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**All ticketed social events are now sold out (Justice Luncheon, Annual Dinner, and Presidential Luncheon). There will be a wait-list available on site. If you are interested in being added to the wait-list, please see an FJA staff member on site.**

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Advanced Trial Skills Seminar | Download Seminar Agenda
Mediterranean Ballroom | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Every FJA attorney needs a brush-up on their trial skills. This seminar does just that, and more. The two-day Advanced Trial Skills Seminar also gives you a glimpse into how to handle certain types of cases, learn new strategies to improve your opening statement, closing arguments, voir dire, cross-examinations, and more.

Program Co-Chairs: Todd Michaels | The Haggard Law Firm, & Michelle DeLong | Domnick, Cunningham & Whalen

CLE Credits: 13 General; 13 Civil Trial Certification; 1 Ethics; 0.5 Technology
Topics:
  • How to Identify a Niche and Make Yourself the Authority
  • Social Media Strategies: How to Be Your Own Jury Consultant
  • Writing Tips for Trial Lawyers
  • Preparing Your Expert for Deposition and Trial to Win Your Case
  • Winning at Trial Versus Winning on Appeal: Advanced Issues in How (and Whether) to Preserve Error
  • Recognizing and Overcoming Implicit Bias When Selecting a Jury

 


Mini Deposition College | Download Seminar Agenda
Magnolia Room | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Program Co-Chairs: Eric Romano | Romano Law Group & Dan Newlin and Karen Wasson | Dan Newlin & Partners

CLE Credits: 8.5 General; 8.5 Civil Trial Certification
Topics:
  • Rules of Engagement — Deposition
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Attack Depositions
  • Overcoming Deposition Obstructions
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies
  • Preparation and Pitfalls of the Billing
  • Representative Deposition
  • Deposing the Defense Coding/Billing Expert
  • Deposing the Defense Biomechanical Expert

 


General Membership Meeting
Mediterranean Ballroom | 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

 


Meet the Candidates Reception
The Circle Room | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn more about the FJA members running for leadership positions in preparation of the FJA Elections for the Board of Directors at this complimentary reception.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Advanced Trial Skills Seminar | Download Seminar Agenda

Mediterranean Ballroom | 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Part 2 of this seminar continues on Thursday. Every FJA attorney needs a brush-up on their trial skills. This seminar does just that, and more. The two-day Advanced Trial Skills Seminar also gives you a glimpse into how to handle certain types of cases, learn new strategies to improve your opening statement, closing arguments, voir dire, cross-examinations, and more.

Program Co-Chairs: Todd Michaels | The Haggard Law Firm, & Michelle DeLong | Domnick, Cunningham & Whalen


Justice Luncheon
The Circle Room | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Justice Luncheon is an elegant affair where select FJA members are presented with distinguished awards celebrating their achievements from the year.
 

FJA Elections
Mediterranean Ballroom | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


EAGLE/FJ PAC Reception
The Circle Room | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Members of all levels are welcome to this complimentary reception! Network with colleagues and recognize the extraordinary commitment to our mission demonstrated by those who give beyond regular membership dues to ensure FJA's strong position in the legislative and political process. 

Annual Dinner & Dessert Reception
Mediterranean Ballroom | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Circle Room | 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

President Trey Lytal had a big year - it's time to party! Enjoy dinner and dessert with your FJA colleagues and celebrate Trey's year of service and leadership. Those who attend are in for a treat with a special screening of the 2019 Presidents' Video. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Annual Review & Legislative Case Law Update Seminar | Download Seminar Agenda
Mediterranean Ballroom | 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Program Co-Chairs: Trey Lytal | Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, & Leslie Mitchell Kroeger | Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

CLE Credits: 4 General; 4 Civil Trial Certification
Topics:
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Dangerous Instrumentalities
  • Assignment of Insurance Benefits (AOB)
  • Limitations in Medical Payments
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation

Women's Caucus RetreatDownload Seminar Agenda
Gulfstream 3, 4 | 8:15 am - 4:00 pm

The FJA Women’s Caucus is building on tremendous success and growth as it hosts the Fourth Annual Retreat at Annual Convention. Caucus leaders aim to provide members with every tool necessary to succeed professionally and personally, and doing it as a group makes it such a positive and motivating event. Registration includes one (1) ticket to the Presidential Luncheon.

Civil Litigation for Paralegals & Legal Assistants Seminar | Download Seminar Agenda
South Mezzanine 9, 10 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Program Co-Chair: Meg Hartnett | Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC & Olga Patterson, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A

This session meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals for CLE credit required to maintain the CP Credential.
NALA Approved Credits: 5.5 CLE Credits
Topics:
  • Client Intake
  • Investigation
  • Requesting Records
  • Attorneys/Paralegal Working Together
  • Organizing Defendants Documents
  • Panel Roundtable
  • Human Trafficing
  • Trial Logistrics
  • Legislative Changes


Presidential Luncheon
The Circle Room | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Make way for a new legacy! This is the event where the FJA swears in the incoming President. We also take this time to recognize outstanding leaders within the FJA and their commitment to our mission.


Saturday, June 15, 2018


FJA Board of Directors Meeting
Mediterranean Ballroom | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm