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

August 23, 2018

Join Professional Negligence Section members as they examine the current state of the Affordable Care Act, how it is protecting health care access, and what risks it faces in the current political climate.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Members of the Professional Negligence Section save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code ACAPROF at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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August 29, 2018

Roundup®—a popular weed killer manufactured by Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer AG—has been linked to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other cancers.  Bayer’s claim, that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is not a carcinogen, have been increasingly criticized.  Earlier this month, a jury in California returned a verdict for the plaintiff, finding his cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup.  Learn more about trial, the science supporting the cases, and how you can help people injured by this product.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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August 30, 2018

The American Bar Association recently made sweeping changes to its Rules of Professional Conduct. These extensive changes are intended to reflect the modernization of attorney advertising and regulate attorney communication and client solicitation. Join experienced attorneys as they discuss the changes and how they will impact your marketing practices. The faculty will also discuss ways to improve your marketing skills, navigate social media, and utilize both free and paid advertising. 

ETHICS credits available!

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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September 5, 2018

The Zostavax® vaccine is prescribed to prevent shingles in adults over the age of 50 but has caused serious complications and side-effects in some patients, including brain inflammation, heart attack, stroke, vision loss, hearing loss, autoimmune disorders, and death. Merck, the manufacturer, failed to properly warn doctors and patients of these risks. Learn more about the regulatory history of this product, the newly formed MDL, and why this litigation is not part of the Vaccine Program.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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September 6, 2018 to September 8, 2018

Taking and defending depositions are among the most critical skills every trial lawyer needs. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to increase your deposition skills, led by masters of the techniques. Over the course of three days, top trial lawyers guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies.

The Depositions College is full and operating on a waitlist. Email or call 800-622-1791 for more information.

Registration Fees: $1,195 for AAJ and MAJ Members | $1,445 for nonmembers

Members of the Michigan Association for Justice can attend the Trial Advocacy College: Depositions at AAJ Member rates! Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to learn more or to register. 

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