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

February 22, 2018 to February 24, 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.

Registration Fees: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

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

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February 27, 2018

Register today to discover how the HITECH Act is knocking down barriers between patients and their electronic medical records. Co-presented with AAJ's Minority Caucus, leaders in the plaintiff bar will show you how to write a simple patient's letter; how to respond when providers violate the Rules, methods of enforcement through U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and state laws; and more!  

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members are welcome to register! 

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February 28, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue that employees have been facing for decades, and it has recently gained national attention as more women, and men, share their experiences. AAJ Education’s newly formed Sexual Assault Litigation Group and the Employment Rights Section are teaming up to help bring awareness about this issue and help you best represent victims of sexual harassment and assault. Our esteemed faculty will help you identify whether your case is an employment or personal injury claim, discuss how to handle forced arbitration clauses and non-disclosure agreements, and help you navigate prosecution of sexual harassment post-Faragher.​ 

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

Members of the Sexual Assault Litigation Group or the Employment Rights Section save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code: SAWEB50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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March 1, 2018 to March 2, 2018

Learn the science behind the medicine at AAJ Education’s seminar on electronic fetal monitoring in birth injury cases. Designed for plaintiff lawyers with cases involving management decisions based on fetal monitoring strips, this seminar offers a step-by-step guide to understanding the science behind fetal monitoring strips and the impact they have on your cases.

Registration Fees: $1,495 for AAJ Members

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use discount code TRAUMA50 at checkout to take advantage of this offer. 

Online registration for the Electronic Fetal Monitoring in Birth Injury Cases Seminar has closed. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or email for more information or to register. 

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March 5, 2018

Join AAJ Education for a discussion of the who, what, where, when, and how of the latest in driverless cars. Learn where these vehicles came from and what their future looks like on the street and in the courtroom. 

This webinar is offered as a complimentary benefit to the first 300 AAJ members to register. Act now to secure your space!

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