Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2021 Annual Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

Badges required for all meetings and events

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Please note: All times are Pacific Time (PT)
Sunday, July 11, 2021
12:00PM - 5:00PM PT RegistrationGeneral

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You can pick-up your badge and submit your CLE credits during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

12:00PM - 5:00PM PT Registration Help DeskGeneral

Room: Belmont Registration Counter (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Someone will be available to assist you with your registration question during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

12:00PM - 5:00PM PT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Praga (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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:

Sunday, July 11 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 7:30 am to 10:00 am

1:30PM - 2:30PM PT Crane and Aerial Lift Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group for their meeting at Annual Convention.

1:30PM - 2:30PM PT Public Client Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join the group at their first Annual Meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

1:30PM - 2:30PM PT Tenofovir Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the meeting during Annual Convention.

1:30PM - 4:30PM PT Hip Implant Litigation Groups Joint MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Biomet Metal on Metal, DePuy Metal on Metal, Smith and Nephew Metal, Stryker, Wright, Zimmer Durom Cup, and Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Litigation Groups

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Admiralty Law Section MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section at the annual meeting.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Timeshare Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join the group at their first Annual Meeting. For more information contact litgroups@justice.org.

3:00PM - 5:00PM PT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Mont-Royal (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PT JUUL Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at their annual meeting.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PT Trampoline Injury Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group during their annual meeting.

Monday, July 12, 2021
7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Mont-Royal (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 - 6:00PM PT RegistrationGeneral

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You can pick-up your badge and submit your CLE credits during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Registration Help DeskGeneral

Room: Belmont Registration Counter (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Someone will be available to assist you with your registration question during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Praga (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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:

Sunday, July 11 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 7:30 am to 10:00 am

8:00AM - 9:00AM PT AM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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 PT National Finance Council MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Castellana 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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

8:00AM - 3:00PM PT AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Belmont Common (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Visit AAJ's first time ever Virtual Bookstore, where you can learn more about AAJ's products and services, as well as, shop for the most recent book releases by Lisa Blue, Jon Lomurro, and Katherine James.

8:00AM - 3:00PM PT Exhibit HallGeneral

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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. 

Exhibit hours are:
Monday, July 12 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Half-day
8:30AM - 11:40AM PT
Admiralty Law Section CLE Program Sponsored by CasestatusCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Jeff Avery, Doyle LLP
Maritime Substantive Case Law Update
Aksana Coone, Law Offices of Aksana M. Coone
Seafarer Arbitrations
Tonya Meister, Meister Law, LLC
The Seaman's Whistleblower Protection Act: What You Need to Know
Carlos F. Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP
Finding Your Found: A Lost Element of Damages
Ian Taylor, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson
Full day
8:30AM - 3:30PM PT
Products Liability Section CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law MarketingCLE Program

Room: Gracia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Remote Trial and Deposition Techniques: How to Keep the Jury's Attention
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Identifying Product Defects
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
Developing Real Evidence: Finding, Working with, and Deposing Fact Witnesses
J. Parker Miller, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
Getting Experts Ready for Depositions
Donald Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC
Surviving Summary Judgement and Affirmative Use of Daubert Motions
Jasper Abbott, Warshauer Law Group, PC
Taking and Using 30(b)(6) Depositions in Products Cases
Jason E. Robinson, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
Rebutting Comparative and Contributory Negligence Arguments
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Ethics and Advocacy
Lydia J Barrett, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
Richard L. Denney, Denney & Barrett, P.C.
Full day
8:30AM - 4:45PM PT
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Covered Bridge CapitalCLE Program

Room: Gracia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Joseph V Camerlengo Jr., The Truck Accident Law Firm
Building a Strong Pre-Litigation Case: Interrogatories and Other Discovery
Jamie Goldstein, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Storyboarding and Use of Visual Aids for Mediation and Trial
Aaron Broussard, Broussard & Williamson
What You Need to Know When Dealing with the NTSB on Bus Crash Cases
Morgan G Adams, Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC
Jury Selection in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Joseph Low IV, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV
Nuts and Bolts of Ride Share Litigation and Current Trends
Rahul Ravipudi, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP
Applying Commercial Motor Vehicle Standards to Your Auto Crash Case
Joseph V Camerlengo Jr., The Truck Accident Law Firm
Taking on the Defense Reconstructionist Expert
Christine Spagnoli, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Construction Zone Accidents, Potential Parties, and Standards
Grant Lawson, Metier Law Firm, LLC
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Membership Oversight Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Membership Oversight Committee meeting. Committee members and Officers welcome. If attending via remotely via Zoom, please email jennifer.adcock@justice.org for link.

9:00AM - 10:30AM PT Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group and Insurance Law Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section and Litigation Group at their annual meeting.

9:00AM - 11:00AM PT STEP Meeting and Elections with the Allergen Biocell Textured Breast Implant, Climate Change, Elmiron , and PFC Water Contamination Litigation GroupsSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join the Section for updates by the mass tort litigation groups.

Full day
9:00AM - 4:40PM PT
Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by OnPoint Legal Nurse ConsultingCLE Program

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Donna MacKenzie, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
The Medicine of the Case
Charlene Harrington, University of San Francisco, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Martin S. Kardon, Kanter Bernstein & Kardon, PC
Stuart Shapiro, Active Strategic Consultant
Framework for Infection Control Rules and Regulations
Victoria Schall, Locks Law Firm
How to Create a Powerhouse Opening Statement
Lesley Clement, Clement Law Group
Common Defenses
Discovery Plan: What Documents to Get
Kimberly Valentine, Valentine Law Group, APC
Special Topic: COVID-19 Pandemic
Michael Bonamarte, Levin & Perconti
Dealing with Obstruction in Electronic Discovery: A Building Block Method
Laraclay Drake Parker, Golden Law Office
Full day
9:00AM - 5:05PM PT
Advocacy Track: Litigating in a Virtual World Tried-and-True Techniques in Deposition to Connect and Stay in Control presented with the New Lawyers Division Sponsored by medQuestCLE Program

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Developing and Maintaining a Client Relationship Virtually
Set the Stage for Success: Tools for Taking a Remote Deposition
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
How to Create New Exhibits During Deposition
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.
Preparing a Witness for a Virtual Deposition
Deposition Techniques to Obtain the Information You Need
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
Dealing with 30(b)(6) Depositions Under the New Rule
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
Approaches for Conducting Defense Expert Depositions
Seth Cardeli, Levin & Perconti
Anchoring the Virtual Jury with Digital Data
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
Picking a Jury Virtually
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Obstruction Over Zoom: How to Maintain Control
Michael Grieco, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Using Virtual Depositions at Trial
Jason Penn, Berman Sobin Gross Feldman & Darby, LLP
9:30AM - 10:30AM PT IVC Filter Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT AAJ Public Affairs Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Nolita 1 & 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

11:00AM - 12:30PM PT Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership Meeting Sponsored by ObuBusiness Meeting

Room: Castellana 1(3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All female voting members are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC). Stop by and get involved!

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT Council of Presidents Business Meeting Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganCommittee Meeting

Room: Nolita 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Members include the President, President-Elect and Immediate Past Presidents of state TLA's

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the PM Refreshment Break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:15PM - 1:15PM PT Nursing Homes Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Precision ResolutionLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join the litigation group at their annual meeting.

Thank you to our sponsor, Precision Resolution!

12:30PM - 1:30PM PT Valsartan Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the group at the meeting during Annual Convention.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PT Counsel Financial Diamond Presentation and Lunch: From the Experts—Latest and Emerging Mass Tort NewsSponsor Event

Room: Castellana 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join us for lunch and the Counsel Financial Diamond Sponsor Presentation! Hear from the experts on the latest and emerging mass tort news.

Join industry leaders as they discuss cutting-edge torts and considerations when incorporating them into your firm’s portfolio. Hear from top firms including: The Gori Law Firm, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, Susen Law Group, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman and TorHoerman Law.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PT Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Open to Committee members only. Please contact Sections@Justice.org for more information.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PT AAJ PAC Board of Trustees MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Brera 3 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PT Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups Meeting sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation groups at their annual meeting.

2:00PM - 3:30PM PT Legal Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Nolita 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee

Full day
2:00PM - 5:30PM PT
Aviation Law Section CLE Program Sponsored by Wilshire Law FirmCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Brian LaCien, Smith LaCien, LLP
Global Jurisdictional Issues Between the US and the International Legal Community
Peter K. Neenan, Stewarts LLP
The Evolving Nature of Personal Jurisdiction: Moving Forward after Ford v. Montana
Erin R. Applebaum, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Preemption of Aviation Product Liability Claims
Tejinder Singh, Goldstein & Russell, PC
Protective Orders Across Jurisdictions
Timothy Loranger, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC
Jurisdictional Discovery in the Wake of the Ford Decision
Brittany Sanders Robb, Robb & Robb, LLC
2:30PM - 3:30PM PT Surgical Staplers Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Agenda:
AAJ Administrative Issues
Product and FDA Background
Intakes
Litigation Update

2:30PM - 4:00PM PT Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Counsel FinancialLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Gracia 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, Counsel Financial!

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Taxotere Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at their meeting during Annual Convention.

3:00PM - 5:00PM PT Jury Bias Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

3:00PM - 5:00PM PT Minority Caucus Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony Sponsored by FilevineBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All self-identified minority registrants are invited to the quarterly membership meeting for the Minority Caucus, followed by their Awards Ceremony.

3:30PM - 4:30PM PT Zantac Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the meeting during Annual Convention.

7:30PM - 9:30PM PT Opening Reception Sponsored by Jenner Law & Pogust MillroodReception

Room: Marquee Nightclub/Dayclub

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Opening Reception will be a light reception with light fare, and will be held at the Marquee Nightclub/Dayclub from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.


Thank you to our sponsors Jenner Law & Pogust Millrood!

10:00PM - 12:00AM PT The Groove, hosted by the Minority CaucusReception

Room: The Alexxas Bar

Venue: 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd.

All registrants and their guests are invited to attend this fun networking event featuring live music, times for this event are 10:00 am to midnight.  

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
6:30AM - 6:00PM PT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Praga (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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:

Sunday, July 11 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 7:30 am to 10:00 am

60 Minutes
7:00AM - 8:30AM PT
Early Morning CLE Program Sponsored by Advocacy Digital MediaCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Becoming a Better Advocate by Recognizing and Overcoming Stressors with Mindfulness and Meditation
Tyson Logan, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Mont-Royal (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 - 6:00PM PT RegistrationGeneral

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You can pick-up your badge and submit your CLE credits during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Registration Help DeskGeneral

Room: Belmont Registration Counter (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Someone will be available to assist you with your registration question during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

8:00AM - 8:30AM PT Balance of the World ElectionsBusiness Meeting

Room: N/A

Balance of the World Elections meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

8:00AM - 9:00AM PT AM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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 - 12:00PM PT Birth Trauma Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 3 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This meeting is in person only for current litigation group members. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

8:00AM - 3:00PM PT AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Belmont Common (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Visit AAJ's first time ever Virtual Bookstore, where you can learn more about AAJ's products and services, as well as, shop for the most recent book releases by Lisa Blue, Jon Lomurro, and Katherine James.

8:00AM - 3:00PM PT Exhibit HallGeneral

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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. 

Exhibit hours are:
Monday, July 12 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8:30AM - 10:00AM PT Signature Brunch, hosted by the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Sponsored by Archer & RebuttalPRBrunch

Room: The Chelsea (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All registrants are invited to attend the WTLC Brunch, a great networking event with a keynote speaker and awards ceremony.

Full day
8:30AM - 4:10PM PT
Civil Rights Section/Minority Caucus/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Criminal Law Section CLE Program Sponsored by KenectCLE Program

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Litigating Using Section 1983
Christopher Fitzgerald, Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald
Immigration Barriers to Litigation
Dustin Spiller Fox, Justinian & Associates
Litigating for Civil Rights in Prison
Alan Mills, Uptown People's Law Center
Racial Battle Fatigue and Law Enforcement: Racial Microaggressions and Anti-Black Misandry
William Smith, University of Utah
Litigating for Right to Protest
Shelia Bedi, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Primer on Voting Rights and Protection
Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
Predatory Financing and Predatory Loans
Gary Bledsoe, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Austin Tighe, Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP
Panel: Ethical and Moral Responsibility When Advocating for Communities of Color
Bhavani Raveendran, Romanucci & Blandin
Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin
Larry Francis Taylor Jr., The Cochran Firm
Navan Ward Jr., Beasley Allen Law Firm
Julia Yoo, Iredale & Yoo, APC
Full day
8:30AM - 4:45PM PT
Advocacy Track: Preparing and Trying a Case in a COVID and Tribal Environment presented by the Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee and the Jury Bias Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by medQuestCLE Program

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Non-legal Books That Will Help You Understand and Speak to Jurors
Kenneth H. Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
How Has Polarization and Covid Impacted Jury Trials: The Earthquake Effect
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
Tucker Willsie, Jury Mapping
How to Make Your Best Appearance on Zoom
Michael Cowen, Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock
How to Best Present and Be Effective in a Virtual Deposition
Richard Hailey, Ramey & Hailey
Managing Documents in the 30(b)(6) Zoom Deposition
Anthony Tarricone, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Cross-Examination of a Witness Not Present in the Courtroom
Larry A. Tawwater, The Tawwater Law Firm
Techniques for an Effective Virtual Mediation: Suggestions and Caveats
Les Weisbrod, Miller Weisbrod, LLP
How Has Tribal Polarization and Covid Affected Jury Bias: Juror Shifts of Attitude
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
Tucker Willsie, Jury Mapping
Connecting with Conservative Jurors Post-COVID (and Post-Election)
Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Questions You Must Answer for Jurors: The "Big 4" and "Why"
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Full day
8:30AM - 5:00PM PT
Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program Sponsored by Arthur FundingCLE Program

Room: Gracia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Ethical Landmines in Online Marketing
What to Do with a Bad Online Review
Andrew S Buzin, Buzin Law, P.C.
Outsourcing Your Marketing
Seth Price, BluShark Digital
Outsourcing Your Back Office
The New Office: Reconfiguring Your Lease and Workspace
Ervin Nevitt
Funding Your Big Case as a Small Firm: Non-Recourse vs. Non Fee-Sharing
Jay A. Urban, Urban & Taylor, SC
What You Can/Can’t Require: Policies and Procedures
Panel Discussion
Full day
8:30AM - 5:15PM PT
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law MarketingCLE Program

Room: Gracia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Randall Rozek, Rozek Law Offices, SC
Fear, Judgment, and Juries: Finding Our Way Through the Dark in Brain Injury Cases.
Tyson Logan, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
TBI Cases: Essential Steps to Find, Prove, and Recover
Morgan G Adams, Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC
Storytelling with Lay Witnesses
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Proving Brain Damage with Advanced Neuroimaging
Scott Blair, Brain Injury Law of Seattle
Establishing Substantial Damages for the Invisible Injury
Katherine Harvey-Lee, California Truck Law PC
Getting In and Keeping Out the Science
Andrew Abraham, Keches Law Group
Hypoxic Brain Injury and Stroke Prevention
Adam Malone, Malone Law Office
Ethical Considerations for TBI Cases
Joseph Cammarata, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Pressure Cooker Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group for the meeting at Annual Convention.

9:00AM - 10:30AM PT Inadequate Security Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation groups at the annual meeting.

9:30AM - 10:30AM PT NCA Board of Trustees MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees will meet to discuss new and old business.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT Diversity & Inclusion CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join us for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT Trucking Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Gracia 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

10:30AM - 11:00AM PT Quebec ElectionsBusiness Meeting

Room: N/A

Quebec Elections will be conducted via Zoom.

10:30AM - 11:30AM PT Proposed Environmental Racism Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the proposed litigation group at the first meeting.

10:30AM - 12:00PM PT Products Liability Section Meeting and Elections with 3M Combat Earplugs and Elevator & Escalator Litigation Groups Sponsored by LaFleur MarketingSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section at their annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, LaFLeur Marketing!

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Compliance Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting of the Compliance Committee

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Republican Trial Lawyers CaucusCommittee Meeting

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Welcome members who identify as Republican, conservative, Libertarian, or small-government-minded trial lawyers

11:00AM - 12:30PM PT Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group sponsored by Huntington Bank and Business Torts Section Joint Meeting and ElectionSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 4 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Litigation Group and Section at the joint annual meeting to hear from new SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw on investor protection.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the PM Refreshment Break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:00PM - 2:00PM PT Leadership Luncheon Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonLuncheon

Room: The Chelsea

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Only open to Leaders Forum, President's Club, Evergreen Donors, PAC M Club, Platinum M Club, Falcon, and Eagles.

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

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at their annual meeting.

1:30PM - 3:00PM PT Vaccine Injury and Zostavax Litigation Groups Joint MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation groups at their joint annual meeting.

1:45PM - 2:30PM PT Committee on the Judiciary MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting for members of AAJ's Presidentially appointed Committee on the Judiciary

2:00PM - 4:30PM PT New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Assembly LegalBusiness Meeting

Room: Nolita 1 & 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to the quarterly meeting of the NLD! The awards ceremony will take place after business concludes.

2:00PM - 5:00PM PT Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (MNIEG) MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 3 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This meeting is in person only for current litigation group members. Contact litgroups@justice.org for more information.

Half-day
2:00PM - 5:10PM PT
Asbestos Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Senior Attorney MatchCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Kathleen Farinas, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
Pandemic Trial Logistics/Approach: Live and Virtual Trials
Jessica Dean, Dean Omar Branham + Shirley LLC
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Melissa Schopfer, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Trial Themes in Changing Times
Scott Frost, Frost Law Firm, PC
Samuel Meirowitz, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP
Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
Protecting Our Experts
Nathan Finch, Motley Rice, LLC
Jonathan George, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates
Bankruptcy Update
Marcus Raichle Jr., Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
2:30PM - 3:30PM PT AAJ Press Advisory Board MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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

2:30PM - 3:30PM PT Opioids Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

2:30PM - 4:00PM PT Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section Meeting with Bus and Ride Share Litigation Groups sponsored by Covered Bridge Capital and Physician's Life Care PlanningSection Meeting

Room: Gracia 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section and litigation groups at a joint annual meeting.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group sponsored by ExigentLitigation Group Meeting

Join the litigation group for an update. Thank you to our sponsor, Exigent!

3:30PM - 4:30PM PT Class Action Litigation Group Meeting and Election Sponsored by Huntington Bank and Top Class ActionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PT AAJ Evergreen Fund Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners Jamison, Forge Consulting & VelawcityReception

Room: Gracia 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

5th annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PT Section Leaders Council (SLC) Meeting sponsored by LaFleur MarketingCommittee Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Open to Committee members only.

4:30PM - 5:30PM PT Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington Bank and Top Class ActionsReception

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group following the meeting for drinks and light appetizers. Thank you to our sponsors, Huntington Bank and Top Class Actions.

5:15PM - 6:00PM PT Membership Business Meeting and ElectionsBusiness Meeting

Room: Castellana 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The AAJ Annual Membership Business and Elections Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. pacific time in  Castellana 2, located on the 3rd Level of the hotel.  The meeting will include elections for AAJ National Officers and proposed amendments to the AAJ Bylaws. AAJ National Officer candidates will be elected during the meeting.

10:00PM - 11:59PM PT New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartySocial Event

Room: The Jewel

Venue: The ARIA Resort & Casino - 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd.

One of the highlights of convention, all registrants and their guests are invited to join the NLD for a night of dancing and fun!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Mont-Royal (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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 - 6:00PM PT RegistrationGeneral

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You can pick-up your badge and submit your CLE credits during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Registration Help DeskGeneral

Room: Belmont Registration Counter (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Someone will be available to assist you with your registration question during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 6:00PM PT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Praga (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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:

Sunday, July 11 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 7:30 am to 10:00 am

8:00AM - 9:00AM PT AM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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 - 3:00PM PT Exhibit HallGeneral

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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. 

Exhibit hours are:
Monday, July 12 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Full day
8:30AM - 11:55AM PT
Advocacy Track: Preparing and Trying a Case in a COVID and Tribal Environment presented by the Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee and the Jury Bias Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by medQuestCLE Program

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Conducting Voir Dire Virtually
Lisa Blue, Lisa Blue
Using Jury Consultants: Zoom vs. In-Person Focus Groups
Jeffrey Boyd, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Is there a Bias Against Experts? Testimony vs. Intuition and Anecdote
Phillip H. Miller, Miller Law Offices
Retrofit or Forward Propulsion: What Will Be the New Normal?
Michael Doyle, Doyle LLP
Christine Weems, 281st District Court of Harris County, TX
Reactions to and Discussions About the Future
Half-day
8:30AM - 12:10PM PT
Class Action Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Huntington BankCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Edmund A Normand, Normand PLLC
Supreme Court Update
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Developments in Damages in Class Action Cases
Douglas J McNamara, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Updates on Arbitration - Court Rulings, Swarms, and FAIR Act
Sophia Goren Gold, Kaliel Gold PLLC
Recent Settlements and Objectors
Amy E. Keller, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Panel: Lessons Learned in Remote Litigation
Jennie L Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP
Rayna Kessler, Robins Kaplan LLP
Walter Osuna, The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm
Mark H. Troutman, Gibbs Law Group, LLP
Developments in Environmental Class Actions
James Bilsborrow, Seeger Weiss, LLP
Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
Business Interruption Update
Kenneth Grunfeld, Golomb & Honik, PC
Full day
8:30AM - 3:30PM PT
Bad Faith Litigation Group/Insurance Section CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law MarketingCLE Program

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Wildfire and Smoke Claims
Lee Harris, Goldstein Gellman Melbostad Harris & McSparran, LLP
Building an Insurance Case That Jurors Will Love
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Class Actions in Insurance Cases
Michael Lee Cohen, Michael L. Cohen, APLC
The Decline and Revival of Insurance Bad Faith
Charles M. Miller, Insurance Law Center
Insurance Producer Liability
Frederick C Berry Jr., Frederick C. Berry, Jr., P.C.
Hurricane Claims
Roy Willey IV, Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC
First Party Auto Insurance Step Down Provisions and Using Experts to Overcome
COVID Business Interruption Claims
Bobby Rutter, Rutter and Russin, LLC
Full day
8:30AM - 3:45PM PT
Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningCLE Program

Room: Gracia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Timothy Lange, The Lange Firm, PLLC
Initial Investigation of the Truck Crash Case
Lawrence M Simon, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Use of Negotiation Counsel and How It Can Add Value to a Truck Case
Peter Kestner, McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
Technology You Need to be Familiar with in a Truck Crash Case
Jordan Jones, Michigan Auto Law
Case Law Update: Broker, Shipper, Jurisdiction, Agency Issues and More
Rena Leizerman, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
Motor Carrier Duties to Train Truck Drivers and Failure to Supervise
Matthew Wright, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
Trucking Defenses: Here's What's Coming and How to Combat It
Bryan Roberts, Stark & Stark
Trucking Experts: Dos and Don'ts and Getting What You Need
Sara L Williams, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys
Using Focus Groups for your Truck Case: Recent Lessons
Kenneth H. Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Full day
8:30AM - 4:30PM PT
Professional Negligence Section CLE Program Sponsored by MDTimelines, a MedMal Consulting CompanyCLE Program

Room: Gracia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Crafting a Strong Opening in a Medical Negligence Case
Sarah F King, Clifford Law Offices
Spinal Cord Injuries
Lindsay Lawrence, Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
Finding the Medical Literature to Win Your Case
J. Lee Tilson, Attorney at Law
Like Riding A Bike: Musings and Takeaways from a Recent Jury Trial
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Ethical Considerations for Your Trial
Derrick Walker, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
Silver Linings from the Pandemic that Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Can Use in Trial
Randi McGinn, McGinn Montoya Love & Curry, PA
Elder Abuse: How to Win Your Case at Trial
Brian L. Poulter, Stalwart Law Group
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Aviation Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section at the annual meeting.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Paragard Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by P&N and Western Alliance BankLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Veterans & Military Services Committee Sponsored by MilestoneCommittee Meeting

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Veterans & Military Services Committee. Committee members and Officers welcome. If attending remotely via Zoom, please email jennifer.adcock@justice.org for link.

9:30AM - 10:30AM PT ERISA Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

9:30AM - 11:00AM PT Civil Rights Section and Police Misconduct Litigation Group MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section and Litigation Group for a combined annual meeting.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT Public Education Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss ongoing projects and plan future actions.

10:30AM - 12:00PM PT Technology and Science Section with the Electronic Discovery and Website and Social Media Content Liability Litigation Groups MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Gracia 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section at its first annual cohosted with the litigation groups.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Social Security Disability Law and Workers' Compensation & Workplace Injury Sections Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Sections at their combined annual meeting.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT State Delegates Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Yaletown 4 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Talcum Powder/ Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Mass Tort SupportLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, Mass Tort Support! 

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Stop by and visit the exhibitors during the PM Refreshment Break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

12:00PM - 2:00PM PT Membership and Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy LLCLuncheon

Room: The Chelsea (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join us for a celebration of AAJ members’ achievements, the swearing in of the 2021-22 AAJ National Officers and passing of the gavel to incoming AAJ President Navan Ward.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PT AAJ PAC Development Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Brera 3 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Development Committee.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PT LGBT Caucus Membership Meeting Sponsored by FilevineCommittee Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All voting members who identify as a member of the LGBT community or as an ally are invited to attend the caucus membership meeting.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PT Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Meeting sponsored by LaFleur MarketingCommittee Meeting

Room: Gracia 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Open to Committee members only.

Half-day
2:00PM - 5:10PM PT
Sexual Assault Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Fast Cash LegalCLE Program

Room: Brera 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Panel - Being an Advocate in All Proceedings
Kimberly Dougherty, Andrus Wagstaff
Micha Star Liberty, Liberty Law
Panel - Maximizing Damages in a Sexual Assault Case
Megan Bonanni, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, PC
Brian Kent, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
Developing Successful Themes in Your Case and Defusing Defense Themes
Jennifer Lipinski, Gordon & Partners, PA
Jessica Pride, The Pride Law Firm
Panel - Dos and Don'ts of Litigating Sexual Assault Cases
Kristen Feden, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Melissa Hague, The Joel Bieber Firm
2:30PM - 3:30PM PT Law Schools Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Law Schools Committee will meet to discuss new and old business. This is an open meeting, any AAJ member may attend.

2:30PM - 3:30PM PT Railroad Section/Litigation Group and FELA Litigation Group Joint MeetingSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Section and related Litigation Groups at their annual meeting.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Employment Rights and Sole Practitioner/ Small Firm Sections Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Sections for a combined annual meeting.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Organization Review CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meeting of the Organization Review Committee

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT Trial Lawyers Care Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Do well by doing good! This meeting is open to all trial lawyers who are interested in fostering positive relationships through community service.

3:00PM - 5:00PM PT Networking Reception, hosted by the LGBT Caucus Sponsored by Filevine & Strategic CapitalReception

Room: The Barbershop

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All registrants are invited to attend a networking reception hosted by AAJ's LGBT Caucus.

3:30PM - 4:30PM PT Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 4 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, CAMG!

3:30PM - 4:30PM PT Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PT Joint Executive Committee and Budget Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Nolita 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Joint meeting of the Executive Committee and Budget Committee

6:00PM - 8:00PM PT Past Presidents DinnerDinner

Room: Craftsteak

Venue: MGM Grand Hotel - 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Past Presidents Dinner for the American Association for Justice Past Presidents only.

8:00PM - 10:00PM PT Incoming President's Reception for Navan WardReception

Room: Topgolf Las Vegas

Venue: MGM Hotel

Join us for the Incoming President's Reception for Navan Ward. Thank you to our sponsors: MASSIVE, Obu, P&N, SimplyConvert, and TorHoerman Law!

Thursday, July 15, 2021
7:30AM - 10:00AM PT Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Praga (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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:

Sunday, July 11 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 7:30 am to 10:00 am

7:30AM - 11:00AM PT RegistrationGeneral

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

You can pick-up your badge and submit your CLE credits during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 11:00AM PT Registration Help DeskGeneral

Room: Belmont Registration Counter (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Someone will be available to assist you with your registration question during the following hours:

Sunday, July 11 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, July 12 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 am to 11:00 am

7:30AM - 1:00PM PT AAJ Resource BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Belmont Common (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Visit AAJ's first time ever Virtual Bookstore, where you can learn more about AAJ's products and services, as well as, shop for the most recent book releases by Lisa Blue, Jon Lomurro, and Katherine James.

7:30AM - 1:30PM PT Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Mont-Royal (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This suite is an exclusive benefit for Leaders Forum and President’s Club members and their guests only. Sponsored by Forge Consulting and Robson Forensic. 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.

Half-day
8:30AM - 11:30AM PT
Railroad Law Section/Railroad-Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group/Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by OasisCLE Program

Room: Brera 5 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Nathan Karlin, Pottroff & Karlin, LLC
Establishing FELA Claims for Railroad Contractors
Jasper Abbott, Warshauer Law Group, PC
Nuts and Bolts of Railroad Whistleblower and ADA Litigation
Nicholas Thompson, The Moody Law Firm, Inc.
Rethinking Pedestrian/Railroad Litigation
Joseph Sayler, Bolt Hoffer Boyd
Trains, Brains, and Tech Tweaks
James R. Holland, Holland Law
The Dos and Don'ts of Confidentiality Language for Settlement Agreements and the Impact on Your Client's Future
Caroline Taylor, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC
Half-day
8:30AM - 11:40AM PT
Inadequate Security Litigation Group/Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Gracia 2 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Salu Kunnatha, Law Office of Salu K. Kunnatha, PC
Building a Premises Liability Case That Appeals to Jurors
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Using Defendant’s Voluntary Undertakings to Prove Liability in Premises and Inadequate Security Cases
Bruno Marasso, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
How to Navigate, Investigate, and Litigate Sex Abuse Cases at Schools and Day Care Facilities
Max Panoff, Leighton Law, PA
Winning Your Case in Deposition: Using 30(b)(6) Depositions in Premises, Security, and Sex Abuse Cases
Mark Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
Cross Examining Experts in Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Cases
Michael Neff, Neff Law
Dram Shop and Other Preventable Tragedies
Daniel S. Chamberlain, Cohen & Malad, LLP
Half-day
8:30AM - 12:10PM PT
Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) CLE Program Sponsored by Digital Law MarketingCLE Program

Room: Gracia 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Kevin Hannon, Morgan and Morgan
Personal Jurisdiction After Ford Motor
Adam J. Gomez, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A
Preemption Post-Albrecht
Louis M Bograd, Motley Rice, LLC
Update of Medical Monitoring Case Law
Kevin Hannon, Morgan and Morgan
Next Steps After You Settle a Case
Christopher L. Schnieders, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC
Current Trends in Environmental Torts – AFFF/PFAs
Gale D Pearson, Fears Nachawati
Plaintiff/Defendant Communications with Class Members
Kartik Sameer Madiraju, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy Section Officers and Professional Negligence Sections Meeting and Election Sponsored by LaFleur MarketingSection Meeting

Room: Yaletown 2 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the Sections for a combined annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsor, LaFleur Marketing!

9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting sponsored by A Case for Women & MilestoneLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 3 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group for their annual meeting.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PT Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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

9:30AM - 10:30AM PT Proposed Infant Formula N.E.C Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 4 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Please join the proposed litigation group during the first meeting.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT Qui Tam Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 1 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the meeting during Annual Convention.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PT Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Executive Board MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 4 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Open Only to Current Officers, Current At-Large Executive Committee Members and All Past Chairs of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

10:30AM - 11:30AM PT Proposed Medical Record Retrieval Litigation & Support Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the proponents at the first Ciox Litigation Group meeting.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Robert L. Habush Endowment Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Jardins (2nd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

11:00AM - 12:00PM PT Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Election sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Yaletown 4 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group at the annual meeting.

1:00PM - 5:00PM PT Board of Governors Meeting sponsored by Counsel Financial & Forge ConsultingBusiness Meeting

Room: Belmont 3, 4, 7, 8 (4th Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The 2021 Annual Board of Governors Meeting.

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Monday, July 12
7:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Opening Reception Sponsored by Jenner Law & Pogust MillroodReception

Room: Marquee Nightclub/Dayclub

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Opening Reception will be a light reception with light fare, and will be held at the Marquee Nightclub/Dayclub from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.


Thank you to our sponsors Jenner Law & Pogust Millrood!

Monday, July 12
10:00PM - 12:00AM PT
The Groove, hosted by the Minority CaucusReception

Room: The Alexxas Bar

Venue: 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd.

All registrants and their guests are invited to attend this fun networking event featuring live music, times for this event are 10:00 am to midnight.  

Tuesday, July 13
4:00PM - 5:00PM PT
AAJ Evergreen Fund Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners Jamison, Forge Consulting & VelawcityReception

Room: Gracia 6 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

5th annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

Tuesday, July 13
4:30PM - 5:30PM PT
Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington Bank and Top Class ActionsReception

Room: Brera 1 (3rd Level)

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Join the litigation group following the meeting for drinks and light appetizers. Thank you to our sponsors, Huntington Bank and Top Class Actions.

Tuesday, July 13
10:00PM - 11:59PM PT
New Lawyers Division (NLD) PartySocial Event

Room: The Jewel

Venue: The ARIA Resort & Casino - 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd.

One of the highlights of convention, all registrants and their guests are invited to join the NLD for a night of dancing and fun!

Wednesday, July 14
3:00PM - 5:00PM PT
Networking Reception, hosted by the LGBT Caucus Sponsored by Filevine & Strategic CapitalReception

Room: The Barbershop

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

All registrants are invited to attend a networking reception hosted by AAJ's LGBT Caucus.

Wednesday, July 14
8:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Incoming President's Reception for Navan WardReception

Room: Topgolf Las Vegas

Venue: MGM Hotel

Join us for the Incoming President's Reception for Navan Ward. Thank you to our sponsors: MASSIVE, Obu, P&N, SimplyConvert, and TorHoerman Law!

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor

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