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 30, 2017 to April 1, 2017

Expanding on the renowned Trial Advocacy Colleges that AAJ Education has been perfecting for decades, the Nursing Home Depositions College will cover critical deposition skills as well as specific techniques for nursing home abuse and neglect cases. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to improve your deposition skills, led by leaders in the nursing home plaintiff bar. Over the course of two and a half days, top trial attorneys will guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies, preparing you for your next nursing home case.

Registration Fee: $1,195 for AAJ Members

Members of the Nursing Home Litigation Group save $95 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

The Nursing Home Depositions College is currently full, and operating on a waitlist. To add your name to the waitlist, please call 800-622-1791.

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April 5, 2017

Join AAJ Education and AAJ's Paralegal Affiliates for an in-depth look at how you can better work with lay witnesses. Speakers will focus on ways to streamline witness identification, solutions to common logistical problems, and how to handle a non-cooperative witness.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $19
Non-AAJ Paralegals: $39
Join AAJ as a Paralegal Affiliate Member and register for the webinar: $84

Not an AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Member? Call us to register, 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

Co-presented with AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members! No CLE credit available.

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April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017

This year’s Social Security Success! Seminar will guide you through a disability claim from beginning to end. Whether you are new to Social Security disability claims or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone at this year’s seminar. Learn the newly promulgated social security rules, ways to diversify your practice, case selection tips for the new era of social security disability denials, and how to brief your case to the Appeals Council. Back by popular demand, our faculty will be performing live demonstrations of mock hearings so that you can learn, first-hand, how a social security disability hearing works and watch the pros in action. 

Registration Fees:
$595 for AAJ Members | $745 for nonmembers

Members of the Social Security Disability Law Section save $50! Discount not available online, must call to register.
Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register.

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April 7, 2017 to April 8, 2017

Mark your calendars! Based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s Rules of the RoadTM, one of the best-known books on proving liability, Rules of the Road: Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices returns this April. Don’t miss the chance to learn how to apply Rules from Patrick Malone himself, joined by an all-star faculty of renowned trial attorneys from around the nation.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members after March 3, 2017: $995

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May 3, 2017

AAJ members like you asked for help in promoting their practices, telling their clients’ stories, and more effectively running a law office. This groundbreaking marketing seminar is the result. With topics like Marketing and Connecting with Clients Ethically, Business Planning 101, How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further, Modern Marketing Techniques, Monitoring and Managing your Online Reputation, Potential Pitfalls of Marketing and How to Avoid Them, How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) Your Law Practice, and A Step-By-Step Look at How to Measure your ROI, you will find this program essential to growing your practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 29, 2017: $645
AAJ Members after March 29, 2017: $695

Register multiple attorneys from your firm and receive $50 discount for each additional attorney! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for group registrations. 


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