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 Programs

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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 23, 2014 to October 25, 2014
The right opening statement is your best possible mediation tool.  It provides the ultimate planning tool and guide for crafting your case and keeps you on track from voir dire through closing.  At AAJ Education's Trial Advocacy College: Damages with David Ball, Ph.D., you'll learn how to develop the right kind of opening statement under the guidance of David Ball and a carefully chosen faculty of trial lawyers and consultants. Registration Fee: $1,595 Hotel: Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This block has closed. A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate, please call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to book. Program Details | Brochure | Register (login required)
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. Program Details | Brochure | Register (login required)
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. Early Bird Rate: $725 for AAJ members Standard Rate: $825 for AAJ members after October 24, 2014 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. Program Details | Brochure | Register (login required)
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. Register (login required)
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. Program Details | Brochure | Register (login required) Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register or download this form.

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