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Montreal Convention for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: Representing Passenger Personal Injury Claims Arising on International Flights

Produced on August 20, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation Aviation

Course Description

Join aviation attorney Erin Applebaum for a discussion on how to litigate passenger personal injury claims arising on international flights. The program will provide a comprehensive overview of the Montreal Convention, the multinational treaty governing international air travel, with a particular focus on Article 17 accidents. We will review filing deadlines, jurisdictional hurdles, and potential limitations of airline liability. The course will conclude with a discussion of best practices to resolve cases efficiently and avoid major malpractice traps. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the Montreal Convention and how it governs passenger personal injury claims
  2. Review the major court decisions in this field
  3. Gain practice pointers for litigating Montreal Convention Article 17 claims

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Erin Applebaum

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

Since graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 2010, Erin has dedicated her career to seeking justice for passengers injured or killed during the course of air travel. As part of Kreindler & Kreindler’s aviation practice, she maintains a particular focus on complex personal injury matters, general aviation accidents, and commercial airline disasters. Erin was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 lawsuit against Boeing  in the Northern District of Illinois. She has been selected each year since 2012 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Aviation and Aerospace Law for the New York Metro Area.

 Erin is an active member of several professional groups: the American Association for Justice, where she participates in the Aviation Section and the Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus; the New York City Bar Association Aeronautics Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Commercial Airline Casualty; and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), where she serves as a Vice Chair on the Aviation and Space Law Committee. In 2018, Erin was selected for membership in the ABA TIPS Leadership Academy, a diverse group of 25 attorneys from across the nation identified as emerging leaders in the profession. Erin also participates in a mentorship program through her alma mater, advising current Brooklyn Law School students who have expressed a developing interest in plaintiffs’ litigation or aviation law.


Marcus M.

Very effective and understandable presentation of this area of the law!

Carol M.

Speaker was engaging. Very clear and detailed presentation. Very helpful.

Paul K.

good primer on Montreal convention. Well prepared

Kristy P.

Probably will never use this but it was interesting!

Georgian P.

Excellent presentation! Speaker/Attorney was knowledgeable, informative and very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the program. Speaker/Attorney was professional and effective in her communication skills. Would definitely take more courses related to this subject with this Speaker/Attorney. Highly recommend Speaker/Attorney and this extra interesting topic.

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