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

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July 28, 2016

Join AAJ Education and learn how to build a better practice and improve your connection with clients.  Listen as the faculty analyzes the five steps to ensure ethical compliance, common marketing missteps, and emerging technologies like “marketing automation” that push ethical boundaries.  Ethics credit available! 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $179
Additional AAJ Members using the same computer: $65

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August 11, 2016

Regression analysis can make or break class certification in antitrust cases.  Learn about the importance of this statistical tool, how it is used for proof of common impact and damages, and the role expert economists should play in your litigation strategy.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Member: $179
Additional Members using the same computer: $65

Members of the Antitrust Litigation Group save $30 on registration! This discount is not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to receive the discount.

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September 22, 2016 to September 24, 2016

Taking and defending depositions are among the most critical skills every trial lawyer needs. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to increase your deposition skills, led by masters of the techniques. Over the course of three days, top trial lawyers guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies.

Registration Fees:
On or before August 18, 2016: $975 for AAJ Members | $1,225 for nonmembers
After August 18, 2016: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

Housing: AAJ Education has a limited number of rooms at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center at a special group rate of $189 per night for single or double occupancy, plus any applicable taxes (currently 13.5%) and fees.  The cut-off date for reservations is Wednesday, August 31 or until the block is sold out.  Accommodations are based on availability. For reservations, please contact the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center at (479) 254-8400 and request the American Association for Justice (AAJ) group rate.  Guests are responsible for following the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation or early departure fees.  For changes or cancellations to your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.  AAJ is not responsible for charges incurred for late cancellations.

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September 27, 2016 to September 28, 2016

At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation seminars. Without defense attorneys present, our esteemed faculty members can openly discuss trial strategy, techniques, and how to defeat common defenses. Leave with the latest case strategies, and be prepared for the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of the networking opportunities.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

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October 14, 2016 to October 15, 2016

Problem deponent? Worried about upcoming depositions? Getting stonewalled? Get help at AAJ Education’s new Building Your Case with Powerful Depositions: Strategic Case Planning, an intense, two-day program for YOUR active case. Bring your case and a second trial team member at no additional cost, and spend two days with highly experience trial lawyers and consultants to map out your depositions strategy, develop your discovery plan, prepare for expert depositions, and craft your case strategy. The help you need, when you need it – Strategic Case Planning

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 9: $1,795
AAJ Members after September 9: $1,995

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