Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2019 Winter Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ is bringing top marketing professionals and tech-savvy trial attorneys to Miami. Learn more at Marketing19. Supplemental registration required.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Americana Gallery
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech.  The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 4 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana 4
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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 and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Americana 1 adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 4 - 7:30 am to  3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: St. Moritz Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The AAJ Stalwarts Reception welcomes AAJ Stalwarts and all convention registrants and their guests. In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in Cowrie 2, located on the 3rd level of the hotel.

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Venue: Julie Kane's House

All registrants are invited to kick off convention by attending the WTLC Welcome Reception, hosted by Julie Kane at her home and sponsored by Milestone. Shuttles will be leaving from the Loews at 4:30 pm. Julie's address is 650 Sabal Palm Road, if you decide to Uber or Lyft. 

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: The Rooftop
Venue: Gale South Beach - 1690 Collins Avenue

All NLD registrants and their guests are invited to a networking reception on the rooftop of the Gale South Beach!

 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019
 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rotunda Area
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by the Charging Station to charge your device! Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group.

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews South Beach

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, February 2-Tuesday, February 5 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 439
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Scorpion to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana Gallery
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech.  The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 4 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Visit the PlaybackAAJ Booth for Education recordings, Litigation Packets, Education Programs, AAJ Press books, and more!

 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Diamond Lounge is sponsored by Counsel Financial and Scorpion.


 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana 4
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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 and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Americana 1 adjacent to main registration.  Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 4 - 7:30 am to  3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Venus
Venue: Loews

Join AskTheLawyers.com for coffee and breakfast on Saturday morning and meet with the team! 

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews

Join CAMG for coffee and breakfast on Saturday morning and meet with the team! 

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Moon
Venue: Loews

Join Counsel Financial for coffee and breakfast on Saturday morning and meet with the team! 

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews

Join Scorpion for coffee and breakfast on Saturday morning and meet with the team! 

 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

WILG Board of Directors Meeting

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Den East
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

This is a private meeting for Injury Board members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Medicare Secondary Payer Meeting

 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Poinciana Ballroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Casey R. Johnson
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn


9:10am-9:40am The "Unlikeable" Plantiff: Mitigation Strategies for TrialAntonio Romanucci
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

9:40am-10:10am Causation: Limiting EvidenceTad Thomas

10:10am-10:40am The Eggshell Plaintiff: Preexisting Conditions as an AdvantageKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

10:40am-11:10am Customs, Culture, and Language: Representing ImmigrantsRick Barrera
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm

11:10am-11:40am The Social Butterfly: Your Client's Digital LifeStacey E Burke
Stacey E. Burke, P.C.

11:40am-12:10pm Art of Motions in Limine or How to Remove the Trash, Clutter, and Stink from Your CaseChristopher T. Nace
Paulson & Nace, PLLC

 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

9:10am-9:40am Interpreting Epidemiology Studies 101Janet Abaray
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC

9:40am-10:10am Trends in Phased Discovery: Making It Work for Your Client's CaseJennifer Hoekstra
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC

10:10am-10:40am The "That's Not My Job" Witness: Establishing Standards of Care and ConductLeslie Pescia
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

10:40am-11:10am Pulling Back the Curtain: Tapping into FDA Reports and Other Regulatory ResourcesKate Jaycox
Robins Kaplan LLP

11:10am-11:40am Deposing the Treater: The Learned IntermediaryKaren Menzies
Gibbs Law Group LLP

11:40am-12:25pm Hot Button Issues in Mass TortsThomas Ayala
Grant & Eisenhofer, PA

Michael Daly
Pogust Millrood

Sindhu Daniel
Baron & Budd, PC

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Oval Room
Venue: National Hotel - 1677 Collins Avenue

The NATLE Winter Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for Chief Executives and staff of Trial Lawyers Associations.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

All MOC members are encouraged to attend the Membership Oversight Committee meeting

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Election Committee Meeting

 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Railroad Law Section/ Railroad Crossing and Derailment Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Great Room West
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: The Den
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Business Torts Section at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 440
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Askthelawyers.com to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 432
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with CAMG to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 450
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Counsel Financial to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Moon
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Great Room West
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Open to committee members only.

 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: The Den
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ's Council of Presidents includes all Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Immediate Past Presidents of every state and provincial trial lawyer association (TLA).

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees will meet at the 2019 Winter Convention to discuss new and old business.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Moon
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Great Room East
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Breezeway, Main Level
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

WILG Board Reception

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Continental
Venue: Shelborne Hotel - 1801 Collins Avenue

All voting members barred 10 years or less are welcome to join the NLD for their quarterly business meeting!

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Preston Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Evergreen Advisory Board is tasked with implementing the strategic plan for the Evergreen Fund, to continue and sustain the growth of AAJ.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Preston Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Immediate following the Council of Presidents Meeting. Network with fellow Presidents. In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in Preston's Private Dining Room B.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Conference Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Products Liability Section for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by Garretson.  In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in the Conference Foyer.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Great Room West
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Great Room East
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: St. Moritz Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

All new members and first time convention attendees are encouraged to attend and network at the New Member Mixer!  In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in Cowrie  Foyer, located on the 3rd level of the hotel.

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Join the IVC Filter, Talcum Powder, and Hernia Mesh Litigation Groups for drinks and light appetizers. Compliments of CAMG.

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: The Den
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Join the Nursing Home Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by CAMG.

 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Atrium
Venue: 1 Hotel - 2341 Collins Avenue

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

 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Venue: Nikki Beach

Come join us for an exciting time at Nikki Beach. Sponsored by Colson Hicks Eidson. Guest are encouraged to wear winter white.  Festivities will take place on the beach so please wear sand appropriate shoes.

 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019
 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rotunda Area
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by the Charging Station to charge your device! Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group.

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews South Beach

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, February 2-Tuesday, February 5 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana Gallery
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech.  The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 4 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 440
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Askthelawyers.com to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 432
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with CAMG to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 450
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Counsel Financial to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 439
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Scorpion to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

7:30am-8:30am Mindfulness and Intentional Living to Improve Your Life and Legal PracticeHelen Gülgün Bukulmez
NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Rene Heinrich
The Heinrich Firm

 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: St. Moritz Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join Forge for their annual Fit 5K Fun Run.  Registration will begin at 7:30 am and the run will promptly begin at 8:00 am

The Forge Fit 5k Fun Run will begin with a pre-run stretch on the St. Moritz lawn by the pool at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.  Our 5K route will begin on the Boardwalk from Loews to South Point and back, along the Atlantic Ocean. 
Everyone will receive a free shirt and running gear.  Everyone is welcome!

Fun Run Map


 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Visit the PlaybackAAJ Booth for Education recordings, Litigation Packets, Education Programs, AAJ Press books, and more!

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Diamond Lounge is sponsored by Counsel Financial and Scorpion.


 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 4
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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 and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Americana 1 adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 4 - 7:30 am to  3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: The Great Room
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Lure Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Diversity Committee – Responsible for identifying strategies for growing diversity within AAJ

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: St. Moritz Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join Public Citizen President Robert Weissman for brunch and an important update on the work we are doing together to protect access to the courts.

 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Helen Gülgün Bukulmez
NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law


9:10am-9:40am Revealing the Invisible Injuries in Minor Impact Soft Tissue CasesKristina Kastl
Kastl Law, PC

9:40am-10:10am Who Is At Fault? Evaluating Potential Crashworthiness CasesChristine Spagnoli

10:10am-10:40am The Legal Landscape of Driverless VehiclesDaniel Hinkle
American Association for Justice

Elise Sanguinetti
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP

10:40am-11:10am Looking Beyond Automobiles: Bicycles and Electric ScootersMichael Keating
Keating Law Offices, P.C.

11:10am-11:40am Handling Rideshare Injury Cases and Insurance CoverageO. Zamora
The Orlando Firm, P.C.

11:40am-12:10pm Negotiation Matters: Tying Down Your Trucking CasePeter Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Ballroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
James Scoptur
Aiken & Scoptur, SC


Dedicated in memory of Paul J. Scoptur


9:10am-9:45am To Depose or Not to Depose?Phillip Miller
Miller Law Offices

9:45am-10:20am Get to Your Goal: Boxing-In, Bracketing, and ExhaustionRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

10:20am-10:55am Cost-Effective Tactics for Expert DepositionsCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

10:55am-11:30am Preparing an Expert for DepositionShayla Reed
Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO

11:30am-12:30pm Handling Deposition Obstruction (Ethics)Mark Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Oval Room
Venue: National Hotel - 1677 Collins Avenue

The NATLE Winter Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for Chief Executives and staff of Trial Lawyers Associations.

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Workers Compensation and Workplace Injury Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Cowrie
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

All member registrants are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus

 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Den West
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Den East
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Preston Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Open to committee members only.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Quarterly meeting of the Officers and Trustees of the Pound Civil Justice Institute. Fellows of the Institute are welcome to attend.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: The Clyde Room
Venue: SLS Hotel - 1701 Collins Avenue

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Lure Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join us for lunch and the Counsel Financial Diamond Sponsor Presentation!

 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Americana 2/3 Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join Mark Kosieradzki in the Exhibit Hall for a signing of his new book, Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, brought to you by AAJ Press.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

All voting members who self-identify as a minority are welcome to attend the quarterly caucus business meeting!

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the proposed Climate Change Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join STEP at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining a section, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Solo Practitioner and Small Firm Section at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: St. Moritz Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Essure Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by Stratos.

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Learn how you can help save lives by joining a network of End Distracted Driving presenters. Learn more at www.enddd.org/trial-lawyer-campaign.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Preston Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Great opportunity to Network and Welcome fellow AAJ Members. 

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Conference Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Section on Toxic, Environmental, AND Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by CAMG.  In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in the Conference Foyer.

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Den East
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Civil Rights Section's Immigration Subcommittee Meeting at their first meeting. For more information, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Den West
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Breezeway, Main Level
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Join Pound Trustees, Fellows and invited guests as we celebrate the Institute's work and present the 2019 Civil Justice Scholarship Award.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Join the Asbestos Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by CAMG

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Preston Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Sexual Assault Litigation Group for complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by Milestone and A Case for Women.  In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in Preston's Private Dining Room B.

 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Room: Pool Area
Venue: SLS Hotel - 1701 Collins Avenue

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

 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019
 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana Gallery
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech.  The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 4 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Rotunda Area
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by the Charging Station to charge your device! Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group.

 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Sommer Luther
The Gold Law Firm


6:40am-6:50am Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseMargot Cutter
Cutter Law, PC

6:50am-7:00am The Anatomy of a Data BreachHadley L. Matarazzo
Faraci Lange, LLP

7:00am-7:10am Bitcoin as Property in Insurance ClaimsBobby Rutter
Rutter and Russin, LLC

7:10am-7:20am Wright Medical/MicroPort HipsGeorge McLaughlin
McLaughlin Law Firm

7:20am-7:30am Social Security Benefits for Your ClientKajal Alemo
Pondle Hocky

Thomas J Giordano Jr Jr.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano

7:30am-7:40am Climate Change--Can We Control It Through Litigation?Paul Bland Jr.
Public Justice

7:40am-7:50am Technology at Trial: How to Shine a Light on Your Best PracticeKevin Biniazan
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner

7:50am-8:00am Representing a Client Going Through BankruptcyBarbara N Nevin
Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews South Beach

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, February 2-Tuesday, February 5 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 440
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Askthelawyers.com to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 432
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with CAMG to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 450
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Counsel Financial to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 439
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Scorpion to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Visit the PlaybackAAJ Booth for Education recordings, Litigation Packets, Education Programs, AAJ Press books, and more!

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Diamond Lounge is sponsored by Counsel Financial and Scorpion.


 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 4
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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 and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Americana 1 adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 4 - 7:30 am to  3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Leaders Forum Advisory Board Committee Meeting

 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Jennifer Lipinski
Gordon & Partners, PA


9:10am-9:40am Employer Liability: When Employees Don't Act ProfessionallyJami S Oliver
Oliver Law Office

9:40am-10:10am Institutional vs. Individual LiabilityNadeem Bezar
Kline & Specter, PC

10:10am-10:55am Preparing a Sexual Assault Survivor for His or Her Day in CourtJohn Manly
Manly Stewart Finaldi

10:55am-11:25am Pursuing Civil Claims When There Is a Concurrent Criminal ProsecutionLeto Copeley
Copeley Johnson Groninger, PLLC

11:25am-11:55am A Crash Course in Litigating Campus Sexual AssaultLindsay Cordes
Thomas Law Offices

11:55am-12:25pm Messaging is Key: Handling Media During a Sexual Assault CaseJessica K Pride
The Pride Law Firm

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Ballroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Steven Laird
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.


9:10am-9:50am Unearthing Bias in Voir DireJerome F. O'Neill
Gravel & Shea, PC

9:50am-10:30am Looking at the Jury Pool: A Reflection of Changing DemographicsEdward Ciarimboli
Fellerman and Ciarimboli

10:30am-11:10am Wake Up! How to Capture and Keep the Jurors' AttentionChristopher O'Brien
O'Brien & Ford, PC

11:10am-11:50am Persuasion Tactics for Today's JurorsArtemis Malekpour
Malekpour & Ball Consulting

11:50am-12:30pm Helping Jurors Help Themselves to Maximize Your Client's DamagesJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: The Great Room
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Oval Room
Venue: National Hotel - 1677 Collins Avenue

The NATLE Winter Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for Chief Executives and staff of Trial Lawyers Associations.

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Open to committee members only.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The  Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) Meeting.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Public Affairs Committee will meet to discuss legislation in the new Congress as well as regulatory and rules matters.

 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Moon
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ Audit Committee

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rum Line
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Following the Bus Litigation Group business meeting, join the group for drinks and bites sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning. In the event of inclement weather the reception will be held in the St. Moritz Lobby.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join us to talk about best practices and tools for marketing and practice development. All AAJ members are welcome.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the proposed 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Litigation Group at their business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Conference Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Following the Taxotere Litigation Group business meeting, join the group for drinks and bites sponsored by CAMG.

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

A place for all conservative, libertarian, Republican, limited-government, and/or independent AAJ trial lawyers to network and advocate on behalf of our clients.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Americana 2/3
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the Caffeine and Happy Hour on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Venus
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

Join the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Litigation Group at their winter business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Lure Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join us for lunch and the Scorpion Diamond Sponsor Presentation!

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Open to committee members only.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Responsible for assisting the Board of Governors in attaining AAJs objectives by carrying out specific programs assigned to them by the BOG or the Presidents

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Venus
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Compliance Committee Meeting

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Moon
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The MDL Working Group will met to discuss proposed rules regulating MDLs to the FRCP. AAJ members are welcome to join the working group.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: South Shore
Venue: Royal Palm – 1545 Collins Avenue

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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

All members who identify as LGBT or an ally are welcome to attend this membership meeting!

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Conference Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group complimentary drinks and light appetizers at a post meeting reception sponsored by Huntington Bank.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss recent activity and plan the year ahead.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Sundial
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Conference Terrace
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join the Opioids Litigation Group for drinks and light appetizers sponsored by Counsel Financial.

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meeting for members of the AAJ Committee on the Judiciary.

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Pool Area
Venue: SLS Hotel - 1701 Collins Avenue

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

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue: Hotel Delano - 1685 Collins Avenue



 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: Pool Area
Venue: SLS Hotel - 1701 Collins Avenue

All registrants are invited to attend the joint Public Justice and Minority Caucus reception.

 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Venue: Byblos | Miami - 1545 Collins Avenue

Enjoy some  heavy apps and cocktails at the Lori Andrus for Parliamentarian Campaign Launch Party, which will be held at the Byblos | Miami (adjacent to the Loews).  Please rsvp@andrusanderson.com by Jan. 31

 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Boardroom
Venue: Loews South Beach

Friends of Bill W. will meet Saturday, February 2-Tuesday, February 5 from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 440
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Askthelawyers.com to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 432
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with CAMG to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 450
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Counsel Financial to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 439
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Meet with Scorpion to discuss business needs in their private hospitality suite!

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Diamond Lounge is sponsored by Counsel Financial and Scorpion.


 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Americana 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, February 4 - 7:30 am to  3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Americana Gallery
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ CLE speakers can meet with AV staff for help with editing, testing, and troubleshooting their PowerPoint presentations. All speakers are strongly urged to test and upload their presentation 2 hours in advance of their speech.  The Speaker Ready Room is available during the following hours:
Friday, February 1 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, February 4 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Poinciana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Visit the PlaybackAAJ Booth for Education recordings, Litigation Packets, Education Programs, AAJ Press books, and more!

 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Americana 4
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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 and their guests only. Leaders Forum and President’s Club registration will be located in Americana 1 adjacent to main registration. Breakfast served from 7:30-9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Room: Americana Foyer
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Crown Conch
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Lucina
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ Retirement Committee

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Oval Room
Venue: National Hotel - 1677 Collins Avenue

The NATLE Winter Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for Chief Executives and staff of Trial Lawyers Associations.

 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Poinciana Ballroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Emily Mills
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC


9:10am-9:55am Focus Groups: Developing Your Case Themes Through Feedback and CritiqueLauren D Fraser
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

9:55am-10:25am The Power of Narrative: Preparing Your Client to Tell the Story at Depositions and TrialDeborah Chang
Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP

10:25am-10:55am A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Storytelling Using Visuals EffecitvelyRachel Lanier
The Lanier Law Firm

10:55am-11:25am Closing Argument: Tying It All TogetherJohn F Romano
Romano Law Group

11:25am-12:25pm Four Hot Spots to Avoid Legal Malpractice (Ethics)Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

Stephen Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Jeffrey O. Katz
The Patterson Law Firm

 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Room: Americana 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach
Rebecca Langston
Langston & Langston, PLLC


9:10am-9:40am When WebMD Just Won't Cut It: Resources for Researching MedicineBrian Snyder
Snyder & Wenner

9:40am-10:10am Making the Complex Simple: Explaining Medicine to JurorsKathleen Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC

10:10am-10:40am Looking Back for Liability: Tools to Use TodayJonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

10:40am-11:10am Medicare and Other Healthcare LiensBetsy Greene
Greene & Schultz

11:10am-11:40am Medicaid Liens and Ahlborn HearingsFranklin Solomon
Solomon Law Firm

11:40am-12:25pm Beyond Folders and Files: Audit Trails and LitigationIsobel S Thomas
Thomas Keel & Laird LLC

 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Lure Private Dining Room
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Join us for a Webinar on the newest features of TrialWorks and to meet with your peers to collaborate on best practices.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Sunrise Tellin
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Neptune
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

AAJ's Exchange Advisory Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Venus
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Organization Review Committee Meeting

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Periwinkle
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

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

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Triton
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Endowment will meet to discuss to pending business.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 1
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Convention Planning Committee Meeting.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Cowrie 2
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

Joint Executive Committee/Budget Committee Meeting

 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Room: Americana Lawn
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

As the convention comes to an end, join us for dessert and good times as we enjoy the Miami Nights of Wynwood, South Beach, and Little Havana! Hosted by Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019
 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Poinciana Ballroom
Venue: Loews Miami Beach

The Board of Governors quarterly meeting.


Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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