Managing partner Jay Stefani will serve a one-year term as the newly elected Treasurer of the American Association for Justice Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section, one of several appointments that took place at the annual AAJ convention in Boston. Jay previously served as Parliamentarian.
The Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section focuses on issues affecting practitioners in small firms, including how to best market their practice, increase referrals, and gain visibility. The Section also addresses staffing issues, employee benefits, and law firm management.
In his new role, Jay will work to promote the Section and its objectives by coordinating with executive committee members to organize legal education seminars, networking opportunities, and information related to pending cases of interest to sole practitioners. As the managing partner of a solo/small firm in Chicago, Jay has worked with several local organizations, including his alma mater, DePaul University, to educate young attorneys about the prospects of owning a small firm and beyond.
A leader for AAJ over the last several years, Jay is also a member of the Trucking Litigation Group, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, and the Nursing Home Litigation Group. He also works with the Trucking Litigation Group’s Side Underride Guard Task Force (2015-present), advocating for improved trucking safety in cities across the country, most notably here in Chicago.
The AAJ provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.