Educating lawyers to better represent their clients.

I returned last week from a seven day convention. The 2011 American Association of Justice Convention in New York City.  The annual event consisted of solid educational seminars put on by the brightest and most successful lawyers across the country and in Canada.

On Saturday, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group sponsored an all day presentation by excellent experts in law and trucking.  The rules that affect litigation and legislative changes were discussed.  The group hopes to back higher insurance mandates for trucking companies and more regulation under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to deal with Mexico’s influx of trucks on American roads near the borders.

I am on the executive board of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and the all day seminar featuring traumatic brain injury issues on Sunday was terrific.  

An article I wrote with Dr. Howard Friedman entitled Bearing Witness was featured in the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter.

I attended many board meetings and group meetings in which I participate such as the Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Motorcycle Litigation Group, and Products Liability Group.

I also got to visit with old and new friends from around the country who practice law, consult, offer needed legal services and more.  Of note was my dinner with Louis Siracusano, Dan Buttafuco, Ken Goldblatt and his lovely wife, Antonio Romanucci.  Many others were there too.

I also dined with Dorothy Clay Sims, and David Ball.  I had the pleasure of bringing to-go boxes ofDorothy Clay Sims and Tim Titolo gourmet Italian food from Patsy’s, in Manhattan, to two homeless men Dorothy and I found on the street.  Dorothy Clay Sims, had just received the verdict for her client Casey Anthony the day before in Florida.

I also enjoyed a meal on Arthur Avenue with the folks from the Trucking Litigation Group on Monday Night.  This group never fails to have over the top dinners with great company and food.


And of course a visit to Central Park was a must-do.  I am originally from Long Island, NY and I poke fun at myself for never having been to the Statute of Liberty.  I always took it for granted.  Maybe someday with the kids.  But I had not been to Central Park in the summer in years.  It was beautiful.

The next meeting is in Phoenix in February, a little closer to my home in Las Vegas, and I am already looking forward to a great time.