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

June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018

Focus groups are invaluable tools for finding the key issues and weaknesses in your case before taking it into the courtroom – but they can be time-consuming and expensive to run. AAJ Education’s Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases takes the guesswork out of conducting your own focus groups. At Case Plus, you’ll not only participate in three focus groups, screened and recruited by AAJ staff specifically for your case, you’ll work with an experienced faculty member who will guide you in preparing for your focus groups, asking the right questions, and analyzing the results. And, you’ll get individual instruction in shaping your case presentation using your groups’ feedback. Plus, you can bring an additional member of your trial team at no cost!

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

Case Plus is currently full and operating on a waitlist. To add your name to the waitlist, please email or call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791.

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July 19, 2018

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy. In July, Ken Suggs will discuss the psychology behind connecting with jurors through the science of persuasion in voir dire, tapping into the unconscious mind, and making metaphors work.

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

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July 24, 2018

Join AAJ Education and the Products Liability Section for an in-depth discussion about the latest in crash avoidance technology. Learn the basics of this technology, the design and performance defects, and the liability to provide crash avoidance in new vehicles.

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

Members of the Product Liability Section save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code CRASH50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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July 25, 2018

Marketing your law practice has become increasingly important in the 21-century marketplace. Join AAJ Education for an in-depth discussion about best practices in marketing, avoiding pitfalls, and ethically representing yourself and your practice online and in the community.  

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

August 8, 2018

Join AAJ Education and the leaders of the Hernia Mesh plaintiff bar to learn about the science behind this these dangerous devices. The webinar will provide an overview of the products and defendants in litigation, as well as tips for case selection, discovery strategies, and how it may impact your cases and clients current status of MDLs and State Actions.

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

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