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

December 17, 2019

Bolster your deposition skills by learning key techniques such as boxing-in, exhaustion, bracketing, and responding to evasive witnesses. Plus, maximize damages by planning ahead and using depos at trial or settlement.

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

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January 16, 2020

Do you wonder what your duties are when it comes to your clients' electronically stored information? What about personal devices and social media? Delve into ESI's unique challenges, including methods and scope of collection and privacy concerns. Get insights from Jennifer Hoekstra, Cochair of AAJ's Electronic Discovery Litigation Group, along with Katherine Charonko and Brian Morrison. 

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

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January 17, 2020 to January 20, 2020

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College. This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $2,395

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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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February 7, 2020

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

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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