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About AAJ Education 

Designed by lawyers, for lawyers.

AAJ Education offers nationally recognized continuing legal education led by experienced faculty.  Our CLE programs are designed by plaintiff attorneys and continually updated to incoporate new litigation topics and trial advocacy skills.

The power of networking.

AAJ CLE programs also offer the opportunity to build a network with faculty and colleagues.  We work to foster a community of learners who, like you, are dedicated to their clients and their practice.  The majority of AAJ EDucation's programs are open only to AAJ members and provide a secure, confidential environment.

To register for upcoming AAJ Education programs, please visit the AAJ Education calendar.

What we offer:

AAJ Education offers a mix of seminars, trial advocacy skills colleges, focus group programs, and online programs.  Email education@justice.org for individualized information about whta programs are the right fit for you or to customize an education plan based on your experience, practice areas, and goals.


Seminars are in-person programs that address specific practice areas and new developments in litigation.  Faculty include trial lawyers and experts in specific subject matters.  AAJ Education offers seminars on a wide range of topics, including medical negligence, nursing home litigation, traumatic brain injury, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and much more.

What's new in seminars:

Recently added seminars include a Fetal Strip Monitoring in Birth Injury Cases Seminar, a plaintiff-only pharmaceutical and medical device litigation update seminar series, Skiing with the Stars, and The Next Step: The Newest Innovations in Case Framing.

Trial Advocacy Skills Colleges

Colleges are in-person programs that combine interactive seminars, demonstrations, and small-group workshops where participants learn trial advocayc skills and techniques from experienced trial lawyers, consultants, and communications experts.  Colleges are designed to provide hands-on training in critical advocacy skills, including depositions, damages, using focus groups, communication skills, voir dire, and more.  Trial advocacy colleges are regularly updated to incorporate new research.

Focus Group Programs

AAJ currently offers two focus group programs, Case Workshop and Case Plus.  Participants conduct focus groups with groups pre-screened and selected by AAJ Education under the guidance of faculty members who provide feedback, analyze focus group results, craft trial strategies, and share focus group strategies during interactive seminars before and after focus groups. To register for upcoming focus group programs, visit our CLE program page.

Distance Learning

AAJ Education also offers a wide variety of teleseminars and webinars.  Visit AAJ's CLE program page to register for upcoming distance learning programs.


AAJ holds two conventions yearly: an annual convention in the summer and a winter convention, featuring trial advocacy skills education and programs planned by AAJ Sections, Litigation Groups, and Committees in conjunction with AAJ Education. Visit our convention page for more information.

Excellence in Education

AAJ's Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) recognizes members' dedication by awarding members the distinction of Advocate, Fellow, and Diplomate.  ARP awardees are advocates who have demonstrated dedication to continuing their legal education, improving their skills, and becoming better advocates for their clients through education.

AAJ's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses critical trial advocacy skills training.

ASTA and ARP recognize AAJ members who have committed themselves to the highest levels of legal education.

AAJ's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program offers a comprehensive curriculum encompassing the skills and experience deemed by The National College of Advocacy and AAJ to be essential to a well-rounded legal training and a successful trial practice. Participants manage their own training agenda by combining selected trial skills courses with specialized substantive courses. 

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