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

While attending the 2022 AAJ Annual Convention in Seattle, be sure not to miss:

  • The cutting-edge CLE programs offered over four days;
  • The newest litigation strategies from AAJ’s Sections and Litigation Groups;
  • A wealth of outstanding reference materials prepared by AAJ faculty for additional learning.

AAJ’s Annual Convention CLE programs offer something for everyone. Make the most of your convention experience and customize your CLE schedule to maximize your learning potential.

Please note: All times are Pacific Time (PT)
July 16, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Advocacy Track: Tools for Today's Trial Lawyer - Trying a Case on a Budget and Sharpening Your Pre-Trial Skills (presented with the New Lawyers Division)

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTTrying a Case on a Budget: Tips for Success
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTMining for Metaphors in Discovery and Pretrial
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTThe Three Bears of Experts
Tobias Millrood
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTSending Powerful Demand Letters
Shayla Reed, Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO
10:35AM - 11:10AM PTFighting Motions for Protective Orders
Carmaletta Henson, Henson & Fuerst, PA
11:10AM - 11:40AM PTWitness Preparation: Harvesting Witnesses' Stories
Katherine James, ACT of Communication
2:00PM - 2:35PM PTMaximizing Your Settlement Through Mediation
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
2:35PM - 3:10PM PTNon-Traditional Ways of Depositions
3:10PM - 3:45PM PTHow to Combat Court Secrecy
Derrick Walker, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
3:45PM - 4:20PM PTHow to Better Serve Wrongful Death Clients
Max Panoff, Leighton Law, PA
4:20PM - 4:55PM PTManaging Client Expectations
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
July 16, 2022
8:30AM - 11:40AM PT
Canadian Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:25AM PTPanel: Emerging Imaging and Technology for Identifying/Proving Brain Injuries
Anthony Leoni, Rice Harbut Elliott, LLP
Jill McCartney, Siskinds LLP
9:25AM - 9:55AM PTKnow Your Decider of Fact: Persuading Through Technology or Technique
David Bishop Debenham, Low Murchison Radnoff, LLP
9:55AM - 10:45AM PTPanel: Diversifying Your Personal Injury Practice – How to Expand or Make the Transition
Charles Gluckstein, Gluckstein Lawyers
Steve D. Grover, Grover & Company
Judith Hull, McKenzie Lake Lawyers
Raymond Wagner, Wagners Personal Injury Lawyers
10:55AM - 11:15AM PTSLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) Litigation
Maia Bent, Lerner LLP
11:15AM - 11:40AM PTSupreme Court of Canada Updates
Eugene Meehan, Supreme Advocacy LLP
July 16, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Admiralty Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTPerspective of a Former Navy Surface Warfare Officer: Claims Against the United States Navy
Lindsey Clayton Magee Gordley, Waters Law Firm
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTAthens Convention: A European Lawyer’s Perspective on Vessel Passenger Claims
Katherine Allen, Hugh James Solicitors
10:05AM - 10:50AM PTOil Spill & Pollution Claims—Liability and Damages
Jessica Ibert, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTRemand of Admiralty Claims: Tools to Remain in State Court
Carlos F. Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP
July 16, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Shayla Reed, Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTIntroduction: Jury Focused Examination
Lesley Clement, Clement Law Group
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTPreparing for and Deposing the Caregivers
Dusti Harvey, Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTExamination of the Floor Nurses and Director of Nursing
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTProving Notice and Harm Caused by Understaffing Through Doctors and Regional Clinical Directors
Laraclay Drake Parker, Golden Law Office
10:35AM - 11:05AM PTPreparing for and Deposing the Director of Staff Development and Staffing Coordinator
11:05AM - 11:35AM PTPreparing For and Deposing the Substantive Corporate Representative Depositions
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTPreparing for and Deposing the Administrator/Regional Director of Operations/Vice President of Operations
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTThe Top of the Food Chain: CEO/CFO
Carmaletta Henson, Henson & Fuerst, PA
3:30PM - 4:15PM PTExamining the Defense Experts
Donna MacKenzie, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
4:15PM - 5:00PM PTExpert Direct Examination: A Live Demonstration
Christopher Cherney, Nursing Home Administrator
Jody C. Moore, L. O. Jody C. Moore, APC
July 16, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTOverview of the TBI Case
Tanya Ortega, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTConstructing the Best Defense to Tear It Down
Bruce H. Stern, Stark & Stark
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTUnderstanding Neuroimaging
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTRole of Neuropsychological Testing
Scott Blair, Brain Injury Law of Seattle
10:35AM - 11:05AM PTTaking Out the Dishonest Defense Medical Examiner
Jay Vaughn, Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, PSC
11:05AM - 11:35AM PTDiscovery Issues & Preparing the TBI Client for Deposition
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
11:35AM - 12:05PM PTProving the Invisible Injury
Florence Murray, Murray & Murray Co., LPA
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTFraming the TBI Case for Trial
Zachary M. Mandell, Mandell Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd.
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTVoir Dire & Opening Statement for TBI Trials
Artemis Malekpour, Malekpour & Ball Consulting
3:30PM - 4:15PM PTThe Winning Story & Hero’s Journey in the TBI Trial
4:15PM - 4:45PM PTCross Examination of Defense Experts
Joseph Cammarata, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
4:45PM - 5:15PM PTMaximizing Damages in Traumatic Brain Injury
Randall H. Scarlett, Scarlett Law Group
July 16, 2022
10:00AM - 11:35AM PT
ERISA Benefits Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

10:05AM - 10:50AM PTThe New Regulations – What Has Been Done with Them So Far?
Audrey Dolmovich, Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTTactics for Winning ERISA Disability Insurance Claims & Litigation
Jennifer Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC
July 16, 2022
10:00AM - 11:40AM PT
LGBT Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

9:05AM - 9:35AM PTHow to Prepare Child Abuse Survivors Who Disclose They Are in the LGBTQ Community
Guy D'Andrea, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTCase Study: Representing a LGBTQ Client in a Personal Injury Case
Stephen Skinner, Skinner Law Firm
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTTransgender Students and Sports
July 16, 2022
2:00PM - 3:35PM PT
Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Nicholas Verderame, Plattner Verderame, PC

2:05PM - 2:35PM PTYou’re Already Halfway There: Overlap Between Medical Negligence/Employment and Qui Tam Litigation
Felix Gavi Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
Richard P. Neuworth, LeBau & Neuworth
2:35PM - 3:05PM PTWhat Makes Qui Tam Different?
Eva Gunasekera, Tycko & Zavareei, LLP
3:05PM - 3:35PM PTPractical Advice for Identifying and Working Up a Qui Tam Case
Jillian Estes, Morgan Verkamp, LLC
Erica Hitchings, Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC
July 16, 2022
2:00PM - 3:40PM PT
Resort Tort Litigation Group/Bicycle Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

2:05PM - 2:35PM PTNavigating the COVID-19 Surge of Boating Injury Cases
Ira H. Leesfield, Leesfield Scolaro, PA
2:35PM - 3:05PM PTThe Role of Cycling in Post-Pandemic Transportation
Michael Keating, Keating Law Offices, PC
3:05PM - 3:35PM PTIntentional Torts and Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships
Carlos F. Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP
July 16, 2022
2:00PM - 5:00PM PT
Sexual Assault Litigation Group/Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

2:05PM - 2:40PM PTPanel - How to Make Sure You Have Insurance Coverage in Sexual Assault Cases
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
2:40PM - 3:15PM PTPanel - New Statute of Limitations Laws
Marci A. Hamilton, CHILD USA
Micha Liberty, Liberty Law Office
3:15PM - 3:50PM PTPanel - Dealing with Bankruptcy in Sex Abuse Cases: Boy Scouts of America and USA Gymnastics
John Manly, Manly Stewart & Finaldi, APC
Michael Pfau, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC
3:50PM - 4:25PM PTPanel - Strategies for Taking to a Trauma-Informed Approach in Multi-Plaintiff Sex Abuse Cases
Melissa Hague, The Joel Bieber Firm
Michelle Simpson Tuegel, The Simpson Tuegel Law Firm
4:25PM - 5:00PM PTPanel - Obtaining Justice Through Non-Monetary Demands in Sex Abuse Cases
Megan Bonanni, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, PC
July 16, 2022
2:00PM - 5:20PM PT
Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

2:05PM - 2:30PM PTAsbestos Bankruptcy Trusts & New Filings Update
Lisa Nathanson Busch, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
Marcus Raichle Jr., Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
2:30PM - 2:55PM PTJohnson & Johnson Bankruptcy/Texas Two-Step
Christopher Placitella, Cohen Placitella & Roth, PC
Joseph D. Satterley, Satterley & Kelley, PLLC
2:55PM - 3:20PM PTWhich Motions in Limine Should Be Contemplated in Every Case
3:20PM - 3:45PM PTHow to Prepare and Cross Defendant’s Go-To Experts
Nathan Finch, Motley Rice, LLC
Shane F Hampton, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
3:45PM - 4:10PM PTExpert Reports – What Should and Should Not Be Included
Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates
4:10PM - 4:35PM PTDealing with the Genetic Defense/Spontaneous Disease Theories
4:35PM - 5:00PM PTLessons Learned During COVID-19 to Carry Forward
Daniel J Wasserberg, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP
5:00PM - 5:25PM PTImportant Legal Decisions Over the Last 24 Months: Law Update
Paul C Cook, Frost Law Firm, PC
Ka'Leya Q. Hardin, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP

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July 17, 2022
7:00AM - 8:00AM PT
Early Morning CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Advocacy Track: Rise of the Changing Tide - Jury Trends and Trial Strategies for Our Current Socio-Political Climate (presented with the Jury Bias Litigation Group)

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Jerome F. O'Neill, Gravel & Shea, PC

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTThe Four Questions
Jeffrey Boyd, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
9:05AM - 10:05AM PTFocus Groups from Trial to Verdict: Lessons Learned
Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
10:05AM - 10:50AM PTNew Trends in Focus Groups
Phillip H. Miller, Miller Law Offices
10:50AM - 11:50AM PTUpdate on Jury Research Project
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTOvercoming Jury Bias in Cases that Make the News
Robyn L. Wishart, Wishart Brain and Spine Law
2:30PM - 3:30PM PTNew Strategies: What Has Worked in Recent Cases
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
3:30PM - 4:00PM PTBringing Out Jurors' Beneficial Biases Through Storytelling
4:00PM - 4:30PM PTFinding Rules of the Road That Matter to a Polarized Jury
4:30PM - 5:00PM PT"Nuclear" Verdicts - What Are Juries Up To?
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC
July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Business Torts Section CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Lydia Floyd, The Lydia Floyd Law Firm LLC

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTProsecuting Ponzi Scheme Cases Against Third Party Professionals
Scott Silver, Silver Law Group
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTLitigating Grey Markets
Christopher Langone, Weissberg & Associates, Ltd.
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTFinding the Hidden Corporate Defendant
Sophie Zavaglia, SWMW Law, LLC
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTTitle IX and Institutional Discrimination
Kimberly Evans, Grant & Eisenhofer, PA
10:35AM - 11:35AM PTBehavioral Psychology Tips for Trial Lawyers
Robert Dicello, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Employment Rights Section/Wage and Hour Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTHandling an Employment Appeal from A to Z
Carla Aikens, Carla D. Aikens, PLC
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTCalculating Damages in Employment Cases
Brian Kriegler, Econ One Research
10:05AM - 11:05AM PTEthical Considerations Including Reverse Auctions in Settlements
11:05AM - 11:50AM PTEmployment Law Update
Rachhana T Srey, Nichols Kaster, PLLP
July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Section on Toxic Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:10AM PTRound-Up Litigation Update
Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
9:10AM - 9:45AM PTOpioids Litigation Update
Vincent Greene IV, Motley Rice, LLC
9:45AM - 10:20AM PTJohnson and Johnson Talc Update
P. Leigh O'Dell, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
10:20AM - 10:55AM PTPFAS/AFFF Update
Gale D. Pearson, Fears Nachawati Law Firm
10:55AM - 11:30AM PTElmiron
Ruth T Rizkalla, The Carlson Law Firm, PC
11:30AM - 12:05PM PTDefeating Federal Jurisdiction/Snap Removal
Kevin S. Hannon, Morgan & Morgan
July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Insurance Law Section/Bad Faith Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Leah S Snyder, Ember Law, PLLC

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTUnderinsured Motorist Valuation Disputes and Bad Faith
Jarom Whitehead, Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby
9:20AM - 9:50AM PTDisability Policies, Application, Appeal, and Litigation
Jennifer Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC
9:50AM - 10:20AM PTNon-Attorney Claims Handlers Working with Public Adjustors, Contractors, Estimators
10:20AM - 10:50AM PTPersonal Injury Protection/Medpay/Health Insurance – Getting Them to Pay
Jami S. Oliver, Oliver Law Office
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTFire Insurance Litigation
Galen Hair, Insurance Claim HQ
11:35AM - 12:05PM PTLitigation Through Reservations of Rights & Coverage Issues
Edward K. Le, Edward K. Le, PLLC
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTInsurance Sales Broker and Agent Liability
2:30PM - 3:30PM PTDrafting and Using Conflict Waivers in Insurance Cases
Mercedes Donchez, Donchez Law Firm
3:30PM - 4:30PM PTKeeping Insurance Clients Fully Informed
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
4:30PM - 5:10PM PTInsurers, Bankruptcy, and Death
July 17, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section/Rideshare Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Maria B. Glorioso, The Glorioso Law Firm

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTOvercoming Obstacles in the Motorcycle Case
Grant Lawson, Metier Law Firm, LLC
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTWhen the Rideshare Ride Isn’t Safe
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
10:05AM - 10:50AM PTPreparing Your Case and Your Client for Trial
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTEffective Cross-Examination and Deposition Examination of the Rideshare Representative
Jamie Goldstein, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTTop Ten Tips in Auto Litigation
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTOverlooked Theories of Liability in Premises Liability Litigation
Michael Lawson Neff, Neff Injury Law
3:30PM - 4:00PM PTSettling Auto and Premises Cases in the COVID/Post-COVID-19 World
4:00PM - 4:45PM PTVirtual vs. In-Person Focus Groups – Pros and Con
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
July 17, 2022
9:00AM - 10:40AM PT
Family Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 17, 2022
2:00PM - 5:00PM PT
Aviation Law Section CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

2:05PM - 2:50PM PTSafety Management Systems in Aviation and Avenue to Liability
John Cane, Cane Associates, Aviation Consultants, LLC
2:50PM - 3:35PM PTUpdate on Personal Jurisdiction in the Post-Ford Era
Brittany Sanders Robb, Robb & Robb, LLC
3:35PM - 4:20PM PTPreemption Issues in Aviation Cases
William Crawford Appleby, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC
4:20PM - 5:05PM PTRoundtable Discussion on Recent Defense Tactics in Aviation Cases
James Brauchle, Motley Rice, LLC
Justin Green, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP
Kristina M. Infante, Podhurst Orseck, PA
July 17, 2022
2:00PM - 5:10PM PT
Railroad Law Section/Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group/Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailments Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

2:05PM - 2:35PM PTDerailment Litigation & Damages
Nathan Karlin, Pottroff & Karlin, LLC
2:35PM - 3:05PM PTThe Face of Crossing Cases After Ledure v. UP
3:05PM - 3:35PM PTHorn Blasts & Brain Injuries in Workers
Florence Murray, Murray & Murray Co., LPA
3:35PM - 4:05PM PTPreemption in Pedestrian Cases and the Bad Acts that Follow an Injury
John C Bell Jr., The Bell Firm
4:05PM - 4:35PM PTLocomotive Inspection Act and Safety Appliance Act and FELA Preemption in Ledure v. UP
Joseph Sayler, Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm
4:35PM - 5:05PM PTUsing Employment Law to Obtain Better Results for Your Client
Paul Bovarnick, Rose Senders & Bovarnick, LLP
July 17, 2022
2:00PM - 5:20PM PT
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD) Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 17, 2022
3:00PM - 4:35PM PT
Vaccine Injury Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Danielle Strait, mctlaw

3:05PM - 3:35PM PTState and Federal Vaccine Injury Litigation Outside the Court of Federal Claims
Lawrence R Cohan, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Renee J. Gentry, Law Office Of Renee J Gentry
3:35PM - 4:05PM PTCountermeasures Injury Compensation Program
Lawrence R Cohan, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Renee J. Gentry, Law Office Of Renee J Gentry
4:05PM - 4:35PM PTVaccine Injury Litigation in the United States Court of Federal Claims
Lawrence R Cohan, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Renee J. Gentry, Law Office Of Renee J Gentry

View live programs for July 18

July 18, 2022
6:30AM - 8:00AM PT
Litigation at Sunrise

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 4:30PM PT
Advocacy Track - Rapid Fire Learning with the Stalwarts: The Practice of Tomorrow (presented with the Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee)

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTPreparing for Trial in an Infected Courtroom
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
9:20AM - 9:40AM PTEquipment You Need for Your Virtual Set-Up
9:40AM - 10:00AM PTConducting Your Zoom Deposition
Julie Braman Kane, Colson Hicks Eidson
10:00AM - 10:20AM PTVirtual Hearings: What Changes Online?
10:20AM - 10:40AM PTHow to Handle Your Virtual Mediation
Les Weisbrod, Miller Weisbrod, LLP
10:40AM - 11:00AM PTPermission and Presenting Live Witnesses During Trial by Zoom
Michael J. Foley, Foley Law Firm
11:00AM - 11:30AM PTVirtual Jury Selection
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTSystematic Preparation to Win
2:45PM - 3:05PM PTConcise Trials: What You Need to Know
Joseph Fried, Fried Goldberg, LLC
3:05PM - 3:25PM PTHow to Mix Your Live Testimony with Pre-Recorded Testimony
Christine Spagnoli, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
3:25PM - 3:45PM PTExamining In-Person and Virtual Witnesses at the Same Trial
3:45PM - 4:05PM PTHandling Your Technical Mishap in Court
Michael Cowen, Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock
4:05PM - 4:25PM PTCreate a Powerful Closing
Ira H. Leesfield, Leesfield Scolaro, PA
July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 4:10PM PT
Civil Rights Section/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Minority Caucus CLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:15AM PT42 USC 1981: The Underutilized Tool of Civil Rights Litigation
Christopher Langone, Weissberg & Associates, Ltd.
Ashlie Sletvold, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise LLP
9:15AM - 9:45AM PTKnow Your (Reformed) Police Department: Strategies and Tactics to Defend
Jasper Abbott, Warshauer Law Group, PC
9:45AM - 10:15AM PTIdentifying Employment Discrimination and Getting Your Client’s Claim to Court
Tamarah Prevost, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
10:15AM - 10:55AM PTDecision Time: How Do I Handle My Next Appeal?
Matthew J. Kita, Attorney at Law
Isaac A McBeth, Halperin Law Center, LLC
10:55AM - 11:25AM PTHow Do I Communicate with Intersectional Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma?
Tara Kirsten King, The Wagstaff Law Firm
11:25AM - 12:25PM PTAre We Facing a Lifetime of Judicial Mayhem?
Charlotte McBirney, American Association for Justice
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTWrongful Death of Immigration Detainees – Using Section 504 Against Federal Entities
Irene Raqchel Lax, Grant & Eisenhofer, PA
2:30PM - 3:00PM PTHow to Help Your Client Advocate for Legislative Change
Jamie Mauhay, Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC
3:00PM - 3:40PM PTWhat to Expect with Title IX Cases
Arthur Bryant, Bailey Glasser, LLP
3:40PM - 4:10PM PTCombatting Environmental Racism Through Civil Rights and Mass Torts
July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 4:30PM PT
Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Class Action Litigation Group/Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

9:05AM - 9:50AM PTBest Practices Retention and Retainers
9:50AM - 10:50AM PTBest Practices in Class Action Billing
Douglas McNamara, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTTrends in Privacy and Cybersecurity Litigation: From Damages Modeling to Daubert
Jason Lichtman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
2:00PM - 2:45PM PTDefensive Discovery in Technology Class Actions—Applying Proportionality of Plaintiff’s Searches and Productions
2:45PM - 3:30PM PTPrivacy and Cybersecurity Legislation Tracking
David Berger, Gibbs Law Group, LLP
3:30PM - 4:30PM PTCombatting Court Secrecy: Pushing Back on Defendants’ Improper Claims of Privilege and Work Product in Post-Breach Investigations
Amy Keller, DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC
Ariana J. Tadler, Tadler Law LLP
4:30PM - 5:15PM PTUpdate on Recent Decisions on Class Objections & Settlement
Patrick Wallace, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC
July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Products Liability Section CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:05AM PTUpdate on Developing Personal Jurisdiction Precedent in Product Liability Cases
Melissa Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, P.A.
9:05AM - 9:35AM PTSeller Liability – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTChanging Technology Trends and Their Impact on Product Liability Cases
J. Parker Miller, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTSeatback Cases
Jason Robinson, Denny & Barrett, P.C.
10:35AM - 11:05AM PTChildren’s Products
Adam Langino, Langino Law PLLC
11:05AM - 11:35AM PTTesla Product Cases
Donald M. Slavik, Slavik Law Firm LLC
11:35AM - 12:05PM PTUpdate on Workplace Product Cases
Lisa Benedetti, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTEvaluating Products Cases in a COVID-19 World
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
2:30PM - 3:00PM PTIs My Product Too Old for a Product Case? How to Handle Older Product Defect Cases
Brian Franciskato, Nash & Franciskato Law Firm
3:00PM - 3:30PM PTProduct Liability Trials in the COVID Age
Michael J. Warshauer, Warshauer Law Group, PC
4:00PM - 5:00PM PTEthics: Don’t Assume Your Referral Fee Arrangement is Proper
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Social Security Disability Law Section/Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTLegalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims
Stephanie Tucker, Babcock Law Firm
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTThe Synergy Between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Law
Dominique Ramer, Pond Lehocky Disability
10:05AM - 10:50AM PTTechnological and Logistical Impacts from COVID-19 on the Workers’ Compensation Practice
Roger B Finderson, Finderson Law, LLC
10:50AM - 11:35AM PTThe Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security Disability and the New Normal of Disability Practice
Stacy Elizabeth Thompson, Bluestein Attorneys
July 18, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Trucking Litigation Group/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTFirst Steps in Handling a Truck Case
9:20AM - 9:50AM PTCritical Discovery and Sanction Issues in Trucking Cases: ESI, Sanctions, and the FRCP
Timothy Lange, The Lange Firm, PLLC
9:50AM - 10:20AM PTStrategies for Collisions Due to Vehicle Breakdown and Maintenance Violations
Janelle Bailey, Washington Injury Law
10:20AM - 10:50AM PTProving Failure to Maintain
Bryan Roberts, Stark & Stark
10:50AM - 11:20AM PTHow Are Bus Crashes Different Than Truck Crashes?
Allan Siegel, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
11:20AM - 11:50AM PTTrade Secrets and Protective Orders in Trucking Cases
Stefano Portigliatti, Coker Law
2:00PM - 2:30PM PTHiring the Right Commercial Vehicle Experts
Michael Cowen, Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock
2:30PM - 3:00PM PTStrategies for Mediation and Resolving Your Cases
Jeanmarie Whalen, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
3:00PM - 3:30PM PTUsing and Combatting Motions in Limine
Chantal A. Trujillo, Rodriguez & Associates
3:30PM - 4:00PM PTMaking Sure All Parties Are Named and Accounted For
Peter Kestner, McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
4:00PM - 4:30PM PTTrying the Complex Commercial Vehicle Case
Michael Leizerman, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
July 18, 2022
2:00PM - 5:00PM PT
International Practice Section CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Michael Doyle, Doyle LLP
2:05PM - 2:35PM PTUS Claims Against Spanish Hotels
Natalia Astigarraga, Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo
2:35PM - 3:05PM PTGermany Class Action: First Experiences after “Dieselgate”
Stefan Dangel, Dolce Lauda
3:05PM - 3:35PM PTParental Company Responsibility in Cross Border Claims
Oliver Holland, Leigh Day
3:35PM - 4:05PM PTThe Uberization of Law – Can Lawyers Be Replaced by an App?
Laura Hillyer, Martin & Hillyer Associates
Daniel Hinkle, American Association for Justice
Micha Liberty, Liberty Law Office
4:05PM - 5:05PM PTPanel: Post-Brexit Legal Work – A Perspective from UK and Irish Lawyers on Cross Border Work
Mark Gibson, Digby Brown LLP
Paul McClorry, Hudgell Solicitors
Liam S Moloney Jr., Liam Moloney Solicitor

View live programs for July 19

July 19, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Advocacy Track (presented with the Technology and Science Section)

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 19, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Distracted Driving Litigation Group CLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:00AM PTEndDD: Making Our Roads and Communities Safer and Saving Lives
9:00AM - 9:25AM PTHow to Use Evidence of Distracted Driving in a Car Accident and Truck Accident Case
Jay Vaughn, Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, PSC
9:25AM - 9:50AM PTThe Science Behind Distracted Driving and What Makes it So Dangerous
Nancy L Grugle, Exigent Group Limited
9:50AM - 10:15AM PTCreating an Emotional Connection and Reaction With Jurors in the Distracted Driving Case
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
10:15AM - 11:15AM PTThe Cell Phone Download from A-Z: How It Works, What You Can Get, and All the Ways It Can Expose Distracted Driving
Lars Daniel, Envista Forensics
11:15AM - 11:40AM PTCan Evidence of Distracted Driving Lead To Punitive Damages? Can Using Bluetooth Lead To Punitive Damages?
Ryan Skiver, The Skiver Law Firm
July 19, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Inadequate Security Litigation Group/Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section CLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 19, 2022
8:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Infant Formula NEC CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

July 19, 2022
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Professional Negligence Section CLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

8:35AM - 9:20AM PTMedical Negligence Trials in Times of COVID-19
9:20AM - 10:05AM PTFTCA Claims and Settlements
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
10:20AM - 11:20AM PTBias in Medical Care
11:20AM - 12:05PM PTNegating Defense Exceptions to Standards of Care
Kathleen Nastri, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
2:00PM - 2:35PM PTProving Violation of Standard of Care and Causation in Birth Injury Cases
Emily Thomas, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
2:35PM - 3:10PM PTAudit Trails/Electronic Medical Record Discovery
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
3:10PM - 3:45PM PTExpert Witnesses: Finding Your Own and Discrediting the Defense
Francisco Rodriguez, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
3:45PM - 4:20PM PTDiagnostic Errors and Delay in Diagnosis
Keith Hebeisen, Clifford Law Offices, PC
4:20PM - 4:55PM PTValuing the Medical Negligence Case: Working Up Damages and Settlement Issues
Andrew Buzin, Buzin Law, P.C.
July 19, 2022
9:00AM - 10:35AM PT
Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section CLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

9:05AM - 9:35AM PTFederal Tort Claims Act 2.0 – The Basics
Kenneth T Lumb, Corboy & Demetrio, PC
9:35AM - 10:05AM PTA Trip Through the DOJ Reversionary Trust Land
10:05AM - 10:35AM PTMass Shootings and the Federal Tort Claims Act: Sutherland Springs
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

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