Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2018 Annual Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A-C
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


The WTLC Leadership Summit, Climbing to New Heights for You and Your Clients, is open to all female attendees who have registered for this event. Sponsored by A Case for Women & Tiffany Eddy and Associates

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: TBD


Join the Minority Caucus for their semi-annual service project, and give back to the community! Details TBD.

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: TBD


Join the New Lawyers Division for their semi-annual service project! Details TBD.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-4
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Free seminar by the Melvin M Belli Society features 25 nationally known leading trial lawyers with cutting edge tips, strategies and trial stories. Contact for further information: Website: www.bellisociety.com, facebook/bellisociety, Exec Director Diane Gober: diane@goberlaw.com and Chair of Seminar Linda Atkinson: lmatkinson@uplogon.com

 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The 30(b)(6) working group will meet to discuss formal comment period on proposed amendments to 30(b)(6).

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Mineral Hall B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Republican Caucus Welcome Reception & Happy Hour

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: 2015 Market Street, Denver, CO 80205
Venue: The Viewhouse


All registrants and their guests are invited to kick off convention by attending the Women Trial Lawyers Welcome Reception on the rooftop!

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: 1520 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Rooftop @Jackson's Denver


All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to join the New Lawyers Division for their rooftop welcome reception!

 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Room: 1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Dazzle


All registrants are invited to The Groove! Sponsored by Allen Allen Allen Allen, Big Voodoo, Cardinal Consultants, Erin Nowell for Justice, Keswani Custom Tailors, and Preferred Capital Funding

 
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018
 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carolyn M. Latti, MA

8:40am-9:25am Rule B of the Supplemental Rules--Your Secret WeaponCarlos Llinas, CA
9:25am-10:10am Overcoming Excursion and Recreational ReleasesJeff Avery, TX
10:10am-11:10am Persuading Today's Difficult JurorsEric Oliver, MI
11:10am-11:40am Applying Persuasion ConceptsMichael P. Doyle, TX
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David A. Klein, BC

8:40am-9:10am Collaborations on Product Liability and Class ActionsDonald Migliori, SC
Paul Miller, ON
9:10am-9:40am Accessing U.S. Documents for Your CaseAnthony Tarricone, MA
9:40am-10:40am Birth Injury Presentation in Canadian vs. U.S. ForumsPaul Harte, ON
Paul McGivern, BC
Lisa Weinstein, IL
10:40am-11:40am U.S. Advocacy Skills, Canadian StyleCarl L. Solomon, SC
Robyn L. Wishart, BC
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kurt Zaner, CO

8:40am-9:25am Preparation and Protection of Your Client or WitnessKristen B Miller, NJ
9:25am-10:10am Deposition Techniques: Exhaustion, Boxing-In, Restating, and SummarizingRobyn L. Wishart, BC
10:10am-10:55am Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerChristopher J. O'Brien, NY
10:55am-11:40am Techniques for Obtaining All the FactsSach Oliver, AR
2:00pm-2:45pm How to Bind a Corporation with 30(b)(6) Depositions and Use Them at TrialMark Kosieradzki, MN
2:45pm-3:30pm Considerations for Deposing Adverse Lay Witnesses and ExpertsJennifer Liakos, CA
3:30pm-4:00pm Developing Standards of Care and Conduct Through Defense Witness DepositionsLuke Metzler, TX
4:00pm-4:30pm How to Use Deposition Testimony for Mediation and SettlementQusair Mohamedbhai, CO
4:30pm-5:30pm Dealing with the Difficult AttorneyJD Hays, AR
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Mosher, NY

8:40am-9:10am Picking the Right Elder Abuse Case Every TimeLesley Ann Clement, CA
9:10am-9:55am Admissibility of Cost Reports: Newest Developments and Pitfalls from the TrenchesCamille Godwin, GA
9:55am-10:25am Cost Reports and How to Present Cost Report Evidence at TrialRobert W. Johnson, CA
10:25am-11:10am Find the One Thing: Making Your Case Simpler, But BetterEdward Robertson III, KS
11:10am-12:10pm Turning the Tables: Embracing Facility Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Your Advantage
2:00pm-3:00pm Getting to the Top: How to Untangle the Long Term Care Corporate Structure and Get to Punitive DamagesKenneth Luke Connor, SC
3:00pm-3:45pm Depositions Are Trial: Preparing for and Deposing the Audit Trail Corporate RepresentativeKimberly A. Valentine, CA
3:45pm-4:30pm Winning the Appeal in TrialValerie McGinty, CA
4:30pm-5:15pm Creating a Winning Visual StrategyMichael Brusca, NJ
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joseph Fried, GA
Marion Munley, PA

8:40am-9:10am Power Tools for Juror Decision-Making: Visual Sequence for Settlement and TrialAndrew Young, OH
9:10am-9:40am Litigation Plan and Strategy in Truck Cases--How Not to Chase Two RabbitsValerie A. Yarashus, MA
9:40am-10:10am It's About the Company: Holding the Trucking Company Accountable for FMCSR ViolationsMichael Cowen, TX
10:10am-10:40am Telematics--The New FrontierPeter Kestner, MN
10:40am-11:10am Winning Your Case Through DepositionsNeil O'Donnell, PA
11:10am-11:40am Dealing with Defense Pre-Trial and Trial TacticsWilliam Hugh McAngus Jr., SC
2:00pm-2:30pm Mediation and Negotiation Strategy in Truck CasesJeanmarie Whalen, FL
2:30pm-3:00pm The Future Is Now--The State of Autonomous TrucksMorgan G. Adams, TN
3:00pm-3:30pm All That Glitters Is Not Gold--Dealing with Expert WitnessesSudhir Patel, PA
3:30pm-4:00pm Powerful Closing Arguments in Truck CasesJ. Jude Basile, CA
4:00pm-4:30pm What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know About Handling Bus Crash CasesKatherine Harvey-Lee, CA
4:30pm-5:00pm Deposing the Safety Director in a Bus Case: What You Need to KnowRobert L. Collins, TX
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald Migliori, SC
Paul Miller, ON
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lesley Ann Clement, CA
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrew Young, OH
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carlos Llinas, CA
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Lipinski, FL

9:10am-9:40am Holding Doctors AccountableJessica Pride, CA
9:40am-10:10am Starting a Sexual Assault PracticeMelissa Hague, PA
10:10am-10:40am Sexual Assault of Students and AthletesKimberly Dougherty, MA
 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency


This is the Melvin M. Belli Society Board Meeting.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anthony Tarricone, MA
 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jessica Pride, CA
 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Valerie A. Yarashus, MA
 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Camille Godwin, GA
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robyn L. Wishart, BC
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeff Avery, TX
 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MOC works to ensure AAJ's continued growth by providing ideas, advice, and assistance on membership acquisition and retention programs.

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Cowen, TX
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Melissa Hague, PA
 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Harte, ON
Paul McGivern, BC
Lisa Weinstein, IL
 9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert W. Johnson, CA
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum Advisory Board committee meeting.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Election Committee

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly Dougherty, MA
 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Peter Kestner, MN
 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher J. O'Brien, NY
 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Oliver, MI
 10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward Robertson III, KS
 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


A meeting to discuss Medicare Secondary Payer policy issues.

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Neil O'Donnell, PA
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon, SC
Robyn L. Wishart, BC
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sach Oliver, AR
 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Criminal Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Herbicides & Pesticides Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Annual meeting of the Publications Committee, which will discuss themes for Trial magazine for 2019 and an overall annual review of AAJ's Publications.

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All female attorney members are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting of the WTLC, as well as elections!

 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael P. Doyle, TX
 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
William Hugh McAngus Jr., SC
 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Employment Rights Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Social Security Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Celebrate the start of the convention with a welcome reception in the Exhibit Hall!

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Evergreen Advisory Board is tasked with implementing the strategic plan for the Evergreen Fund, to continue and sustain the growth of AAJ.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All first-time convention attendees are invited to this networking luncheon to learn more about convention activities and how to get involved.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Thomson Reuters Diamond Sponsor presentation, "AI in Legal: State of the Art and the Role of Domain Expertise," to learn how AI will affect your firm. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Products Liability Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 3
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


AAJ's Council of Presidents includes all Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Immediate Past Presidents of every state and provincial trial lawyer association (TLA)

 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees, AAJ PAC Task Force (State Captains) are also welcome to attend.

 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 60 S Havana Street, Suite 610, Aurora, CO
Venue: WeeCycle


TLC & WTLC are collecting & sorting baby gear for families in need at WeeCycle—a local nonprofit. Learn more & sign up at www.triallawyerscare.org/denver.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeanmarie Whalen, FL
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark Kosieradzki, MN
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Aviation Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Committee on the Judiciary.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Diversity Committee is responsible for identifying strategies for growing diversity within AAJ

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Luke Connor, SC
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore William Barudin, NM

2:05pm-2:50pm Views from the BenchAlan C. Torgerson, NM
2:50pm-3:15pm Hot Topics in Settling Your FTCA CaseTom Jacob, TX
3:15pm-3:40pm Federal Funding for Federal Clinics--FTCA IssuesHoward Richman, NY
 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 113
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Thomas J Giordano Jr, PA

2:10pm-2:55pm Neurological DisordersJoanna L. Suyes, VA
2:55pm-3:40pm Mental DisordersFrancesca Zeltmann, NY
3:40pm-4:10pm Musculoskeletal DisordersMark Zakhvatayev, FL
4:10pm-5:10pm Ethics: Social Security Evidence Rules and Regulations and the Complicated Nature of Collecting Treating Physician OpinionsJoni Beth Bailey, IL
 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, MO

2:10pm-2:50pm Personal Jurisdiction: Update of the Litigation After the Daimler and Bristol-Myers Squibb Decisions
2:50pm-3:25pm Industrial Exposure to Talc: Who, What, Where, When, and How You Know You Have a Talc CaseChristian Hartley, SC
3:25pm-4:00pm Defense Experts: The Continued Challenges We Face with Defense Experts and Their Litigation-Driven Doubt ScienceGary M. DiMuzio, VA
4:00pm-4:35pm Regulation and Litigation: How Asbestos Regulations Can Be Used or Diffused in the Courtroom
4:35pm-5:05pm Women and Leadership in Asbestos LitigationAllyson Romani, IL
 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jahan Sagafi, CA

2:10pm-2:40pm Enforceability of Class Action Waivers and ArbitrationR. Joseph Barton, DC
2:40pm-3:10pm Preparing Your Appellate StrategyAdam Hansen, MN
3:10pm-3:40pm Settlement Do's and Don'tsKathleen M. Neary, NE
3:40pm-4:10pm Challenging Individual Releases Made During the Pendency of a Class ActionAnne B. Shaver, CA
4:10pm-4:40pm Navigating Individual Cases Post-Decertification or in ArbitrationSally Abrahamson, DC
4:40pm-5:10pm Litigating Fee Awards
 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan C. Torgerson, NM
 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
R. Joseph Barton, DC
 2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joanna L. Suyes, VA
 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Morgan G. Adams, TN
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Council of Presidents Reception sponsored by Synergy Settlements

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Hansen, MN
 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Liakos, CA
 2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tom Jacob, TX
 2:50 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christian Hartley, SC
 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Francesca Zeltmann, NY
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sudhir Patel, PA
 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly A. Valentine, CA
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ Press Advisory Board Meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All self-identified minority members are invited to join the caucus for their quarterly meeting and elections.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom C
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Admiralty Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kathleen M. Neary, NE
 3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Howard Richman, NY
 3:25 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gary M. DiMuzio, VA
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Luke Metzler, TX
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Jude Basile, CA
 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Federal Tort Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrea Fischer, NY

3:40pm-3:50pm Overview of Qui Tam LitigationCaitlyn Silhan, TX
3:50pm-4:25pm Interviewing a Potential RelatorJason Brown, NJ
Cory Fein, TX
4:25pm-5:00pm Qui Tam Practice Under the Current AdministrationLexi Hazam, CA
Audrey Schechter, FL
 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Caitlyn Silhan, TX
 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anne B. Shaver, CA
 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark Zakhvatayev, FL
 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Valerie McGinty, CA
 3:50 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jason Brown, NJ
Cory Fein, TX
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Qusair Mohamedbhai, CO
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine Harvey-Lee, CA
 4:00 PM - 4:35 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections.Monitoring@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Please join the Minority Caucus for its annual presentation of their caucus awards and scholarship.

 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sally Abrahamson, DC
 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joni Beth Bailey, IL
 4:25 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lexi Hazam, CA
Audrey Schechter, FL
 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Collins, TX
 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Brusca, NJ
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
JD Hays, AR
 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Allyson Romani, IL
 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Joint the IVC Filters, Hernia Mesh, and Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Groups Joint Reception Sponsored by CAMG

 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: 817 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Magnolia Ballroom


AAJ PAC Eagle contributors are invited to attend this exclusive reception and mix and mingle with invited speakers Senator Doug Jones and Senator Claire McCaskill.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Escalator A Landing
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Bus Litigation Groups at a Reception Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning

 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230
Venue: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum


Come join your AAJ colleagues at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for the opening reception, sponsored by Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group. Shuttle service will be provided to the opening reception, leaving from the Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotel, and Magnolia Ballroom. Shuttles will be leaving promptly at 6:30 pm, so please arrive a few minutes early.

 
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018
 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Heidi DiLorenzo, AL

7:00am-8:10am Finding Balance in the Practice of LawDavid R Bossart, ND
 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David R Bossart, ND
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Denver City Terrace
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Forge Consulting invites all AAJ attendees, vendors and their guests to attend our annual Forge Fit Event in Denver on Sunday morning, July 8th at 8:00a.m. at the Denver City Terrace located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Colorado Convention Center. We will be hosting a High-Intensity Fitness Class with professional certified instructors, Brad Williamson and Kayla Iubkert. This workout will be suitable for all fitness levels and will include a combination of weights, resistance training and body weight exercises. Our trainers will provide all necessary equipment and will also be able to provide educated modifications to make sure each participant is performing safe and effective movements. Please join the Forge team and get your day started off right! Everyone is welcome!

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


A training session for new Litigation Group chairs and officers.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Section Officers. For more information about Sections, contact sections@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado 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 - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark P. Chalos, TN

8:40am-9:25am Panel: Getting the Most Out of Your TeamEric Gibbs, CA
Annika K Martin, NY
Kristen Sagafi, CA
9:25am-9:55am Panel: The Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions--Emerging CasesPaul Bland Jr., DC
Kenneth Byrd, TN
9:55am-10:20am Supreme Court Update
10:20am-10:40am Update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rule 23Zachary Wool, LA
10:40am-11:40am Panel: Ethics of Class Action SettlementsDawn Barrios, LA
Stephen Herman, LA
Beth Terrell, WA
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:40am The Medicine of Complex Regional Pain SyndromeGiancarlo Barolat, CO
9:40am-10:10am The Intravenous Needle Stick and CRPSCarolynn Cassutt, RN, CO
10:10am-10:40am Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert in CRPS CasesR. Steven Shisler, PA
10:40am-11:10am Preparing Client for Depositions and Defense Medical Exams in CRPS Cases
11:10am-11:40am CRPS Case AnalysisMarc P Weingarten, PA
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Karina Shreefer, KS

8:40am-9:40am Retiring Forum Non ConveniensJustin T Green, NY
9:40am-10:40am Establishing Jurisdiction by ContractMegan Wolfe Benett, NY
John Vail, DC
10:40am-11:40am Liability for Modern Day SlaveryClare Campbell
Warren Collins
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jerome O'Neill, VT

8:40am-9:40am Using Moral PsychologyGregory S. Cusimano, AL
David A Wenner, AZ
9:40am-10:00am Jury Research: Focus Groups--Finding the Moral Tone That Resonates with JurorsJeffrey D. Boyd, WA
10:00am-10:20am Jury Research: Written and Digital SurveysRichard A. Jenson, TX
10:20am-10:40am Jury Selection: Voir DireDiandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann, AL
10:40am-11:00am Jury Selection: Supplemental Jury QuestionnairesPatricia F. Kuehn, IL
11:00am-11:20am Reaching Millennial JurorsZachary M. Mandell, RI
11:20am-11:40am Opening Statement: Appealing to Jurors Across the Political SpectrumKenneth Luke Connor, SC
11:40am-12:00pm Direct Examination of the ClientNavan Ward Jr., GA
2:00pm-2:20pm Presentation of Exhibits
2:20pm-2:40pm Empowering a Fractured Jury to Do Justice Through Rebuttal ClosingRandi McGinn, NM
2:40pm-3:00pm Cross-Examination of a Crash ReconstructionistJames Gilbert, CO
3:00pm-3:20pm Cross-Examination of a Products Liability ExpertRobert Langdon, MO
3:20pm-3:40pm Closing Argument - Opening SegmentAshley Fournet, GA
3:40pm-4:00pm Cross-Examination of the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice CaseJim Leventhal, CO
4:00pm-5:00pm Pound Institute Twiggs Lecture: The Juror's Oath, the Imperative of Equality, and Judicial CorrectivenessAndre M. Davis, MD
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Derrick Walker, VA
O. Mark Zamora, GA

8:40am-9:10am Cybersecurity in Your Small PracticeJavier Herrera, TX
9:10am-9:40am Litigating a Multi-Month Trial While Operating a Small OfficeCade Parian, GA
9:40am-10:10am Hanging Your Own Shingle: The Basics of Starting Your Own PracticeCarla Aikens, MI
10:10am-10:40am How a Small Firm Handles Mass Tort MattersChristopher Paul Welsh, NE
10:40am-11:10am Case (De)selection: Maximizing Your Bottom Line by Saying No at IntakeN. John Bey, GA
11:10am-11:40am Diversity on the Trial TeamKimberly Dougherty, MA
11:40am-12:10pm Communicating with the Jury Using Low Tech PresentationJay A Urban, WI
2:00pm-2:30pm Taking on Large Corporations During Discovery and TrialMichael A. Prieto, GA
2:30pm-3:00pm Finding Success by Narrowing Your FocusRick Barrera, TX
3:00pm-3:30pm How a Law Practice Evolves and Thrives in a Small CommunityFrederick W Schultz, IN
3:30pm-4:00pm Managing and Building Your Firm's ReputationCarl L. Solomon, SC
4:00pm-4:30pm Using Psychodrama, Non-Verbal Communication, and High-End Film Production in "Bet the Company" LitigationJoey James, AL
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Thomas Dempsey, CA

8:40am-9:40am Panel: Logistical Considerations and Extraordinary Circumstances When Undertaking Foreign DepositionsRichard D. Hailey, IN
Anthony Tarricone, MA
9:40am-10:25am Video Conferencing and DepositionsRobert Pottroff, KS
10:25am-10:55am Effectively Taking Difficult Medical Expert DepositionsDorothy Clay Sims, FL
10:55am-11:25am Precautionary Measures to Take When You Expect a Difficult DepositionEdward G. Willer, IL
2:00pm-2:30pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Trucking CasesSteven Laird, TX
2:30pm-3:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Medical Negligence CasesJim Leventhal, CO
Isobel S Thomas, CO
3:15pm-3:45pm Considerations When Conducting Expert Depositions in High Damage CasesMurray Ogborn, CO
3:45pm-4:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Automotive CasesDonald H Slavik, CO
4:15pm-4:45pm Representing Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Strategies and LandminesJohn Leighton, FL
4:45pm-5:15pm Ethical Considerations in Depositions When You Know Your Client Is LyingMary Beth Ramey, IN
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Timothy Titolo, NV

8:40am-9:25am Theme, Voir Dire, Opening in TBI CasesRobert L. Collins, TX
9:25am-10:10am Direct Sequencing of Witnesses in the TBI CaseJohn (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
10:10am-10:40am Admissible Evidence and Exhibits in the TBI CaseRandall Rozek, WI
10:40am-11:10am Cross-Examination of Medical and Psychological ExpertsSteven M. Gursten, MI
11:10am-11:55am Dealing with the Wintermark/White Paper Attack on DTIAndrew Abraham, MA
2:00pm-2:45pm Cross-Examination of Damage ExpertsDavid Ransin, MO
2:45pm-3:30pm ClosingStephen M Smith, VA
3:30pm-4:15pm Malingering, Effort, and Secondary Gain Issues and DefensesDorothy Clay Sims, FL
4:15pm-4:45pm Life Care Plan Damages in the TBI CaseDaniel J Buba, IN
4:45pm-5:30pm Past and Future Loss of Earnings, Reduction in Value of Life Damages in the TBI CaseAnthony Gamboa, TN
Enrique N. Vega, CA
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Javier Herrera, TX
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Gibbs, CA
Annika K Martin, NY
Kristen Sagafi, CA
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Collins, TX
 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard D. Hailey, IN
Anthony Tarricone, MA
 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Justin T Green, NY
 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Giancarlo Barolat, CO
 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gregory S. Cusimano, AL
David A Wenner, AZ
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The RTLC is a group of AAJ members dedicated to reaching out to pro-civil justice Republicans in the U.S.Congress to find issues of common interest, as well as to expanding membership and involvement in AAJ.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the STEP Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A-B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


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

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 6-7
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Cade Parian, GA
 9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Bland Jr., DC
Kenneth Byrd, TN
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeffrey D. Boyd, WA
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carla Aikens, MI
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carolynn Cassutt, RN, CO
 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Pottroff, KS
 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Megan Wolfe Benett, NY
John Vail, DC
 9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard A. Jenson, TX
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Store Front Crashes Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-4
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All convention registrants are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the WTLC. This year's keynote speaker will be Judge Aquilina from Michigan.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randall Rozek, WI
 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
R. Steven Shisler, PA
 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher Paul Welsh, NE
 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Diandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann, AL
 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Zachary Wool, LA
 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dorothy Clay Sims, FL
 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patricia F. Kuehn, IL
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
N. John Bey, GA
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven M. Gursten, MI
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Clare Campbell
Warren Collins
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dawn Barrios, LA
Stephen Herman, LA
Beth Terrell, WA
 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward G. Willer, IL
 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Zachary M. Mandell, RI
 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Insurance Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Marc P Weingarten, PA
 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly Dougherty, MA
 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrew Abraham, MA
 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Luke Connor, SC
 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Navan Ward Jr., GA
 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jay A Urban, WI
 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join AAJ Press authors David Bossart, Gregory Cusimano, Edward Lazarus, and David Wenner for a signing of their book Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Enjoy a mid-day drink in the Exhibit Hall.

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom F
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All Canadian attorney members are invited to join the caucus for their annual business meeting and awards presentation.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Counsel Financial Diamond Sponsor panel discussion, “Mass Tort Update: Latest News from the Experts” and hear from the some of nation’s top firms. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 5
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All paralegal members are welcome to attend the annual business meeting, and help plan the activities for the upcoming year.

 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven Laird, TX
 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael A. Prieto, GA
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David Ransin, MO
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Family Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


State Delegate Business Meeting

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


TLC encourages, recognizes, and organizes trial lawyers contributing to their communities through volunteer activities. This meeting will discuss efforts to strengthen TLC and engage members.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John V. Tucker, FL

2:10pm-2:55pm identifying ERISA Claims in Your Auto CaseEric Buchanan, TN
John V. Tucker, FL
2:55pm-3:40pm Hot Topics in ERISA LitigationDavid H Abney, KY
Glenn R. Kantor, CA
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Daniel Chamberlain, IN

2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying the Target Defendant in a Violent Crime CaseMichael Neff, GA
2:40pm-3:10pm Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating Security Cases While Working with the Criminal Justice SystemAllegra Carpenter, NM
3:10pm-3:40pm Beyond the Shooter: Litigating Mass Shooting Cases in AmericaJohn Leighton, FL
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kathleen L. Nastri, CT

2:10pm-3:30pm Panel: Advocating for Human Rights Around the GlobeBenan Molu
Ayo Obe
Waikwa Wanyoike
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee

 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lexi Hazam, CA

2:05pm-2:30pm Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers Squibb: All Is Not Lost (Yet)Lori Andrus, CA
William Wylie Blair, MO
Munir Meghjee, MN
2:30pm-2:55pm The New Normal: Bifurcation of Causation and Liability in Mass Tort Cases and What To Do About ItBehram Parekh, CA
Aimee Wagstaff, CO
Gary Wilson, MN
2:55pm-3:20pm Current Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort CasesRobin Greenwald, NY
Kevin S. Hannon, CO
Hadley L. Matarazzo, NY
Robert J. Nelson, CA
3:20pm-3:45pm Daubert UpdateBill Cash III, FL
Lexi Hazam, CA
Stephanie O'Connor, NY
3:45pm-4:00pm Emerging Litigation: Hernia MeshAdam Evans
Jonathan D Orent
4:00pm-4:15pm Emerging Litigation: TaxotereKyle Bachus, CO
Karen Menzies, CA
4:15pm-4:30pm Emerging Litigation: TalcDanielle Mason, AL
4:30pm-4:45pm Emerging Litigation: AbilifyMarlene Goldenberg, MN
4:45pm-5:00pm Emerging Litigation: IVC Filters
5:00pm-5:15pm Emerging Litigation: ViagraKristian Rasmussen, AL
 2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lori Andrus, CA
William Wylie Blair, MO
Munir Meghjee, MN
 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Neff, GA
 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Buchanan, TN
John V. Tucker, FL
 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Benan Molu
Ayo Obe
Waikwa Wanyoike
 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randi McGinn, NM
 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Behram Parekh, CA
Aimee Wagstaff, CO
Gary Wilson, MN
 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Rick Barrera, TX
 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jim Leventhal, CO
Isobel S Thomas, CO
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC Task Force (State Captain) meeting, AAJ PAC Board of Trustees are also welcome to attend.

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
James Gilbert, CO
 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Allegra Carpenter, NM
 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Stephen M Smith, VA
 2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robin Greenwald, NY
Kevin S. Hannon, CO
Hadley L. Matarazzo, NY
Robert J. Nelson, CA
 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David H Abney, KY
Glenn R. Kantor, CA
 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Langdon, MO
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Frederick W Schultz, IN
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Asbestos Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Chiropractic Malpractice Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Civil Rights Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom F
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Power Lines Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All attorneys barred less than 10 years are welcome to attend the quarterly meeting and elections of the New Lawyers Division.

 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Tamayo Rooftop


The Colorado Trial Lawyers Happy Hour Reception is open to all AAJ attendees from Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, and Utah.

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Leighton, FL
 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Murray Ogborn, CO
 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ashley Fournet, GA
 3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bill Cash III, FL
Lexi Hazam, CA
Stephanie O'Connor, NY
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon, SC
 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dorothy Clay Sims, FL
 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Balance of the World Election.

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees will meet to discuss old and new business.

 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jim Leventhal, CO
 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Evans
Jonathan D Orent
 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald H Slavik, CO
 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kyle Bachus, CO
Karen Menzies, CA
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joey James, AL
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andre M. Davis, MD
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Ride Share Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue: The Crimson Room in Larimer Square, 1403 Larimer Street
 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Danielle Mason, AL
 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Daniel J Buba, IN
 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Leighton, FL
 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Marlene Goldenberg, MN
 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Quebec Election

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Please join the NLD to celebrate the winners of the F. Scott Baldwin, Joe Tonahill, and other caucus awards.

 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mary Beth Ramey, IN
 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anthony Gamboa, TN
Enrique N. Vega, CA
 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kristian Rasmussen, AL
 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Puerto Rico Election

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom Foyer
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by KCC and Huntington National Bank.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Capital Ballroom 6
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Reception for Kentucky Justice Association Members sponsored by Ringler Associates.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) at their annual meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Escalator A Landing
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Sexual Assault Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by A Case for Women and Milestone Consulting, LLC.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group at their reception sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning.

 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: Room 113
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All Convention Attendees are invited to the OR/WA reception.

 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: Fire Terrrace, 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO
Venue: The Art, A Hotel


The Birth Trauma/Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (BTLG/MNIEG) joint Reception. Members only event.

 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: Capital Peak A, 38th Floor
Venue: Grand Hyatt


Join the Pound Institute's Trustees, Fellows and attendees of 2018 Judges Forum as we honor our special guests and celebrate the Institute's work.

 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: 1717 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Panzano, the Kimpton Hotel


Reception for Candidate Antonio Romanucci for Parliamentarian (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)

 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Room: 1399 35th Street, Denver, CO
Venue: Exdo
 
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Casey Johnson, CA

6:40am-6:50am Torts in Tribal CountryTheodore William Barudin, NM
6:50am-7:00am Cyberthreats to Law FirmsShelly Ann Sanford, TX
7:00am-7:10am Accessing Archived Information: Harnessing the Power of the Social Media FootprintJonathan Lomurro, NJ
7:10am-7:20am 10 Tips for a Successful Rule 26 Expert ReportLeslie W O'Leary, OR
7:20am-7:30am Demystifying Privilege ClaimsPeggy Wedgworth, NY
7:30am-7:40am Advocacy Beyond Litigation: A Client's PerspectiveKim Witczak, MN
7:40am-7:50am Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseTodd Walburg, CA
7:50am-8:00am ParagardDerek Braslow, PA
8:00am-8:10am Onglyza
 6:40 AM - 6:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore William Barudin, NM
 6:50 AM - 7:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Shelly Ann Sanford, TX
 7:00 AM - 7:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jonathan Lomurro, NJ
 7:10 AM - 7:20 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Leslie W O'Leary, OR
 7:20 AM - 7:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Peggy Wedgworth, NY
 7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kim Witczak, MN
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:40 AM - 7:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Todd Walburg, CA
 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Derek Braslow, PA
 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:00am How the Changing Winds of Patent Law May Impact the Landscape of Your Business Torts PracticeTimothy Davis, AL
9:00am-9:20am Representing Athletes in Financial Fraud CasesEugene R. Egdorf, TX
9:20am-9:40am Big Banks, Big Data, and Big Money Litigation
9:40am-10:00am Cross-Border Antitrust LitigationRonald Podolny, ON
10:00am-10:20am Arbitration Rules for Commercial ContractsRyan Donovan, WV
10:20am-10:40am Implementation of New Fiduciary Rule for Securities: Stock Broker Fiduciary RuleKirk Reasonover, LA
10:40am-11:00am Secondary Liability for Investment Fraud and Ponzi SchemesLydia Floyd, OH
Alan L. Rosca, OH
11:00am-11:20am How to Prepare for Discovery in Deposition and Trial of Business TortsO. Mark Zamora, GA
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:40am Case Strategies in FELA and Railroad Crossing LitigationPatricia F. Kuehn, IL
9:40am-10:25am FELA Appellate Practice
10:25am-10:55am Current Topics in Medicare, Private Lien Resolution, and Other Insurance SubrogationColleen Blinkoff, NY
10:55am-11:40am Current Topics in Railroad Crossing Litigation: A Panel DiscussionJose M. Bautista, MO
Thomas Jones, MO
 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kevin Biniazan, VA

8:40am-9:25am Focus Groups: How to Test the MessageKenneth Levinson, IL
9:25am-10:10am Using Focus Group Feedback to Shape Trial StrategyPhillip H. Miller, TN
10:10am-10:55am Think Through the Case: What Would You Like to Accomplish?William Lightfoot, DC
10:55am-11:40am Plot a Discovery Plan and Establish Witness GoalsErik Heninger, AL
2:00pm-2:45pm Focusing on Rules Early in Discovery
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying Rules During Discovery TimeJohn (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
2:45pm-3:30pm Discovery in the Digital AgeAriana J Tadler, NY
3:30pm-4:15pm How to Handle Obstruction During DiscoveryDanielle Mason, AL
4:15pm-5:00pm Discovery Strategies for Complex Litigation and Streamlining Document Intensive CasesJeffrey B. Killino, PA
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:10am Sources of Insurance Cover for Your ClaimStephen J. Burg, CO
9:10am-9:40am Bad Faith Claims--When Do They Arise and Who Is Liable?Richard Langerman, AZ
9:40am-10:10am Bad Faith from an Expert's PerspectiveJohn Kezer, CO
10:10am-10:50am Non-Traditional Forms of Insurance Companies and How to Hold Them Accountable for Unfair/Illegal Claim-HandlingMichael N. Poli, AZ
10:50am-11:30am Claims Management SoftwareSara A. McClain, CA
11:30am-12:10pm Institutional Bad Faith: What Is It and How Do You Prove It?Michael L Cohen, CA
2:00pm-2:30pm Common Insurance Discovery Sources and StrategiesPatrick Leverty, NV
2:30pm-3:10pm Deposing the Insurer and Its AdjustersEdward Eshoo Jr., IL
3:10pm-3:40pm Leveraging Pre- and Post-Judgment StipulationsMichal Meiler, FL
3:40pm-4:20pm Before You File--How to Identify, Develop, and Prepare for Insurer Bad Faith Pre-SuitKurt Zaner, CO
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lori Andrus, CA
Javier Herrera, TX

8:40am-9:10am Advocating for Foster ChildrenMegan O'Connor, IL
9:10am-9:40am Practice Tips in Criminal Law and Police Abuse LitigationAdam Langino, FL
9:40am-10:10am Practice Tips on Litigating Police Abuse Allegations in Personal Injury ActionsChristopher H. Fitzgerald, NY
10:10am-10:40am Obstacles in the MIrror Can Be Closer Than They Seem: Watching for New Roadblocks to Vindicating Civil RightsRobert Peck, DC
10:40am-11:10am Understanding the Insurance Company's Defense Strategy and Using That Knowledge To Increase the Value of Your Civil Rights ClaimsDevon M. Jacob, PA
11:10am-11:40am Defending Against Malicious Prosecution
2:00pm-2:30pm Ethical Considerations in Marketing to Minority and Police Abuse ClientsTad Thomas, KY
2:30pm-3:10pm Voir Dire in a #MeToo WorldEric Romano, FL
3:10pm-3:40pm Proving Damages in a Police Misconduct CaseVernon Johnson, MI
3:40pm-4:10pm TBDW. Harold Flowers Jr., CO
4:10pm-4:50pm Piercing the "Cover-Up"--Holding the Municipality and Police Accountable for Officer MisconductLaura Ives, NM
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Matthew Nace, DC

8:40am-9:25am The Future of Motor Vehicle LitigationSteven M. Gursten, MI
Daniel Hinkle, DC
9:25am-10:10am Successfully Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerBryan Roberts, NJ
10:10am-10:40am Implementing Focus Groups for Discovery PlansKenneth Levinson, IL
10:40am-11:10am Initial Intake StepsFaith Morse, OR
11:10am-11:40am Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Social MediaJennifer Leonhardt Ojeda, GA
11:40am-12:00pm Telling Your Client's Story in the "Routine" Auto CaseBenjamin Cloward, NV
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying the Hidden DefendantNicholas Johnson, FL
2:45pm-3:30pm Using Personal Technology to Build Damages and LiabilityKatherine Allen
3:30pm-4:00pm How to Deal with Multiple Collisions in Short SuccessionDiane L. Cardoso, NJ
4:00pm-4:30pm Evaluating Standards for Collision ReconstructionistsDavid Knight, FL
 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Timothy Davis, AL
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Megan O'Connor, IL
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Stephen J. Burg, CO
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Levinson, IL
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven M. Gursten, MI
Daniel Hinkle, DC
 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patricia F. Kuehn, IL
 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eugene R. Egdorf, TX
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Audit Committee Meeting

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join us for a discussion with Parliamentarian candidates Sean Domnick and Antonio “Tony” Romanucci. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to AAJelections@justice.org by June 29.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the International Practice Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections.Monitoring@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Laurel Halbany, CA

9:10am-9:55am Consequences of Underage MarriageElliott A. Alman, MD
9:55am-10:40am How Bias Can Affect Clients in the CourtroomAmanda Heins, SC
 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 6-7
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (MNIEG) Meeting and Elections

 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The TrialWorks User Group Meeting is for anyone interested in the TrialWorks Case Management Software. The current release, Version 11, will be covered showing the new Features and Functionality including the new Web Intake, TWApp, SMS, TWSearch , Stamps.com, DocuSign and many more.

 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


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

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard Langerman, AZ
 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Langino, FL
 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Elliott A. Alman, MD
 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bryan Roberts, NJ
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Phillip H. Miller, TN
 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Silicone Contaminated Eye Injections Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ronald Podolny, ON
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Kezer, CO
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher H. Fitzgerald, NY
 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Amanda Heins, SC
 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ryan Donovan, WV
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Share marketing ideas, practice management tips, and propose topics for upcoming marketing seminars. We want to hear from you!

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Public Affairs Committee will meet to discuss AAJ's current federal advocacy efforts.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Levinson, IL
 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Peck, DC
 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael N. Poli, AZ
 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
William Lightfoot, DC
 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kirk Reasonover, LA
 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Colleen Blinkoff, NY
 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lydia Floyd, OH
Alan L. Rosca, OH
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Faith Morse, OR
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Devon M. Jacob, PA
 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sara A. McClain, CA
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jose M. Bautista, MO
Thomas Jones, MO
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Erik Heninger, AL
 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
O. Mark Zamora, GA
 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Furniture Tip-Over Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Leonhardt Ojeda, GA
 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael L Cohen, CA
 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Benjamin Cloward, NV
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Take a break and network with fellow colleagues at the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Reception!

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC M Club, Platinum M Club, Falcon and Eagle contributors are invited to attend this premier AAJ PAC thank you luncheon.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Scorpion Diamond Sponsor presentation, "Future-Proofing Your Law Firm's Marketing Strategy," featuring special guest Google to provide insight into your proprietary data. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All members who identify as LGBT or allies are invited to attend the caucus's membership meeting and elections.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patrick Leverty, NV
 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tad Thomas, KY
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John (Jack) H. Hickey, FL
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Nicholas Johnson, FL
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC Eagle, Falcon and Platinum M Club contributors are invited to mingle with the invited AAJ PAC M Club Luncheon.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Motor Vehicle Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Professional Negligence Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katie Hubbard, IL

2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying Damages in Spinal Cord Injury CasesWarren Collins
2:40pm-3:10pm Epidemiology and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury CasesMichael Freeman, OR
3:10pm-3:40pm Telling the Plaintiff's StoryRobert D. Bohm, WA
 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Warren Collins
 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward Eshoo Jr., IL
 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Romano, FL
 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Freeman, OR
 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ariana J Tadler, NY
 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine Allen
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Compliance Committee

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MDL Working Group with meet to discuss proposed amendments and plan for the meeting with the MDL Subcommittee.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Public Education Committee will discuss new opportunities for members to tell stories about civil justice and their work as trial lawyers.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Railroad Section and the FELA and Railroad Litigation Groups at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact Sections@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Executive Committee meeting for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Assists with protecting the vote during federal elections.

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: The Corner Office


All registrants are invited to join the LGBT Caucus for a networking reception!

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Aspen Room, 2nd Floor
Venue: Four Seasons


All registrants are invited to join the Texas Caucus for this networking reception. Reception sponsored by McAdams Crim, PLLC

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michal Meiler, FL
 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Vernon Johnson, MI
 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert D. Bohm, WA
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Diane L. Cardoso, NJ
 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Danielle Mason, AL
 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
TBD
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
W. Harold Flowers Jr., CO
 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kurt Zaner, CO
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David Knight, FL
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


2nd annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Learn how you can help save lives by joining a network of End Distracted Driving presenters. Learn more at www.enddd.org/trial-lawyer-campaign.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join the Essure Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by Stratos Legal.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Committee Meeting for the Exhibit Advisory Committee.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Taxotere Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meet some of your favorite AAJ Press/Thomson Reuters authors at the Thomson Reuters "Meet the Authors" reception!

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Laura Ives, NM
 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeffrey B. Killino, PA
 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join us for the Annual AAJ Membership Business and Elections Meeting which will include elections for AAJ National Officers and a proposed amendment 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 on July 10, 2018.<br /><br /> Information about the elections, including voter eligibility and candidate statements, is available at www.justice.org/AAJElections.

 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join the Opioids Litigation Group at their Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Room: 891 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Sip | eat + drink


Join members of the International Relations Committee to exchange ideas and network.

 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: Seawell Ballroom
Venue: Denver Center for the Performing Arts


Public Justice’s Annual Gala & Awards Dinner will be held the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Seawell Ballroom. The ticket cost is $350/ticket. for more information go to https://www.publicjustice.net/annual-gala/

 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Room: 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Venue: The Mile High Station


Come join us as we honor our incoming president Elise Sanguinetti. Platinum Sponsor: Esquire Bank/Litify Gold Sponsors: Melissa Baldwin Settlements, Robson Forensic, and Strategic Capital

 
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018
 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 6:30 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tiffany R. Ellis, MI

6:40am-6:50am How to Handle Jury Gender BiasHolly Dolejsi, MN
6:50am-7:00am The Nuts and Bolts of a False Claims CaseLeslie Pescia, AL
7:00am-7:10am Communications Decency Act and Website ImmunitySin-Ting Liu, CA
7:10am-7:20am Qualified ImmunityJennifer Bennett, CA
7:20am-7:30am Online Focus GroupsJohn Campbell, CO
7:30am-7:40am Navigating Consumer Bankruptcy in Personal Injury CasesLindsey Craig, MD
7:40am-7:50am Compassion and Dignity When Declining to Represent a Potential ClientDevin C. McNulty, TX
7:50am-8:00am Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys
8:00am-8:10am Fact Depositions: When Is It Too Much?Karen Beyea-Schroeder, TX
 6:40 AM - 6:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Dolejsi, MN
 6:50 AM - 7:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Leslie Pescia, AL
 7:00 AM - 7:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sin-Ting Liu, CA
 7:10 AM - 7:20 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Bennett, CA
 7:20 AM - 7:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Campbell, CO
 7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lindsey Craig, MD
 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:40 AM - 7:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Devin C. McNulty, TX
 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Karen Beyea-Schroeder, TX
 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


This is the annual meeting of the AAJ Foundation Board.

 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MDL Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules will meet with interested AAJ members on proposed ideas for MDL rules to the FRCP.

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lea P. Bucciero, FL

8:40am-9:25am Legal Updates and Challenges in Aviation LitigationDayron Silverio, FL
9:25am-10:10am Establishing Liability and Early Resolution of Aviation LitigationColin A. Sommer, CO
10:10am-10:55am Using Safety Management Systems (SMS) to Establish LiabilityJames Brauchle, SC
10:55am-11:40am Litigating Aviation Cases Involving Military AircraftIlyas Akbari, CA
Timothy A Loranger, CA
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Hendrix III, GA

8:40am-9:25am The Efficacy of Medical Marijuana in Chronic Pain ManagementAlan Shackelford, CO
9:25am-10:10am The Interplay Between OSHA and Workers' Compensation ClaimsJohn Olaechea, CO
10:10am-10:55am A Comparison of the Laws of Various States in Significant AreasMichael C Duff, WY
10:55am-11:40am Deposing the Medical ExpertHolly Portier, GA
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Molly Greenblatt, CO

8:40am-9:25am From Hostage to Hero: Four Persuasion Strategies to Entice Jurors to Willingly Join Your TeamSari de la Motte, OR
9:25am-10:10am How to Construct the Story Arc of TrialT. Metier, CO
10:10am-10:55am Telling the Story and the Importance of Rhetorical Devices and TechniquesRuss Herman, LA
10:55am-11:40am How to Catch and Keep the Jury's AttentionAlan Blumenfeld, CA
2:00pm-2:45pm Producing Memorable Moments for the JuryRobert F. Dicello, OH
2:45pm-3:30pm Create Compelling Visuals to Tell the StoryLarry R Rogers Jr., IL
3:30pm-4:15pm Witness Preparation: Empowering Witnesses as StorytellersKatherine James, CA
4:15pm-5:00pm The Art of Closing ArgumentCarl L. Solomon, SC
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David L Kwass, PA

8:40am-9:10am Driverless VehiclesDonald H Slavik, CO
9:10am-9:40am Guardrail DefectsTheodore Leopold, FL
9:40am-10:10am From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between...How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Liability CaseJulian C Gomez, TX
10:10am-10:40am When Safety Features are OptionalMichael Warshauer, GA
10:40am-11:10am Update on Tire DefectsRichard D. Morrison, AL
11:10am-11:40am Representing Children in Products Liability CasesMichael G. Phelan Sr., VA
2:00pm-3:00pm Ethical Considerations of Confidentiality in Discovery and SettlementsGeorge McLaughlin, CO
Michael Warshauer, GA
3:00pm-3:30pm Technology Use in Focus Groups and Jury SelectionCarol Bauss, CA
3:30pm-4:00pm Technology in BiomechanicsJamie Williams, PA
4:00pm-4:30pm Technology at Trial in a Products Liability CaseJavier Herrera, TX
4:30pm-5:00pm Update on Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers SquibbAnne Dieruf, CO
 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ryan Prochaska, KS

8:40am-9:20am Proving Your Case in Opening StatementBradley Prochaska, KS
9:20am-10:00am Practical Application of Electronic Medical Records for TrialSam Elbert, CO
Don Hanson, CO
James E Puga, CO
10:00am-10:30am Affordable Care Act in the Post-Obama EraEmily Grace Thomas, MI
10:30am-11:00am Present Value of Economic LossGene Trevino, TX
11:00am-11:30am Finding Damages Through Every WitnessJ. Jude Basile, CA
11:30am-12:00pm Avoiding Ethical Missteps in Promoting Your FirmMicah Buchdahl, NJ
2:00pm-3:00pm Avoiding Legal Malpractice at TrialDavid L. Wikstrom, NJ
3:00pm-3:25pm Red State or Blue State, a Jury's Thirst for Justice Is the Same: How to Touch Their Hearts in Closing ArgumentRandi McGinn, NM
3:25pm-3:55pm Cross-Examination of the DefendantPaul Casi II, KY
3:55pm-4:25pm Cross-Examination of the Defense ExpertBrian McKeen, MI
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald H Slavik, CO
 8:40 AM - 9:20 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bradley Prochaska, KS
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sari de la Motte, OR
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dayron Silverio, FL
 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan Shackelford, CO
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Organization Review Committee

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


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

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Burton LeBlanc, LA

9:10am-9:40am MDL2804 Update: Recent Developments in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation
9:40am-10:10am Bellwether Cases: Implications for the Rest of the CountryJayne Conroy, NY
10:10am-10:40am Roadmap: Finding a Pathway to a Solution to the Opiate EpidemicJoseph F. Rice, SC
 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


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

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore Leopold, FL
 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sam Elbert, CO
Don Hanson, CO
James E Puga, CO
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Colin A. Sommer, CO
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
T. Metier, CO
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Olaechea, CO
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jayne Conroy, NY
 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Julian C Gomez, TX
 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Emily Grace Thomas, MI
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ Board of Governors Orientation

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


International Relations Committee Business Meeting

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joseph F. Rice, SC
 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Warshauer, GA
 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael C Duff, WY
 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Russ Herman, LA
 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
James Brauchle, SC
 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gene Trevino, TX
 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard D. Morrison, AL
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Portier, GA
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan Blumenfeld, CA
 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ilyas Akbari, CA
Timothy A Loranger, CA
 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Jude Basile, CA
 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the da Vinci Robotic Surgery Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Exchange Advisory Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact Sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael G. Phelan Sr., VA
 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Micah Buchdahl, NJ
 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join us for a celebration of AAJ members’ achievements. The Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award will be presented to attorney John Manly and the outstanding American gymnasts who sought justice for hundreds of abused female athletes. Also among this year’s awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award, Harry Philo Award, AAJ Partnership Award, Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award, and many more. Additionally, the results of the AAJ National Officer Elections will be announced during the Membership and Awards Luncheon and the new officers sworn in.

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert F. Dicello, OH
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David L. Wikstrom, NJ
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
George McLaughlin, CO
Michael Warshauer, GA
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

2:10pm-2:40pm Survey of Travel Torts and Innovative Lawyering to Resolve Longstanding Barriers and DefensesIra Leesfield, FL
2:40pm-3:10pm Survey of Ski Law: Unique Problems and Solutions in Ski Resort and Co-participant CasesChristopher Koupal, CO
3:10pm-3:40pm Combined Attack on Legal Defenses of Waiver Immunity, Releases, Exculpatory Clauses, and Other Contractual Defenses Barring Recovery in Travel and Resort Tort CasesJustin Shapiro, FL
 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ira Leesfield, FL
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Robert L. Habush Endowment Meeting

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Convention Planning Committee Meeting

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher Koupal, CO
 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Larry R Rogers Jr., IL
 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randi McGinn, NM
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carol Bauss, CA
 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Justin Shapiro, FL
 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Casi II, KY
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jamie Williams, PA
 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine James, CA
 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Brian McKeen, MI
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Javier Herrera, TX
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Joint Budget and Executive committee meeting

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon, SC
 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anne Dieruf, CO
 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Mineral Hall Foyer
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Reception for the Board of Governors.

 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018
 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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