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Membership

AAJ delivers exceptional education, unparalleled advocacy, and a dedicated community of trial lawyers fighting for justice.

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Our members receive unparalleled access to cutting edge educational opportunities, a network of the top trial lawyers in the country, and the opportunity to politically support their client's constitutional right of access to the courtroom. 

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AAJ Regular Member Benefits

Regular Members must be licensed to, and actively engaged in the practice of law;  represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation for the most part, based on caseload and time; and reside in the U.S. or Canada.

Subscription to Trial Magazine and AAJ's News Brief

Listing in AAJ Member Directory

Ability to join Sections, Litigation Groups, caucuses, and other member groups

Complimentary quarterly webinars, plus the opportunity to register for more than 50+ other education program and AAJ Conventions

Access to all member list servers and the AAJ Exchange

Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Invitation to join lobby days and participate in political and legislative updates

Voting privileges

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Annual Firm Billing

Firms with four or more members are eligible to enroll in Annual Firm Billing. Your whole office will be consolidated into one easy, annual invoice and have a synchronized renewal date. Trust us, your bookkeeper will thank you.

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International Member

Licensed to practice law and reside outside the U.S. and Canada

  • Same benefits and privileges as a Regular member
  • Complimentary membership in the International Practice Section

Government Member

Licensed to practice law and in full-time employ of local, state, or federal government agency or public defender

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Military

Licensed to practice law and engaged in full-time active duty service in the U.S. armed forces

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Ability to join AAJ Sections and access to Section list servers if sponsored by a voting member

Paralegal Affiliate

Qualified to perform substantive legal work under the direction of an attorney, sponsored by an AAJ member, and represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Membership in AAJ's Paralegal Affiliate membership group and eligible for awards
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Ability to join AAJ Sections and access to Section list servers if sponsored by a voting member
  • 50% discount on select AAJ Education programs when attending with an AAJ voting member

Law Professor

Licensed to practice law and engaged in full-time teaching of the law at any accredited law school or college

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Law Student

Must be a student at an accredited law school or college

  • Digital access to Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Limited access to AAJ Sections and member groups
  • 50% discount on select AAJ Education programs when attending with an AAJ voting member
  • Eligible to participate in Student Trial Advocacy Competition
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End Forced Arbitration Consumer Protection 7th Amendment

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAIR Act to end forced arbitration in all its forms. AAJ stands strong in the face of the relentless corporate assault against your clients’ rights. Together, let’s make forced arbitration a relic of the past.

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Member benefits subject to change and additional limitations may apply.

Dues cover 12 full months of membership and include a one-year member subscription of Trial magazine ($45). Membership dues paid to the American Association for Justice® (AAJ®), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of AAJ’s lobbying activities. AAJ estimates that the portion of dues and other similar amounts it expects to receive that are allocable to AAJ’s lobbying expenditures is 34.0 percent. Accordingly, 66.0 percent of your dues and contributions to AAJ may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm. 04.2019