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

January 18, 2019 to January 21, 2019

Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College. This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $2,445

The Advanced Depositions College is full and operating on a waitlist. Email or call 800-622-1791 for more information.

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January 24, 2019

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (FLQs), including Cipro® and Levaquin®, have been linked to increased incidents of aortic aneurysms and dissections.  On December 20, 2018 the FDA updated the safety announcement to recognize the risk of aortic disorders, expanding on the previously recognized risks for permanent damage to tendons, joints, nerves, and central nervous system.  Hear from John Restaino, John Dalimonte, and Kim Loutey for a rapid response discussion on the science, important studies, future litigation, and case selection considerations.

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

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February 1, 2019

This year’s annual Marketing & Management Seminar will give you all the tools you need to run a successful practice. Our faculty, comprised of marketing professionals and tech-savvy trial attorneys, will teach you the latest in SEO trends, the pros and cons of case management software systems, must-have apps for plaintiff attorneys, how to maximize your social media accounts using Instagram, Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and more! Plus, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a marketing professional to explore ways to increase your social media presence, cut operating costs, manage your online reputation, or improve your firm’s website. Make the most of your trip to Miami Beach by staying an extra few days and taking advantage of our Winter Convention registration combo package!  

Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members*

Participate via Livestream‒Watch Remotely in Real Time:
Can't make it to Miami? We've got you covered! Participate via live video stream. Instructions will be sent a few days ahead of the seminar. Click Register Now and enter code STREAM at checkout.

*This seminar is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates or Marketing staff may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) with the same firm address who is sponsoring their attendance. 

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February 28, 2019 to March 1, 2019

Faculty will dissect common defenses related to brachial plexus injuries and identify best practices for approaching cases involving shoulder dystocia and related injuries. Topics to be addressed during this intensive program include the science behind these injuries, risk factors, maneuvers, the role traction plays in injuries, and informed consent.

Registration Fees:
$1,395 for AAJ Members on or before January 4, 2019
$1,495 for AAJ Members after January 4, 2019

Members of AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code BPIDC100 at checkout or call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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March 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019

Opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments are key trial skills, but are rarely effectively covered in law schools. AAJ Education's Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation focuses on foundational skills through interactive workshops where faculty provide guidance and instant feedback. Learn the critical skills you'll need to excel throughout your career in this intensive program, where you'll work with experienced trial lawyers and consultants.

Registration Fees:
$1,095 for AAJ Members
​$1,295 for Non-member Plaintiff Attorneys

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