Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2023 Winter Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

**All times are Mountain Time**
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thursday, February 2
9:00AM - 4:00PM PST
Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Wildflower C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Academy is AAJ’s leading program to promote diversity among its membership and leadership, particularly for those who are underrepresented within the association.

A special thank you to Brenda S. Fulmer, Fulmer Family Foundation, for the generous support of AAJ's Leadership Academy.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 AAJ Leadership Academy Sponsors, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC and Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm. 

Friday, February 3, 2023
Friday, February 3
2:00AM - 6:00PM PST
Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

Friday, February 3
8:00AM - 5:30PM PST
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Litigation Seminar Sponsored by CAMG & HMRCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join us the day before winter convention for the Camp Lejeune litigation seminar as we discuss handling and navigating a case from beginning to end.

Friday, February 3
9:00AM - 4:00PM PST
Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Wildflower C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Academy is AAJ’s leading program to promote diversity among its membership and leadership, particularly for those who are underrepresented within the association.

A special thank you to Brenda S. Fulmer, Fulmer Family Foundation, for the generous support of AAJ's Leadership Academy.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 AAJ Leadership Academy Sponsors, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC and Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm. 

Friday, February 3
10:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Joint Caucus & TLC Service Project Sponsored by Paramount Settlement PlanningCommunity Service Project

Venue: TBD

Registered members are invited to join the caucuses and Trial Lawyers Care for our service project. Email membership@justice.org to RSVP!

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 5:00PM PST
Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM PST
AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM PST
AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM PST
AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

Friday, February 3
2:00PM - 6:00PM PST
RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 9)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception.

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM PST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Legal & ObuReception

Venue: TBD

All registrants are invited to attend this welcome reception, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus!

Friday, February 3
6:30PM - 9:00PM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome ReceptionReception

Venue: TBD

All registrants are invited to attend this reception, hosted by the New Lawyers Division!

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:15AM PST Morning Goat Yoga Class Sponsored by Comprehensive Settlement SolutionsSpecial Event

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Check back for information on how to sign up for the Morning Yoga Class.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 3:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

7:30AM - 5:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 5:00PM PST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 5:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Codename Giraffe Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST NATLEBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1-3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 4:00PM PST WILG 2023 February Board MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

8:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 11:55AM PST Advocacy Track: Proving Damages at Every Point of Your Case Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Articulating Damages to the Post-COVID Juror
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Proving Your Damages Through Demonstratives
Sach D Oliver, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
How to Maintain Credibility While Arguing Punitive Damages
Stuart N. Ratzan, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt
Lessons Learned from Top Verdicts
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
Proving Damages in a Way that Touches the Heart Not Just the Checkbook
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
8:30AM - 11:55AM PST Specialized TrackCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Jury Bias Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Jury Bias Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Qui Tam Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Qui Tam Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Trampoline Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 11

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Trampoline Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Annual Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00PM PST Delayed Kidney Diagnosis Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Delayed Kidney Diagnosis Litigation Group The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Admiralty Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Admiralty Law Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Class Action Section Texas Two Step RoundtableSpecial Event

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Election Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Membership Oversight Committee (MOC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Open to members of the Membership Oversight Committee, as well as members interested in helping grow AAJ membership

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Nursing Homes Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Nursing Homes Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Paragard Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Western Alliance BankLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Paragard Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro South

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All female voting members are automatically part of the WTLC. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what the WTLC is doing!

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Snacks  and refreshments will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:30PM - 1:30AM PST Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM PST Opioids Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Opioids Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM PST Tenofovir Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Meeting of the AAJ Tenofovir Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Diamond Presentation and LunchLuncheon

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Digital Law Marketing for their complimentary lunch and presentation (not for CLE).

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Public Education Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss ongoing projects, legislative priorities and social media ideas.

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST Aviation Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

“Meeting of the AAJ Aviation Law Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:30PM - 2:30PM PST Minority Caucus (MC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All self-identified minority voting members are automatically part of the MC. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what the MC is doing!

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Camp Lejeune Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Council of Presidents Business MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST CPAP Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJCPAP Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Insurance Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Insurance Law Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM PST Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus (RTLC) MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please join us for the quarterly meeting of the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Aviation Law Section Reception Sponsored by Baum HedlundReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Aviation Law Section.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Council of Presidents Reception Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganReception

Room: Desert Conference Suite 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST CPAP Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro E)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the AAJ CPAP Litigation Group Sponsored by CAMG and Archer.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Insurance Law Section Reception Sponsored by TBDReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Insurance Law Section.

3:30PM - 5:00PM PST AAJ Connect Networking - Cornhole Competition Sponsored by Plattner Verderame PCSpecial Event

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Back by popular demand - Will last champs be able to define their title?

6:00PM - 8:00PM PST Opening Reception Sponsored by O'Steen and Harrison & Watts GuerraSocial Event

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Connecting with the nature of the Desert, the AAJ Opening Reception will be focused on the four elements - Fire - Earth - Air - Water

Located onsite at the hotel, guests will enjoy interactive entertainment stations and food offerings highlighting the elements

Sunday, February 5, 2023
6:30AM - 8:00AM PST Litigation at Sunrise CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Legal Communications Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:15AM PST Morning Zumba ClassSpecial Event

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Check back for information on how to sign up for the Morning Zuma Class.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Codename Giraffe Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Filevine Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Filevine Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST NATLEBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1-3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

NATLE Winter Meeting

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 12:05PM PST Advocacy Track - Book Club for Success: Learning from AAJ Press Authors Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Advanced Case Framing: Sequencing and the Use of Echoes to Make Your Case
Thinking Outside the Box Inside the Courtroom: Voir Dire
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit—Defining Expectations in the Initial Client Interview
Karen R. Roberts, Roberts & Roberts
Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias
David R. Bossart, Bossart Law Firm
Technology in the Courtroom--Dropping the Digital Anchor
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
Litigating Tort Cases—topic TBD
Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
8:30AM - 9:00AM PST Inadequate Security Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Inadequate Security Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

8:30AM - 9:30AM PST CDA Section 230 Litigation Group Meeting and Breakfast Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Director Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ CDA Section 230 Litigation Group Meeting and Breakfast Sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group.


8:30AM - 11:35AM PST Specialized Track - The Business of Law: Running a Successful Law OfficeCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Budgeting Like a Pro: Software and Strategies
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
Non-Lawyer Ownership of Firms: The Current Landscape
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Ethical Considerations for Alternative Business Structures
How to Make Your Associates and Staff Feel Valued in Today’s World
Laura Yaeger, Yaeger Law, PLLC
Don’t Get Left Behind: Manage Your Growth Strategies from Small to Large Firms
Steven Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
Building Your Brand: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Jessica Pride, The Pride Law Firm
9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Environmental and Toxic Torts Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Environmental and Toxic Torts Section .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by CAMG and PLCP.Section Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Motor Vehicle Section and Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by CAMG and PLCP. 

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Social Security Disability Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Social Security Disability Law Section.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Technology and Science Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Technology and Science Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 4:00PM PST Birth Trauma Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro West

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting.

9:30AM - 10:00AM PST 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00AM PST Taxotere Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Taxotere Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 12:00PM PST Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Sponsored by C3 & Western Alliance BankBrunch

Room: Grand Saguaro North

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All registrants are invited to attend the popular WTLC Signature Brunch -- please make sure to bring your badges! Keynote speaker TBD.

11:30AM - 12:30PM PST AAJ Press Author ReceptionReception

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please join our AAJ Press authors for a reception. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and light food and drink will be provided.

12:00PM - 1:00AM PST IVC Filter Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ IVC Filter Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Class Action Section Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsSection Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting and Lunch of the AAJ Class Action Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Compliance Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Snacks  and refreshments will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Rideshare Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Rideshare Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:30PM PST National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI) Trustees MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs

Quarterly meeting of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) trustees. NCJI Fellows are welcome.

12:30PM - 1:00PM PST JUUL Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ JUUL Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Consumer Privacy and Data Breach Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Consumer Privacy/ Data Breach Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

All voting members barred 10 years or less are automatically in the NLD. Please attend our quarterly meeting and learn about what we are doing!

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by MASSIVE & Rebuttal PRLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group Meeting and Lunch Sponsored by MASSIVE & Rebuttal PR. 

1:00PM - 2:30PM PST Hernia Mesh Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Hernia Mesh Litigation Group.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 2:30PM PST Elmiron Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Elmiron Litigation Group . The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 2:30PM PST Firearms Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Firearms Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Employment Rights Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Employment Rights Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST National Finance CouncilCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The NFC leads all of AAJ’s fundraising campaigns to provide the necessary resources AAJ needs to sustain a prosperous and viable association which continues to meet the needs of its membership.

2:30PM - 3:00PM PST Elevator and Escalator Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Elevator and Escalator Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM PST Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM PST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

3:00PM - 3:30PM PST Wage and Hour Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Wage and Hour Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Diversity & Inclusion CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Sponsored by Archer

3:30PM - 4:30PM PST Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by TBD

3:30PM - 4:30PM PST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by PLCPReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored by PLCP

4:00PM - 10:00PM PST Morgan Stanley Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

5:00PM - 6:30PM PST National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Fellows and Trustees of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI-formerly Pound) to celebrate the Institute's work and honor Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients.

9:00PM - 12:00AM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartyReception

Venue: TBD

All convention attendees are invited to attend this can't-miss party, hosted by the NLD!

Monday, February 6, 2023
7:00AM - 8:00AM PST Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Balanced Bridge FundingCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The President's Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing in their Private Boardroom, The President's Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Milestone Private BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Milestone's Private Boardroom, The Chairman's Executive Boardroom

7:00AM - 10:00PM PST Pravati Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Desert Conference Suite 1

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Special Event

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Morning Water Aerobics ClassSpecial Event

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Check back for information on how to sign up for the Morning Water Aerobics Class.

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

7:30AM - 2:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST AM Refreshment BreakBreakfast

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST Zantac Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Zantac Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST AAJ Exhibit ExperienceExhibits

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The new AAJ Exhibit Experience will take you out of the box – literally. Stop by to check out what is new.
Friday, February 3         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4    8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      8:00 am to 2:00 pm

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST CAMG Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran D

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

CAMG Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Codename Giraffe Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Podium Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Podium Demo Suite 

8:00AM - 2:00PM PST Premier Legal Marketing Demo SuiteExhibits

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

8:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 11:55AM PST Advocacy Track: Mini Depositions College Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Techniques of Exhaustion, Boxing-In, and Summarization
Preparing Your Client for Deposition: What You Must Know
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
Deposition Techniques: Mousetrap Fundamentals
Phillip Miller, Miller Law Office
Virtual Depositions
Dorothy Clay Sims, Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims
Getting Older: Reflections on Changes in the Profession
8:30AM - 11:35AM PST Specialized Track: Crossing the Divide Among Jurors, Clients, and Attorneys co-presented with AAJ’s Minority Caucus and LGBT CaucusCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Race and Juror Perceptions
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like You
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors Who Don’t Look Like Your Client
Case Strategy for Connecting with Jurors When You or Your Client is a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community
Stephen Skinner, Skinner Law Firm
Q&A Session - All Speaker Panel
9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC).

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Pressure Cookers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Pressure Cookers Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Railroad Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Railroad Law Section . The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00AM PST Climate Change Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Climate Change Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:30AM - 10:00AM PST Police Misconduct Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Police Misconduct Litigation Group .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Huntington BankSection Meeting

Room: Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting and Brunch Sponsored by Huntington Bank

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Civil Rights Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Civil Rights Section.The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Products Liability Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Products Liability Section .The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Electronic Discovery Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Electronic Discovery Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Section Leaders Council (SLC) MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Section Leaders Council (SLC).

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Vaccine Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Vaccine Injury Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Exchange Advisory Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Exchange Advisory Committee oversees the Exchange Department and Litigation Packets.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Refreshment BreakLuncheon

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Snacks  and refreshments will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Surgical Staplers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran B

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Surgical Staplers Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 1:30PM PST Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PST Milestone Diamond Presentation and LuncheonLuncheon

Room: Grand Saguaro East

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Milestone for their complimentary lunch and their presentation (not for CLE).

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Convention Planning Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran C

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Gun Violence Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4 & 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Gun Violence Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Motorcycle Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran A

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Motorcycle Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Sexual Assault Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 12 & 13

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Sexual Assault Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST State DelegatesCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

State Delegates Business Meeting

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Stroke Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Pinnacle Peak 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Stroke Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST Biomet, Zimmer, Stryker, Depuy, and Exactech Hip Litigation Groups MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 9 & 10

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Biomet, Zimmer, Stryker, Depuy, and Exactech Hip Litigation Groups. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Asbestos Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Asbestos Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:00PM PST Professional Negligence Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Professional Negligence Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

2:30PM - 3:30PM PST Legal Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Asbestos Section Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Asbestos Section Sponsored by CAMG

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Professional Negligence Reception Sponsored by ExigentReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Professional Negligence Sponsored by Exigent

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by A Case for WomenReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Sponsored by A Case for Women

9:00PM - 1:00PM PST Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Saguaro West

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Litigation Group.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:30AM - 12:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pick up your AAJ PAC ribbon to gain access to certain events, upgrade your PAC membership, and bring a friend who wants to join!

7:30AM - 12:00PM PST AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Special discounts available at the Resources Booth Friday - Tuesday of Convention. Plus, join a new Section or Litigation Group or discover a new AAJ Resource.

7:30AM - 12:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Grand Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, February 3          2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 4     7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 5       7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 6      7:30 am to  2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7     7:30 am to 12:00 pm

7:30AM - 1:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President’s Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge ConsultingHospitality Suite

Room: Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  Sponsored by Forge Consulting. During suite hours members enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and a comfortable lounge area to relax and network with other Leaders Forum and President’s Club members.

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

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

8:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Digital Law Marketing & MilestoneGeneral

Room: Lobby Level

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Visit Digital Law Marketing & Milestone in the Diamond Lounge located at the top of the escalator.

8:30AM - 12:15PM PST Advocacy Track: Settlement and Negotiation Strategies to Win Outside of Trial Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 6 & 7

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

How to Help Your Mediator Help Your Client
Jerome O'Neill, Gravel & Shea, PC
Utilizing Your Client During Settlement
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
The Art of Writing the Demand Letter
Daniel Graves, Graves McLain PLLC
How to Use Settlement Videos
You’ve Settled – Now What? (ethics)
Mary Alexander, Mary Alexander & Associates
8:30AM - 11:55AM PST Specialized Track: How to Handle Gun-Related CasesCLE Program

Room: Grand Canyon 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Current Landscape of Gun Violence Victims’ Rights to Bring a Case
Alinor Sterling, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
Overcoming Qualified Immunity in Gun Cases
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
Holding a Gun Dealer Liable
Lawsuits Brought by Cities
Ingrid Evans, Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Wrongful Marketing from Gun Manufacturers
9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Appellate Law Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran J

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Appellate Law Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Dram Shop Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Dram Shop Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Organization Review CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran H

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Organization Review Committee Meeting

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Valsartan Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran K

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Valsartan Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Workers' Comp Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran I

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Workers' Comp Section. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 5

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Drowning Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran G

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Drowning Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Joint Executive Committee/Budget CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran E

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Joint Executive Committee/Budget Committee Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Power Line Contact Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 3

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Power Line Contact Litigation Group Meeting. This meeting is open to AAJ Members registered for convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST ERISA Benefits Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 4

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ ERISA Benefits Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Law Schools Committee (LSC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Grand Sonoran F

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Members of the Law Schools Committee, as well as members interested in helping with law student recruitment or the 2023 STAC, are invited to attend!

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Trucking Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 1 & 2

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meeting of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the 2023 Winter Convention.

1:00PM - 5:00PM PST Board of Governors Meeting Sponsored by Forge ConsultingBusiness Meeting

Room: Grand Canyon 7 & 8

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

The 2023 American Association for Justice Winter Board of Governors Meeting.

5:00PM - 6:00PM PST Board of Governors ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Canyon Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for AAJ's Board of Governors and guest

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Canyon 9)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

AAJ Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee invite all members to join them at this welcome reception.

Friday, February 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM PST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Legal & ObuReception

Venue: TBD

All registrants are invited to attend this welcome reception, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus!

Friday, February 3
6:30PM - 9:00PM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome ReceptionReception

Venue: TBD

All registrants are invited to attend this reception, hosted by the New Lawyers Division!

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Aviation Law Section Reception Sponsored by Baum HedlundReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Aviation Law Section.

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Camp Lejeune Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Camp Lejeune Litigation Group.

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Council of Presidents Reception Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganReception

Room: Desert Conference Suite 6

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
CPAP Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHER & CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro E)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the AAJ CPAP Litigation Group Sponsored by CAMG and Archer.

Saturday, February 4
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Insurance Law Section Reception Sponsored by TBDReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception of the AAJ Insurance Law Section.

Saturday, February 4
6:00PM - 8:00PM PST
Opening Reception Sponsored by O'Steen and Harrison & Watts GuerraSocial Event

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Connecting with the nature of the Desert, the AAJ Opening Reception will be focused on the four elements - Fire - Earth - Air - Water

Located onsite at the hotel, guests will enjoy interactive entertainment stations and food offerings highlighting the elements

Sunday, February 5
11:30AM - 12:30PM PST
AAJ Press Author ReceptionReception

Room: Ballroom Lawn

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Please join our AAJ Press authors for a reception. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and light food and drink will be provided.

Sunday, February 5
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by ARCHERReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Infant Formula/NEC Litigation Group Sponsored by Archer

Sunday, February 5
3:30PM - 4:30PM PST
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by Broughton PartnersReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Torts Section Reception Sponsored by TBD

Sunday, February 5
3:30PM - 4:30PM PST
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by PLCPReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored by PLCP

Sunday, February 5
5:00PM - 6:30PM PST
National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI, formerly Pound) Fellows ReceptionReception

Room: Sunset Terrace (Backup due to inclement weather Desert Conference Suite 4 & 6)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Join Fellows and Trustees of National Civil Justice Institute (NCJI-formerly Pound) to celebrate the Institute's work and honor Civil Justice Scholarship Award recipients.

Sunday, February 5
9:00PM - 12:00AM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartyReception

Venue: TBD

All convention attendees are invited to attend this can't-miss party, hosted by the NLD!

Monday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Asbestos Section Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Asbestos Section Sponsored by CAMG

Monday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Professional Negligence Reception Sponsored by ExigentReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Professional Negligence Sponsored by Exigent

Monday, February 6
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Joint Reception Sponsored by A Case for WomenReception

Room: Sunset Lawn (Backup due to inclement weather Grand Saguaro East)

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for Sexual Assault Litigation Group and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Sponsored by A Case for Women

Tuesday, February 7
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
Board of Governors ReceptionReception

Room: Grand Canyon Foyer

Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Reception for AAJ's Board of Governors and guest

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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