyes
Marks & Harrison, P.C.

 8:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Matthew Clarke
Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP


8:40am-9:20am Panel: Successfully Putting Together Settlement Negotiations and PresentationsLea P. Bucciero
Podhurst Orseck, PA

9:20am-10:00am Jurisdiction: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyChristine Moore
Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP

10:00am-10:30am The Importance of Regulatory Definitions in Aircraft Crash LitigationDaniel Laurence
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

10:30am-11:10am Streamlining Your Crash Case for TrialMark Pierce
The Pierce Law Group

11:10am-11:50am Cockpit Voice Recorders as Central Evidence in Aviation LitigationMatthew S Sims
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 33 A-C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Jeanmarie Whalen
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen


8:40am-9:10am Understanding the Transportation Wheel: The Players, the Documents, and the Causes of ActionPeter Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC

9:10am-9:40am Using the Rules and Regulations to Prove Your Trucking CaseJordan M. Jones
Michigan Auto Law

9:40am-10:10am Data Mining: Decoding the Truck CrashMichael Cowen
Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock

10:10am-10:40am Emerging Trends in Truck Litigation: Proving the Market Driven Standard of CareAndrew Young
Young & McCarthy, LLP

10:40am-11:10am Truck v. Truck: Critical Considerations When Representing the Truck DriverKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

11:10am-11:40am Divergent Strategies: Litigating Against the Motor Carrier vs. the Mom and PopKaronnie R. Truzy
Crumley Roberts, LLP

2:00pm-2:30pm Deposing the Truck Driver: Hidden OpportunitiesJason Studinski
Studinski Law, LLC

2:30pm-3:00pm Framing the Tough Liability Truck Crash CaseMarion Munley
Munley Law

3:00pm-3:30pm Defendants Other Than the Motor CarrierMatthew E. Wright
Wright Law, PLC

3:30pm-4:00pm Voir Dire, Opening Statement and Closing Argument in the Truck Crash Case: The Common ThreadRobert Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

4:00pm-4:30pm The Party Bus/Limo- Fun and Popular, But DeadlyKatherine Harvey-Lee
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos

4:30pm-5:00pm Duckboats- Their Awful History of Catastrophic FailureKaren Koehler
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore Kahler

 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Blake Dickson
The Dickson Firm, LLC


8:40am-9:40am Case Framing for Elder Abuse CasesKenneth Luke Connor
CONNOR & CONNOR LLC

9:40am-10:40am Transforming Your Case’s Weaknesses into StrengthsArtemis Malekpour
Malekpour & Ball Consulting

11:00am-12:00pm Arguing General DamagesKaren Koehler
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore Kahler

2:00pm-3:00pm Understanding Jury BiasGregory S, Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

3:00pm-4:00pm Mining for Gold: Finding the Metaphors That Win Your CaseRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

4:15pm-5:00pm Velvet Killer Cross-ExaminationRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Larry Francis Taylor Jr.
The Cochran Firm

Leon Walsh Jr.
Grewal Law, PLLC


8:40am-9:10am It's More Than Just Location: What Apps and Wearable Technology Can Tell YouDouglas Landau
Abrams Landau Ltd.

9:10am-9:40am Wordsmithing 101: Drafting Document Requests and Requests to AdmitLindsay Cordes
Thomas Law Offices

9:40am-10:10am Infotainment Centers: Obtaining the Information You NeedMarion Munley
Munley Law

10:10am-10:40am Tweets, Posts, and Pics: Researching the Defendant's Social MediaJennifer Lipinski
Gordon & Partners, PA

10:40am-11:10am Cognitive Science in DepositionsR Rex Rex Parris
R. Rex Parris Law Firm

11:10am-11:55am Crafting a Successful Motion to CompelMark Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

2:00pm-2:30pm Getting and Using Electronic Medical RecordsJamie Goldstein
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos

2:30pm-3:00pm Using Written Discovery in TrialMiranda Soucie
Spiros Law P.C

3:00pm-3:45pm Pinata Discovery: Getting The Discovery and Testimony You Need In Your CaseJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

3:45pm-4:30pm Following the Audit TrailsJonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

4:00pm-5:00pm Once It's Out There, You Can't Take It Back: The Ethical Use of Social MediaLance Sears
Sears & Associates, P.C.

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

Join the Civil Rights Section's Immigration Subcommittee Meeting at their meeting. For more information, 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 - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Koby Kirkland
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC


9:10am-9:30am FTCA BasicsKoby Kirkland
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

9:30am-9:50am How to Handle Discharge UpgradesLawrence A Vogelman
Nixon, Vogelman, , Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A.

9:50am-10:05am Utilizing Government Settlement Funding DataTom Jacob
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

10:05am-10:40am JD/MD Perspective on Failure to Diagnose Cancer ClaimsDanial Laird
Laird Law PLLC

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Hall H, Lower Level
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:30 AM - 10:00 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.

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 24 A
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.

 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Meeting of the Election Committee

 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The MDL Working Group will meet with members of the MDL Subcommittee to discuss issues relating to potential F.R.C.P. for MDLs.

 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 22
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All members of the Membership Oversight Committee are invited to attend our quarterly meeting.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 25 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

 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

 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy and the Federal Tort Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information contact sections@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 25 C
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 - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 23 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All regular female attorney members are invited to join the WTLC for their quarterly meeting and elections. Get involved and help the caucus grow!

 11:30 AM - 12:00 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

 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 - 12:45 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join Mark Kosieradzki for a book signing of his latest release, Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, published by AAJ Press.

 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: Ballrooms B-D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

 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 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to committee members only.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Aqua D-F, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Joint meeting for the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees and AAJ PAC Task Force (State Captains).

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 24 B/C
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 - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 21
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

WILG Board Reception

 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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 29 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join us for lunch and the Counsel Financial Diamond Sponsor Presentation!

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Indigo Terrace
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

All members attending a convention for the first time are invited to this networking luncheon.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 25 C
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 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

State TLA presidents, presidents-elect, immediate past presidents, and TLA staff are welcome to attend the annual business meeting of the Council of Presidents.

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

Open to committee members only.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

AAJ Evergreen Advisory Board

 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 - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 24 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Valsartan Litigation Group at their first AAJ Annual Convention meeting. For information on joining a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org

 2:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Melissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, PC


2:05pm-2:35pm How to Conduct Discovery in a Jane Doe EnvironmentMelissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, PC

2:35pm-3:05pm When Civil and Criminal Cases Collide--Working Together CooperativelyJessica K Pride
The Pride Law Firm

3:05pm-3:35pm Challenges of Litigating Sexual Assault Cases Committed by Licensed ProfessionalsBrian D. Kent
Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP

Jennifer Lipinski
Gordon & Partners, PA

3:35pm-4:35pm Understanding Trauma and How It Affects Your Clients and How Not to Trigger ThemMarielle Filholm Downes
Center for Community Solutions

4:35pm-5:05pm Sexual Assault Cases on CampusJohn Manly
Manly Stewart Finaldi

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

2:10pm-2:55pm Personal Jurisdiction: Updates on Filing Asbestos Cases NationwidePerry Browder
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

Rebecca Cucu
Gori, Julian & Associates, PC

2:55pm-3:45pm Asbestos-Containing Talc Use Litigation UpdateDavid C. Greenstone
Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC

Christian Hartley
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

3:45pm-4:30pm Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Litigation UpdateMark A. Fink
Robinson & Cole

Ann C. McMillan
Caplin & Drysdale

Lisa Nathanson Busch
Weitz & Luxenberg, PC

4:30pm-5:00pm Substance Abuse Treatment and the Ethics Involved in Treatment Options for Our Profession (Ethics)Allyson Romani
Shrader & Associates

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

2:10pm-3:00pm Proving Past and Future Medical Bills in CRPS CasesAgnes M. Grogan
V/G Associates

3:00pm-3:50pm Litigation and Trial TacticsMarc Weingarten
Locks Law Firm

3:50pm-4:40pm Client Relations During CRPS LitigationBryan Pope
The Cochran Firm - Dallas, PLLC

4:40pm-5:10pm Q&A Session
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
George McLaughlin
McLaughlin Law Firm


2:10pm-2:40pm Driverless Cars Are Here: Identifying Defects and What to Do About ThemJulian C. Gomez
The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

2:40pm-3:10pm Crashworthiness Revisted in the Era of Collision AvoidanceDaniel Laurence
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

3:10pm-3:40pm The "Preemption Defense" in the Age of Driverless CarsDonald H Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

3:40pm-4:10pm The 510(k) Process: An Overview and Response to Issues Often Raised by the DefenseThomas Leemon
McLaughlin Law Firm

4:10pm-4:40pm Preparing Yourself to Win a Products Liability LawsuitJ. Parker Miller
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

4:40pm-5:10pm Creative Use of Other Similar Incidents and Recall Data to Prove Your CaseDeborah Chang
Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the IVC Filter, Talcum Powder, and Hernia Mesh Litigation Groups for drinks and light appetizers. Compliments of CAMG.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 22
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All regular members who self-identify as a minority are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting and annual elections for the caucus.

 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 29 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Council of Presidents Reception sponsored by Thompson Flanagan

 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.

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Publications Committee Meeting

 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 - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 29 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All members and supporters of the Minority Caucus are invited to attend our annual awards celebration!

 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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join STEP for their annual meeting. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon C-F, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

AAJ PAC Eagle and IMPACT donors are invited to attend this exclusive reception to mix and mingle with invited speakers.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 27 A Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the SALG for the opening of this powerful exhibit. Light appetizers and drinks compliments of A Case for Women and Milestone.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 29B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Bus Litigation Group for drinks and bites compliments of Physician Life Care Planning.

 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.   

Comfortable shoes are required and closed in shoes are recommended.  This is a historic ship and has uneven flooring and dips in the desk. 

Shuttles will leave from both the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina starting at 6:15 pm and will run on a continuous loop.

An accessible bus will leave from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel at 6:15 pm and will deliver guest to the accessible entrance of the USS Midway.

 
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Workroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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, July 26 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Michael Pepper
University of Alabama


The theme of this program is: Managing Stress to Benefit Your Practice and Life.  It will focus on: the type of stress lawyers experience, how "stress hardy" individuals manage stress, behaviors that correlate to stress hardiness, and stress management behaviors that are not effective.

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Indigo 204 B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, July 27-Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 303, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Sign up for your video shoot with AsktheLawyers.com and join them in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 309, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with CAMG reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 307, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 305, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with reps from Scorpion in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Questions about AAJ PAC? Stop by the AAJ PAC Booth (adjacent to the AAJ Resources Booth) for answers.

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

Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 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 1:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Aqua 300 A, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 30.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj 2019.htm 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday July 6, 2019 

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13.
Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).
Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.
A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

 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 - 10:00 AM
Room: Promenade Plaza
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Forge Fit Event: Please join us for Yoga and Mimosas on Sunday, July 28, 2019, 8:00 am at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on the Promenada Plaza.

Contact Beth Allen at ballen@forgeconsulting.com to RSVP

Yoga mats, along with Forge Fit shirts and tanks, will be provided for participants.

 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 - 4:00 PM
Room: Gallery 1
Venue: Omni Hotel

The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 26 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 sponsors Garretson and Velawcity .

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the ERISA Benefits Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:30 AM - 9:00 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

 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Room 25 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Lawyers interested in community service; giving back; helping during disasters. Non-committee members are welcome!

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


8:40am-9:25am Increasing Efficiency Through TechnologyRoger B Finderson
Finderson Law LLC

9:25am-10:10am Drug Formularies and Their Impact on Injured WorkersAnnemarie Pantazis
Wilder Pantazis, PLLC

10:10am-10:55am Using Vocational Experts to Impact Impairment RatingEnrique N. Vega
Vocational Economics, Inc.

10:55am-11:40am Medicare Liens and Medicare Set AsidesSeth Carroll
Commonwealth Law Group

 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Jerome F. O'Neill
Gravel & Shea, PC


8:40am-9:40am Connecting with the Jury in Opening
9:40am-10:25am Creating and Maintaining a Relationship with the Jury Throughout TrialGregory S, Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

10:25am-11:10am Helping Jurors Identify with Your ClientDiandra S. Debrosse Zimmermann
Grant & Eisenhofer

11:10am-11:55am The Science of Connecting and Relating to JurorsDavid A Wenner
Snyder & Wenner

 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Jessica Meeder
Murphy Falcon & Murphy, PA


8:40am-9:00am Introduction to STEP and STEP CasesO. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm, P.C.

9:00am-9:30am Combating Defense Tactics to Keep Plaintiffs Out of CourtRayna E Kessler
Robins Kaplan LLP

9:30am-9:50am Prevailing on PreemptionKaren Beyea-Schroeder
Schroeder Law Office / Burnett Law Firm

9:50am-10:20am Current Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort CasesJames Bilsborrow
Weitz & Luxenberg, PC

Kevin Hannon
The Hannon Law Firm, LLC

Sarah T Hansel
Berezofsky Law Group, LLC

10:20am-10:45am WildfiresLexi J Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

10:45am-11:05am Daubert UpdateJason DePauw
Robins Kaplan LLP

Kelly McNabb
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

11:05am-11:20am Per-and Polyfluroalkyl Substances (PFAS)Kristian Rasmussen
Cory Watson, PC

11:20am-11:35am GadoliniumC. Brooks Cutter
1981

11:50am-12:05pm ValsartanMarlene Goldenberg
GoldenbergLaw, PLLC

12:05pm-12:20pm ZostavaxNicole Marie Lovett
Morgan & Morgan

 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

8:40am-9:20am Understanding Conservative Jurors' Core Values: Presenting Your Damages CaseArtemis Malekpour
Malekpour & Ball Consulting

9:20am-10:00am Experts Who Make a Difference in Driving Damage AwardsRobert W. Johnson

10:00am-10:40am Presenting Lay Testimony: Using Before and After Witnesses to Increase Noneconomic DamagesJeffrey A. Breit
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner

10:40am-10:55am On Another Note: Preventing Burnout and Realizing Your Personal BestShayla Reed
Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO

10:55am-11:35am A Road Map for Your Client's Future Needs: Life Care Plans and DamagesDavid S. Casey Jr.
CaseyGerry

Robert J. Francavilla
CaseyGerry

11:35am-12:15pm Developing Advanced Mediation Presentations: Settling a Case Today Versus YesterdayTodd Michaels
The Haggard Law Firm, PA

2:00pm-2:40pm Finding the Story of the Heartbreak Behind the NumbersRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA

2:40pm-3:20pm Presenting Large Damages Numbers to the JuryT. Metier
Metier Law Firm, LLC

3:20pm-4:00pm Understanding the Role of Bias Towards DamagesDavid A Wenner
Snyder & Wenner

4:00pm-5:00pm Respect: A Successful Lawyer's Secret Weapon - Howard Twiggs Lecture Presented with the Pound Civil Justice InstituteRandall L. Kinnard
Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

8:40am-9:25am Using Big Data in a Plaintiff's CaseChristopher T. Nace
Paulson & Nace, PLLC

9:25am-10:10am Voir Dire Issues Involving Race and Language BarriersLaura Tamez
The Herrera Law Firm

10:10am-10:55am Opening StatementsDerrick Walker
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, PC

10:55am-11:40am Direct Examination of the Plaintiff or Fact WitnessRick Barrera
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm

2:00pm-2:45pm Using the Right Witnesses to Build DamagesFrederick Schultz
Greene & Schultz

2:45pm-3:30pm Closing Arguments: Finding Your Own StyleJohn Kitchens
Kitchens Law Firm

3:30pm-4:15pm Views from the BenchHon. Roland Belsome
Court of Appeal Fourth Circuit

Hon. Paula Brown
Court of Appeal Fourth Circuit

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 33 A-C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

8:40am-9:30am An Overview of Litigating TBI CasesThomas A. Crosley
The Crosley Law Firm, P.C.

9:30am-10:20am Neuropsychological AssessmentsWayne Miller
Miller & Tischler, P.C.

10:20am-11:10am Protecting the TBI Client, Videotaping the Exam, and Other ProtectionsAndrew Abraham
Abraham & Associates

2:00pm-2:45pm The Top Five Ways Neuropsychologists Are Vulnerable to AttackAllan Siegel
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata Siegel

2:45pm-3:30pm Introduction to Neuroimaging and Diagnostic Testing: DTI to Neuroquant, and Everything In-BetweenRandall Rozek
Rozek Law Offices, SC

3:30pm-4:15pm Presenting Hope and Harms for TrialMichael Cowen
Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock

4:15pm-5:00pm An Overview of Pediatric Brain InjuriesMorgan Adams
Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC

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

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

 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Room: Room 30 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Qui Tam Litigation Group for their annual meeting and elections. For information on joining a litigation group contact litgroups@justice.org.

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

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

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Sapphire Ballroom A, Level 4
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Join Public Citizen President Robert Weissman for brunch and an important update on the work we are doing together to protect access to the courts.

 9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

9:10am-9:55am ERISA Liens and the Rules of Professional ConductDavid Abney II
The Law Office of David H. Abney, II

9:55am-10:40am Ways to Ethically Craft B.I. and U.M. Releases to Reduce the Impact of Third-Party Liens and OffsetsJohn V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Hall H, Lower Level
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to litigation group members only. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Qubec Elections

 9:30 AM - 10:30 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

 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Balance of the World Elections

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

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

 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section for their meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Puerto Rico Elections

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

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

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Elections

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

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Indigo Ballroom, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

AAJ PAC M Club, Platinum M Club, Falcon, and Eagle donors are invited to attend this AAJ PAC Thank You luncheon.

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Indigo 202 B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

All paralegal members are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting and networking reception!

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 25 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Quarterly meeting of the Pound Officers and Trustees. Pound Fellows are welcome to attend.

 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Andrea Fischer
Fischer Legal Group


2:10pm-2:20pm What the California Attorney General’s Office Looks for in a Qui Tam CaseRick Acker
California Assistant Attorney General

2:20pm-2:55pm Preparing Your Client for the Relator InterviewJason Brown
The JTB Law Group, LLC

James Young
Morgan & Morgan

2:55pm-3:40pm Current Trends in Qui Tam ProsecutionCory Fein
Cory Fein Law Firm

Lexi J Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Audrey Schechter
Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, PA

 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Todd Walburg
Cutter Law, P.C.


2:10pm-2:40pm Private Watercraft InjuriesIra Leesfield
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

2:40pm-3:10pm "Off the Ground" InquiriesCarlos Llinas
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP

3:10pm-3:40pm Common Land-Based Recreational InjuriesKenneth Berger
Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger, LLC

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Neil Nazareth
Martzell, Bickford & Centola


2:10pm-2:45pm Using FRCP 4(k)(2) to Obtain Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign DefendantsRichard M. Martin Jr.
Lamothe Law Firm, LLC

2:45pm-3:20pm The Viability of Racial Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claims Under the Jones ActJessica Ibert
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC

3:20pm-4:00pm Neuropersuasion from Words to Brain: Practice Tips for Using Mind Science in the CourtroomRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

4:00pm-4:35pm Recent Developments in Cruise Ship Crew and Passenger ClaimsAksana Coone
Law Offices of Aksana M. Coone

Jack Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

4:35pm-5:10pm Smart Vessel Arrest and Attachment: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Securing a Fund Under Rule CCarlos Llinas
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

2:10pm-2:30pm The Craft of Beautiful Legal WritingDaniel R Karon
Karon, LLC

2:30pm-3:30pm Ethics in Fee Petitions and Dealing with Objectors (Ethics)
3:30pm-3:55pm U.S. Supreme Court UpdateDeepak Gupta
Gupta Wessler PLLC

3:55pm-4:40pm Use of Class Actions in Sexual Assault and Sex Discrimination CasesAnnika Martin
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

4:40pm-5:10pm Depositions in Class ActionsJason Hartley
Hartley, LLP

 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Katherine Allen
Hugh James Solicitors


2:10pm-2:40pm The Changing Face of Pure Economic Loss Torts in CanadaDaniel Bach
Siskinds LLP

2:40pm-4:40pm The Return of the Accidental Tourist--A Comparative View of Personal Injury Systems in the USA, Canada, and EuropeJoanne Brine
JMW Solicitors

Rebeca Martínez
BCV Lex Abogados

Sylwia Mysliwska
Gostynski&Partners

Sebastian Van Teslaar
Van Teslaar Law Firm

Marc Weingarten
Locks Law Firm

Claire Wilkinson
Martin & Hillyer Associates

4:40pm-5:10pm Using Non-Verbal Communication PositivelyMichael P. Doyle
Doyle LLP

Eric Oliver
MetaSystems, Ltd

 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Indigo 204 A/B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

AAJ PAC Platinum M Club and Falcon donors are invited to attend this reception to meet with invited guests.

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the American Indian Law Litigation Group for their annual meeting and elections. For information on joining a litigation group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon C/D, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

All regular members barred 10 years or less are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting and annual election for the NLD!

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Discuss resources for marketing your practice and suggest topics for upcoming marketing seminars.

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

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 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

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Sail Terrace
Venue: Omni Hotel
 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 31A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Products Liability Section for drinks and light appetizers compliments of Epiq.

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 3:45 PM - 4:05 PM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury for their annual meeting and elections. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 25 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Special meeting to discuss the pending cert petition in Avco v. Sikkelee

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Aqua Ballroom B
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Florida Members Happy Hour

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Opioids Litigation Group for drinks and light appetizers sponsored by Counsel Financial.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Pound Institute's 9th annual Twiggs Memorial Lecture on Legal Professionalism will be held during Trial Advocacy Track. Qualifies for Ethics & Professionalism CLE credit.

 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Aqua Salon E, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

All members barred 10 years or less are invited to the NLD's annual awards ceremony, celebrating those members who have contributed throughout the year!

 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Aqua Salon A, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Reception

 4:15 PM - 5:00 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

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 29D)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Asbestos Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by CAMG

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 32A/B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Class Action Litigation Group for drinks and light appetizers compliments of Huntington Bank and KCC.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 29A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Essure Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by Stratos.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 29 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Kentucky Justice Association member reception

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 33A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the TBI Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post CLE reception sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning.

 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Room 29 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Hosted by Oregon and Washington Trial Lawyers. All invited to reception.

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: next to Joe's Crab Shack docked at the 6th Ave. Landing
Venue: California Princess

Come join the LAJ for a Louisiana Yacht Party aboard the California Princess with food and live music.  Open to all attendees and guests. 

The California Princess is  located next to Joe's Crab Shack docked at the 6th Avenue landing.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: The Crow's Nest in McCormick and Schmick's
Venue: Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street

Synergy Settlements is sponsoring a cocktail party for members of the Maryland Association for Justice & West Virginia Association for Justice at the Crow's Nest located in McCormick & Schmick's at  at the Omni Hotel, 675 L Street

 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: Coronado Terrace
Venue: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Join Pound's Trustees and Fellows, 2019 Appellate Advocacy Award recipient, and judges attending Pound's annual Forum, to celebrate the work of the Institute.

 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 1047 Fifth Avenue
Venue: Hotel Palomar

Reception in Support of Christine Spagnoli for AAJ Parliamentarian.

 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: 435 Sixth Avenue
Venue: Kimpton Solamar Hotel - entrance at the Upper East Bar

Reception in Support of Lori Andrus for  AAJ Parliamentarian

 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Room: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego
Venue: House of Blues

All registrants and their guests are invited to the New Lawyers Division (NLD) Party at House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

 
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019
 6:00 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

6:10am-6:20am Trying the Small CasesHeidi DiLorenzo
Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C.

6:20am-6:30am Medical Malpractice Case Selection: A Guide to Representing the InjuredLindsay Lawrence
The Lawrence Firm, PSC

6:30am-6:40am Consumer Protection Claims and Boosting the Value of Your CaseTara Tighe
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, PC

6:40am-6:50am Bleeding to Death in a Hospital-- The Failure to Diagnose and Treat an Aorto Enteric FistulaJustin Linden
Linden & Associates

6:50am-7:00am Monsanto Roundup®Robin Greenwald
Weitz & Luxenberg, PC

7:00am-7:10am 3M EarplugsMartin Crump
Davis & Crump, PC

7:10am-7:20am Cruise Ship Litigation-- Avoiding the PitfallsJustin Shapiro
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

7:20am-7:30am Clergy Sex Abuse CasesRichard M. Serbin
The Law Offices of Richard M. Serbin

7:30am-7:40am TenofovirRobert K. Jenner
Jenner Law, P.C.

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Workroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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, July 26 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Room: Aqua 300 A, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 30.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj 2019.htm 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday July 6, 2019 

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13.
Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).
Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.
A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Indigo 204 B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, July 27-Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 303, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Sign up for your video shoot with AsktheLawyers.com and join them in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 309, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with CAMG reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 307, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 305, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with reps from Scorpion in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Questions about AAJ PAC? Stop by the AAJ PAC Booth (adjacent to the AAJ Resources Booth) for answers.

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

Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 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 1:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Railroad Law Section, Railway Hwy & Derailment Litigation Group, and FELA Litigation Group at their annual meeting and elections.

 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Trampoline Injury Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information about joining contact litgroups@Justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 31 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

 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 26 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 sponsors Garretson and Velawcity .

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Tenofovir Litigation Group at their first AAJ Annual Convention meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org

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


8:40am-9:25am Class Actions in CanadaMatthew Baer
McKenzie Lake Lawyers

Clint Docken
Guardian Law Group LLP

Raymond Wagner
Wagners

9:25am-9:55am Supreme Court of Canada UpdateEugene Meehan
Supreme Advocacy LLP

9:55am-10:25am In 20 Years When Self-Driving Vehicles Are Mandatory and Nanobots Are in My Head--What Will My Law Practice Look Like?Charles Gluckstein
Gluckstein Lawyers

Sandev Purewal
Gluckstein Lawyers

10:25am-10:55am Causation in Medical Practice: Where We Are and Where We May Be GoingMaria Damiano
Harte Law P.C

10:55am-11:40am #MeToo--How to Build a Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment CaseDavid A. Klein
Klein Lawyers

Claire Wilkinson
Martin & Hillyer Associates

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Indigo 206, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Bi-Annual User Group Meeting to showcase new features of the latest version and meet with your peers on best practices with TrialWorks

 8:30 AM - 4:50 PM
Room: Room 33 A-C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

8:40am-9:15am Understanding Radiology FilmLauren D Fraser
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

9:15am-9:50am Geico Class Action
9:50am-10:35am Understanding Accident Reconstruction MethodologyDavid Liske
Liske Accident and Injury Experts

10:35am-11:10am Pursuing Municipal Liability ClaimsMiranda Soucie
Spiros Law P.C

11:10am-11:45am Courtroom TechnologyJay Vaughn
Schachter Hendy & Johnson, P.S.C.

2:00pm-2:30pm Dram Shop LiabilityAdrian Vega
Will Ferguson and Associates

2:30pm-3:00pm New Theories on Pursuit of Distracted Driving CasesJoel Feldman
Anapol Weiss

3:00pm-3:30pm Ride Share Litigation: Understanding Coverage IssuesLawrence Simon
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

3:30pm-4:00pm Protecting Biker's Rights: Common Theories and StrategiesMichael Keating
Keating Law Offices, PC

4:00pm-4:30pm Sharing the Road: Electric ScootersIra Leesfield
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Mary Beth Ramey
Ramey & Hailey


8:40am-9:10am Using Depositions to Prepare for TrialPhillip Miller
Miller Law Offices

9:10am-9:50am Voir Dire: Detecting Bias with a Limited Amount of TimeLisa Blue
Lisa Blue

9:50am-10:35am Demonstration: Voir DireGregory S, Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

Thomas Dempsey
Law Offices Of Thamas Dempsey

John F Romano
Romano Law Group

10:35am-11:15am Developing the Case Theory in Your OpeningChristian D. Searcy
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA

11:15am-11:45am Demonstration: Opening StatementHoward Nations
The Nations Law Firm

2:00pm-2:30pm Direct Examination of Your ClientDavid Bossart
Bossart Law Firm

2:30pm-3:00pm Demonstration: Direct Examination of Your ClientKenneth Suggs
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC

3:00pm-3:30pm Qualifying an Expert During Direct ExaminationJack Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

3:30pm-4:00pm Demonstration: Qualifying an ExpertEdward Ciarimboli
Fellerman and Ciarimboli

4:00pm-4:30pm Ending on a High Note: Closing StatementMichael Kelly
Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

4:30pm-5:00pm Demonstration: Closing StatementPatricia C Bobb
Patricia C. Bobb & Associates

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 32 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Ian Birk
Keller Rohrback, LLP


8:40am-9:10am Focus GroupsJeffrey Boyd
Nelson Boyd, PLLC

9:10am-9:40am Jury InstructionsMichal Meiler
Ver Ploeg & Marino, PA

9:40am-10:10am Jury Selection in Insurance CasesRicardo Echeverria
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

10:10am-10:40am Preparing, Presenting, and Cross-Examining Claims Handling Experts
10:40am-11:10am Sequencing Witnesses and Evidence at TrialG. Goodsell
Goodsell Quinn

11:10am-11:40am Anatomy of a Pre-Litigation Property Damage ClaimAlexander Cohen
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

Sara McClain
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

2:00pm-2:30pm Cannabis--Legal Trends in the Cannabis IndustryBryan Bergman
Bergman Law Group

Hilary Bricken
Harris Bricken

2:30pm-3:00pm Construction Defect ClaimTerry Bailey
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

3:00pm-4:00pm Perspective of the Washington Insurance CommissionerMichael Kreidler
Washington Insurance Commissioner

4:00pm-4:30pm Sexual Abuse Claims and Insurance CoverageMichael Bigos
Berman & Simmons, PA

4:30pm-5:00pm Underinsurance/MisrepresentationSandra Watts
United Policy Holders

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

8:40am-9:10am Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Workers in Civil and Criminal LitigationBenny Agosto Jr.
Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Agosto & Aziz

9:10am-9:50am Review of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in Civil Rights and Criminal Law Post-Obama AdministrationRobert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.

9:50am-10:20am Interpreting, Applying, and Minimizing the Point Spread in Sentencing Guidelines in Federal CourtEric Romano
Romano Law Group

10:20am-10:50am Transgender Rights in Public FacilitiesRodney G. Gregory
The Gregory Law Firm

10:50am-11:20am Winning the Insurance GameDevon M. Jacob
Jacob Litigation

11:20am-12:10pm Negotiating a Civil Rights Case to a Just Settlement - This is How You Do ItAnthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

2:00pm-2:40pm Comparing Jury Selection Techniques in a Civil Rights Case and a Criminal Law CaseJohn F Romano
Romano Law Group

2:40pm-3:40pm Fatal Mistake - Litigating a Police-Caused Wrongful Death Claim from Start to FinishRonald Rodriguez
The Law Offices of Ronald Rodriguez

3:40pm-4:15pm Restoration of Civil Rights for Convicted Felons - A National PerspectiveRodney G. Gregory
The Gregory Law Firm

4:15pm-5:00pm Identifying a Valid School Bullying Case - What are the Elements? When Should You Walk Away?Adele Kimmel
Public Justice

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 29 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join us for a discussion with Parliamentarian candidates Lori Andrus and Christine Spagnoli.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 31 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

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

Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus welcomes all Republican, Libertarian and conservative trial lawyers to discuss goals and upcoming events.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Convention Center Promenade
Venue: Convention Center

Please join Mark Kitrick as he demonstrates techniques that can save lives and change's everyone environmental awareness.

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

Join the Wage and Hour Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information on how to join, please contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Gallery 1
Venue: Omni Hotel

The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 31 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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30 D)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Tenofovir Litigation Group for post meeting drinks and light appetizers compliments of Epiq.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Public Affairs Committee will meet to discuss pending legislative and regulatory issues.

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join 3M Combat Earplug Litigation Group for post meeting drinks and light bites compliments of CAMG.

 10:30 AM - 11:30 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

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

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

 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Laurel Halbany
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood


10:40am-11:10am Employment Discrimination "Because of... sex"-- Does It Encompass Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?Andre Mura
Gibbs Law Group LLP

11:10am-11:40am Overcoming Bias as an LGBT AttorneyStephen Skinner
Skinner Law Firm

11:40am-12:10pm Adoption Post-Marriage CasesAmy Heins
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Smith and Nephew Hip Implant Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For information, contact litgroups@justice.org

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

Responsible for identifying strategies for growing diversity within AAJ

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

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

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

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

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the E-Cigarette litigation group at their annual meeting. For more information about joining contact litgroups@Justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Indigo Ballroom, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Leadership Luncheon is only open to Leaders Forum, President’s Club, PAC Eagles, Endowment, and Evergreen Fund Donors. 


 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All Canadian members are invited to attend the annual business meeting and awards luncheon.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 29 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join us for lunch and the Scorpion Diamond Sponsor Presentation!

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All members who identify as LGBT or as an ally are invited to attend the annual meeting and elections of the LGBT Caucus!

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

All state delegates are welcome to attend.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 31 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

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Caroline Taylor
Whitfield Bryson & Mason, LLP


2:05pm-2:45pm Striking Jurors for CauseTroy Basil Jones
1975

2:45pm-3:45pm A Trial Lawyer's Ethical Duties (Ethics)Robert Pottroff
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

3:45pm-4:30pm Basic Considerations and Pitfalls in FELA/Crossing CasesNathan Karlin
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

Paula Rasmussen
Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson, LLP

4:30pm-5:00pm Considerations When Negotiating ESI/Protective OrdersAriana J. Tadler
Tadler Law LLP

 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 25 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

 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group for their annual meeting.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Open to TBI Executive Committee Members only.

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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

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

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Compliance Committee Meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon A/B, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Meeting of the New York Caucus

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 224 Fifth Avenue
Venue: Lou & Mickey's Restaurant

All members and supporters of the LGBT Caucus are invited to attend their networking reception!

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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

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

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss ongoing priorities and upcoming projects.

 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 29A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group for post meeting drinks and light appetizers compliments of Huntington Bank.

 3:30 PM - 4:30 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

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

Join the proponents of the Substance Use Disorder Litigation Group for a meeting at annual convention. For more information please contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30B)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Taxotere Litigation Group for post meeting drinks and light appetizers compliments of CAMG.

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

Open to litigation group members only. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Meeting for members of the Committee on the Judiciary

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 29 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

3rd annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 32A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

ATLA Brat Happy Hour.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30 E)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Consumer Privacy/ Data Breach Litigation Group for post meeting drinks and light appetizers sponsored by Western Alliance Bank.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Exchange Advisory Committee will meet to discuss existing and new Exchange projects and Litigation Packets.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 33C)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join AAJ Press and Thomson Reuters for the second annual "Meet the Authors Reception!"

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 31 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Inadequate Security Litigation Group at their annual meeting. For more info contact litgroups@justice.org.

 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Room 29 A/B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The AAJ Annual Membership Business and Elections Meeting will be held on Monday, July 29 at 5:15 p.m. pacific time in  Room 29 A/B in the San Diego Convention Center.  The meeting will include elections for AAJ National Officers and proposed amendments to the AAJ Bylaws. AAJ National Officer candidates in non-contested races will be elected during the meeting.Nominating, seconding, and candidate speeches will be delivered during the meeting for the contested office of parliamentarian, after which an electronic ballot will be accessible to eligible voters until noon eastern on July 30. Information about the elections, including voter eligibility and candidate statements, is available at www.justice.org/AAJElections.

 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Room: 353 Fifth Avenue
Venue: Cafe Sevilla

The International Reception.

 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Room: 1788 El Prado
Venue: Natural History Museum - Balboa Park

Come join us as we celebrate our incoming president Bruce Stern at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, Ca

 
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019
 6:00 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 30 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

6:10am-6:20am How to Start Your Own Law FirmJennifer Moore
Moore Law Group, PLLC

6:20am-6:30am Finding the Courage and the Financing to Start Your Own PracticeAnne Andrews
Andrews & Thornton, Attorneys at Law, ALC

6:30am-6:40am Today's Clientele-- Changing Past AssumptionsSusan Knape
A Case for Women

6:40am-6:50am Getting Your First Leadership Role: What You Need to Know and Do to Be SuccessfulDeborah Dixon
Dixon Diab & Chambers, LLP

6:50am-7:00am Medical and Legal Issues Surrounding Women in CustodyJoy Malby Bertrand
Joy Bertrand, Esq., LLC

7:00am-7:10am Social Media Discovery UpdatesHeidi L Wickstrom
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, PC

7:10am-7:20am Networking with Soul: Being GenuineSrinivas Hanumadass
CaseyGerry

7:20am-7:30am Considerations When Working with MillennialsEmily Thomas
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC

7:30am-7:40am JUUL E-CigarettesDomenic Sanginiti Jr.
Stark & Stark

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Workroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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, July 26 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 27 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 28 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua 300 A, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 27 - Tuesday, July 30.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj 2019.htm 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday July 6, 2019 

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13.
Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).
Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.
A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Indigo 204 B, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, July 27-Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 307, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 303, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Sign up for your video shoot with AsktheLawyers.com and join them in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 309, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with CAMG reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Aqua Salon 305, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Meet with reps from Scorpion in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Rooms 28 A-E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Questions about AAJ PAC? Stop by the AAJ PAC Booth (adjacent to the AAJ Resources Booth) for answers.

 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
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 1:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Room: Gallery 1
Venue: Omni Hotel

The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Join the Business Torts Section for their annual meeting. To join a section visit www.justice.org/sections/join.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 26 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 sponsors Garretson and Velawcity .

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 D Foyer
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

This is the annual meeting of the AAJ Foundation Board.

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 31 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Jahan Sagafi
Outten & Golden, LLP


8:40am-9:10am Practical Tips for ESI in Employment/Wage and Hour CasesShenoa Payne
Shenoa Payne, Attorney at Law, PC

9:10am-9:40am Ethical Issues Around Plaintiff Outreach (Ethics)Relic Sun
Outten & Golden, LLP

9:40am-10:10am Trying Arbitrations
10:10am-10:40am Lessons from Ten employment/Wage and Hour Cases You Need to KnowRaymond R. Jones
Attorney Ray Jones

10:40am-11:10am Navigating Mid-Litigation Communications by Defendants with Class Members
11:10am-11:40am Settlement Negotiation TipsKathleen Neary
Vincent M. Powers & Associates

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 30 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Daniel S. Chamberlain
Cohen & Malad, LLP


8:40am-9:10am Voir Dire in Premises Liability CasesKaren Koehler
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore Kahler

9:10am-9:40am 30(b)(6) Depositions in Premises Liability CasesRobert D. Bohm
Robert D. Bohm PLLC

9:40am-10:10am Handling Sexual Assault CasesRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA

10:10am-10:40am Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Experts in Negligent Security CasesJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

10:40am-11:10am The Dirty Dozen: Top Ways TopGolf Will Hurt Your ClientsMarc C. Lenahan
Lenahan Law, PLLC

11:10am-11:40am Holding Schools Accountable Under Federal Law: Title IX and Section 1983Leto Copeley
Copeley Johnson Groninger, PLLC

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


8:40am-9:20am Survey of Consumer Protection Laws: Tips and PitfallsTimothy Davis
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

9:20am-10:05am Survey of Consumer Protection Up NorthDavid Debenham
mcMillan LLP

Ronald Podolny
Rochon Genova, LLP

10:05am-10:35am Consumer ProtectionsCory Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum Famularo, PC

10:35am-11:15am Panel: Developing Practice Areas and Case Ideas Using Consumer LawsReagan Bradford
The Lanier Law Firm

Eugene Egdorf
Shrader & Associates

11:15am-11:45am Use of Unfair Competition Laws in the Prosecution of ADA ClaimsCatherine Cabalo
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane, APLC

 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Stephanie Lockspeiser
Stark & Stark


8:40am-9:20am Social Media Precautions for Your ClientHeidi L Wickstrom
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, PC

9:20am-10:00am Lights, Camera, Depo! Taking Video DepositionsRobert Pottroff
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

10:00am-10:40am Presenting Exhibits and Damages Using the Latest TechnologyRaymond R. Jones
Attorney Ray Jones

10:40am-11:00am On Another Note: Using Technology to Declutter Your Practice and Life
11:00am-11:35am Bringing Your Case to Life Through Animations and VisualsKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

11:35am-12:05pm Using Case Management Software to Streamline Your PracticeRichard D. Hailey
Ramey & Hailey

2:00pm-2:45pm Your Client Data Is Vulnerable: How to Protect ItHadley L. Matarazzo
Faraci Lange, LLP

2:45pm-3:30pm Obligations of an Attorney After a Data Breach or Cyberattack (Ethics)Michael Gras
Law Office of Christopher Cueto, LTD.

3:30pm-4:30pm Ethics of Attorney Advertising in a Digital World (Ethics)Brenda Fulmer
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA

John Gomez
Gomez Trial Attorneys

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


8:40am-10:10am Panel: Electronically Shared Information (ESI)Don Hanson
EMR Discovery

Nursine Jackson
A Nurse Advocating for Better Healthcare

Jennifer Keel
Thomas, Keel & Laird

Jonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

10:10am-10:55am Suing for Not Cooling and Effects of Cooling on NewbornsLes Weisbrod
Miller Weisbrod, LLP

10:55am-11:40am Deposing Defense Neuropsychology ExpertsDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

11:40am-12:10pm Mining for Gold in Hospital RecordsRichard Gurfein
Gurfein Douglas LLP

2:00pm-2:45pm Finding and Proving DamagesRobert D Lewis Jr.
The Lawrence Firm, PSC

2:45pm-3:30pm Presentations and StorytellingCliff Atkinson
Trial Consultant

3:30pm-4:15pm Defining the Standard of Care in a Medical Malpractice TrialJoshua D. Koskoff
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC

4:15pm-5:00pm Puzzles, Muddles, Riddles and a Few Clear Answers: The Litigating Lawyer’s Gnarliest Ethical Challenges All Dangling on the Precipice of Legal MalpracticeThomas H. Blaske
Blaske & Blaske, PLC

 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Room: Room 30 E
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 25 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Organization Review Committee Meeting

 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Room: Room 30 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Members/guests/teens: see the presentation that is changing the way people drive. Be a part of the End Distracted Driving movement!

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 25 C
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The International Committee Meeting

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 25 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Please join the proponents of the Elevator & Escalator Injury Litigation Group at their first meeting. For more information please contact litgroups@justice.org.

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

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 26 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the proponents of the Juul Litigation Group for a meeting at annual convention. For more information please contact litgroups@justice.org.

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

The Robert L. Habush Endowment Committee will meet to discuss committee business and review grant proposals.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 30 E
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 - 2:00 PM
Room: Indigo Ballroom, Level 2
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 25 B
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Retirement Committee Meeting

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Aqua Salon C, Level 3
Venue: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Convention Planning Committee Meeting.

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 29 D
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Budget Committee Meeting

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: East Terrace (Across from Room 30A)
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Reception for the Board of Governors.

 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Room: 901 Bayfront Court
Venue: Del Frisco's

AAJ Past Presidents' Dinner

 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019
 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Ballroom 20 A
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Board of Governors Meeting


Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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