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 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019

Only AAJ gives you access to leading lawyers and medical experts from various fields. This high-level program includes not only the latest medical developments and theories but also innovative trial techniques that you can use immediately.

Registration Fees: $895 for AAJ Members

Online registration for this program has now closed. To register, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or visit the AAJ registration desk at The Whitley Hotel in Atlanta. 

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October 22, 2019

Thousands of people are injured yearly by defective or negligently maintained elevators. In collaboration with AAJ’s newly formed Elevator and Escalator Injury Litigation Group, learn from faculty who have handled cases nationwide involving catastrophic injuries and death, and about the complex issues that in-home elevator injury cases present.

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

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October 24, 2019 to October 25, 2019

This new nursing home litigation program features immersive, interactive, and innovative sessions. In just two days you’ll explore mindfulness principles to focus your brain and senses, strengthening your planning, depositions, juror selection, and case presentation. Plus, you’ll dig into case analysis and selection, winning themes, and the “when and how” of punitive damages.  

Registration Fees: $1,395 for AAJ Members 

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October 24, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Whether you’re a beginner in the field or are a veteran of trucking deposition, our Specialized Depositions College will help you build the skills you need to stand out from the crowd. This program will feature sessions on deposing safety directors using the FMCSRs, techniques of exhaustion, boxing-in, and summarization, along with various methods to depose drivers. Learning-by-doing! Practice skills during interactive, small-group workshops, and benefit from personalized feedback and coaching.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $1,395

Members of AAJ's Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code TRKDEPO at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

The Trucking College is currently full and operating on a waitlist. Please contact AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 or for more information.

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November 4, 2019 to November 6, 2019

You conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges every day. You knock down barriers for yourself, your practice, and your clients. You get the job done. Join other trailblazing women at our unique desert setting to reinvigorate yourself and inspire your practice. Be a part of this intimate networking opportunity and engage in top AAJ continuing legal education with sessions on leadership, communication, marketing, and achieving work-life balance.

Registration Fees: $1,295 for AAJ Members

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