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

May 28, 2019

Two formulations of tenofovir, an antiretroviral medication used primarily by patients with HIV, were simultaneously developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc in the 1990s. Although Gilead determined one formula was safer and more effective, it chose to promote the less safe Viread®, Truvada®, Atripla®, Complera® and Stribild® drugs for more than a decade before releasing the safer alternative in 2015—resulting in record profits for the drug company.  Join us for a discussion of the history of this drug, the science, and case screening considerations.

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

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June 6, 2019 to June 9, 2019

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 participate in 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

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June 6, 2019 to June 8, 2019

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: $1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for nonmembers

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July 26, 2019

The skills and knowledge necessary to approach a mass tort case are not taught in law school, and the complexity of these cases and unique procedural issues provide challenging barriers for attorneys looking to break into the field. Developed by leading mass tort litigators, this seminar will provide a comprehensive view of the critical aspects and nuances of litigating mass tort cases. Arrive in San Diego a day early and start your Annual Convention off with a deeper understanding of mass torts.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before May 31, 2019: $345
AAJ Members after May 31, 2019: $395

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October 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019

The American Association for Justice® is proud to announce that its Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar is back by popular demand. This program is packed with the latest medical developments and most innovative trial techniques you need to fight for your clients harmed as a result of medical negligence. Gain direct access to experienced trial attorneys and prominent medical experts. You will leave with strategies to earn justice for your clients. This can’t-miss seminar will help you understand the medicine involved in your next medical negligence case.

Registration Fees: $845 for AAJ Members on or before May 31, 2019 | $895 for AAJ Members after May 31, 2019

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