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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May 23, 2016 to May 24, 2016

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 How to Avoid Common Marketing Mistakes, Budgeting: How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further, How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) Your Law Practice, and Top 10 Technology Tools to Consider, you will find this program essential to growing your practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

PLEASE NOTE: MOST JURISDICTIONS WILL NOT ACCEPT MARKETING BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR CLE CREDIT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR JURISDICTION DIRECTLY OR CONTACT AAJ’S CLE COORDINATOR TO FIND OUT IF THIS SEMINAR IS AVAILABLE FOR CLE CREDIT IN YOUR JURISDICTION.

Housing: AAJ's room block has expired. However, AAJ Education has rooms on hold at the JW Marriott Chicago, located at 151 West Adams, which is in the Central Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. The special group rate is $319.00 per night, plus state and local taxes, which are currently 17.4%. To reserve a room, please contact the AAJ Education Department directly at education@justice.org or call (800) 622-1971.

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May 24, 2016 to May 25, 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 Fee:
AAJ Members: $695

Housing: AAJ's room block has expired. However, AAJ Education has rooms on hold at the JW Marriott Chicago, located at 151 West Adams, which is in the Central Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. The special group rate is $319.00 per night, plus state and local taxes, which are currently 17.4%. To reserve a room, please contact the AAJ Education Department directly at education@justice.org or call (800) 622-1971.

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May 26, 2016

The Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins addressed the injury-in-fact requirements for Article III standing.  The Court, finding the Ninth Circuit only addressed the “particularization” prong, remanded the case back for analysis of whether the plaintiff also satisfied the “concrete” prong of the injury-in-fact requirements. Learn what this case means for AAJ members investigating and litigating cases involving statutory violations.

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

Members of the Class Action Litigation Group save $30 on webinar registration! Discount not available online, must call 800-622-1791 to get special price. 

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June 3, 2016 to June 4, 2016

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Louisville filled with networking, continuing legal education, and fun at the Churchill Downs racetrack! Get two days of in-depth CLE, join your colleagues for a Friday-night mixer in historic downtown Louisville, and head to the races on Saturday afternoon - all included in your registration! Bringing a guest? Email education@justice.org to purchase a guest admission and share the excitement of the tracks and a piece of Kentucky history at the Churchill Downs races 

Registration Fees:
AAJ or KJA Members: $695 $595
Spring Savings! Save $100 off your Day at the Races registration fee

Kentucky Justice Association Members can register at the AAJ Member rate! Must call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register as KJA member.

Housing: The deadline for reserving rooms under AAJ’s room block has passed, but rooms are still available at AAJ’s discounted rate for seminar attendees. Please contact education@justice.org for more information. Guests are responsible for following the Marriott Louisville Downtown’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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June 9, 2016 to June 11, 2016

AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trial Skills College will better prepare you to represent those who have been harmed as a result of medical negligence. Through a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, and demonstrations, you will work side-by-side with leading trial lawyers and trial consultants in the field. From intake to verdict or settlement, you’ll learn the latest and most innovative techniques to obtain justice for your clients.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $1995

Housing: The deadline for reserving rooms under AAJ’s room block has passed, but rooms are still available at AAJ’s discounted rate for seminar attendees. Please contact education@justice.org for more information. Guests are responsible for following the Grand Hyatt Devner’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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