Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the AAJ 2022 Annual Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Please note: All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Thursday, July 14, 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM PST Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Ballard, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

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

Friday, July 15, 2022
8:00AM - 3:30PM PST Mass Torts Seminar Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join us the day before annual convention for the Mass Torts Seminar. Topics include the future of mass tort cases and investigating a new case.

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9:00AM - 4:00PM PST Leadership AcademySpecial Event

Room: Ballard, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

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

9:00AM - 8:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private SuiteSpecial Event

Room: Room 601, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Google Local Search Expert,  Andy Simpson, will be speaking on Google tips to help you rank in local search and how to choose the next location for your business using local SEO.

He will share with us top tips you can use for your business to help local ranking, tips for your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), and tips for your website.

Full Bar and Appetizers will be provided.

10:00AM - 2:00PM PST Joint Caucus & TLC Service ProjectCommunity Service Project

Room: 13116 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, WA

Venue: Friends of Youth

The LGBT Caucus, Minority Caucus, New Lawyers Division, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus and Trial Lawyers Care Committee have teamed up Friends of Youth, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving youth and young families facing circumstances of homelessness, foster care and behavioral health challenges.

The 2022 Annual Convention service project will take place on Friday, July 15th from 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Volunteers will put together move-in kits, organize in-kind donations, and do light cleaning/maintenance on the various properties. Volunteers should wear casual clothes and closed-toed shoes and bring masks for indoor tasks. Please RSVP to  Jennifer.rafter@justice.org. This project is open to AAJ members only, and space is limited.

If you cannot attend, and/or wish to donate items, they have created an AmazonWishlist of items that are essential to helping the organization meet the goals of its many essential programs.

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

Room: Room 614, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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, July 15        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16     6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17        6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18       6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19      7:00 am to 4:00 pm

2:00PM - 6:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

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

2:00PM - 6:00PM PST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

2:00PM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Milestone & ScorpionSponsor Event

Room: 6th Floor Lobby

Venue: Convention Center

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Milestone Consulting & Scorpion!

2:00PM - 6:00PM PST Leaders Forum and President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Robson ForensicHospitality Suite

Room: Room 4D, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  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.

2:00PM - 6:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 15         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17      7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18      7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19     7:30 am to 1:00 pm

5:00PM - 7:00PM PST Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software, Obu & The Expert InstituteReception

Room: 227 9th Avenue

Venue: Gold Bar

All convention registrants are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the WTLC!

6:30PM - 8:30PM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome ReceptionReception

Room: 1415 1st Avenue

Venue: The Pike Brewing Company

All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the NLD!

9:00PM - 12:00AM PST The Groove, hosted by the Minority Caucus Sponsored by Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, Filevine & RinglerReception

Room: 2505 1st Avenue

Venue: The Crocodile

Convention registrants are invited to attend The Groove, a night of live music and networking hosted by AAJ's Minority Caucus!

10:00PM - 11:59PM PST Late Nite Reception hosted by Bagolie Friedman, Hugh James and Moloney & Co (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Diamond Room, 1st Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN, HUGH JAMES and MOLONEY & CO are pleased to announce the return of the LATE NITE RECEPTION!


Saturday, July 16, 2022
12:00AM - 11:59PM PST Move ChallengeSpecial Event

To participate, just download the AAJ Move Challenge app at the Apple Store or Google Play, then complete the registration and the pairing process. You can track your movement using your own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or step trackers integrated on your iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit.  Once you sign up, look for emails from Heka Health on how you can earn extra bonus points!

Daily prizes will be given to the first two people that reach 10,000 steps each day (July 16, 17, & 18) and go to the Forge table to show their results.  The Forge table is located outside the Leaders Forum President’s Club Suite located in Room 4D, Level 4.

There will also be a drawing of those participants in the top ten on the leaderboard at the end of the Challenge for an Apple Airpods.

Spread the word #AAJMOVE @justicedotorg

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Milestone & ScorpionSponsor Event

Room: 6th Floor Lobby

Venue: Convention Center

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Milestone Consulting & Scorpion!

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

Room: Room 213, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Scorpion BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 214, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 614, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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, July 15        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16     6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17        6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18       6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19      7:00 am to 4:00 pm

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Western Alliance Bank BoardroomBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 210, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit Western Alliance Bank in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 8:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private SuiteSpecial Event

Room: Room 601, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Google Local Search Expert,  Andy Simpson, will be speaking on Google tips to help you rank in local search and how to choose the next location for your business using local SEO.

He will share with us top tips you can use for your business to help local ranking, tips for your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), and tips for your website.

Full Bar and Appetizers will be provided.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Friends of Bill W. daily meeting.

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge & RobsonHospitality Suite

Room: Room 4D, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  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 PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 15         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17      7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18      7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19     7:30 am to 1:00 pm

7:30AM - 10:00PM PST Youth Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Ballard, Capitol Hill, Everett, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 19.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj-2022.htm

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13. Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).  Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.

A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

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

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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 - 10:00AM PST AAJ PAC Eagle Breakfast ReceptionBreakfast

Room: Cirrus, 35th Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

AAJ PAC Eagle contributors should join us at an exclusive breakfast reception to hear from members of Congress.

All guests will need to check in at the Seattle Convention Center before the event to clear protocols and receive their convention badge.  Registration opens Friday at 2:00 pm.  See online for full registration hours.  

8:00AM - 3:00PM PST ExhibitsExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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:
Saturday, July 16     8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 17       8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, July 18      8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8:30AM - 4:55PM PST 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) Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Grace Chanin, Nichols Kaster, PLLP
David Stern, ASK LLP
Managing Client Expectations
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
Mining for Metaphors in Discovery and Pretrial
Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
The Effective Cross of an Expert: Research, Preparation, and Execution
Ricardo M Martinez-Cid, Podhurst Orseck, PA
Non-Traditional Ways of Depositions
Ervin Nevitt, Coplan & Crane
Fighting Motions for Protective Orders
Carmaletta Henson, Henson & Fuerst, PA
Witness Preparation: Harvesting Witnesses' Stories
Andrew Caple-Shaw, ACT of Communication
Maximizing Your Settlement Through Mediation
Kurt Zaner, Zaner Harden Law, LLP
Sending Powerful Demand Letters
Shayla Reed, Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO
How to Combat Court Secrecy
Derrick Walker, Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC
Maximizing Damages: Tips to Gain the Most Points in One Deposition
Max Panoff, Leighton Law, PA
Trying a Case on a Budget: Tips for Success
Carl Solomon, Solomon Law Group, LLC
8:30AM - 11:40AM PST Canadian Caucus CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Elizabeth Ann Kinghorne, Canadian Caucus of AAJ & Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
Panel: Emerging Imaging and Technology for Identifying/Proving Brain Injuries
Anthony Leoni, Rice Harbut Elliott, LLP
Jill McCartney, Siskinds LLP
Know Your Decider of Fact: Persuading Through Technology or Technique
David Bishop Debenham, Low Murchison Radnoff, LLP
Panel: Diversifying Your Personal Injury Practice – How to Expand or Make the Transition
Charles Gluckstein, Gluckstein Lawyers
Steve Grover, Grover Law Firm
Judith Hull, McKenzie Lake Lawyers
Raymond Wagner, Wagners Personal Injury Lawyers
SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) Litigation
Maia Bent, Lerners LLP
Supreme Court of Canada Updates
Lauren Harper, Wagners Personal Injury Lawyers
8:30AM - 5:00PM PST Convention Recording BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Room 605 Lobby, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Purchase your convention and education recordings here!

8:30AM - 5:00PM PST Nursing Homes Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Russell MediaCLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Michael Brusca, Davis & Brusca, LLC
Introduction: Jury Focused Examination
Lesley Clement, Clement Law Group
Preparing for and Deposing the Caregivers
Dusti Harvey, Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC
Proving Notice and Harm Caused by Understaffing Through Doctors and Regional Clinical Directors/Administrators
Laraclay Drake Parker, Golden Law Office
Examination of the Floor Nurses and Director of Nursing
Tad Thomas, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC
Preparing for and Deposing the Director of Staff Development and Staffing Coordinator
Shayla Reed, Reed Law Offices, PC, LLO
Preparing For and Deposing the Substantive Corporate Representative Depositions
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
The Top of the Food Chain: CEO/CFO/Regional Director of Operations/Vice President of Operations
Carmaletta Henson, Henson & Fuerst, PA
Examining the Defense Experts
Donna MacKenzie, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
Expert Direct Examination: A Live Demonstration
Christopher Cherney, Nursing Home Administrator
Jody Moore, Johnson Moore
8:30AM - 5:15PM PST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Rubenstein LawCLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Adam Malone, Malone Law Office
Overview of the TBI Case
Tanya Ortega, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Constructing the Best Defense to Tear It Down
Bruce Stern, Stark & Stark
Discovery Issues & Preparing the TBI Client for Deposition
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
Role of Neuropsychological Testing
Scott Blair, Brain Injury Law of Seattle
Glenn T. Goodwin, Glenn T. Goodwin, PhD
Taking Out the Dishonest Defense Medical Examiner
Jay Vaughn, Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, PSC
Understanding Neuroimaging
Katherine Harvey-Lee, California Truck Law, PC
Proving the Invisible Injury
Florence Murray, Murray & Murray Co., LPA
Framing the TBI Case for Trial
Zachary M. Mandell, Mandell Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd.
Voir Dire & Opening Statement for TBI Trials
Artemis Malekpour, Malekpour & Ball
From Victim to Victor: Casting Your Client (and Yourself) In the TBI Trial
Jesse Wilson, Tell the Winning Story
Cross Examination of Defense Experts
Joseph Cammarata, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
Maximizing Damages in Traumatic Brain Injury
Randall H. Scarlett, Scarlett Law Group
8:30AM - 11:35PM PST Admiralty Law Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Tonya Meister, Meister Law, LLC
Perspective of a Former Navy Surface Warfare Officer: Claims Against the United States Navy
Athens Convention: A European Lawyer’s Perspective on Vessel Passenger Claims
Katherine Allen, Hugh James Solicitors
Oil Spill & Pollution Claims—Liability and Damages
Jessica Ibert, Lewis Kullman Sterbcow & Abramson
Remand of Admiralty Claims: Tools to Remain in State Court
Carlos Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel LLP
9:00AM - 11:00AM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Appellate Practice Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Appellate Practice Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Jury Bias Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Jury Bias Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All members of the Membership Oversight Committee are invited to attend our monthly meeting.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Technology and Science Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Technology and Science Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:35AM PST ERISA Benefits Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Madison Donaldson, Marc Whitehead & Associates LLP
The New Regulations – What Has Been Done with Them So Far?
Audrey Dolmovich, Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC
Tactics for Winning ERISA Disability Insurance Claims & Litigation
Jennifer Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC
10:00AM - 11:35AM PST LGBT Caucus CLE Program Sponsored by LS5CLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Amy Heins, Shelley Leeke Law Firm
Respectfully & Zealously Representing the LGBTQ+ Community
Guy D'Andrea, Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP
Casey Johnson, Aitken*Aitken*Cohn
Stephen Skinner, Skinner Law Firm
10:30AM - 11:00AM PST Inadequate Security Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Inadequate Security Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 11:30AM PST E-Cigarettes Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

E-Cigarettes Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Electronic Discovery Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Products Liability Section Meeting/Brunch and Elections Sponsored by Schroeter Goldmark & BenderSection Meeting

Room: Room 3A, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Products Liability Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 12:30PM PST Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All voting members who identify as female are invited to attend the WTLC membership meeting!

11:30AM - 12:00PM PST JUUL Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

JUUL Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:40AM - 12:10PM PST AAJ Press Author Katherine James Book SigningBook Signing

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join Katherine James for a book signing of her newest AAJ Press release, "Harvesting Witnesses’ Stories."

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Infant Formula NEC Litigation Group Meeting/Lunch and Elections Sponsored by Archer & CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 4C-4, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

Infant Formula NEC Litigation Group Meeting/Lunch and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Medical Record Retrieval (CIOX) Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Medical Record Retrieval (CIOX) Litigation. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Nursing Homes Litigation Group Meeting/Lunch and Elections Sponsored by Precision ResolutionLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Nursing Homes Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

12:30PM - 1:30PM PST The Sections and Litigation Groups Coordination Committee (SLGCC) MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

The Sections and Litigation Groups Coordinating Committee (SLGCC) Meeting

12:30PM - 2:00PM PST Canadian Caucus Luncheon Sponsored by EpiqLuncheon

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All Canadian voting members are invited to attend the annual luncheon, business meeting, and awards ceremony.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PST Milestone Diamond Presentation & Complimentary Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Bridie Farrell, Survivor, Advocate, and Distinguished SpeakerLuncheon

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All are welcome to attend the complimentary lunch and presentation put on by Milestone! At this luncheon, Bridie Farrell will speak about her journey from survivor into advocate, discussing her impact on legal change including the Child Victims Act and many other achievements. She will highlight the course of client's survivorship, whether it be sex abuse, cancer, or a catastrophic injury. Also, Bridie will sit down with Amy Fogle, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone, to discuss how a survivor's journey does not end once settlement has been reached. Bridie and Amy will talk through how Milestone takes the reins from devoted plaintiff attorneys by empowering survivors with financial planning knowledge and tailored settlement plans.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Asbestos Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Diversity and Inclusion Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Valsartan Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Valsartan Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

1:30PM - 3:00PM PST Aviation Law Section and Elections Sponsored by Baum HedlundSection Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Aviation Law Section and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Council of Presidents Business Meeting Sponsored by Thompson FlanaganBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Council of Presidents Business Meeting sponsored by Thompson Flanagan

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Election CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting of the Election Committee

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST First Time Attendee Mixer Sponsored by The Search Engine GuysReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All first-time attendees are invited to attend this networking reception!

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Opioids Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by MASSIVE & MedchartLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Opioids Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:35PM PST Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

You’re Already Halfway There: Overlap Between Medical Negligence/Employment and Qui Tam Litigation
Eva Gunasekera, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
What Makes Qui Tam Different?
Dan Fruchter, United States Attorney’s Office
Eva Gunasekera, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
Practical Advice for Identifying and Working Up a Qui Tam Case
Jillian Estes, Morgan Verkamp, LLC
Erica Blachman Hitchings, Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC
2:00PM - 3:35PM PST Resort Tort Litigation Group/Bicycle Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Advocacy Digital MediaCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Sarah Schindler, Kolsby Gordon Robin & Shore
Navigating the COVID-19 Surge of Boating Injury Cases
Ira Leesfield, Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
The Role of Cycling in Post-Pandemic Transportation
Michael Keating, Keating Law Offices, PC
Intentional Torts and Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships
Carlos Llinas, Nelson & Fraenkel LLP
2:00PM - 5:00PM PST Asbestos Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Kathleen Farinas, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts & New Filings Update
Lisa Nathanson Busch, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
Marcus Raichle Jr., Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy/Texas Two-Step
Jared Placitella, Cohen Placitella & Roth, PC
Joseph Satterley, Satterley & Kelley, PLLC
Which Motions in Limine Should Be Contemplated in Every Case
Rachel Gross, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
How to Prepare and Cross Defendant’s Go-To Experts
Nathan Finch, Motley Rice, LLC
Shane F Hampton, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Expert Reports – What Should and Should Not Be Included
Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates
Important Legal Decisions Over the Last 24 Months: Law Update
Paul C Cook, Frost Law Firm, PC
Ka'Leya Hardin, Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
Lessons Learned During COVID-19 to Carry Forward
Russell Pate, Pate Law Firm
2:00PM - 5:00PM PST Sexual Assault Litigation Group/Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Jessica Pride, The Pride Law Firm
How to Make Sure You Have Insurance Coverage in Sexual Assault Cases
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Panel - New Statute of Limitations Laws
Marci A. Hamilton, CHILD USA
Micha Liberty, Liberty Law Office
Panel - 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
Panel - Strategies for Taking to a Trauma-Informed Approach in Multi-Plaintiff Sex Abuse Cases
Jennifer Lipinski, Gordon & Partners, PA
Michelle Simpson Tuegel, The Simpson Tuegel Law Firm
Panel - Obtaining Justice Through Non-Monetary Demands in Sex Abuse Cases
Megan Bonanni, Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni & Rivers, PC
Tasha Schwikert, Munck Wilson Mandala
2:30PM - 3:30PM PST Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Insurance Law Section and Bad Faith Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Class Action Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 3B, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

After the Annual Convention, the Class Action Litigation Group will officially become a new AAJ Section. In accordance with the Class Action Section bylaws, elections for the new Class Action Section will take place at the beginning of the meeting. 

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

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Minority Caucus Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All voting members who identify as a minority are invited to attend our annual meeting and elections!

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Opioids Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by MASSIVE & MedchartReception

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Opioids Litigation Group Sponsored Reception.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsReception

Room: Room 3A, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Class Action Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Sections Leaders Council (SLC) Meeting and Elections Sponsored by LaFleurCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Sections Leaders Council (SLC) Meeting and Elections Sponsored by LaFleur. 

4:00PM - 5:30PM PST Minority Caucus Awards CeremonyReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Please join the Minority Caucus and celebrate the recipients of the Richard D. Hailey scholarship and Johnnie Cochran Soaring Eagle award.

5:00PM - 6:00PM PST Sections Leaders Council (SLC) and Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Reception Sponsored by LaFleurReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Sections Leaders Council (SLC) and Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Sponsored Reception

5:15PM - 6:30PM PST Nursing Homes Litigation Group ReceptionReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Nursing Homes Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM PST Asbestos Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

7:00PM - 9:00PM PST Opening Reception Sponsored by Bergman Draper Oslund UdoReception

Room: 200 Second Avenue North

Venue: Pacific Science Center

Bergman Draper Oslund Udo is honored to sponsor this year's Annual Convention Opening Reception! What could be more fun than having a summer street party with your favorite community of trial lawyers?  Having it at the base of the iconic Seattle Space Needle.   Join us for AAJ’s Seattlefest on opening day of the convention, if you miss this party you will be sure to have a major case of FOMOs.  Your social media will be blown up with pics of the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle in the background, incredible food stands showcasing local flair, a laser show, and just straight up fun and games.  You deserve a break, make plans to join us today.

Continuous shuttle service will be provided. Shuttle will leave from the Sheraton Grand Seattle starting at 6:45 pm.

Sunday, July 17, 2022
12:00AM - 11:59PM PST Move ChallengeSpecial Event

To participate, just download the AAJ Move Challenge app at the Apple Store or Google Play, then complete the registration and the pairing process. You can track your movement using your own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or step trackers integrated on your iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit.  Once you sign up, look for emails from Heka Health on how you can earn extra bonus points!

Daily prizes will be given to the first two people that reach 10,000 steps each day (July 16, 17, & 18) and go to the Forge table to show their results.  The Forge table is located outside the Leaders Forum President’s Club Suite located in Room 4D, Level 4.

There will also be a drawing of those participants in the top ten on the leaderboard at the end of the Challenge for an Apple Airpods.

Spread the word #AAJMOVE @justicedotorg

6:00AM - 6:00PM PST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 614, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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, July 15        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16     6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17        6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18       6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19      7:00 am to 4:00 pm

6:30AM - 8:05AM PST Litigation at Sunrise CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Kelly Hyman, The Hyman Law Firm, PA
Overcoming Waivers in Recreational Tort Cases
Justin Shapiro, Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
Seven Ethics Tips for Staff and Paralegals
Madeline McNeeley, Harris Lowry Manton LLP
Injectafer Litigation Update
Michael Daly, PGMBM
Hiring and Development Within Your Firm
Miranda Soucie, Spiros Law, PC
CPAP Litigation Update
Winston Troy Bouk, Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O’Brien Barr & Mougey, PA
Dram Shop
Brian Rogers, Rogers & Fite
7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Milestone & ScorpionSponsor Event

Room: 6th Floor Lobby

Venue: Convention Center

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Milestone Consulting & Scorpion!

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

Room: Room 213, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Scorpion BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 214, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Western Alliance Bank BoardroomBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 210, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit Western Alliance Bank in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 8:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private SuiteSpecial Event

Room: Room 601, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Google Local Search Expert,  Andy Simpson, will be speaking on Google tips to help you rank in local search and how to choose the next location for your business using local SEO.

He will share with us top tips you can use for your business to help local ranking, tips for your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), and tips for your website.

Full Bar and Appetizers will be provided.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Friends of Bill W. daily meeting.

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge & RobsonHospitality Suite

Room: Room 4D, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  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 PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 15         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17      7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18      7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19     7:30 am to 1:00 pm

7:30AM - 10:00PM PST Youth Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Ballard, Capitol Hill, Everett, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 19.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj-2022.htm

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13. Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).  Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.

A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

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

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Meeting and Elections Sponsored by LaFleurCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Meeting and Elections Sponsored by LaFleur.

8:00AM - 3:00PM PST ExhibitsExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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:
Saturday, July 16     8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 17       8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, July 18      8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8:30AM - 5:00PM PST 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) Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Michael P Doyle, Doyle Dennis LLP
The Four Questions
Jeffrey Boyd, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Focus Groups from Trial to Verdict: Lessons Learned
Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
New Trends in Focus Groups
Phillip Miller, Miller Law Offices
Update on Jury Research Project
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
David A Wenner, Snyder & Wenner
Overcoming Jury Bias in Cases that Make the News
Robyn L. Wishart, Wishart Brain and Spine Law
New Strategies: What Has Worked in Recent Cases
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
Bringing Out Jurors' Beneficial Biases Through Storytelling
Zachary M. Mandell, Mandell Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd.
"Nuclear" Verdicts - What Are Juries Up To?
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Robert Dicello, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Finding Rules of the Road That Matter to a Polarized Jury
Jeffrey Boyd, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Lauren D Fraser, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
8:30AM - 10:00AM PST Public Citizen Civil Justice Project Brunch (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Breakfast

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join Public Citizen's President Robert Weissman for brunch and an update on our work.

8:30AM - 11:35AM PST Business Torts Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Lydia Floyd, The Lydia Floyd Law Firm LLC
Prosecuting Ponzi Scheme Cases Against Third Party Professionals
Scott Silver, Silver Law Group
Litigating Grey Markets
Christopher Langone, Langone Law LLC
Finding the Hidden Corporate Defendant
Sophie Zavaglia, SWMW Law, LLC
Title IX and Institutional Discrimination
Irene Raqchel Lax, Grant & Eisenhofer, PA
Behavioral Psychology Tips for Trial Lawyers
Robert Dicello, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
8:30AM - 11:50AM PST Employment Rights Section/Wage and Hour Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by CPT GroupCLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Carson Phillips-Spotts, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Handling an Employment Appeal from A to Z
Carla Aikens, Carla D. Aikens, PLC
Employment Law Update
Rachhana Srey, Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Ethical Considerations Including Reverse Auctions in Settlements
R. Joseph Barton, Block & Leviton, LLP
Calculating Damages in Employment Cases
Brian Kriegler, Econ One Research
8:30AM - 12:05PM PST Section on Toxic Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts CLE Program Sponsored by Dundon AdvisersCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Kevin S. Hannon, The Hannon Law Firm, LLC
Round-Up Litigation Update
Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
Opioids Litigation Update
Vincent Greene IV, Motley Rice, LLC
Johnson and Johnson Talc Update
P. Leigh O'Dell, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
PFAS/AFFF Update
Gale D. Pearson, Fears Nachawati Law Firm
Elmiron
Ruth T Rizkalla, The Carlson Law Firm, PC
Defeating Federal Jurisdiction/Snap Removal
Kevin S. Hannon, The Hannon Law Firm, LLC
8:30AM - 4:30PM PST Insurance Law Section/Bad Faith Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Leah Snyder, Ember Law, PLLC
Underinsured Motorist Valuation Disputes and Bad Faith
Jarom Whitehead, Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby
Disability Policies, Application, Appeal, and Litigation
Jennifer Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC
Proving Bad Faith
Thomas Harding, Clear Legal Law Corporation
Personal Injury Protection/Medpay/Health Insurance – Getting Them to Pay
Jami S. Oliver, Oliver Law Office
Litigation Through Reservations of Rights & Coverage Issues
Edward Le, Edward K. Le, PLLC
Insurance Sales Broker and Agent Liability
Melinda Ghilardi, Munley Law
Drafting and Using Conflict Waivers in Insurance Cases
Mercedes M. Donchez, Donchez Law Firm
Keeping Insurance Clients Fully Informed
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
8:30AM - 4:45PM PST Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section/Rideshare Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Arthur FundingCLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Maria B. Glorioso, The Glorioso Law Firm
Overcoming Obstacles in the Motorcycle Case
Grant Lawson, Metier Law Firm, LLC
When the Rideshare Ride Isn’t Safe
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Preparing Your Case and Your Client for Trial
Katie Nealon, Munley Law
Virtual vs. In-Person Focus Groups – Pros and Con
Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Top Ten Tips in Auto Litigation
Javier Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm
Overlooked Theories of Liability in Premises Liability Litigation
Michael L. Neff, Neff Injury Law
Settling Auto and Premises Cases in the COVID/Post-COVID-19 World
Shaunestte Terrell, Cohen & Malad LLP
Effective Cross-Examination and Deposition Examination of the Rideshare Representative
Jamie Goldstein, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos
8:30AM - 5:00PM PST Convention Recording BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Room 605 Lobby, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Purchase your convention and education recordings here!

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Admiralty Law Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Admiralty Law Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST National Finance Council MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Timeshare Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Timeshare Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 11:00AM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

9:00AM - 3:00PM PST Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 3A/B, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 6E, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join the WTLC for their signature brunch and annual awards ceremony!

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

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

11:00AM - 11:30AM PST Balance of the World ElectionsBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Employment Rights Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Employment Rights Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Pressure Cookers Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Pressure Cookers Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST Proposed Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by CAMG & ArcherLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

First meeting of the Proposed Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Litigation Group. The meeting is open to AAJ members who are registered for the Annual Convention.

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST State Delegates Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

12:00PM - 1:30PM PST Pound Institute Trustees MeetingPound Event

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Quarterly meeting of Pound Institute board of trustees. Fellows of the Institute are welcome to attend.

12:30PM - 1:30PM PST Website and Social Media Content Liability Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Website and Social Media Content Liability Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

12:30PM - 2:00PM PST Scorpion Diamond Presentation & Complimentary LunchLuncheon

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All are welcome to attend the complimentary lunch and marketing presentation put on by Scorpion!

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST ERISA Benefits Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

ERISA Benefits Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Paragard Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by P&N & Western Alliance BankLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Paragard Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 2:00PM PST Qui Tam Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Qui Tam Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:00PM - 2:30PM PST AAJ PAC Board of TrusteesCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees.

1:00PM - 2:30PM PST Camp Lejeune Water Contamination CLE ProgramSession

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

J. Edward Bell III, Bell Legal Group
A Personal Experience at Camp Lejeune
John F Romano, Romano Law Group
Historical Perspective of Camp Lejeune
Zina Bash, Keller Postman, LLC
Sara Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O’Brien Barr & Mougey, PA
The Science Behind Water Contamination Cases at Camp Lejeune
Gregory Andrews Cade, Environmental Litigation Group, PC
The Litigation Plan and Background on the Camp Lejeune Act
J. Edward Bell III, Bell Legal Group
Aimee Wagstaff, Andrus Wagstaff
Closing Thoughts and Q&A
J. Edward Bell III, Bell Legal Group
1:00PM - 2:30PM PST Paralegal Affiliates Membership Meeting & ReceptionCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All paralegal members are invited to attend this meeting to help plan the programming for the year, then network with colleagues!

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

1:30PM - 2:00PM PST Elevator and Escalator Injury Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Elevator and Escalator Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:30PM - 2:00PM PST Power Line Contact Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Power Line Contact Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

1:30PM - 2:30PM PST National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees meetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting of the NCA Board

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Civil Rights Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Crane and Aerial Lift Injury Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Crane and Aerial Lift Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Paragard Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by P&N & Western Alliance BankReception

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Paragard Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Proposed Tort Bankruptcy Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Social Security Disability Law Section Meeting and ElectionsSpecial Event

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Social Security Disability Law Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:30PM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Membership MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All attorneys barred less than 10 years are invited to attend the NLD annual meeting and elections

2:00PM - 5:05PM PST Aviation Law Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Matthew S. Sims, Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, PC
Safety Management Systems in Aviation and Avenue to Liability
John Cane, Cane Associates, Aviation Consultants, LLC
Update on Personal Jurisdiction in the Post-Ford Era
Brittany Sanders Robb, Robb & Robb, LLC
Preemption Issues in Aviation Cases
William Crawford Appleby, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC
Roundtable Discussion on Recent Defense Tactics in Aviation Cases
James Brauchle, Motley Rice, LLC
Lea P Bucciero, Podhurst Orseck, PA
Timothy Loranger, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC
Kevin Mahoney, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP
2:00PM - 5:05PM PST Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD) Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

The Medicine of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Trial Issues in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Case
Andrew Mendlin, Curtis Legal Group
Cross - Examination of the Defense Medical Expert
R. Steven Shisler, Shisler Law Offices, LLC
How to Prepare for the CRPS Trial: Case Study
Sarah Elizabeth Fleming, GLP Attorneys, PS, Inc.
2:00PM - 5:05PM PST Railroad Law Section/Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) Litigation Group/Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailments Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Jasper Abbott, Harris Lowry Manton LLP
Derailment Litigation & Damages
Nathan Karlin, Pottroff & Karlin, LLC
Blocked Crossing Cases & Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) Preemption in Grade Crossing Cases
Timothy Gaarder, Davis Bethune & Jones
Horn Blasts & Brain Injuries in Workers
Florence Murray, Murray & Murray Co., LPA
Preemption in Pedestrian Cases and the Bad Acts that Follow an Injury
John C Bell Jr., The Bell Firm
Locomotive Inspection Act and Safety Appliance Act and FELA Preemption in Ledure v. UP
Nelson Wolff, Schlichter Bogard & Denton
Using Employment Law to Obtain Better Results for Your Client
Paul Bovarnick, Rose Senders & Bovarnick, LLP
2:30PM - 3:30PM PST AAJ Press Advisory BoardBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Biannual meeting of the AAJ Press Advisory Committee

2:30PM - 4:00PM PST Legal Affairs Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Bicycle Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Bicycle Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 4C-4, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

This is the final combined meeting of the STEP Section. After the 2022 AAJ Annual Convention, STEP will divide into a new Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section and Environmental and Toxic Tort Section. STEP will hold Section elections for both new groups at the beginning of the meeting

3:00PM - 4:30PM PST Texas Caucus Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Texas Caucus Reception

3:00PM - 4:35PM PST Vaccine Injury Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Fortis BankCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

State 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
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
Lawrence R Cohan, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
Renee J. Gentry, Law Office Of Renee J Gentry
Vaccine 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
3:30PM - 4:00PM PST Police Misconduct Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Police Misconduct Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:30PM - 4:00PM PST Stroke Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Stroke Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:30PM - 4:00PM PST Workers' Compensation and Workplace Disability Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Workers' Compensation and Workplace Disability Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:30PM - 5:00PM PST Hernia Mesh Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Physicians Medical ReviewLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Hernia Mesh Litigation Group Meeting and Elections

3:30PM - 5:00PM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Awards ReceptionReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Come celebrate the accomplishments of the NLD and honor their award recipients! 

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Business Torts Section Meeting and Election and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting Sponsored by Huntington BankSection Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Business Torts Section Meeting and Election and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Meeting

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Proposed Kidney Failure Litigation GroupLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by A Case for Women & Schroeter Goldmark & BenderLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Sexual Assault Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

4:30PM - 6:00PM PST Pound Institute Fellows ReceptionPound Event

Room: Cirrus, 35th Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Join Pound's officers, trustees, and Fellows as we present the 2022 Appellate Advocacy Award and honor judges from across the country.

5:00PM - 6:00PM PST Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Bus Litigation Group and Motor Vehicle Litigation Group Sponsored Reception.

5:00PM - 6:00PM PST Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington BankReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception

5:00PM - 6:00PM PST Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group and Sexual Assault Reception Sponsored by A Case for Women & Schroeter Goldmark & BenderReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group and Sexual Assault Sponsored Reception

5:30PM - 7:00PM PST Reception Honoring Marion Munley Parliamentarian-elect (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Registration

Room: Issaquah, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Reception Honoring Marion Munley as Parliamentarian-elect 

6:00PM - 7:00PM PST Kentucky Night at AAJ Convention - Sponsored by Ringler Associates - Brad Cecil, Cindy Chanley and Ryan Christen OliphantReception

Room: Room 3315

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Kentucky Night Reception.

7:00PM - 8:00PM PST Washington/Oregon Member Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Reception for members of WSAJ and OTLA.

7:00PM - 10:30PM PST A screening of the film FREE RENTY (This is a Public Justice event)Special Event

Venue: The Forum at Town Hall Seattle - 1119 8th Avenue

FREE RENTY tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to "prove" the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America’s failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today. The film focuses on Lanier and tracks her lawsuit against Harvard, and features attorney Benjamin Crump, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and also features Mike Koskoff and Preston Tisdale.

You can RSVP for the screening at https://tinyurl.com/3hdhyfvu

9:00PM - 12:00AM PST New Lawyers Division (NLD) Party Sponsored by Breit Biniazan, C3 Capital Partners, Kroll & Shield LegalReception

Room: 1700 1st Avenue S

Venue: The Showbox SODO

All convention attendees are invited to join the NLD for their signature party!  Transportation is on own.

Monday, July 18, 2022
12:00AM - 12:00AM PST Move ChallengeSpecial Event

To participate, just download the AAJ Move Challenge app at the Apple Store or Google Play, then complete the registration and the pairing process. You can track your movement using your own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or step trackers integrated on your iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit.  Once you sign up, look for emails from Heka Health on how you can earn extra bonus points!

Daily prizes will be given to the first two people that reach 10,000 steps each day (July 16, 17, & 18) and go to the Forge table to show their results.  The Forge table is located outside the Leaders Forum President’s Club Suite located in Room 4D, Level 4.

There will also be a drawing of those participants in the top ten on the leaderboard at the end of the Challenge for an Apple Airpods.

Spread the word #AAJMOVE @justicedotorg

6:00AM - 11:00PM PST Youth Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Ballard, Capitol Hill, Everett, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 19.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj-2022.htm

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13. Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).  Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.

A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

6:30AM - 6:00PM PST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 614, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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, July 15        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16     6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17        6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18       6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19      7:00 am to 4:00 pm

7:00AM - 8:00AM PST Early Morning CLE Program - Fighting Burnout and Finding Balance in the Practice of LawCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

T. Metier, Metier Law Firm, LLC
Leslie Pescia, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC
7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Milestone & ScorpionSponsor Event

Room: 6th Floor Lobby

Venue: Convention Center

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Milestone Consulting & Scorpion!

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

Room: Room 213, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Scorpion BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 214, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Western Alliance Bank BoardroomBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 210, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit Western Alliance Bank in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 8:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private SuiteSpecial Event

Room: Room 601, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Google Local Search Expert,  Andy Simpson, will be speaking on Google tips to help you rank in local search and how to choose the next location for your business using local SEO.

He will share with us top tips you can use for your business to help local ranking, tips for your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), and tips for your website.

Full Bar and Appetizers will be provided.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Friends of Bill W. daily meeting.

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge & RobsonHospitality Suite

Room: Room 4D, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  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 PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 15         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17      7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18      7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19     7:30 am to 1:00 pm

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST AAJ Audit CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

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

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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 PST ExhibitsExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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:
Saturday, July 16     8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 17       8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, July 18      8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8:30AM - 4:25PM PST Advocacy Track - Rapid Fire Learning with the Stalwarts: The Practice of Tomorrow (presented with the Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee) Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton, LLC
Anthony Tarricone, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Preparing for Trial in an Infected Courtroom
Equipment You Need for Your Virtual Set-Up
Patrick Dennis, Doyle Dennis LLP
Conducting Your Zoom Deposition
Julie Braman Kane, Colson Hicks Eidson
Virtual Hearings: What Changes Online?
James S. Rogers, Law Offices of James S. Rogers
How to Handle Your Virtual Mediation
Les Weisbrod, Miller Weisbrod Olesky, LLP
Permission and Presenting Live Witnesses During Trial by Zoom
Michael Foley, Foley Law Firm
Virtual Jury Selection
Elise Sanguinetti, Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos, LLP
Systematic Preparation to Win
John F Romano, Romano Law Group
Concise Trials: What You Need to Know
Joseph Fried, Fried Goldberg, LLC
How to Mix Your Live Testimony with Pre-Recorded Testimony
Mel Orchard III, The Spence Law Firm, LLC
Examining In-Person and Virtual Witnesses at the Same Trial
Deborah Chang, Athea Trial Lawyers LLP
Handling Your Technical Mishap in Court
Michael Cowen, Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock
Create a Powerful Closing
Ira Leesfield, Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
8:30AM - 9:00AM PST Family Law Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Family Law Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

8:30AM - 11:35AM PST Social Security Disability Law Section/Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injury Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Elizabeth Seemann, LaBovick Law Group
Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims
Joshua Landers, Skibiel Law
The Synergy Between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Law
Dominique Ramer, Pond Lehocky Giordano, LLP
Technological and Logistical Impacts from COVID-19 on the Workers’ Compensation Practice
Roger B Finderson, Finderson Law, LLC
The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Security Disability and the New Normal of Disability Practice
Stacy Elizabeth Thompson, Bluestein Attorneys
8:30AM - 12:00PM PST Convention Recording BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Room 605 Lobby, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Purchase your convention and education recordings here!

8:30AM - 3:30PM PST Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section CLE Program Sponsored by ClearbriefCLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Jamison Ledbetter, Conoscienti, Ledbetter & Archer LLC
John A. Stefani, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Getting the Most Out of Search Engine Optimization
Client’s Bill of Rights
Betsy Greene, Greene & Schultz
OTT/CTV and Digital Marketing Strategy to Capture Your Local Market
Distinguishing Yourself: Vanity Telephone Numbers and Websites
Ari Kresch, 1-800-LAW-FIRM
Ethics of Lead Generation
Jamison Ledbetter, Conoscienti, Ledbetter & Archer LLC
Growing Your Practice Using Community Partnership
Jeffrey Meldon, Meldon Law
A Guide to Your Office Employment Contract
John A. Stefani, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
Preservation of Evidence
Katherine C Neal, Law Offices of Carey Leisure & Neal
Dealing with Settlement Statements and Liens
Christopher T. Nace, Paulson & Nace, PLLC
8:30AM - 4:10PM PST Civil Rights Section/Police Misconduct Litigation Group/Minority Caucus CLE Program Sponsored by Creative CapitalCLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

42 USC 1981: The Underutilized Tool of Civil Rights Litigation
Christopher Langone, Langone Law LLC
Ashlie Sletvold, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise LLP
Know Your (Reformed) Police Department: Strategies and Tactics to Defend
Jasper Abbott, Harris Lowry Manton LLP
Identifying Employment Discrimination and Getting Your Client’s Claim to Court
Tamarah Prevost, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Decision Time: How Do I Handle My Next Appeal?
Isaac A McBeth, Halperin Law Center, LLC
How Do I Communicate with Intersectional Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma?
Tara Kirsten King, The Wagstaff Law Firm
Are We Facing a Lifetime of Judicial Mayhem?
Christopher Fitzgerald, Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald
Charlotte McBirney, American Association for Justice
Margaret M. Murray, Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A.
Charles Siegel, Waters Kraus & Paul
Wrongful Death of Immigration Detainees – Using Section 504 Against Federal Entities
Irene Raqchel Lax, Grant & Eisenhofer, PA
How to Help Your Client Advocate for Legislative Change
Jamie Mauhay, Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC
What to Expect with Title IX Athletics Cases
Arthur Bryant, Bailey Glasser, LLP
Leveraging Post-Pandemic Jury Generosity
William Sykes, Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
8:30AM - 4:30PM PST Products Liability Section CLE Program Sponsored by Blackhawk NetworkCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Kevin Biniazan, Breit Biniazan, PC
Jeffrey A Breit, Breit Biniazan, PC
Update on Developing Personal Jurisdiction Precedent in Product Liability Cases
Melissa N Abrams, Abrams & Abrams, P.A.
Seller Liability – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going
Changing Technology Trends and Their Impact on Product Liability Cases
J. Parker Miller, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC
Seatback Cases
Jason Robinson, Denny & Barrett, P.C.
Children’s Products
Adam Langino, Langino Law PLLC
Tesla Product Cases
Donald H. Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC
Update on Workplace Product Cases
Lisa Benedetti, Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Evaluating Products Cases in a COVID-19 World
Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
Is My Product Too Old for a Product Case? How to Handle Older Product Defect Cases
Brian Franciskato, Nash & Franciskato Law Firm
Product Liability Trials in the COVID Age
Michael J. Warshauer, Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLC
Ethics: Don’t Assume Your Referral Fee Arrangement is Proper
Elizabeth Bailey, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC
8:30AM - 4:30PM PST Trucking Litigation Group/Bus Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningCLE Program

Room: Room 606/607, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Kenneth Levinson, Levinson & Stefani Injury Lawyers
First Steps in Handling a Truck Case
Jennifer Greene, Scott Vicknair, LLC
Critical Discovery and Sanction Issues in Trucking Cases: ESI, Sanctions, and the FRCP
Timothy Lange, The Lange Firm, PLLC
Using and Combatting Motions in Limine
Betsy Greene, Greene & Schultz
Proving Failure to Maintain
Bryan Roberts, Stark & Stark
How Are Bus Crashes Different Than Truck Crashes?
Allan Siegel, Chaikin Sherman Cammarata & Siegel, PC
Trade Secrets and Protective Orders in Trucking Cases
Jeffrey J Burns, Dollar Burns Becker & Hershewe, LC
Hiring the Right Commercial Vehicle Experts
Michael Cowen, Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock
Strategies for Mediation and Resolving Your Cases
Jeanmarie Whalen, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Strategies for Collisions Due to Vehicle Breakdown and Maintenance Violations
Janelle Bailey, Washington Injury Law
Making Sure All Parties Are Named and Accounted For
Kristina N Kastl, Kastl Law, PC
Trying the Complex Commercial Vehicle Case
Michael Leizerman, The Law Firm for Truck Safety, LLP
8:30AM - 5:00PM PST Convention Recording BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Room 605 Lobby, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Purchase your convention and education recordings here!

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Criminal Law Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Criminal Law Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Exactech Litigation Group Meeting 

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

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Forced Air Warming Blankets Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST PFC Water Contamination Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

PFC Water Contamination Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Business meeting for the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Trampoline Injury Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Trampoline Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Trial Lawyers Care CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

TLC Encourages, recognizes, and organizes trial lawyers who contribute to their communities through volunteer and charitable activities that serve the public.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Vaccines Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Vaccines Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 11:00AM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

9:00AM - 3:00PM PST Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 3A/B, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 4:30PM PST Class Action Litigation Group/Consumer Privacy/Data Breach Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by Huntington BankCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Amy Keller, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Best Practices Retention and Retainers
Kenneth Grunfeld, Golomb Spirt Grunfeld, PC
Best Practices in Class Action Billing
Douglas McNamara, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Trends in Privacy and Cybersecurity Litigation: From Damages Modeling to Daubert
Jason L Lichtman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Derek W. Loeser, Keller Rohrback, LLP
Update on Recent Decisions on Class Objections & Settlement
Patrick Wallace, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC
Privacy and Cybersecurity Legislation Tracking
David Berger, Gibbs Law Group LLP
Combatting Court Secrecy: Pushing Back on Defendants’ Improper Claims of Privilege and Work Product in Post-Breach Investigations
Amy Keller, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
Arbitration Rulings Affecting Class Actions
Paul Bland Jr., Public Justice
10:00AM - 10:30AM PST United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland ElectionsBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Public Client Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Public Client Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Zantac Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Zantac Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:30AM PST Public Affairs Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

10:00AM - 12:00PM PST Hip Litigation Groups (Depuy, Stryker, Biomet, Zimmer, Wright) Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Hip Litigation Groups ((Depuy, Stryker, Biomet, Zimmer, Wright) Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:30AM - 11:00AM PST Environmental Racism Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Environmental Racism Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by ExigentLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Proposed Infant Formula Contamination/Recall Litigation Group MeetingLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Ride Share Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

12:00PM - 1:00PM PST PM Break in the Exhibit HallExhibits

Room: Room 6 B-C, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

12:00PM - 2:00PM PST Leadership Luncheon Sponsored by Assured Partners Jamison & Western Alliance BankLuncheon

Room: Room 6E, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

2:00PM - 2:30PM PST AAJ Committee on the Judiciary MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting for members of AAJ's Committee on the Judiciary

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST CANCELLED - Antiterrorism Litigation Group Meeting and Elections - CANCELLED -Litigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Antiterrorism Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Climate Change Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Closed Meeting for Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Executive Committee MembersLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST LGBT Caucus Membership MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All voting members who identify as part of the LGBT community, or as an ally, are invited to attend the annual membership meeting

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Railroad Law Section and FELA Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Railroad Law Section and FELA Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Taxotere Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Taxotere Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

2:00PM - 3:30PM PST AAJ PAC Development CommitteeCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting of the AAJ PAC Development Committee.

2:00PM - 5:05PM PST International Practice Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Michael P Doyle, Doyle Dennis LLP
US Claims Against Spanish Hotels
Ana Romero, PEOPIL
Germany Class Action: First Experiences after “Dieselgate”
Stefano Dangel, Dolce Lauda
Parental Company Responsibility in Cross Border Claims
Oliver Holland, Leigh Day
The 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
Panel: 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 Moloney, Liam Moloney Solicitor
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Compliance Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 302, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Distracted Driving Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by A Case for Justice & Counsel FinancialLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 307/308, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Professional Negligence Section Meeting and Elections Sponsored by ExigentSection Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Professional Negligence Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST Veterans & Military Service Members Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Meeting for the Veterans & Military Service Members Committee.

3:00PM - 5:00PM PST LGBT Caucus Reception Sponsored by Filevine & Strategic CapitalReception

Room: 722 E Pike Street

Venue: Life on Mars

All convention attendees are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the LGBT Caucus

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST AAJ Evergreen Fund Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

6th annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by A Case for Justice & Counsel FinancialReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Professional Negligence Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By ExigentReception

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

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

Room: Room 3A/B, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

The AAJ Annual Membership Business and Elections Meeting will be held on Monday, July 18 at 5:15 p.m. pacific time in  Room 3A/B, level 3 of the Seattle convention center.  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.

6:00PM - 8:00PM PST International Member Reception Sponsored by PeopilReception

Room: Cirrus, 35th Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Join the International Relations Committee and the International Practice Section for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The Tom Henderson Penguin Award will be presented.

9:00PM - 11:00PM PST Incoming President's Reception for Tad ThomasReception

Room: 325 5th Avenue North

Venue: Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of POP is the iconic location hosting this year’s Incoming Presidents party.  This interactive venue will blow you away with its history, sounds and sights that honor legends such as Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and more.  Come celebrate our own legend, Tad Thomas as he embarks on his year as AAJ President.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level ($15,000): 
-Pintas & Mullins
-Preferred Capital 

Gold Level ($7,500)
-Rebuttal PR

Silver Level ($5,000):
-Forge
-Gruber Trial Consulting 
-Huseby
-Kentucky Justice Association
-Lawfty
-Legal InSites
-Velawcity

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
6:00AM - 6:00PM PST Youth Hospitality SuiteHospitality Suite

Room: Ballard, Capitol Hill, Everett, 3rd Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

The Youth Hospitality Suite (child care services, ages 4 - 13) is available for registered AAJ Members from Saturday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 19.
Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot and parents and guardians will coordinate directly Tots on the Spot. Registration and additional details can be found online at https://www.totsonthespot.com/aaj-2022.htm

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CHILD CARE IS: Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Tots on the Spot will provide the following services:
Fun and appropriate arts and crafts for children ages 4 – 13.
Toys for ages 4 – 13. Story times told with flair!
Games of all kinds and age levels (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Uno, Old Maid, Bingo, Jumpin Monkeys and many more).  Age appropriate movies, no more than 1 per day per room, none in infant room.
Porta cribs for younger children and other equipment necessary.
Blankets and pillows will be provided.

A la carte meals can be provided at an additional cost.

7:00AM - 4:00PM PST Speaker Ready RoomGeneral

Room: Room 614, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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, July 15        12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16     6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17        6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18       6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19      7:00 am to 4:00 pm

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Diamond Lounge Featuring Milestone & ScorpionSponsor Event

Room: 6th Floor Lobby

Venue: Convention Center

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors Milestone Consulting & Scorpion!

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

Room: Room 213, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Scorpion BoardroomSponsor Event

Room: Room 214, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit the Diamond Sponsor in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 6:00PM PST Western Alliance Bank BoardroomBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 210, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Visit Western Alliance Bank in their private boardroom!

7:00AM - 8:00PM PST Digital Law Marketing Private SuiteSpecial Event

Room: Room 601, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

3 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Google Local Search Expert,  Andy Simpson, will be speaking on Google tips to help you rank in local search and how to choose the next location for your business using local SEO.

He will share with us top tips you can use for your business to help local ranking, tips for your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business), and tips for your website.

Full Bar and Appetizers will be provided.

7:30AM - 8:30AM PST Friends of Bill W.Business Meeting

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Friends of Bill W. daily meeting.

7:30AM - 1:00PM PST AAJ PAC BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 1:00PM PST AAJ Resources BoothAAJ Booth

Room: Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

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

7:30AM - 1:00PM PST RegistrationRegistration

Room: Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

You can pick-up your badge or register on-site during the following hours: 
Friday, July 15         2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 16    7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17      7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 18      7:30 am to  6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19     7:30 am to 1:00 pm

7:30AM - 6:00PM PST Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Forge & RobsonHospitality Suite

Room: Room 4D, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

The Leaders Forum & President's Club Hospitality suite is only open to current Leaders Forum and President's Club members.  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.

8:00AM - 9:00AM PST Surgical Staplers Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Physicians Medical ReviewLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 303, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Surgical Staplers Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

8:30AM - 11:35AM PST Advocacy Track: Technology at the Forefront Inside and Outside of the Courtroom (presented with the Technology and Science Section) Sponsored by CAMGCLE Program

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Julian C. Gomez, The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Google and How It Affects Your Business
Robert Wilhite, Wilhite, Rose, McClure & Sawaya, P.C.
Leveraging Case Management Technology to Super Charge Your Case
Joseph Gates, Gates Law Firm, PLLC
Big Brother is Watching: Biometric and Other App Tracking from Your Fitbit and Apple Watch – Drawing a Line on Discoverability
Jennifer Hoekstra, Aylstock Witkin Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
How to Use Free & Cheap Technology to Establish & Enhance Liability
O. Zamora, Mark Zamora
Surviving and Thriving During the Great Resignation: Legal Tech to Manage Staff and Cases During Challenging Times
Accountability in Tech: Suing Social Media Companies Despite Sect ion 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Margaret E Mabie, Marsh Law Firm PLLC
Save the Children: Overcoming Section 230 Immunity to Combat America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis
Matthew Bergman, Bergman Draper Oslund Udo, PLLC
E - Discovery Made Simple
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
8:30AM - 11:05AM PST Inadequate Security Litigation Group/Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 612, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Salu Kunnatha, Kunnatha Injury Lawyers
Negligent Security Cases at Apartment Complexes
Madeleine N Simmons, Stewart Miller Simmons
Negligent Security Cases: How to Prove Security Was Needed and How It Was Inadequate
Max Panoff, Leighton Law, PA
When Your Client Is Sexually Abused . . . and Doesn’t Tell Anyone for Decades
Celeste E. Laramie, Gravel & Shea, PC
Picking Juries in Premises and Security Cases: What Makes Them Tick?
Jeffrey Boyd, Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Closing Arguments: Two Approaches — the Opening Close and the Closing Close
Michael L. Neff, Neff Injury Law
Panel Discussion: Looking for Premises Liability Angles in Your Practice
Robert D. Bohm, Robert D. Bohm PLLC
Susannah Chester-Schindler, Waters Kraus & Paul
8:30AM - 11:40AM PST Distracted Driving Litigation Group CLE Program Sponsored by LawrankCLE Program

Room: Room 608, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Steven Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
EndDD: Making Our Roads and Communities Safer and Saving Lives
Joel D. Feldman, Anapol Weiss
How to Use Evidence of Distracted Driving in a Car Accident and Truck Accident Case
Jay Vaughn, Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, PSC
The Science Behind Distracted Driving and What Makes it So Dangerous
Nancy L Grugle, Exigent Group Limited
Creating an Emotional Connection and Reaction With Jurors in the Distracted Driving Case
Eric Fong, Fong Law, PLLC
The 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
Can Evidence of Distracted Driving Lead To Punitive Damages? Can Using Bluetooth Lead To Punitive Damages?
Ryan Skiver, The Skiver Law Firm
8:30AM - 12:05PM PST Infant Formula NEC Litigation Group CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 604, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

John F Romano, Romano Law Group
Overview of Infant Formula Litigation: MDL, State Court Filed Cases, Status & Likely Timelines for Case Movement
Elizabeth Kaveny, Kaveny + Kroll
Necrotizing Enterocolitis – Understanding the Disease and Its Consequences
Ashlie Sletvold, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise LLP
Case Studies: Three Real and Tragic Cases
Stephen M. Reck, Levin, Rojas, Camassar, and Reck, LLC
Disproportionate Impact of NEC and Diversity in Leadership
Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, LLC
What You Need to Know about the Defenses of Preemption & Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Benjamin Gastel, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC
Formula Industry – Deception, Marketing and Lobbying
Paul Levin, Levin Rojas Camassar and Reck, LLC
Experts in Infant Formula Cases
Sara Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O’Brien Barr & Mougey, PA
Where Do We Go from Here – MDL Litigation
Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
8:30AM - 4:55PM PST Professional Negligence Section CLE Program Sponsored by MDTimelinesCLE Program

Room: Room 615/616, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Heidi Wickstrom, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, PC
Audit Trails/Electronic Medical Record Discovery
Jonathan Lomurro, Lomurro Law
Proving Violation of Standard of Care and Causation in Birth Injury Cases
Emily Thomas, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC
Expert Witnesses: Finding Your Own and Discrediting the Defense
Francisco Rodriguez, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC
Diagnostic Errors and Delay in Diagnosis
Keith Hebeisen, Clifford Law Offices, PC
Negating Defense Exceptions to Standards of Care
Kathleen Nastri, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
Bias in Medical Care
Kenneth T Lumb, Corboy & Demetrio, PC
FTCA Claims and Settlements
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
Valuing the Medical Negligence Case: Working Up Damages and Settlement Issues
Andrew S Buzin, Buzin Law, P.C.
9:00AM - 10:00AM PST AAJ Robert L. Habush EndowmentCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 306, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

The AAJ Robert L. Habush Endowment will meet to discuss committee business.

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

Room: Room 204, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST IVC Filter Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

IVC Filter Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

9:00AM - 10:00AM PST Voter Protection Action Committee (VPAC)Committee Meeting

Room: Room 301, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Open to VPAC members and any attendees interested in assisting with voter protection efforts in the midterm election.

9:00AM - 10:35AM PST Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section CLE ProgramCLE Program

Room: Room 603, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Federal Tort Claims Act 2.0 – The Basics
Kenneth T Lumb, Corboy & Demetrio, PC
A Trip Through the DOJ Reversionary Trust Land
Dov Apfel, Levin & Perconti
Mass Shootings and the Federal Tort Claims Act: Sutherland Springs
Jamal Alsaffar, Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC
9:00AM - 11:00AM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

9:30AM - 10:00AM PST Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Bus Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group Meeting and Elections Sponsored by Physicians Medical ReviewLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 3B, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Allergen Biocell Textured Breast Implant Litigation Group Meeting and ElectionsLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 208, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Allergen Biocell Textured Breast Implant Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section Meeting and Elections Sponsored by CAMG & Physician Life Care PlanningSection Meeting

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Organization Review CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Organization Review Committee Meeting

10:00AM - 11:00AM PST Public Education Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

The Public Education Committee will meet to discuss upcoming legislative, social media and community outreach priorities.

10:00AM - 11:30AM PST Joint International Practice Section & International Relations Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 211, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Joint meeting for the International Practice Section and the International Relations Committee

10:00AM - 11:30AM PST Publications Committee meetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 205, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Annual meeting of the Publications Committee.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST CPAP Litigation Group Meeting/Brunch Sponsored by Archer & CAMGLitigation Group Meeting

Room: Room 4C-4, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

CPAP Litigation Group Meeting/Brunch. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:00AM - 12:00PM PST Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section Meeting and ElectionsSection Meeting

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

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

Room: Room 3A, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Trucking Litigation Group Meeting and Elections. For more information or to join, please visit the AAJ Resource Booth.

11:30AM - 12:00PM PST AAJ Press Author Jon Lomurro Book SigningBook Signing

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join Jon Lomurro for a book signing of his newest AAJ Press release, "Dropping the Digital Anchor"

12:00PM - 2:00PM PST Membership and Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Schroeter Goldmark & BenderLuncheon

Room: Room 6E, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Join us for a celebration of AAJ members’ achievements, the swearing in of the 2022-23 AAJ National Officers and passing of the gavel to incoming AAJ President Tad Thomas.

1:00PM - 3:00PM PST CODENAME: GiraffeSpecial Event

Room: Room 201, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

With CODENAME: Giraffe, design your legal career, find passionate mentors, trade referrals, and build inclusive, winning teams. Compete against your fellow AAJ members in an exclusive, live, game version of a new app we're previewing for the first time only at the convention. Win prizes, bragging rights, and a glimpse into the future of your career in law. Reserve a time slot at codenamegiraffe.com or come to room 201 to see for yourself. Sessions are each day July 16, July 17, July 18 and July 19. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9:00 am-11:00 am PT and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT.

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Law Schools Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 209, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

This meeting is open to law school committee members and those interested in joining!

2:00PM - 3:00PM PST Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee MeetingCommittee Meeting

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

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

3:00PM - 4:00PM PST AAJ Budget CommitteeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 618, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

4:00PM - 5:00PM PST Executive Committee MeetingBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 619/620, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

AAJ Executive Committee Meeting

5:30PM - 7:00PM PST Board of Governors Reception Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Independent LifeReception

Room: Atrium Lobby, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

Reception for AAJ Board of Governors

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
8:00AM - 12:00PM PST Board of Governors Meeting Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Independent LifeBusiness Meeting

Room: Room 6A, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

The 2022 Annual Board of Governors Meeting.

On-Demand Programs
Social Events
Friday, July 15
5:00PM - 7:00PM PST
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) Welcome Reception Sponsored by Assembly Software, Obu & The Expert InstituteReception

Room: 227 9th Avenue

Venue: Gold Bar

All convention registrants are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the WTLC!

Friday, July 15
6:30PM - 8:30PM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Welcome ReceptionReception

Room: 1415 1st Avenue

Venue: The Pike Brewing Company

All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the NLD!

Friday, July 15
9:00PM - 12:00AM PST
The Groove, hosted by the Minority Caucus Sponsored by Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, Filevine & RinglerReception

Room: 2505 1st Avenue

Venue: The Crocodile

Convention registrants are invited to attend The Groove, a night of live music and networking hosted by AAJ's Minority Caucus!

Friday, July 15
10:00PM - 11:59PM PST
Late Nite Reception hosted by Bagolie Friedman, Hugh James and Moloney & Co (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Diamond Room, 1st Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN, HUGH JAMES and MOLONEY & CO are pleased to announce the return of the LATE NITE RECEPTION!


Saturday, July 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM PST
First Time Attendee Mixer Sponsored by The Search Engine GuysReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

All first-time attendees are invited to attend this networking reception!

Saturday, July 16
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Aviation Law Section Reception Sponsored by Baum HedlundReception

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Saturday, July 16
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Council of Presidents Reception sponsored by Thompson FlanaganReception

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Saturday, July 16
3:00PM - 4:00PM PST
Opioids Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by MASSIVE & MedchartReception

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Opioids Litigation Group Sponsored Reception.

Saturday, July 16
4:00PM - 5:00PM PST
Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington Bank & Top Class ActionsReception

Room: Room 3A, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Class Action Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

Saturday, July 16
4:00PM - 5:30PM PST
Minority Caucus Awards CeremonyReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Please join the Minority Caucus and celebrate the recipients of the Richard D. Hailey scholarship and Johnnie Cochran Soaring Eagle award.

Saturday, July 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
Sections Leaders Council (SLC) and Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Reception Sponsored by LaFleurReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Sections Leaders Council (SLC) and Litigation Group Leaders Council (LGLC) Sponsored Reception

Saturday, July 16
5:15PM - 6:30PM PST
Nursing Homes Litigation Group ReceptionReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Nursing Homes Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

Saturday, July 16
5:30PM - 6:30PM PST
Asbestos Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by CAMGReception

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Saturday, July 16
7:00PM - 9:00PM PST
Opening Reception Sponsored by Bergman Draper Oslund UdoReception

Room: 200 Second Avenue North

Venue: Pacific Science Center

Bergman Draper Oslund Udo is honored to sponsor this year's Annual Convention Opening Reception! What could be more fun than having a summer street party with your favorite community of trial lawyers?  Having it at the base of the iconic Seattle Space Needle.   Join us for AAJ’s Seattlefest on opening day of the convention, if you miss this party you will be sure to have a major case of FOMOs.  Your social media will be blown up with pics of the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle in the background, incredible food stands showcasing local flair, a laser show, and just straight up fun and games.  You deserve a break, make plans to join us today.

Continuous shuttle service will be provided. Shuttle will leave from the Sheraton Grand Seattle starting at 6:45 pm.

Sunday, July 17
2:00PM - 3:00PM PST
Paragard Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by P&N & Western Alliance BankReception

Room: Room 602, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Paragard Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

Sunday, July 17
3:00PM - 4:30PM PST
Texas Caucus Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Room 203, Level 2

Venue: Convention Center

Texas Caucus Reception

Sunday, July 17
3:30PM - 5:00PM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Awards ReceptionReception

Room: Room 617, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Come celebrate the accomplishments of the NLD and honor their award recipients! 

Sunday, July 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
Bus Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Room 304, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Bus Litigation Group and Motor Vehicle Litigation Group Sponsored Reception.

Sunday, July 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Huntington BankReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Business Torts Section and Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group Reception

Sunday, July 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM PST
Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group and Sexual Assault Reception Sponsored by A Case for Women & Schroeter Goldmark & BenderReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Child Sex Abuse Litigation Group and Sexual Assault Sponsored Reception

Sunday, July 17
6:00PM - 7:00PM PST
Kentucky Night at AAJ Convention - Sponsored by Ringler Associates - Brad Cecil, Cindy Chanley and Ryan Christen OliphantReception

Room: Room 3315

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Kentucky Night Reception.

Sunday, July 17
7:00PM - 8:00PM PST
Washington/Oregon Member Reception (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)Reception

Room: Room 611, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

Reception for members of WSAJ and OTLA.

Sunday, July 17
9:00PM - 12:00AM PST
New Lawyers Division (NLD) Party Sponsored by Breit Biniazan, C3 Capital Partners, Kroll & Shield LegalReception

Room: 1700 1st Avenue S

Venue: The Showbox SODO

All convention attendees are invited to join the NLD for their signature party!  Transportation is on own.

Monday, July 18
3:00PM - 5:00PM PST
LGBT Caucus Reception Sponsored by Filevine & Strategic CapitalReception

Room: 722 E Pike Street

Venue: Life on Mars

All convention attendees are invited to attend this networking reception, hosted by the LGBT Caucus

Monday, July 18
4:00PM - 5:00PM PST
AAJ Evergreen Fund Reception Sponsored by Assured Partners JamisonReception

Room: Room 609, Level 6

Venue: Convention Center

6th annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

Monday, July 18
4:00PM - 5:00PM PST
Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by A Case for Justice & Counsel FinancialReception

Room: Room 309, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

Monday, July 18
4:00PM - 5:00PM PST
Professional Negligence Litigation Group Reception Sponsored By ExigentReception

Room: Room 305, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Monday, July 18
4:00PM - 5:00PM PST
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by Physician Life Care PlanningReception

Room: Room 310, Level 3

Venue: Convention Center

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Sponsored Reception

Monday, July 18
6:00PM - 8:00PM PST
International Member Reception Sponsored by PeopilReception

Room: Cirrus, 35th Floor

Venue: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Join the International Relations Committee and the International Practice Section for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The Tom Henderson Penguin Award will be presented.

Monday, July 18
9:00PM - 11:00PM PST
Incoming President's Reception for Tad ThomasReception

Room: 325 5th Avenue North

Venue: Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of POP is the iconic location hosting this year’s Incoming Presidents party.  This interactive venue will blow you away with its history, sounds and sights that honor legends such as Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and more.  Come celebrate our own legend, Tad Thomas as he embarks on his year as AAJ President.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level ($15,000): 
-Pintas & Mullins
-Preferred Capital 

Gold Level ($7,500)
-Rebuttal PR

Silver Level ($5,000):
-Forge
-Gruber Trial Consulting 
-Huseby
-Kentucky Justice Association
-Lawfty
-Legal InSites
-Velawcity

Tuesday, July 19
5:30PM - 7:00PM PST
Board of Governors Reception Sponsored by Forge Consulting & Independent LifeReception

Room: Atrium Lobby, Level 4

Venue: Convention Center

Reception for AAJ Board of Governors

NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors

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