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.
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
Tony Romanucci will focus on insights he learned during a trial against the Chicago Police Department after a high-speed chase resulted in the death of a 37-year-old mother of five. He will discuss case strategies which helped secure a $21.3 million dollar verdict on behalf of his client, including key considerations for cross-examination, jury selection, contributory negligence, and more.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer
Members of AAJ's Civil Rights Section or Police Misconduct Litigation Group save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code RIGHTS50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.
Join the co-Chairs of AAJ’s Bus Litigation Group and experienced attorneys Morgan Adams and Robert Collins for a discussion on litigating cases against bus carrier companies. Topics will include Commercial Driver’s License Rules, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Industry Standards unique to Buses, as well as special strategies for cases involving Greyhound, Trailways, Jefferson Line and other big bus companies.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer
Members of AAJ's Bus Litigation Group save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code 50BUS at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.
The skills and knowledge necessary to approach a mass tort case are not taught in law school, and the complexity of these cases and unique procedural issues provide challenging barriers for attorneys looking to break into the field. Developed by leading mass tort litigators, this seminar will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. Arrive in San Diego a day early and start your Annual Convention off with a deeper understanding of mass torts.
Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $395
Can't make it to San Diego? We've got you covered! Participate via live video stream. Enter code LIVESD at checkout.
Bundle Discount: Register for AAJ’s 2019 Annual Convention and add on the Mass Torts Seminar for only $150! Discount available through AAJ Convention Registration or call AAJ's Meetings and Conventions Department at 800-424-2725, ext. 8613 to take advantage of this offer.
Join Mark Mandell, past AAJ President and author of Case FramingTM and the new Advanced Case FramingTM, and experienced trial lawyers for the newest insights and techniques in case framing. Through the lectures, interactive panels, and a Q&A session, faculty will guide you through this comprehensive, empirically-based model and share how to identify case frames, hone in on the I-Just-Can’t-Get Over issues, and create echoes, plus focus on how to make case framing part of your voir dire strategy. Leave empowered to put case framing in practice and get results in your cases!
Registration Fees: $945 for AAJ Members on or before July 15, 2019 | $995 for AAJ Members after July 15, 2019
The American Association for Justice® 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: $845 for AAJ Members on or before August 15, 2019 | $895 for AAJ Members after August 15, 2019