Continuing Legal Education | The American Association For Justice

Continuing Legal Education

AAJ’s education programs are more than CLE. We offer cutting-edge legal training taught by the best trial lawyers in the country. Engage with litigation leaders at seminars, practice advanced trial advocacy techniques at colleges, and test your case with pre-screened focus groups. 

Upcoming Education Programs

Build your network

Classroom learning is only part of the winning equation. Our programs offer the opportunity to build a national network of like-minded trial lawyers. The majority of AAJ Education's programs are open only to AAJ members and provide a secure, confidential environment.

Learn by doing

AAJ Education is dedicated to enhancing the practice of plaintiff law, one trial lawyer at a time. Our trial skills colleges give you the opportunity to practice advanced techniques in a constructive learning environment.

A year’s worth of CLE credits

AAJ provides two opportunities—the Annual and Winter Conventions—to gain a national perspective on trial advocacy and enhance your legal knowledge on substantive topics. At both conventions, there is the potential to earn up to a year's worth of CLE, including ethics credits, in just four days.

Learn without leaving your desk

When your schedule doesn't allow time to travel to a college or seminar, take advantage of webinars on emerging topics in litigation or view our recorded seminars and convention programs in high-quality audio and video.

Share your knowledge

Interested in contributing your words of wisdom to a particular legal topic or trial skill? AAJ is always looking for new speakers for the many Education programs it holds throughout the year.

Upcoming Education Programs

January 28, 2020

Accessing the private data acquired by the state investigator could uncover crucial information for your nursing home case; however, the federal government does not want you to get this data. This webinar will break down how investigations occur, what data is available, and the legal and procedural frameworks that will allow you to gather the data.

Registration Fees: $129 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer

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January 29, 2020

Currently handling or considering handling a case involving negligent security? Experienced trial lawyers will teach you the nuts and bolts of important negligent security case issues, including case selection criteria, working with experts, case themes, jury selection, and proving corporate misconduct.

Registration Fees: $129 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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February 7, 2020

The program will focus on business planning basics, stretching marketing dollars, marketing mistakes to avoid, using social media to build your practice, updates to the model rules, and the latest in search engine optimization.

Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members attending in person or via livestream

*Please note: This seminar is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates or Marketing staff may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) with the same firm address who is sponsoring their attendance.

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March 6, 2020 to March 7, 2020

If you use voir dire, then you have to attend AAJ Education’s Voir Dire Workshop. You’ll learn trial-tested techniques from nationally-recognized faculty and gain hands-on experience from two mock juries.

  • Nationally-recognized faculty to help you effectively conduct voir dire
  • Workshop your case with colleagues and 2 mock juries
  • Learn critical communication and listening skills from leading trial consultants
  • Big data mining: What is it and how can you use it during voir dire?

Registration Fees: 
On or before January 10, 2020: $1,195 for AAJ Members | $1,395 for Nonmembers
After January 10, 2020: $1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for Nonmembers

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April 2, 2020 to April 3, 2020

Only AAJ gives you access to top trial lawyers from various fields. At our Electronic Fetal Monitoring Seminar, faculty including renowned birth injury attorney Dov Apfel, will give you in-depth insight on fetal heart rate, brain damage, and using science in your case.​

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before February 6, 2020: $995
AAJ Members after February 6, 2020: $1095

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code EFM50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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