Earn a Year’s Worth of CLE IN JUST FOUR DAYS!

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 2018 Winter Convention in Maui, 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 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.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Advocacy Track: Explaining Medicine to Jurors

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 2 & 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Moderator:  Laura Ozak, HI

Compelling Medical Visuals
James Puga, CO

Explaining Medicine and Statistics in Laymen's Terms
Danielle Mason, AL

Laying the Groundwork for Medical Testimony in Opening Statement
Kathleen Flynn Peterson, MN

Preparing Medical Experts for Deposition and Trial
Mark Robinson, CA

Using Treating Physicians Effectively
Isobel Thomas, CO

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Specialized Track: Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
John Restaino, CO

Proving Causation in an Opioid Case
Hunter Shkolnik, NY

Public Nuisance Theory/RICO Theory
Mark Chalos, TN

Ethical Considerations of Dealing with Governmental Entities
Paul Farrell, WV
(Ethics Credit Pending)

Building a Case Against a Distributor: Federal Duties
Matthew McCarley, TX

Building a Case Against a Manufacturer: Theories of Liability
Matthew Daniel, TX

Panel: Next Steps- After the JPML Decision
Burton LeBlanc, LA

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
 6:30am-7:30am
Early Morning Program: Finding Balance in the Practice of Law

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Moderator: Micha Liberty, CA

-Understanding the toll practicing law can take on an attorney
-Fighting burnout and depression
-Redefining success to avoid pitfalls of the profession
-Seeking help

T. Thomas Metier, CO
(Ethics Credit Pending)

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Advocacy Track: Spotlight on Your Client

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 2 & 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Do's and Don'ts of Preparing Your Client for Deposition
Jerome O'Neill, VT

Talking to Your Client About Social Media
Karen Koehler, WA

Mining Your Client's Metaphors: Using Clean Language in Depositions and Direct Examination
TBD
 
How and When to Focus on Your Client's Conduct Versus the Defendant's Conduct
Thomas D’Amore, OR

Surviving Cross-Examination at Trial
Edward Ciarimboli, PA

Keeping Prejudicial Information Out of the Courtroom
Benny Agosto, Jr., TX

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Specialized Track: Traumatic Brain Injury Trilogy: Techniques (Part II)

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Moderator: Timothy Titolo, NV

Making Brain Injuries Understandable to Jurors
Dr. Nadia Webb, OR

Simple and Not So Simple Actuarial Principles to Calculate the TBI Plaintiff's Life Expectancy
Michael Kessler, NY

Ethical Considerations for Representing Individuals with Diminished Cognitive Capacity
Antonio Romanucci, IL
(Ethics Credit Pending)

Cross-Examination of Defense Experts
Dorothy Clay Sims, CA

Making the Best Case Through Focus Groups
Artemis Malekpour, NC

A Survivor's Story
Arthur Bryant, CA.

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Monday, February 5, 2018
 6:00am-7:30am
Litigation at Sunrise

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Moderator: N. John Bey, GA

Resolving Third-Party Custody Issues in a Wrongful Death Proceeding
Barbara Nevin, MN

Five Mindful Tips for Attorneys
Kelly Hyman, FL

Amendments to the Vaccine Litigation Opens Up Possibility of New Cases
David Carney, PA

Staff Training to Cultivate Relationships with Current and Potential Clients
Jennifer Lipinski, FL

Caught on Camera: Fetoscopic Laser Surgery
Jeffrey Killino, PA

Securing Approval of Class Action Settlements
Jahan Sagafi, CA

Getting Your First Leadership Role: What You Need to Know to be Successful
Brenda Fulmer, FL

Protecting Property Owners Following Wildfires
Gerald Singleton, CA

Resort and Adventure Activity Torts
Wayne Parsons, HI

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Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Advocacy Track: Case Framing

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 2 & 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

An Overview of the Case Framing Model
Patrick Dunphy, WI

Identifying and Developing Case Frames
Ann Oldfather, KY

The "I Just Can't Get Over" Issues
David Casey. CA

Creating Echoes (Part I)
Mark Davis, HI

Creating Echoes (Part II)
Ben Rubinowitz, NY

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Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Specialized Track: Transportation and Strategies for Safety

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Moderator: Peter Kestner, MN

What You Need to Know About Ride Sharing Liability and Insurance Coverage
Lawrence Simon, NJ

Identifying the Product Defect in Your Personal Injury Case
Robert Haslam, TX

Panel: Ethical Considerations of Co-counseling
Moderator: Ken Levinson, IL
Speakers: Rick Barrera, TX
Marion Munley, PA
(Ethics Credit Pending)

Distracted Driving for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Comes in Many Forms
Valerie Yarashus, MA

Overcoming the Negative Police Report
Robert Collins, TX

Finding and Getting into Evidence Critical Safety Data Post-FAST Act
Rena Leizerman, OH

Hidden Motor Carriers in the Supply Chain- The New Fraud
Matthew Wright, TN

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 7:00am-8:00am
Rapid Response: Advocating for Victims of Natural Disasters

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Property Insurance Coverage Claims- Things You Must Know When Advising Property Owners
- What you need to do to document and establish your claim
- The nature of the insurer and insured relationship
- Cause of loss and policy exclusion: flood, wind, rain, mold, fire, earth, movement, etc.
- How to handle inadequate coverage
- Third-party negligence

Lee Harris, CA

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:00am-12:00pm
Advocacy Track: Building Credibility in a "Fake News" Environment

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 2 & 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Uniting a Divided Jury Through Storytelling
Randi McGinn, NM

How Jurors Sift Through Facts
Paul Byrd, AR

Developing Credibility and Trustworthiness
Christopher O'Brien

How an Expert Can Support the Truth
Derrick Walker, VA

Using Triggers and Anchors to Get to the Truth
Michael Doyle, TX

Persuading Conservative Jurors
Carrie Frank, CO

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:30am-12:00pm
Specialized Track: Internet of Things: Identifying and Accessing Data

Room: Haleakala Ballroom 4 & 5

Venue: Grand Wailea

Beyond Computers: Identifying Devices That Hold Useful Data
Yvonne Flaherty, MN

Unlocking Evidence in Wearable Technology: Fitbit, Apple Watches, and More
Douglas Landau, VA

Ethical Considerations of Cloud Computing and Keeping Client Information Secure
Tad Thomas, KY
(Ethics Credit Pending)

Electronic Medical Records and the Data Within
Nursine Jackson, NY

Crash Avoidance Technology and Driverless Cars: Devices Making Decisions
Jaime Jackson, PA

Accessing App Data
Michael Gras, IL

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