AAJ's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) recognizes AAJ attorney Members who have successfully completed a rigorous legal curriculum that provides well-rounded legal training and is essential to practice development.


AAJ’s Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) recognizes AAJ attorney members who are dedicated to enriching their legal knowledge through participation in continuing legal education programs. Attorneys are awarded the distinctions of Advocate (30 hours), Fellow (200 hours), and Diplomate (400 hours including attendance at The Ultimate Trial Advocacy College: Art of Persuasion), based on the number of course hours completed.

2014 New Inductees:

Frederick Schenk

​Robert E. Kleinpeter

​Justin S. Kahn

New inductees are recognized at the Annual Convention. To find out more about the National College of Advocacy’s professional recognition programs, stop by the AAJ Practice Resource Center in the Exhibit Hall, visit our recognition page, or call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.