Continuing Legal Education | The American Association For Justice

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

March 28, 2019

As the prevalence of electronic scooters grows, so do product malfunctions, crashes, and rider and pedestrian injuries.  Join us for a discussion on the safety of these popular vehicles and learn about national trends in e-scooter use, relevant research, potential regulations and legislation focused on e-scooter safety, and practical tips for representing clients injured by e-scooters.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer

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March 28, 2019

This seminar will dive into the key components of planning and taking a deposition. Topics include developing a discovery plan, structuring the deposition of a difficult witness and witness deposition preparation. Program attendees may earn up to 3.5 CLE credits towards their state bar renewal.*

Priority will be given to members of AAJ’s Minority Caucus.  

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April 10, 2019 to April 12, 2019

Designed for both the new and experienced TBI attorney, this seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of TBI litigation from case evaluation to case resolution.  Faculty members will include a cavalcade of past chairs of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. For the more experienced lawyer, this seminar will provide an opportunity to brush up and focus on the fundamentals, and the experienced speakers will surely convey a new tactic or two. For those new to TBI cases, you will be introduced to the world of traumatic brain injury litigation from the best of the best! 

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $995

Members of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code TBI50 at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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April 25, 2019 to April 27, 2019

Designed for both the new and experienced nursing home attorney, this interactive college will cover the nuts and bolts of nursing home litigation from case evaluation to case resolution. For the more experienced nursing home lawyer, this college will provide an opportunity to hone and master fundamental skills, and the experienced speakers will surely convey a new tactic or two. For those new to the practice, you will be introduced to the world of nursing home litigation from the best of the best! 

Registration Fees: $1,195 for AAJ Members

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May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019

AAJ Education’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar is back and better than ever! Teaming up with the Trucking Litigation Group and the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section, this program will provide you with the latest courtroom litigation strategies for representing victims of motor vehicle and truck crashes. A faculty of experienced trial lawyers and consultants will offer advanced tools and tactics to utilize in your next case. Ensure that your client obtains justice by learning from the best at this cutting-edge seminar. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to enjoy the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! 

Registration Fees: AAJ Members:$875

Members of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section or Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: JAZZAAJ to take advantage of this special offer.

Board of Governors & Committee Meetings: May 3-4, 2019
These meetings are not included in the Jazz Fest CLE registration and are for committee and Board of Governors members only. 

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