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

December 6, 2018

Trial attorney Phillip Miller coauthored the book on focus groups. In just 90 minutes, Phillip will share three steps from the AAJ Press bestseller, Focus Groups: Hitting the Bull’s-Eye, that you can implement to make focus groups run more smoothly and ensure the maximum benefits from these useful tools.

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

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December 6, 2018

As the devastating consequences of America’s opioid epidemic have come to light, many government entities have filed lawsuits against drug companies and distributors for their role in the crisis. Recent state rulings and federal MDL recommendations have refused to dismiss claims against the defendants. Learn more about what’s on the horizon for pending lawsuits, underlying legal theories, and what you can do to help clients and communities impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Registration Fee: $495 for AAJ Members

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December 6, 2018

The class action is one of the most powerful legal tools available within our country. It levels the playing field between corporate giants and economically powerless individuals. It brings justice to individuals harmed by mass-produced products or standardized corporate practices. Join us in New York City on December 6 for a one-day Class Action Seminar to learn how you can use this powerful legal tool to help your clients receive justice.

Registration Fees: $695 for AAJ Members 

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December 7, 2018 to December 8, 2018

With a focus on innovative, modern approaches to trial advocacy, this year's program features Mark Lanier on storyboards, Mark Mandell on Case Framing, and it will dig deep into other trial advocacy skills with Greg Cusimano on Winning Case Preparation and Alejandro Blanco on the Trojan Horse Method. Harness the power of persuasion and better connect with judges and juries.

Registration Fees:
$995 for AAJ/NYSTLA Members | $1195 for Nonmembers

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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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