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

April 7, 2020

Co-Presented with AAJ's Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group

Learn how to navigate first-party insurance claims related to the coronavirus pandemic, including business interruption coverage. Hear from leading lawyers on what to look for in the policy language and how courts will interpret “direct physical loss of or damage to property.” Also, find out about coverage for losses due to government-ordered business closures and exclusions for damages caused by microorganisms. 

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members

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April 8, 2020

There are still many questions surrounding the small business loan program: Which loan program should I apply for? What are the criteria to qualify? What are the terms? How do I apply? Now that the U.S. Treasury Department has issued initial guidance on the small business loan program, we're ready to answer your lingering questions. Join lawyers and experts in the financial industry--including Jarret Prussin of SBA Funding, Brent Heberlee at Ballard Spahr, and Cory Phillips at Forge Consulting--as they cover the details of the SBA loan programs related to COVID-19 and other financial resources for your firm. 

This webinar is complimentary to all AAJ Members.

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April 14, 2020

The legal landscape is rapidly changing, and defense counsel are seeking out new, innovative tactics to obstruct discovery in the COVID-19 climate. What are the defense attorneys' duties to respond to discovery requests, produce witnesses, and keep cases moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic? How can trial lawyers eliminate obstructive depositions with Rule 30(b)(6)? Find out all of this and more with Mark Kosieradzki and Carma Henson.

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

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April 16, 2020 to April 17, 2020

Successfully taking and defending depositions are critical skills for every trial lawyer. AAJ’s Online Depositions College combines lectures, demonstrations, and small-group, interactive workshops led by experienced faculty to give you practical, proven techniques that you can apply immediately. You’ll receive individual attention and skill critique in a supportive, responsive environment with colleagues at a similar skill level.

Registration Fees: $425 for AAJ Members | $495 for Nonmember Plaintiff Attorneys

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April 16, 2020 to April 18, 2020

POSTPONED: This program is postponed due to concerns regarding COVID-19. We are monitoring the changing developments, and we will provide updated information when available. 

Successfully taking and defending depositions are critical skills for every trial lawyer. AAJ’s Depositions College combines lectures, demonstrations, and small-group, interactive workshops led by experienced faculty to give you practical, proven techniques that you can apply immediately. You’ll receive individual attention and skill critique in a supportive, responsive environment with colleagues at a similar skill level.

Registration Fees:
$1,095 for AAJ Members on or before February 21, 2020 | $1,295 for Nonmembers on or before February 21, 2020
$1,295 for AAJ Members after February 21, 2020 | $1,495 for Nonmembers after February 21, 2020

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