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

October 19, 2017 to October 20, 2017

Join us for a primer on cost reports and how using these reports can make all the difference in your next nursing home abuse or neglect case. Learn how cost reports are created, how to read them, and what is important within them. You will be provided written discovery and taught how to use the information in depositions. You will hear from MDS, Nursing, and CPA experts on how to blend testimony to include cost reports so that juries can understand the information. You will leave this seminar with a better understanding of cost reports, and you will be prepared to pursue corporate malfeasance in all of your nursing home cases.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $895

Online registration for this seminar has closed. Members can still register onsite at the Highland Dallas. 

Members of AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

Focus groups are invaluable tools for finding the key issues and weaknesses in your case before taking it into the courtroom – but they can be time-consuming and expensive to run. AAJ Education’s Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases takes the guesswork out of conducting your own focus groups. At Case Plus, you’ll not only conduct three focus groups, screened and recruited by AAJ staff specifically for your case, you’ll work with an experienced faculty member who will guide you in preparing for your focus groups, asking the right questions, and analyzing the results. And, you’ll get individual instruction in shaping your case presentation using your groups’ feedback. Plus, you can bring an additional member of your trial team at no cost!

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

Case Plus is currently full and not accepting more registrations. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 with any questions.

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October 26, 2017

Bring your firm into the 21st century and maximize your brand and reputation with smart marketing strategies. Topics include: creating a business plan for a modern law firm, running your law practice in the Cloud, and engaging with online marketing.  

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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October 30, 2017

Join AAJ Education for an in-depth look at how to effectively handle the media in a high-profile case. Learn best practices for protecting your clients’ rights, with an emphasis on domestic violence, police misconduct, and child abuse cases.​ 

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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November 7, 2017

Join AAJ Education and the LGBT Caucus for a discussion of LGBT rights at the local, state, and federal level. Faculty will review important cases in the fight for anti-discrimination policies, including Jameka K. Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital and Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Co-presented with the LGBT Caucus! 

Registration Fees: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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