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Designed by plaintiff lawyers, for plaintiff lawyers, AAJ’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs are an unmatched resource for staying ahead of the curve and enhancing your practice. AAJ Education programs feature nationally renowned faculty, updates in a wide range of practice areas, and the latest in trial advocacy topics.

While attending the 2021 AAJ Annual Convention in Las Vegas, be sure not to miss:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs offered over four days;
  • The newest litigation strategies from AAJ’s Sections and Litigation Groups;
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

AAJ’s Annual Convention CLE programs offer something for everyone. Make the most of your convention experience and customize your CLE schedule to maximize your learning potential.

Not able to make it to Vegas? Access all the CLE via our virtual registration option. For more information, click here.

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Please note: All times are Pacific Time (PT)
July 12, 2021
Half-day
8:30AM - 11:40AM PT
Admiralty Law Section CLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:25AM PTMaritime Substantive Case Law Update
Aksana Coone, Law Offices of Aksana M. Coone
9:25AM - 10:10AM PTSeafarer Arbitrations
Tonya Meister, Meister Law, LLC
10:10AM - 10:55AM PTThe Seaman's Whistleblower Protection Act: What You Need to Know
Carlos F. Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP
10:55AM - 11:40AM PTFinding Your Found: A Lost Element of Damages
Ian Taylor, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson
July 12, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Covered Bridge Capital

Room: Garcia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:25AM PTBuilding a Strong Pre-Litigation Case: Interrogatories and Other Discovery
Jamie Goldstein, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
9:25AM - 10:10AM PTStoryboarding and Use of Visual Aids for Mediation and Trial
Aaron J. Broussard, Broussard & Williamson
10:10AM - 10:55AM PTWhat You Need to Know When Dealing with the NTSB on Bus Crash Cases
Morgan G Adams, Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC
10:55AM - 11:40AM PTPresenting Your Case with Compelling Visuals
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTNuts and Bolts of Ride Share Litigation and Current Trends
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTApplying Commercial Motor Vehicle Standards to Your Auto Crash Case
3:30PM - 4:15PM PTTaking on the Defense Reconstructionist Expert
Christine Spagnoli, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
4:15PM - 4:30PM PTConstruction Zone Accidents, Potential Parties, and Standards
Grant Lawson, Metier Law Firm, LLC
July 12, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:40AM PTHow to Create a Powerhouse Opening Statement
9:40AM - 10:40AM PTThe Medicine of the Case
10:40AM - 11:20AM PTInfection Control Preventionist
11:20AM - 12:00PM PTThe Culprit: Lack of or Breakdown of Systems
Lesley Ann Clement, Clement Law Group
2:00PM - 2:40PM PTCommon Defenses
2:40PM - 3:20PM PTDiscovery Plan: What Documents to Get
Kimberly Valentine, Valentine Law Group, APC
3:20PM - 4:00PM PTSpecial Topic: COVID-19 Pandemic
Michael Bonamarte, Levin & Perconti
4:00PM - 4:40PM PTCOVID-19 Reduction Interventions
July 12, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Products Liability Section CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Garcia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:35AM - 8:55AM PTRemote Trial and Deposition Techniques: How to Keep the Jury's Attention
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
8:55AM - 9:25AM PTIdentifying Product Defects
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
9:25AM - 9:55AM PTPleading Out of Trouble
Jeb Butler, Butler Tobin
9:55AM - 10:25AM PTDeveloping Real Evidence: Finding, Working with, and Deposing Fact Witnesses
J. Parker Miller, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
10:25AM - 10:55AM PTGetting Experts Ready for Depositions
Donald Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC
10:55AM - 11:25AM PTSurviving Summary Judgement and Affirmative Use of Daubert Motions
11:25AM - 11:55AM PTTaking and Using 30(b)(6) Depositions in Products Cases
Jason E. Robinson, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTRebutting Comparative and Contributory Negligence Arguments
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
2:30PM - 3:30PM PTEthics and Advocacy
Lydia J Barrett, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
July 12, 2021
Full day
9:00AM - 5:05PM PT
Advocacy Track: Litigating in a Virtual World Tried-and-True Techniques in Deposition to Connect and Stay in Control presented with the New Lawyers Division Sponsored by medQuest

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

9:10AM - 9:35AM PTDeveloping and Maintaining a Client Relationship Virtually
Rick Barrera, Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm
9:35AM - 10:00AM PTSet the Stage for Success: Tools for Taking a Remote Deposition
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
10:00AM - 10:25AM PTHow to Create New Exhibits During Deposition
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
10:25AM - 10:55AM PTPreparing a Witness for a Virtual Deposition
10:55AM - 11:40AM PTDeposition Techniques to Obtain the Information You Need
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTDealing with 30(b)(6) Depositions Under the New Rule
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
2:30PM - 3:15PM PTApproaches for Conducting Defense Expert Depositions
Seth Cardeli, Levin & Perconti
3:15PM - 3:55PM PTHow Jurors Are Dealing with Experts, Science, and Facts
3:55PM - 4:25PM PTPicking a Jury Virtually
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
4:25PM - 4:45PM PTObstruction Over Zoom: How to Maintain Control
Michael Grieco, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
4:45PM - 5:05PM PTUsing Virtual Depositions at Trial
Jason Penn, Berman Sobin Gross Feldman & Darby, LLP
July 12, 2021
Full day
2:00PM - 5:00PM PT
Aviation Law Section CLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

2:10PM - 2:50PM PTGlobal Jurisdictional Issues Between the US and the International Legal Community
2:50PM - 3:30PM PTThe Evolving Nature of Personal Jurisdiction: Moving Forward after Ford v. Montana
Erin Applebaum, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP
3:30PM - 4:10PM PTPreemption of Aviation Product Liability Claims
4:10PM - 4:50PM PTProtective Orders Across Jurisdictions
Timothy Loranger, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC
4:50PM - 5:30PM PTJurisdictional Discovery in the Wake of the Ford Decision
Brittany Sanders Robb, Robb & Robb, LLC

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July 13, 2021
60 Minutes
7:00AM - 8:30AM PT
Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Advocacy Digital Media

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

7:00AM - 8:10AM PTBecoming a Better Advocate by Recognizing and Overcoming Stressors with Mindfulness and Meditation
July 13, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 4:10PM PT
Civil Rights Section/Minority Caucus/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Criminal Law Section CLE Program

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTLitigating Using Section 1983
Christopher Fitzgerald, Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTImmigration Barriers to Litigation
Dustin Spiller Fox, Justinian & Associates
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTLitigating for Civil Rights in Prison
10:05AM - 10:45AM PTBattle Fatigue and the Impact on Communities of Color
10:45AM - 11:15AM PTLitigating for Right to Protest
Shelia Bedi, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
11:15AM - 11:45AM PTLitigating Against Barriers to Education
11:45AM - 12:15PM PTPrimer on Housing Litigation
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTPrimer on Voting Rights and Protection
Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
2:30PM - 3:10PM PTPredatory Financing and Predatory Loans
3:10PM - 4:10PM PTPanel: Ethical and Moral Responsibility When Advocating for Communities of Color
July 13, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Advocacy Track (Presented with the Jury Bias Litigation Group) CLE Program Sponsored by medQuest

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

July 13, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program Sponsored by Arthur Funding

Room: Garcia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTEthical Landmines in Online Marketing
Argyrios (Gyi) E. Tsakalakis, AttorneySync
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTWhat to Do with a Bad Online Review
Andrew S Buzin, Buzin Law, P.C.
10:05AM - 10:50AM PTOutsourcing Your Marketing
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTOutsourcing Your Back Office
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTThe New Office: Reconfiguring Your Lease and Workspace
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTFunding Your Big Case as a Small Firm: Non-Recourse vs. Non Fee-Sharing
3:30PM - 4:15PM PTWhat You Can/Can’t Require: Policies and Procedures
4:15PM - 4:30PM PTPanel Discussion
July 13, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:15PM PT
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Garcia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:25AM PTEssential Medical Literature for TBI Cases
Tyson E. Logan, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
9:25AM - 10:10AM PTVoir Dire in the TBI Case
Robert L. Collins, Robert L. Collins & Associates
10:10AM - 10:55AM PTStorytelling with Lay Witnesses
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
10:55AM - 11:40AM PTProving Brain Damage with Advanced Neuroimaging
Scott Blair, Brain Injury Law of Seattle
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTEstablishing Substantial Damages for the Invisible Injury
Katherine Harvey-Lee, California Truck Law PC
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTGetting In and Keeping Out the Science
Andrew Abraham, Keches Law Group
3:30PM - 4:15PM PTHypoxic Brain Injury and Stroke Prevention
Adam Malone, Malone Law Office
4:15PM - 5:15PM PTEthical Considerations for TBI Cases
Joseph Cammarata, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
July 13, 2021
Half-day
2:00PM - 5:10PM PT
Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Senior Attorney Match

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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July 14, 2021
Half-day
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Class Action Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Huntington Bank

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:10AM PTSupreme Court Update
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC
9:10AM - 9:40AM PTDevelopments in Damages in Class Action Cases
9:40AM - 10:10AM PTThe Case for Improving CAFA
10:10AM - 10:40AM PTRecent Settlements and Objectors
10:40AM - 11:10AM PTPanel: Lessons Learned in Remote Learning
Amy Zeman, Gibbs Law Group, LLP
11:10AM - 11:40AM PTDevelopments in Environmental Class Actions
11:40AM - 12:10PM PTBusiness Interruption Update
Kenneth J. Grunfeld, Golomb & Honik, P.C.
July 14, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 4:30PM PT
Professional Negligence Section CLE Program Sponsored by MDTimelines, a MedMal Consulting Company

Room: Garcia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:25AM PTCrafting a Strong Opening in a Medical Negligence Case
9:25AM - 10:10AM PTSpinal Cord Injuries
Lindsay Lawrence, Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
10:10AM - 10:55AM PTWrongful Death Case
10:55AM - 11:40AM PTPresenting Damages Creatively for Just Verdicts
2:00PM - 3:00PM PTEthical Considerations for Your Trial
Derrick Walker, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
3:00PM - 3:45PM PTSilver Linings from the Pandemic that Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Can Use in Trial
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
3:45PM - 4:30PM PTHandling Elder Abuse Cases
Brian L. Poulter, Stalwart Law Group
July 14, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Advocacy Track (Presented with the Stalwarts Group) CLE Program Sponsored by medQuest

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

July 14, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Bad Faith Litigation Group/Insurance Section CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

July 14, 2021
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning

Room: Garcia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:35AM - 9:10AM PTInitial Investigation of the Truck Crash Case
Lawrence M Simon, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
9:10AM - 9:45AM PTCritical Discovery and Sanctions Issues: Electronically Stored Information and the New FRCP
Timothy Lange, The Lange Firm, PLLC
9:45AM - 10:20AM PTTechnology You Need to be Familiar with in a Truck Crash Case
Jordan Jones, Michigan Auto Law
10:20AM - 10:55AM PTCase Law Update: Broker, Shipper, Jurisdiction, Agency Issues and More
Rena Leizerman, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
10:55AM - 11:30AM PTMotor Carrier Duties to Train Truck Drivers and Failure to Supervise
Matthew Wright, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
2:00PM - 2:35PM PTTrucking Defenses: Here's What's Coming and How to Combat It
Bryan Roberts, Stark & Stark
2:35PM - 3:10PM PTTrucking Experts: Dos and Don'ts and Getting What You Need
Sara L Williams, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
3:10PM - 3:45PM PTKey Depositions in the Trucking Case
3:45PM - 4:20PM PTUse of Negotiation Counsel and How It Can Add Value to a Truck Case
4:20PM - 4:55PM PTPutting It All Together: Closing Arguments
July 14, 2021
Half-day
2:00PM - 5:10PM PT
Sexual Assault Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

2:10PM - 2:55PM PTPanel - How to Get Insurance Coverage and Properly Plead Your Case
2:55PM - 3:40PM PTPanel - Maximizing Damages in a Sexual Assault Case
Brian Kent, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
3:40PM - 4:25PM PTDeveloping Successful Themes in Your Case and Defusing Defense Themes
4:25PM - 5:10PM PTPanel - Dos and Don'ts of Litigating Sexual Assault Cases
Kristen M. Feden, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC

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July 15, 2021
Half-day
8:30AM - 11:40AM PT
Inadequate Security Litigation Group/Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section CLE Program

Room: Garcia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:10AM PTCase Intake and Case Selection in a Premises Liability Case
9:10AM - 9:40AM PTUsing Defendant’s Voluntary Undertakings to Prove Liability in Premises and Inadequate Security Cases
Bruno Marasso, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
9:40AM - 10:10AM PTHow to Navigate, Investigate, and Litigate Sex Abuse Cases at Schools and Day Care Facilities
Max Panoff, Leighton Law, PA
10:10AM - 10:40AM PTWinning Your Case in Deposition: Using 30(b)(6) Depositions in Premises, Security, and Sex Abuse Cases
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
10:40AM - 11:10AM PTCross Examining Experts in Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Cases
Michael Lawson Neff, Neff Injury Law
11:10AM - 11:40AM PTTitle IX Considerations in Sexual Assault Cases: Applying the Law to the Facts
July 15, 2021
Half-day
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Railroad Law Section/Railroad-Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group/Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Oasis

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

July 15, 2021
Half-day
8:30AM - 12:10PM PT
Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law Marketing

Room: Garcia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

8:40AM - 9:25AM PTPersonal Jurisdiction After Ford Motor
Adam J. Gomez, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A
9:25AM - 10:10AM PTPreemption Post-Albrecht
Louis Bograd, Motley Rice, LLC
10:10AM - 10:40AM PTUpdate of Medical Monitoring Case Law
Kevin S. Hannon, The Hannon Law Firm, LLC
10:40AM - 11:10AM PTNext Steps After You Settle a Case
Christopher L. Schnieders, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC
11:10AM - 11:40AM PTCurrent Trends in Environmental Torts – AFFF/PFAs
Gale D. Pearson, Fears Nachawati Law Firm
11:40AM - 12:10PM PTPlaintiff/Defendant Communications with Class Members
Kartik Sameer Madiraju, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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