MAJ Annual Convention


74th ANNUAL CONVENTION

The Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit
May 10 - 11, 2019


Friday, May 10th, 2019

MASTER SCHEDULE

8:30am Registration and Exhibits

9:00am Business Meeting

9:15am Keynote Speaker – David Wenner, AZ
            The Psychology of Winning Jury Trials – Using Decision-Making and Psychological Principals to Persuade

10:45am Networking Break & Silent Auction (Sponsored by Rosenfeld Insurance Agency)

11:00am Breakouts

12:30pm Lunch – Mark Vogel, MSSC, MAJ Diamond Sponsor Ringler Associates

1:30pm Breakouts

3:00pm Networking Break & Silent Auction

3:15pm Breakouts

ADVOCACY TRACK
Moderator: Steve Gursten, Farmington Hills

11:00am Win Every Time: The Code - Robert Collins, TX

11:45am Sequencing and Order of Evidence and Key Witnesses - Ven Johnson, Detroit

1:30pm “Understanding Bubba” – Evolving Your Trial Messaging to Reach Today’s Jurors -  
              Kevin Seiferheld, Farmington Hills


2:15pm Spoliation – The Trial Lawyer’s Secret Weapon - Jon Marko, Detroit

3:00pm Networking Break & Silent Auction

3:15pm Lessons Learned From 300 Jury Trials - Rick Block, FL

4:00pm Crushing, Flipping and Co-opting the Defendant’s Expert: Cross-Examination Kill Shots - 
            Morgan Adams, East Coast Office, TN; West Coast Office, Washington State

THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A LAW PRACTICE TRACK
Moderator: MAJ Vice President Donna MacKenzie, Berkley

11:00am How to Win Clients and Make Them the Best Source of New Business -  
             Communication Skills Expert Laurie Brown, Ferndale

1:30pm Using Technology to Improve Law Firm Efficiency -  
            Pratheep Sevanthinathan, Troy; Nolan Erickson, Okemos; and Tiffany Ellis, Detroit

2:15pm Marketing for a Litigation Practice - Michele Fuller, Macomb

3:00pm Networking Break & Silent Auction

3:15pm Do You Hire or Adopt? Top Hiring Mistakes Firms Make that Hold Them Back -  
            Michele Fuller, Macomb

4:00pm Time Management for Attorneys - Michele Fuller, Macomb


SILENT AUCTION
Benefiting our Amicus Committee


Saturday, May 11th, 2019

BANQUET
Champion of Justice - Professor Robert Sedler

Judicial Excellence – The Honorable Elizabeth Gleicher

AFTER GLOW
Hosted by the New Lawyers Division

74th ANNUAL CONVENTION SPONSORS:
• MAJ’s Diamond Sponsor Mark Vogel, MSSC, Ringler Associates
• MAJ’s Diamond Sponsor Preferred Capital Funding
• MAJ’s Platinum Sponsor Robson Forensic
• MAJ Gold Sponsor Preferred Rehabilitation
• Freid, Gallagher, Taylor & Associates
• Law Offices of Todd J. Stearn PC
• Johnson Law