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Recap of AAJ Winter Convention 2013: Sun, Fun, & Pride in Personal Injury Law

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The AAJ Winter Convention just wrapped up and what a success it was! While in Miami, I saw some of our nation’s best trial lawyers presenting on topics relevant to our firm’s practice: uncovering jury bias, storytelling, Medicare policy changes, and how to present our client’s damages in a meaningful way to juries.

After John Elliot Leighton’s presentation on premises liability cases – including “resort torts” — I had a greater appreciation of how the well-run hotels and resorts keep us safe. In our case, the Fontainebleu did a great job! I want to thank all of the speakers that give their time and expertise to us convention attendees – we all have so much to learn from each other and our shared knowledge makes the plaintiff’s bar all the stronger for it.

On Sunday we took a break from CLEs to participate in the 21.5 mile bike ride with Stratton Faxon’s Wheels of Justice team, which was a ton of fun even if we did get lost a few times along the way!

Harmony and Scott Miller, Stratton Faxon's Wheels of Justice team

We celebrated that night with the Injury Board Dinner at Red’s Steakhouse, which was a great opportunity to meet some of our colleagues that are committed to making our community a better place. The New Lawyer’s Division party at Mansion was a lot of fun – and our firm’s sponsorship of the event allowed us VIP treatment in the club.

Other fun activities included Monday’s George Benson concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center courtesy of Colson, Hicks, Eidson; and Tuesday’s closing reception was top notch with a surprise performance by Busta Rhymes in the famous Liv Nightclub at the Fontainebleu.

My favorite part of convention is meeting people from around the country, all coming together to celebrate the hard work that we do on behalf of hard-working, injured Americans. Despite the incessant attacks from corporate giants that constantly put profit over people, AAJ is a strong organization with committed membership body.

At D'Amore Law Group, we take pride in our AAJ membership and small role in fighting for the “little guy.”