Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Got the Winter Blues?

Are you in a part of the country getting hit by blizzards, cold wind and snow? Does visiting a tropical paradise sound good right now? Sign up today for the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention, save $50 off onsite registration, and get out of the cold!

See the weather for today in Maui below - -

Hourly Forecast more details
6 am
67°F Feels Like 67°F
9 am
72°F Feels Like 72°F
12 pm
79°F Feels Like 81°F
3 pm
81°F Feels Like 83°F
6 pm
76°F Feels Like 79°F
9 pm
70°F Feels Like 70°F

Where will you be January 30–February 3, 2010?

We hope you’ll be joining your colleagues in Maui for the 2010 Winter Convention! It’s an excellent opportunity to network with your colleagues from around the world while taking advantage of continuing legal education with a national perspective.

Did you know?

*Almost 800 people have registered for the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention – 140 more than had registered for the 2009 convention at this time last year

*Over 600 attorneys have registered to be in Maui

*Meetings and events are valuable tools for U.S. businesses. Meetings and events drive business growth by fostering collaboration, idea-sharing and generation

*In a recent survey, Fortune 1000 Chief Marketing Officers said that meetings and events provide the highest return on investment of any marketing channel*

*A new study shows that 87 percent of Americans who have attended an out-of-town meeting or convention for work say it is important to running a strong business*

Don’t miss out – Register for the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention today!

View convention schedules as well as speakers and agendas for education programs

*U.S. Travel Association data

Last chance for early bird savings!

Save $50 when you register by this Friday, December 11!
Register now for the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention

Don’t miss out on the final early bird savings! Register now and join your colleagues in Maui, January 30–February 3, 2010, for a week of networking, continuing legal education, and social and political events. Here’s what is in store for you in Maui:

1. Network with colleagues at Section, Litigation Group, Caucus, and Committee meetings and events

2. Discover the next big idea at the AAJ Exposition, with over 50 companies dedicated to making your practice more successful

3. Gain a national perspective at 10 half-day education programs, plus Litigation at Sunrise, designed for advanced practitioners to better represent their clients.

Advocacy Track themes
*Making the Plaintiff’s Case—From Pleading Through Discovery
*Making the Plaintiff’s Case—Evidence
*Jury Selection and Persuasion
*Negotiation and Settlement and Damages

Specialized Track themes
*Hot Topics in Financial Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, and Consumer Fraud: How Wall Street Conned Main Street, and How the Victims Are Fighting Back
*Medical Negligence and Closed Head Injuries
*Social Networking and Other New Online Tools
*Pharmaceutical Litigation
*Interstate Trucking

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Lawyers - - Want FREE CLE in paradise???

Alexa B. D'Amato, Esquire, NLD Chair

Does an escape to Maui in the middle of January seem just like you what you need? Would it help if you could also earn CLE credits, network with other trial attorneys and learn new techniques? AAJ wants to help you make it happen!!!!

Five new lawyers will receive FREE registration to the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention to be held in Maui for those who may not be able to afford the full registration or those who have never considered attending a convention and need that extra push to make it happen.

The dates of the meeting are January 30 – February 3, 2010 in Maui, HI and more information on the convention can be found at http://www.justicewinterconvention.org/ The opportunity is open to all NLD members in good standing.

If you are interested, please complete the application at http://www.justicewinterconvention.org/scholarship_survey.cfm explaining your interest and why you feel you should be awarded the complimentary registration. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 20, 2009. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by AAJ staff and NLD leadership. Recipients will be announced no later than December 1, 2009.

Through a very generous offer, Mitchell Garrett of the Garrett Law Office, P.C. is offering to cover the airfare for those five recipients.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact AAJ convention staff at convention@justice.org

Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn CLE credits, network with attorneys from across the nation and learn techniques to help your practice in coming years!!!!! Thank you for your participation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AAJ tours and transportation site open!

Click here to do directly to the Tour Information

By signing up for the tours listed below, you will receive the same rates as booking directly with the tour companies, but you will be grouped with other AAJ members for excursions, thus maximizing networking opportunities.

Maui Lei Greeting & Airport Transfer Services >>More Info

Molokini & Keawalai Snorkel >>More Info

Teralani Premier Snorkel and BBQ >>More Info

Trilogy Discover Lanai Sunrise >>More Info

East Maui Waterfalls and Rainforest Hike >>More Info

Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride >>More Info

Maui Ocean Center Experience >>More Info
Hana/Haleakala Helicopter Adventure >>More Info

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fun things to do in Maui!

Aloha! My name is Mike Dolan and I work for a company called MC&A in Hawaii. We have been asked to partner with the American Association of Justice Winter Convention to provide access to some great activities, tours and trips on Maui and within the Hawaiian Islands.

For starters, you folks will be in Maui during the peak of our Whale Watching Season. Each year thousands of humpback whales migrate from Alaska to Hawaii to give birth to their young. The channel between Molokai, Lanai and Maui is one of the most populated zones where they give birth. You are sure to see many whales breaching from the shore but no experience is quite like seeing them from 150 feet away on a catamaran. If watersports aren't your thing then allow us to suggest many other activities including ATVs, Ziplines, Horseback riding, Rainforest hikes, and many others.

We will be publishing a website shortly where you can see all that is available on "The Magic Isle".

Monday, August 17, 2009

Housing Update

Online Housing is now open at http://www.justicewinterconvention.org/hotel_reservations_and_travel.cfm

Also, please note the following:

Education programs and exhibits will take place in both the Hyatt and the Westin; with committee, litigation groups, and section meetings being held at the Westin. Free Shuttles will run daily between hotels on a continuous basis while programs are taking place. A full list of meetings and locations will be posted to this website mid-August.
Shuttles and services will only be provided for these two hotels.

If you stay at a non-official hotel or residence, AAJ can not arrange for transportation or services. Help AAJ produce the most-successful convention and save costs by staying at an official AAJ convention hotel.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Report from the field…. Colleen Phalen Associate Director Meetings and Conventions

I just returned from a site visit to Maui for the 2010 Winter Convention – and there is so much in store for you! Both the Hyatt and the Westin hotels are absolutely beautiful, the grounds are award winning, and the local area is full of fun activities and restaurants to explore.

In the coming weeks I’ll post some tips and restaurant suggestions to get you started. We also are working on putting together some fantastic tour/excursion options for AAJ attendees and hopefully a few special events that will get everyone excited.

If you have any general questions in the meantime, you can contact us at any time via email at convention@justice.org You can also subscribe to this blog so you receive the latest updates and announcements. We look forward to seeing you in Maui!

Monday, June 1, 2009

AAJ 2010 Winter Convention Registration Now Open

Registration for the AAJ 2010 Winter Convention is now open. Click here to register Register early and save $150 off onsite registration rates!