Levinson and Stefani is thrilled to recap last month’s American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention in Seattle, where both Ken Levinson and Jay Stefani gave presentations.
Jay guided fellow trial lawyers through office employment contracts during the AAJ Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section’s CLE program. As the section’s Chair this past year, Jay provided guidance to trial attorneys across the country on topics concerning law firm management.
“I had a great time this past year working with our section. We started a monthly Book Club Webinar and put together an outstanding seminar at our convention. This next year, as Immediate Past Chair, I get all the fun of staying involved with a little less of the ‘hard work.’”
Ken’s presentations touched on focus groups and their value across multiple areas of litigation. He spoke at the Melvin M. Belli Society, as well as multiple other meetings and seminars throughout the week. Notably, Ken was elected Chair of the Trucking Litigation Group, an honor which he was humbled to receive.
“Taking over as Chair of the Trucking Litigation Group is one of the greatest honors of my career. To finally be elected after over a decade of working with this group is both deeply meaningful and fulfilling.”
As Chair, Ken has two main goals: the first is to provide the best educational and continued learning opportunities for trial lawyers through innovative programs such as the “Trucking College.” The second is to make sure any lawyer who handles trucking cases, regardless of background, has the opportunity to participate in this group.
Jay shares a similar passion in providing support for fellow lawyers.
“I’m always grateful for the opportunity to share my experience – successes and shortcomings – with other lawyers who manage their own firms. Each firm is a small business, so we have a lot of the same issues – but sharing our solutions is what lets us focus on helping clients.”
Ken and Jay have regularly attended AAJ’s Annual and Winter Conventions throughout their time at the firm. Both partners are active members of AAJ and have held numerous leadership roles within the organization. AAJ is the largest association of trial lawyers in the nation, and stand on the pillars of community, advocacy, and education.