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 2023 AAJ Winter Convention in Phoenix, be sure not to miss:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs offered over four days;
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

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

Please note: All times are Mountain Time (MT)
February 04, 2023
8:30AM - 11:55AM MT
Advocacy Track: Proving Damages at Every Point of Your Case Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTArticulating Damages to the Post-COVID Juror
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
9:15AM - 9:55AM MTProving Your Damages Through Demonstratives
Sach D Oliver, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
9:55AM - 10:35AM MTHow to Maintain Credibility While Arguing Punitive Damages
Stuart N. Ratzan, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt
10:35AM - 11:15AM MTLessons Learned from Top Verdicts
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
11:15AM - 11:55AM MTProving Damages in a Way that Touches the Heart Not Just the Checkbook
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
February 04, 2023
8:30AM - 11:55AM MT
Specialized Track

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

View live programs for February 5

February 05, 2023
6:30AM - 8:00AM MT
Litigation at Sunrise CLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

February 05, 2023
8:30AM - 12:05PM MT
Advocacy Track - Book Club for Success: Learning from AAJ Press Authors Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:05AM MTAdvanced Case Framing: Sequencing and the Use of Echoes to Make Your Case
9:05AM - 9:35AM MTThinking Outside the Box Inside the Courtroom: Voir Dire
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
9:35AM - 10:05AM MTAnatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit—Defining Expectations in the Initial Client Interview
Karen R. Roberts, Roberts & Roberts
10:05AM - 10:35AM MTWinning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias
David R. Bossart, Bossart Law Firm
10:35AM - 11:05AM MTTechnology in the Courtroom--Dropping the Digital Anchor
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
11:05AM - 11:35AM MTLitigating Tort Cases—topic TBD
11:35AM - 12:05PM MTDeposition Obstruction: Breaking Through
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
February 05, 2023
8:30AM - 11:35AM MT
Specialized Track - The Business of Law: Running a Successful Law Office

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTBudgeting Like a Pro: Software and Strategies
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
9:15AM - 9:35AM MTNon-Lawyer Ownership of Firms: The Current Landscape
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
9:35AM - 10:15AM MTEthical Considerations for Alternative Business Structures
10:15AM - 10:55AM MTHow to Make Your Associates and Staff Feel Valued in Today’s World
Laura Yaeger, Yaeger Law, PLLC
10:55AM - 11:25AM MTDon’t Get Left Behind: Manage Your Growth Strategies from Small to Large Firms
Steven Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
11:25AM - 11:55AM MTBuilding Your Brand: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Jessica Pride, The Pride Law Firm

View live programs for February 6

February 06, 2023
7:00AM - 8:00AM MT
Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Balanced Bridge Funding

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

February 06, 2023
8:30AM - 11:55AM MT
Advocacy Track: Mini Depositions College Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTTechniques of Exhaustion, Boxing-In, and Summarization
9:15AM - 9:55AM MTPreparing Your Client for Deposition: What You Must Know
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
9:55AM - 10:35AM MTDeposition Techniques: Mousetrap Fundamentals
Phillip Miller, Miller Law Office
10:35AM - 11:15AM MTVirtual Depositions
Dorothy Clay Sims, Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims
11:15AM - 12:15PM MTGetting Older: Reflections on Changes in the Profession
February 06, 2023
8:30AM - 11:35AM MT
Specialized Track: Crossing the Divide Among Jurors, Clients, and Attorneys co-presented with AAJ’s Minority Caucus and LGBT Caucus

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTRace and Juror Perceptions
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
9:15AM - 9:55AM MTCase Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like You
9:55AM - 10:35AM MTCase Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like Your Client
10:35AM - 11:15AM MTCase Strategy for Connecting with Jurors When You or Your Client is a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community
Stephen Skinner, Skinner Law Firm
11:15AM - 11:35AM MTQ&A Session - All Speaker Panel

View live programs for February 7

February 07, 2023
8:30AM - 12:15PM MT
Advocacy Track: Settlement and Negotiation Strategies to Win Outside of Trial Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTHow to Help Your Mediator Help Your Client
Jerome O'Neill, Gravel & Shea, PC
9:15AM - 9:55AM MTUtilizing Your Client During Settlement
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
9:55AM - 10:35AM MTThe Art of Writing the Demand Letter
Daniel Graves, Graves McLain PLLC
10:35AM - 11:15AM MTHow to Use Settlement Videos
11:15AM - 12:15PM MTYou’ve Settled – Now What? (ethics)
Mary Alexander, Mary Alexander & Associates
February 07, 2023
8:30AM - 11:55AM MT
Specialized Track: How to Handle Gun-Related Cases

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:35AM - 9:15AM MTCurrent Landscape of Gun Violence Victims’ Rights to Bring a Case
Alinor Sterling, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
9:15AM - 9:55AM MTOvercoming Qualified Immunity in Gun Cases
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
9:55AM - 10:35AM MTHolding a Gun Dealer Liable
10:35AM - 11:15AM MTLawsuits Brought by Cities
Ingrid Evans, Evans Law Firm, Inc.
11:15AM - 11:55AM MTWrongful Marketing from Gun Manufacturers

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