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

Be sure to take advantage of:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs that will be offered; you can view live stream and a multitude of on demand sessions, so you get access to all the offerings available!
  • The newest litigation strategies from AAJ’s Sections and Litigation Groups.
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

It is more crucial than ever to keep your trial skills honed and to stay abreast of the changing landscape of our practices. AAJ will give you access to education like no other to help you advocate for your clients in this time of change.

Please note: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
February 09, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Advocacy Track: Making an Impact - The Principles of Persuasion CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

How to Capture and Hold the Jury's Attention During Opening
Success Before Trial: Persuasive Brief Writing
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
Connecting with Jurors During a Virtual Trial: How to Use Technology to Your Advantage
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Adjusting Your Case Theming and Storytelling in the Wake of the Pandemic
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
Empowering Witnesses to Tell Their Stories Through Virtual Witness Preparation
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
February 09, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Specialized Track: Tools You Need - Technology to Enhance Your Practice CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Technology to Use for Virtual Depositions, Meditations, Hearings, and More
Brian D. Cook, Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger, PLC
Cybersecurity Panel: Best Practices to Keep Client Information Safe
Hadley L Matarazzo, Faraci Lange, LLP
Software and Apps to Increase Efficiency While Working Remotely
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
Ethical Duties: Your Server Was Hacked - Now What?
February 09, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Litigation Snapshots and Quick Hits CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Why Do Jurors Blame the Victim?
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP
Gender Pay Equity Here and Abroad
Tiseme Zegeye, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
How to Protect a Personal Injury Settlement in a Divorce
Barbara N Nevin, Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz
Medtronic Insulin Pump Litigation
Gale D. Pearson, Fears Nachawati Law Firm
Ellen Presby, Van Wey, Presby, & Williams, PLLC
Recent Boy Scouts Litigation
Michael T Pfau, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
Identifying Early Settlement Opportunities
J. Kent Emison, Langdon & Emison

View live programs for Wednesday, February 10

February 10, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Advocacy Track: Online Focus Groups and Big Data CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Conducting an Online Focus Group
Phillip H. Miller, Miller Law Offices
The Importance of Starting Early: Using Focus Group Results to Form a Discovery Plan
Artemis Malekpour, Malekpour & Ball Consulting
How Information from Focus Groups Can Shape Your Damages
Aaron Watson, The Watson Firm
Using Voter Information and Other Accessible Data to Select a Jury
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Ethical Considerations for the Use of Social Media by Clients and for Jury Research
Jennifer Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC
February 10, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Advocacy Track: The Power of Visual Advocacy - Using Demonstrative Aids CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Options for Creating Cost-Effective Demonstratives
Enhancing Expert Testimony Through Visual Aids
Deborah Chang, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP
How to Use Demonstratives in a Virtual Setting
Edward Ciarimboli, Fellerman & Ciarimboli
Maximize Visual Imagery Online: PowerPoints, Video Depositions, and More
February 10, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Specialized Track: The Latest Tools and Techniques for Pursuing the Medical Negligence Case CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Getting Your Client’s Electronic Health Records Post-Ciox
Matthew Wessler, Gupta Wessler, PLLC
Federal and State COVID Immunity Bills
Deposing Defense Medical Experts
Emily Thomas, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
Telehealth: Identifying Liability Issues
Brian McKeen, McKeen & Associates, P.C.
How to Handle Damages in Opening Statement
Bruce L. Braley, Leventhal Puga Braley PC
Defining the Standard of Care in a Medical Negligence Trial
William P. Lightfoot, May Lightfoot PLC

View live programs for Thursday February 11

February 11, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Special Session: Managing Stress, Substance Abuse, and Other Negative Patterns CLE Program co-presented with the New Lawyers Division

Room: Education Program Room

Managing Stress, Substance Abuse, and Harmful Living Patterns
February 11, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Advocacy Track: Get the Information You Need - Electronic Records, Audit Trails, and More CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

Daubert Update
Andrew M. Abraham, Keches Law Group, P.C.
Obtaining Audit Trails in Discovery
Remote Deposition Techniques in Today’s Virtual World
Sara Williams, Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Presenting Audit Data Visually at Trial
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
February 11, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Specialized Track: The Latest on Adjusting Your Practice - COVID-19 and Impacts on the Legal Fields CLE Program

Room: Education Program Room

The New Normal: Remote Hearings and How to Make Your Best Presentation
Carmaletta Henson, HensonFuerst, PA
The Landscape for Jury Trials
Overcoming Obstruction by the Defense to Conducting Remote Discovery
Camille Godwin, Camille Godwin
Running Your Office During and After the Pandemic
Gwen-Marie Davis, GDH Law
February 12, 2021
1:00pm - 3:10pm
Disabling Tribal Bias: Communicating with the Jury CLE Program
Gregory Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A. Wenner, Snyder & Wenner

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