Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2020 Winter Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Parish, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Leadership Academy

 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Women Trial lawyers Caucus for their biennial Leadership Summit where a diverse group of accomplished speakers will teach techniques and tactics to strengthen leadership skills that will affect change in our members, their clients, and their firms. “The Power of Us” will feature panels, keynote speakers, and more and is open to all female voting and paralegal members. In lieu of a registration fee, members will make a $25 contribution to the Mike Eidson Scholarship fund. Register here, and email jennifer.rafter@justice.org with any questions. 

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: TBD

Hosted by the LGBT Caucus, Minority Caucus, NLD, TLC Committee, and WTLC -- all members are invited to participate. RSVP to jennifer.rafter@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Start your convention a day early and attend the Marketing and Management CLE program where AAJ brings top marketing professionals and tech-savvy trial attorneys to New Orleans.  Supplemental registration required.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Leadership Academy Program

 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Burgundy, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 7 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 10 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: St. Charles Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Grand Salon, 1st Floor adjacent to main registration. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:

Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 10 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Evergreen Advisory Board

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Start the convention off with some Jazz, signature cocktail and kick off the exhibit hall experience!

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All registrants are invited to join the Stalwarts for a networking reception

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: 500 Chartres Street
Venue: The Napoleon House

All registrants are invited to attend the WTLC Welcome Reception.

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: 601 Tchoupitoulas Street
Venue: Barcadia

All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to attend this welcome reception, hosted by the New Lawyers Division.

 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Trafalgar, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit AsktheLawyers.com reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Norwich, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit CAMG reps in their private boardroom.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Durham, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Warwick, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit with Scorpion reps in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and on Sunday and Monday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 

 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Burgundy, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 7 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 10 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Grand Salon and Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by the Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services. 

Exhibit hours are:
Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sunday, February 9 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Monday, February 10 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: St. Charles Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. 

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Grand Salon, 1st Floor adjacent to main registration. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:

Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 10 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Prince of Wales
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

WILG Board of Directors Meeting

 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meeting for the appointed members of the AAJ Committee on the Judiciary.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The meeting will serve as a forum to discuss all issues related to appellate practice.

 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:55am Evaluating a Medical Negligence CaseKenneth Watkins
Sommers Schwartz, PC

9:55am-10:40am Uncovering What Happened Using Electronic Medical RecordsJonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

10:40am-11:25am Finding Damages Through Every WitnessMartha Marie Eastman
The Eastman Law Office

11:25am-12:10pm Objective Eyes: How Focus Groups Can Help You PreparePhillip Miller
Miller Law Offices

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A-C, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:50am Persuasion in Mediation and NegotiationJeanmarie Whalen
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

9:50am-10:30am Art of PersuasionRuss Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

10:30am-11:10am Get the Ball Rolling: Effective Opening StatementsDeborah Chang
Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP

11:10am-11:50am Connecting with Conservative JurorsLisa Blue
Lisa Blue

11:50am-12:30pm Keeping Jurors Engaged: Overcoming Short Attention SpansRoxanne Conlin
Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Churchill C, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Continuing education and knowledge exchange for executive directors and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All MOC members are invited to attend our quarterly meeting to discuss recruitment and retention efforts within the organization.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discussion on sub-standard practices and fraud within the Substance Use Disorder treatment industry, ranging from malpractice and wrongful death to civil rights issues.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meeting of the AAJ Election Committee

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All Republican and conservative trial lawyers welcome

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites, mimosas, and Bloody Marys while mingling with other attendees compliments of CAMG.

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Medicare Secondary Payer Business meeting

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All female attorney members are invited to our quarterly meeting to discuss ongoing membership and educational programs.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: New Berry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the meeting to discuss litigation regarding Perfluorinated Chemicals.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Group focuses on emerging litigation trends and strategies for holding website owners and operators accountable for crimes committed on or through their online properties.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and enjoy some Cajun flavor.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: 29th Floor Lounge
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Epiq.

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to committee members only.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend the meeting to discuss a myriad of issues relating to electronic discovery.

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Members of the Council include President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President of state and provincial Trial Lawyers Associations

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All self-identified minority members are invited to attend our quarterly planning meeting.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss claims related to contact between persons, equipment, ladders, cranes and overhead power lines, and other types of accidents against manufacturers, construction and utility companies.

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss representing victims of crime where a third party owed a legal duty to protect the individual from the criminal acts of others.

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to Litigation Group Chairs only.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of CAMG.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: TBD
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Sponsored by Thompson Flanagan. Members of the Council and their guest are invited to join

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the litigation group to discuss litigating assault and harassment cases in civil court.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Please contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 29th Floor Lounge
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All first time convention attendees and new members are invited to mingle at this networking cocktail reception!

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: TBD
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of CAMG.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Epiq.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Milestone and A Case for Women.

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue: TBD

This is an exclusive reception for AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon donors.

 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue: Mardi Gras World

Opening reception to be held at Mardi Gras World, sponsored by Herman Herman & Katz

 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom D, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Joel D. Feldman
Anapol Weiss

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Burgundy, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 7 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 10 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Trafalgar, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit AsktheLawyers.com reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Norwich, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit CAMG reps in their private boardroom.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Durham, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Warwick, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit with Scorpion reps in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: St. Charles Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. 

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Grand Salon, 1st Floor adjacent to main registration. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:

Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 10 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and on Sunday and Monday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 

 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Grand Salon and Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by the Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services. 

Exhibit hours are:
Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sunday, February 9 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Monday, February 10 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Please join Qui Tam at their winter meeting.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Trial lawyers committed to “doing well by doing good,” who are fostering positive relationships with the public by serving and giving to others in need.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend the Wildfire Litigation Group to discuss current cases and hear important updates regarding fires across the country. 

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Quarterly meeting of Trustees and Fellows of the Pound Institute. Pound Fellows are welcome.

 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:45am The Latest in Crash Reconstruction TechnologyMarion Munley
Munley Law

9:45am-10:20am Opening Up the Black Box: Investigating Vehicle DataKaronnie R. Truzy
Crumley Roberts, LLP

10:20am-10:55am Making Smart Use of Watches and Phones: Looking at Passenger Technology DataMichael Gras
Law Office of Christopher Cueto, LTD.

11:30am-12:05pm Driverless Vehicle UpdateDaniel Hinkle
American Association for Justice

 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A-C, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:55am Preparing Your Client to Tell His or Her Story and Avoiding Unexpected Testimony
9:55am-10:40am Logical Progression: How to Sequence the StoryKathleen L. Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC

10:40am-11:25am More Than Words: Using Exhibits and Demonstratives EffectivelySteven Brady
Brady Law Group

11:25am-12:25pm TBD
 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Churchill C, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Continuing education and knowledge exchange for executive directors and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Churchill B, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Please join Crane and Aerial and their winter meeting.

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All registered members are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the WTLC.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the group at their meeting to share information and coordinate litigation strategy for cases related to patients injured by DePuy metal on metal hip replacements.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the group at their winter meeting to discuss medical literature, general and specific causation, regulatory issues, and the status of all ongoing litigation.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and enjoy some Cajun flavor.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Responsible for identifying strategies for growing diversity within AAJ

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend the meeting to discuss representing clients injured by Zostavax and issues that may arise during the litigation.

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the group at their meeting to discuss how jury bias in tort cases impacts jury verdict preferences.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: TBD

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom D, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join Counsel Financial for complimentary lunch and a great presentation!

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss prosecuting claims for wrongful denial of benefits by the insurance industry.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the group at their winter meeting to discuss litigation related to corrosion and fretting at the taper and litigation strategy. 

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend the meeting to discuss individual and class actions across North America and claims pending in the Vaccine Compensation Program in the Federal Claims Court

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss strategy regarding a client's immigration status. For more information contact sections@justice.org. 

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss claims involving securities negligence and stock market analyst fraud.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the litigation group at the winter meeting to discuss cases involving motor-carrier and owner-operator liability.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All registrants barred 10 years or less are invited to attend our quarterly membership meeting to discuss our ongoing membership and public service activities.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend the meeting to discuss Bus, School Bus, Motor Coach and RV litigation.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Exchange Advisory Committee Meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Huntington Bank.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the group at their winter meeting to discuss current cases and important updates regarding Smith and Nephew Metal Hips. 

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Veterans & Military Service Exploratory Committee Meeting

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information. 

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Learn to present life-saving End Distracted Driving information to local schools and community groups. Hear from EndDD founder and other lawyers.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of CAMG.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Physician Life Care Planning.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Port, Riverside Complex
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Veterans & Military Service Exploratory Committee Reception

 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: River Room, Riverside Complex
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join Pound Institute leaders and supporters as we present our 2020 Civil Justice Scholarship Award and celebrate Pound's work. Register at www.poundinstitute.org

 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Room: 6 Canal Street
Venue: Filmore New Orleans

All registrants and their guests are invited to attend the NLD Party for a great night of fun and dancing!  This is an 21+ Event.

 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020
 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Burgundy, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 7 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 10 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 6:30 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom D, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

6:40am-6:50am Creatively Simple Visual AidsGeoff Hamby
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

6:50am-7:00am Stroke LitigationLaura Voght
Cash Krugler & Fredericks, LLC

7:00am-7:10am A Better Format for Opening Statement
7:10am-7:20am September 11th Victim Compensation FundWendell Y. Tong
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C.

7:20am-7:30am Maternal MortalityKay Van Wey
Van Wey Law PLLC

7:30am-7:40am JUUL LitigationSarah London
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

7:40am-7:50am Blockchain Technology and the Trail Left Behind
7:50am-8:00am Soulfulness and Connecting with a JuryEric Fong
Metier Law Firm

8:00am-8:10am PFAS Contamination: Chemicals in Firefighting FoamKevin S Hannon
The Hannon Law Firm, LLC

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Trafalgar, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit AsktheLawyers.com reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Norwich, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit CAMG reps in their private boardroom.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Durham, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Warwick, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit with Scorpion reps in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: St. Charles Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. 

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Grand Salon, 1st Floor adjacent to main registration. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:

Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 10 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and on Sunday and Monday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 

 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Grand Salon and Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Stop by the Exhibit Hall to meet with some of the top legal representatives as they showcase the latest in practice-related technology and services. 

Exhibit hours are:
Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sunday, February 9 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Monday, February 10 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Churchill C, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Continuing education and knowledge exchange for executive directors and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A-C, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Casey Johnson
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn


9:10am-9:45am Using Information from Discovery and Depositions During NegotiationCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

9:45am-10:20am Digging Up Information: E-Discovery and Audit TrailsIsobel Thomas
Thomas Keel & Laird

10:20am-10:55am How to Use Rhetorical Questions During DepositionsRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

10:55am-11:30am Tried and True Deposition Techniques: Boxing-in, Exhaustion, and SummarizationJD Hays
J.D. Hays Law, PLLC

11:30am-12:30pm Deposition Obstruction: Deploying the Rules to Remove Barriers
 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:40am Maximizing Recovery in mTBI CaseEdward K Le
Edward K. Le, PLLC

9:40am-10:10am Understanding What Juries Value in the Trial of the mTBI Case and WhyMaxey M. Scherr
Scherr Legate

10:10am-10:40am Your First mTBI Case: What You Must Do to Get It RightSam Cannon
Cannon Law

10:40am-11:10am Destroying the Common Defense Attacks to Imaging and Other Critical mTBI EvidenceAndrew M. Abraham
Keches Law Group, P.C.

11:10am-11:50am Ten Tips Essential in Trying mTBI CasesRandall Rozek
Rozek Law Offices, SC

11:50am-12:30pm Psychological Injuries Typically Found in mTBI Cases: PTSD, Anxiety, and Panic AttacksAntonio M. Romanucci
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Churchill B, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Please contact litgroups@justice.org for more info.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Public Affairs Committee Meeting

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Training session for current and prospective Section Newsletter Editors

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: 29th Floor Lounge
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites, mimosas, and Bloody Marys while mingling with other attendees compliments of Wahlstrom and Associates.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss strategy, causes of action, overcoming assumption of risk, establishing liability, fight waiver and mandatory arbitration clauses.

 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Audit Committee Meeting

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meeting of the AAJ Legal Affairs Committee

 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Attend to discuss investigating and litigation claims regarding battery explosion against the manufacturers of e-cigarettes.

 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss recognizing and combating the abusive practices in health and disability employee benefits.

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: TBD
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Physician Life Care Planning.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom D, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join Scorpion for complimentary lunch and a great presentation!

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discussion will touch on a myriad of issues related to the Juul electronic nicotine delivery system.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss litigation strategy, case criteria, expert testimony and hear updates on the science and applicable law to the Valsartan litigation.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Voter Protection Action Committee will meet to discuss voter protection and voter registration plans for the 2020 cycle.

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Western Alliance Bank.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 29th Floor Lounge
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of CAMG.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

State Delegates Business Meeting

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Churchill A, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss the unique legal and factual issues, including manufacturer immunity, manufacturing defect, negligent failure to warn, failure of comply with the FDA, and medical issues.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Fulton, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All registrants who identify as LGBT or as an ally are invited to attend our membership meeting.

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Breezeway, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Enjoy light bites and beer, wine, or an iconic NOLA signature cocktail while mingling with other attendees compliments of Veritext.

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue: TBD

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

 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: River Room, Riverside Complex
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

All registrants and their guests are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by Public Justice and AAJ's Minority Caucus.

 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Friends of Bill W. Meeting

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Trafalgar, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit AsktheLawyers.com reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Norwich, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit CAMG reps in their private boardroom.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Durham, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit Counsel Financial reps in their private boardroom!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Warwick, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Visit with Scorpion reps in their private boardroom!

 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: St. Charles Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, a business center equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, printers and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members. 

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Grand Salon, 1st Floor adjacent to main registration. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Please note the suite will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday so lunch will not be served that day.

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Grand Salon, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:

Friday, February 7 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 10 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Burgundy, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech. 

The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 7 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 10 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Chemin Royale, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: The District, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Retirement Committee meeting

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Preemption Law Litigation Group is a multi-disciplinary group designed to educate and assist on matters concerning federal preemption.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss complex issues that are fast developing with ride sharing companies.

 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Churchill C, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Continuing education and knowledge exchange for executive directors and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A-C, 1st Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:50am Presenting Witnesses Who Can Connect with JurorsDiandra S. Debrosse Zimmermann
Grant & Eisenhofer

9:50am-10:30am How to Prepare Treating PhysiciansAimee Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff

10:30am-11:10am Mitigating Daubert MotionsMichael Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

11:10am-11:50am Words Matter: Using the Concept of the Reptile Without Drawing ObjectionsAnjali Nigam
The Nigam Law Firm, PLLC

11:50am-12:30pm Clear the Course: Eliminating Prejudicial Evidence Before TrialDerrick Walker
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, PC

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

9:10am-9:40am It's a Game Changer: Tips for Using the Latest iPad SoftwareKevin Biniazan
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner

9:40am-10:10am Gadgets to Have on Hand for Your Traveling PracticeDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

10:10am-10:40am Apps to Keep You and Your Team OrganizedRichard J. Serpe
Law Office of Richard J. Serpe

10:40am-11:10am Setting Up Your Technology in the Courtroom
11:10am-12:10pm Online Attorney Advertising RulesFrederick Schultz
Greene & Schultz

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Commerce, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Discuss issues related to injured cyclists, including products liability, motor vehicle collisions, roadway design, and government liability.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Section at their winter meeting to discuss Section updates and discuss issues relevant to the practice.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meeting of the Organization Review Committee (ORC)

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Prince of Wales, 2nd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Camp, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Open to litigation group members only. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Royal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Business Meeting

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Newberry, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

A meeting of the AAJ Foundation Board

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Canal, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Meeting of the AAJ Compliance Committee

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Magazine, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Convention Planning Committee meeting

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Jackson, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Budget Committee meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: St. James Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Executive Committee meeting

 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: TBD

Closing Reception

 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Jefferson Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AAJ Winter Board of Governors Meeting


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