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 22, 2017

Join AAJ Education for the third installment of the Slip & Fall Webinar Series. We will discuss the nuances of preparing your discovery plan, taking 30(b)(6) depositions, and how to best prepare your client for deposition.

Co-presented with the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section!

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

Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

Program Information (PDF) 

September 13, 2017 to September 15, 2017

Note the new date pattern! This College begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 13.

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. Please call 800-622-1791 for more information.​

Program Details (PDF) | Brochure (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)

September 13, 2017 to September 14, 2017

Seminar Registration opens on Wednesday, September 13 at 12:30 pm, and the Seminar ends on Thursday, September 14 at 3:00 pm.

The number of prescription opioids sold in America over the last few decades has quadrupled, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths per year by prescription opioid overdose. Many victims have filed lawsuits against medical professionals and drug companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Learn more about the role big pharma and the medical community has played, pending lawsuits and underlying legal theories, and what you can do to help clients and communities who have become victims of the opioid epidemic.

Registration Fee: $695 for AAJ Members

Program Details (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)

September 21, 2017

Successful lien resolution is an important part of the personal injury case. This webinar will focus on the types of potential liens and offer advice on how to navigate the lien resolution process and negotiate subrogation interests for the benefit of your client. 

Co-presented with AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members!

Registration Fees: AAJ Regular Members: $179 | AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members, Law Student Members, Law Graduate Members: $19

September 25, 2017

Hear about the top five decisions from the Spring 2017 term that impact your practice and a preview of the cases to watch this fall.  

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