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

Friday, February 2, 2018
 8:00am-1:00am
The New Lawyers Division, Minority Caucus, & LGBT Caucus Service Project

Venue: Honua'ula Community Group

Kick off Winter Convention by giving back! Please consider joining the LGBT Caucus, Minority Caucus, and New Lawyers Division for their joint public service project, to be held on Friday, February 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Honua’ula, an organization dedicated to creating a place to honor the cultural legacy of Native Hawaiians as well as contributing to the community.
Please note that the entirety of this project will take place outdoors, as we will be working on cleaning off of a ceremonial site as well as clearing the overgrowth on an ancient lava flow trail leading to several cultural sites, supervised by an archaeologist. This will require proper attire: closed toe shoes, long pants, and probably a hat as it will be hot on the lava trail.
Transportation and lunch will be provided—as well as plenty of time to get ready for the receptions hosted later that evening. For more information or to sign up, please email Jennifer Rafter at jennifer.rafter@justice.org.

Friday, February 2, 2018
 12:00pm-5:00pm
Speaker Ready Room

Room: Silversword

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Speaker Ready Room

Friday, February 2, 2018
 2:00pm-5:00pm
AAJ APP Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Someone will be available during registration hours to assist you with any questions you have regarding the convention app.

Friday, February 2, 2018
 2:00pm-5:00pm
AAJ PAC Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Please stop by the AAJ PAC Desk to learn more how to become a PAC donor or upgrade if you are already a donor.

Friday, February 2, 2018
 2:00pm-5:00pm
Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting

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.

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members only.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Haleakala Pre-Function area adjacent to main registration.

Friday, February 2, 2018
 2:00pm-5:00pm
Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Friday, February 2, 2018
 5:00pm-6:00pm
AAJ Stalwarts Welcome Reception

Room: Lily Pond

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

Join the Stalwarts for a reception welcoming AAJ Members to the Winter Convention

Friday, February 2, 2018
 5:00pm-7:00pm
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Welcome Reception

Room: Kaho' olawe Lawn/Maluhia Lawn

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

All WTLC members and their guests are invited to attend the WTLC Welcome Receptions!

Friday, February 2, 2018
 6:30pm-8:30pm
New Lawyers Division Welcome Reception

Room: Ohi Pool

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

All NLD members and their guests are encouraged to attend the NLD Welcome Reception!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:00am-1:00pm
Speaker Ready Room

Room: Silversword

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Speaker Ready Room

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-9:00am
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find the newest legal resources offered by over 55 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-2:00pm
AAJ Resources Booth

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find all of AAJ's newest products and resources, as well as help with your membership!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-3:30pm
Playback AAJ Booth

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Pick up a video of the AAJ Education Sessions or any of the other resources AAJ has to offer.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-5:00pm
Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting

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.

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members only.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Haleakala Pre-Function area adjacent to main registration.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-6:00pm
AAJ APP Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Someone will be available during registration hours to assist you with any questions you have regarding the convention app.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-6:00pm
AAJ PAC Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Please stop by the AAJ PAC Desk to learn more how to become a PAC donor or upgrade if you are already a donor.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 7:30am-6:00pm
Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 8:00am-10:00am
Vaccines Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

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

To submit an evaluation for this program, click here

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

To submit an evaluation for this program, click here

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 8:00am-2:00pm
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Board Meeting

Room: Puakenikeni

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

The Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Board Meeting.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
E-Cigarettes Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:00am-11:00am
Admiralty Law Section Meeting

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:00am-1:00pm
NATLE Winter Meeting

Room: Hibiscus 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:30am-11:00am
Membership Oversight Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 9:30am-11:00am
Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC) Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Open to committee members only.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Election Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting of the Election Committee

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
International Practice Section

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section Meeting Sponsored by Covered Bridge Capital

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Trucking Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 11:00am-12:30pm
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Membership Meeting

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

All female voting members are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 11:30am-12:00pm
Power Line Contract Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-12:30pm
Ride Share Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Professional Negligence Section Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Tropical Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:00pm-2:00pm
Joint AAJ PAC Board of Trustees and Task Force Meeting

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Joint AAJ PAC Board of Trustees and Task Force Meeting

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 12:30pm-1:00pm
Bus Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Family Law Section Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Jury Bias Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Opioids Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by International Litigation Services and CAMG

Room: Haleakala 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Essure Litigation Group Business Meeting Sponsored by Stratos Legal

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Opioids Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by International Litigation Services and CAMG

Room: Haleakala Garden 4

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Opioid Litigation Groups at a Reception Sponsored by International Litigation Services and CAMG

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Products Liability Section Meeting Sponsored by vrsus

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-3:30pm
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Business Meeting

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

All new lawyers (barred 10 years or less) are invited to attend the quarterly business meeting of the New Lawyers Division!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 2:00pm-4:00pm
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Reception

Room: Mauna Loa

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Board Reception.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
- CANCELLED - Essure Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Stratos Legal - CANCELLED -

Room: Lagoon Overlook

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Essure Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by Stratos Legal

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
Products Liability Section Reception Sponsored by vrsus

Room: Grand Dining Room

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Products Liability Section at a Reception Sponsored by vrsus.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group and Bus Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning

Room: Chapel Overlook

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group and the Bus Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 3:30pm-4:30pm
First-Time Attendee and New Member Mixer

Room: Chapel Lawn

Venue: Grand Wailea

All new members are invited to come mix and mingle with your AAJ colleagues at the New Member Mixer.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 4:30pm-6:00pm
AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon Reception

Room: Pacific Terrace

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

The is an exclusive reception for AAJ PAC Eagle and Falcon contributors.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
 6:00pm-8:00pm
AAJ Opening Reception

Room: Molokini Garden

Venue: Grand Wailea

Mix and mingle with your friends and colleagues while enjoying the sites, sounds and tastes of Hawaii. Reception sponsored by waterskrauspaul and Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 6:00am-1:00pm
Speaker Ready Room

Room: Silversword

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Speaker Ready Room

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)

To submit an evaluation for this program, click here

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-9:00am
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find the newest legal resources offered by over 55 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-2:00pm
AAJ Resources Booth

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find all of AAJ's newest products and resources, as well as help with your membership!

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
AAJ APP Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Someone will be available during registration hours to assist you with any questions you have regarding the convention app.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
AAJ PAC Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Please stop by the AAJ PAC Desk to learn more how to become a PAC donor or upgrade if you are already a donor.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting

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.

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members only.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Haleakala Pre-Function area adjacent to main registration.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:30am-3:30pm
Playback AAJ Booth

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Pick up a video of the AAJ Education Sessions or any of the other resources AAJ has to offer.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 7:45am-9:00am
Forge Annual Fit 5K Event (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)

Room: Chapel Lawn

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join Forge for their Annual 5K Fit Event. All are welcome! Start time is 8:00 am.
Pre-registration can be done by emailing ballen@forgeconsulting.com

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
- CANCELLED - Antitrust Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Mirena Levonorgestrel Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
New Litigation Group Leaders Training

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

A training session for new Litigation Group chairs and officers.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-9:30am
Nursing Homes Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00am-11:00am
Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Jade/Plumeria

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

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

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

To submit an evaluation for this program, click here

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.

To submit an evaluation for this program, click here

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:30am-1:00pm
NATLE Winter Meeting

Room: Hibiscus 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 9:00am-9:30am
Inadequate Security Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Mirena IUD Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Section Leaders Council Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Open to committee members only.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 9:30am-10:00am
- CANCELLED -Cell Phone Radiation Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Cell Phone Radiation Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 9:30am-10:00am
Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
- CANCELLED - Distracted Driving Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Benzene Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Benzene Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litigroups@justice.org

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
E-Discovery Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Takata Airbag Defect Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:00am-12:00pm
Signature Brunch hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus

Room: South Pacific Ballroom

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

The WTLC invites all members to attend their signature brunch, featuring keynote speaker TBD.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 10:30am-11:30am
AAJ Press Advisory Board Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Aviation Law Section Meeting

Room: Pikake 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
IVC Filters Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:00am-3:00pm
Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group

Room: Jade/Plumeria

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:30am-12:30am
Wage and Hour Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 11:30am-12:30pm
Bicycle Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:00pm-12:30pm
Railroad Law Section/ Federal Employees Litigation Group/ Railroad/ Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Railroad Law Section, Railroad Litigation Group, and FELA Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Section or Litigation Group, contact sections@justice.org

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
MDL Working Group Meeting

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting will discuss proposed changes to F.R.C.P. on MDLs and how to respond. Open to AAJ Regular Members Only.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Tailgate Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Enjoy a pre-game drink in the Exhibit Hall at the Tailgate Reception

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Haleakala 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Trial Lawyers Care Committee

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

TLC encourages, recognises and organises trial lawyers who volunteer and contribute to their communities through activities that serve the public. This meeting with discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen the committee and engage members.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:30pm-1:30pm
National Finance Council

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The NFC leads all fundraising campaigns in order to provide necessary resources AAJ needs to sustain a prosperous and viable association that continues to meet the needs of the membership.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:30pm-1:30pm
State Delegates Business Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

State Delegates are the primary liaisons between the Board of Governors and the TLA's.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:30pm-1:30pm
Talcum Powder Litigation Group and IVC Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Haleakala Garden 4

Venue: Grand Wailea

Come join the Joint Talcom Powder and IVC Litigation Groups Reception.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:30pm-2:00pm
National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees Meeting

Room: Pikake 3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees will meet to discuss new and old business

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 12:30pm-2:30pm
AAJ Evergreen Fund Cabana sponsored by Jamison

Room: Hibiscus Pool, Cabana B&C

Venue: Grand Wailea

Come by the AAJ/Evergreen Cabana, Hibiscus Pool

Sunday, February 4, 2018
 8:00pm-12:00am
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Party

Room: Haleakala 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

All registrants and their guests are invited to join the New Lawyers Division for a night of dancing and fun!

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
 6:00am-1:00pm
Speaker Ready Room

Room: Silversword

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Speaker Ready Room

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-9:00am
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
AAJ Resources Booth

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find all of AAJ's newest products and resources, as well as help with your membership!

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Find the newest legal resources offered by over 55 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting

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.

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members only.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Haleakala Pre-Function area adjacent to main registration.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
AAJ APP Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Someone will be available during registration hours to assist you with any questions you have regarding the convention app.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
AAJ PAC Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Please stop by the AAJ PAC Desk to learn more how to become a PAC donor or upgrade if you are already a donor.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-3:00pm
Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 7:30am-3:30pm
Playback AAJ Booth

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Pick up a video of the AAJ Education Sessions or any of the other resources AAJ has to offer.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-8:30am
- CANCELLED - SGLT2 Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
- CANCELLED - Zofran Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Biomet Metal on Hip Implants Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Litigation Group Leaders Council Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Open to committee members only.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Qui Tam Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus Business Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) is a group of AAJ members dedicated to reaching out to pro-civil justice Republican in the US Congress to find issues of common interest, as well as to expanding membership and involvement in AAJ.

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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Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:30am-9:00am
ERISA Benefits Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 8:30am-1:00pm
NATLE Winter Meeting

Room: Hibiscus 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Abilify Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Diversity Committee Meeting

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Marketing Practice Development Committee

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join in the discussion and share your ideas about marketing and practice development

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts Meeting (STEP)

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 9:30am-10:30am
Leaders Forum Advisory Board

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Open to members of the Leaders Forum Advisory Board

Monday, February 5, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Benicar Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org

Monday, February 5, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Insurance Law Section Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Wright Hip Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 10:00am-11:30am
Public Affairs Committee

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Public Affairs Committee will meet to discuss legislative, regulatory and rules issues in Congress, federal agencies and the Judicial Conference.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-11:30am
Guardrail Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Audit Committee Meeting

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Audit Committee Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Civil Rights Section Meeting

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Compliance Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting of the Compliance Committee

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Law Schools Committee Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Smith and Nephew Hip Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Smith and Nephew Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
Social Security Disability Law Section Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 11:30am-1:00pm
Class Action Litigation Group Meeting and Luncheon Sponsored by KCC and Huntington National Bank

Room: Haku

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Bloody Mary & Mimosa Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Employment Rights Section Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 12:30pm-1:30pm
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Haleakala 4/5

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 12:30pm-2:30pm
AAJ Evergreen Fund Cabana sponsored by Jamison

Room: Hibiscus Pool, Cabana B&C

Venue: Grand Wailea

Come by the AAJ/Evergreen Cabana, Hibiscus Pool

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
- CANCELLED - Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
-CANCELLED - Exchange Advisory Committee Business Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Criminal Law Section Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Minority Caucus Business Meeting

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

All voting members who identify as a minority are invited to attend the quarterly business meeting of the Minority Caucus!

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:00pm
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:00pm-2:30pm
Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:30pm-2:30pm
Council of Presidents Business Meeting

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Council of Presidents include the President, President-Elect and Immediate Past Presidents of each state and provincial trial lawyer association.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 1:30pm-2:30pm
Hernia Mesh Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Haleakala 4/5

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Public Education Committee

Room: Llima 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss the year ahead

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Retirement Committee Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Retirement Committee Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Ski Area Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:00pm-3:00pm
Taxotere Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:30pm-3:30pm
Council of Presidents Reception

Room: Hibiscus Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Council of Presidents include the President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past Presidents of each state and provincial trial lawyer association. Please join the reception.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 2:30pm-3:30pm
LGBT Caucus Business Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

The LGBT Caucus welcomes all members to their quarterly business meeting.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
Exhibit Advisory Committee Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Exhibit Advisory Committee. Closed to committee members only.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
Hernia Mesh Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Dining Room

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Hernia Mesh Litigation Group at a reception sponsored by CAMG.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 3:00pm-4:00pm
Taxotere Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMG

Room: Grand Dining Room

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Taxotere Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by CAMG

Monday, February 5, 2018
 3:30pm-4:30pm
Hawaii Association for Justice Pau Hana Reception

Room: Haleakala Garden 4

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Hawaii Association for Justice Pau Hana Reception. Come meet the attorneys of the Hawaii Association for Justice, on the Grand Wailea Chapel Lawn, Hosted Bar. All AAJ members are invited.

Monday, February 5, 2018
 4:00pm-6:00pm
LGBT Caucus Reception

Room: South Pacific Foyer

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

All registrants and their guests are welcome to join the LGBT Caucus for their networking reception

Monday, February 5, 2018
 6:00pm-7:30pm
Public Justice Presidents' Party and AAJ Minority Caucus Reception

Room: Aulani Foyer/Pavillion, lobby level

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

All members are invited to attend the reception hosted by Public Justice and AAJ's Minority Caucus.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 6:00am-12:00pm
Speaker Ready Room

Room: Silversword

Venue: Grand Wailea

The Speaker Ready Room

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
 7:30am-12:00pm
AAJ APP Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Someone will be available during registration hours to assist you with any questions you have regarding the convention app.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 7:30am-12:00pm
AAJ PAC Desk

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Please stop by the AAJ PAC Desk to learn more how to become a PAC donor or upgrade if you are already a donor.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 7:30am-12:00pm
Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite

Room: Haleakala 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Sponsored by FORGE Consulting

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.

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members only.

Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in the Haleakala Pre-Function area adjacent to main registration.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 7:30am-1:30pm
Playback AAJ Booth

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-Function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Pick up a video of the AAJ Education Sessions or any of the other resources AAJ has to offer.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
- CANCELLED - Fosamax Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Proposed Onglyza & Kombiglyze Heart Failure Litigation Group

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Proposed Onglyza & Kombiglyze Heart Failure Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:00am-9:00am
Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
- CANCELED - Just For Men Hair Dye Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
- CANCELLED - Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section/ Federal Tort Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
- CANCELLED - Xarelto Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Llima 2

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Proposed Communication Decency Act §230 Litigation Group

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Join the Proposed Communication Decency Act §230 Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-10:00am
Sexual Assault Litigation Group

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 9:00am-12:00pm
NATLE Winter Meeting

Room: Hibiscus 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Firearms Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Llima 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Organization Review Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting of the Organization Review Committee

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Pikake 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:00am-11:00am
Wildfire Litigation Group

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:30am-11:30am
Robert L. Habush Endowment Meeting

Room: Plumeria 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

Robert L. Habush Endowment Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 10:30am-12:00pm
Convention Planning Committee

Room: Plumeria 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

Meeting of the Convention Planning Committee

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 11:00am-12:00pm
- CANCELLED - Risperdal Litigation Group Meeting - CANCELLED -

Room: Pikake 1

Venue: Grand Wailea

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 12:00pm-1:00pm
Budget and Executive Joint Committee Meeting

Room: Maile 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The joint Budget and Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 1:00pm-3:00pm
TLC Service Project

Venue: Po'olenalena Beach

The Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) Committee is organizing a beach clean-up at Po'olenalena Beach. TLC is working with Mālama Maui Nu, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering communities to maintain Maui’s environment, thereby supporting its economy, quality of life, and unique Hawaiian culture.

Transportation will be provided to Po’olenalena Beach (less than two miles from the Grand Wailea). Mālama Maui Nui will supply trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, and safety vests for volunteers and arrange for collection at the end of the project. Please plan to dress appropriately and bring water/snacks and sunscreen.

All members and guests are invited to be part of this effort. For more information or to sign up, please email Marie D’Avignon at marie.davignon@justice.org.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 8:00pm-10:00pm
Closing Reception

Room: Pacific Terrace

Venue: Wailea Beach Marriott

As the 2018 Winter Convention winds down, it's time to gather and reminisce about the good times. Join us for desserts and good times.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
 8:00am-1:00pm
Board of Governors Registration

Room: Haleakala 2/3 Pre-function

Venue: Grand Wailea

Registration for the Winter Board of Governors Meeting.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
 9:00am-1:00pm
Board of Governors Meeting

Room: Haleakala 2/3

Venue: Grand Wailea

The AAJ quarterly Board of Governors Meeting.


Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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