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

November 13, 2014 to November 16, 2014

Focus groups are invaluable tools for exploring key issues in your case before taking it into the courtroom. Register for Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiffs' Cases to benefit from not one, but three focus groups—with extended focus group time spent on your case. And you can bring a second member of your trial team from your firm at no additional cost.

Registration Fee: $6,995 for AAJ members (Includes registration for you and one additional trial team member)

Hotel: Sheraton Nashville Downtown. This room block has closed. AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the block rate, please call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to book.

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November 21, 2014 to November 22, 2014

The American Association for Justice’s Next Step Seminar provides the hands-on training you need to make your clients’ stories resonate with jurors in a new and powerful way.

Registration Rate: $825 

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This room block has closed. AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the block rate, please call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to book.

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December 2, 2014 to December 3, 2014

This program is designed to prepare trial lawyers representing plaintiffs in pharmaceuticals and medical device cases for the JPML hearing with the latest case strategies, updates, and networking opportunities.

Price on or before November 4: $595 for AAJ members
Price after November 4: $645 for AAJ members

Housing: Charleston Marriott Downtown. Book online here or call 1-800-228-9290.

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December 12, 2014 to December 13, 2014

Meet and learn from some of the biggest names in trial advocacy and hear from an all-star group of legal legends as they share their insights and secrets for success. 

Registration Fee on or before November 14: $695 for AAJ and NYSTLA members | $895 for nonmembers
Registration Fee after November 14: $795 for AAJ and NYSTLA members | $945 for nonmembers

Hotel: Conrad New York. Book online here or call 212-945-0100.

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Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register or download this form.

January 16, 2015 to January 19, 2015

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College. This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.

Registration Fee on or before December 12, 2014: $1,855
Registration Fee after December 12, 2014: $1,995

Hotel: Westin Canal Place, call 504-566-7006 to book. 

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