Speaking Opportunities | The American Association For Justice

Speaking Opportunities

SPEAK AT AN AAJ EDUCATION PROGRAM

AAJ members and experts are invited to submit programming ideas for AAJ Education’s continuing legal education (CLE) programs.

Speakers

Speakers should be:

  • Lawyers in good standing with AAJ who can share legal knowledge and experiences
  • Non-members who can share knowledge on legal-related topics applicable to AAJ members
  • Willing to provide written course materials to supplement presentation as required for CLE accreditation

Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to AAJ members
  • Practical application
  • Timeliness of the subject matter/topic

Process

Applications will be reviewed by AAJ staff and presented to the National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees, which is a committee of AAJ members who oversee education programs, and course advisors. If your application is selected for a speaking spot, you will be contacted by AAJ staff and receive more details. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and may be considered for future opportunities year after year.

Reminders

  • Speakers will need to prepare a written paper to supplement their presentation. This is required for CLE accreditation. AAJ staff will provide guidelines for papers to invited speakers.
  • Speakers who teach at AAJ Education programs are volunteers.
  • Convention speakers who are eligible AAJ members must pay the convention registration fee and all travel-related expenses. 

Program Information

Annual Convention

●  AAJ’s 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego California will take place on July 27-30, 2019.

●  Submit your AAJ Education Speaker Application by October 12, 2018.
     ○  A general application can be submitted to speak on a wide range of CLE topics.  
     ○  Speakers should be prepared to present on the topic they propose for 30-45 minutes.
     ○  Applications are presented to program education planners related to your topic.  
     ○  All speakers and topics must be approved by the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees.  
     ○  Invitations for Annual Convention are extended between January and April.


●  Submit your AAJ Education Speaker Application for a Litigation at Sunrise topic by March 8, 2019.
     ○  Speakers for our Litigation at Sunrise program are expected to present on hot, emerging topics and practice areas.
     ○  Speaking spots on this program are for 10 minutes.
     ○  All speakers and topics must be approved by the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees.  .

Winter Convention

●  AAJ’s 2019 Winter Convention in Miami, Florida will take place on February 2-5, 2019.

●  Submit your AAJ Education Speaker Application for a Litigation at Sunrise topic by October 12, 2018.
     ○  Speakers for our Litigation at Sunrise program are expected to present on hot, emerging topics and practice areas.
     ○  Speaking spots on this program are for 10 minutes.

Specialized Seminars

●  AAJ Education hosts approximately 20 seminars each year. If you have a suggestion for a seminar topic, please apply here

●  Seminars range anywhere from 1-3 days, and they occur throughout the year and around the country.

Trial Advocacy Colleges

●  AAJ Education hosts approximately 10 advocacy colleges every year. If you are interested in teaching at a college, please apply here.

●  Colleges range anywhere from 2.5 - 5 days, and are hosted throughout the year and around the country. 

●  Colleges combine lectures with small group workshops and are designed to provide hands-on training in critical trial advocacy skills.

Webinars

●  AAJ Education hosts approximately 2-4 webinars each month. If you have an idea for a webinar topic, please apply here

●  Webinars are 90-minutes long with 75 minutes of substantive content and a 15-minute question and answer period. They are hosted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET.

 

Thank you for your interest in speaking for AAJ!

For more information, contact:

AAJ Education

777 6th St. NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 800-622-1791
Fax: 202-625-7084
Email: education@justice.org