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

October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's first ever depositions college for mass tort attorneys. Developed by leaders in the mass tort field, this 2.5 day college is a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and interactive workshops designed to teach you workable techniques to be put into practice immediately.

Registration Fees: $2,095 for AAJ Members

Last chance offer! Save $200 on this program by using promo code TORT200 at checkout. Must be active AAJ Member.

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October 25, 2018 to October 26, 2018

The American Association for Justice®, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), is proud to announce that its Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar is back by popular demand. This program is packed with the latest medical developments and most innovative trial techniques you need to fight for your clients harmed as a result of medical negligence. Gain direct access to experienced trial attorneys and prominent medical experts. You will leave with strategies to earn justice for your clients. This can’t-miss seminar will help you understand the medicine involved in your next medical negligence case.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group or the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code MEDATL50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018

People often think Rule 30(b)(6) regarding depositions is only relevant in large federal cases, major corporate litigation, or mass tort cases. That’s a big mistake. A 30(b)(6) deposition is a tool that can enable you to efficiently gather information about a corporation’s systems, policies, or practices. On November 7-8, 2018, AAJ Education is delving deep into the rule at the Advanced 30(b)(6) Seminar. Our faculty will go beyond the basics of the 30(b)(6) deposition and will break down this rule to elucidate and apply its components to real-world case examples.

Registration Fees: $995 for AAJ Members 

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November 8, 2018

Social shifts and polarized politics require trial attorneys to rethink juror’s mindset, but the difficult questions remain—How to be persuasive, motivate decision makers, and keep the decision maker engaged? Trial consultant Eric Oliver will provide the techniques and training you need to deliver your clients’ story with persuasive tools that are more embodied and emotional, including framing, mirroring, and modeling emotional reactions.

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.

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

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December 6, 2018

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: $495 for AAJ Members

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