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

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: $395

Can't make it to San Diego? We've got you covered! Participate via live video stream. Enter code LIVESD at checkout.

Bundle Discount: Register for AAJ’s 2019 Annual Convention and add on the Mass Torts Seminar for only $150! Discount available through AAJ Convention Registration or call AAJ's Meetings and Conventions Department at 800-424-2725, ext. 8613 to take advantage of this offer.

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September 6, 2019 to September 7, 2019

Join Mark Mandell, past AAJ President and author of Case FramingTM and the new Advanced Case FramingTM, and experienced trial lawyers for the newest insights and techniques in case framing.  Through the lectures, interactive panels, and a Q&A session, faculty will guide you through this comprehensive, empirically-based model and share how to identify case frames, hone in on the I-Just-Can’t-Get Over issues, and create echoes, plus focus on how to make case framing part of your voir dire strategy.  Leave empowered to put case framing in practice and get results in your cases!

As part of your registration, receive a free copy of Advanced Case Framing!

Registration Fees: On or before August 3, 2019: $945 for AAJ and PAJ Members | $1,145 for nonmembers
After August 3, 2019: $995 for AAJ and PAJ Members | $1,195 for nonmembers

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September 19, 2019 to September 21, 2019

Taking and defending depositions are critical skills for every trial lawyer.  AAJ Education’s Depositions College combines lectures, demonstrations, and small-group, interactive workshops led by experienced faculty to give you practical, proven techniques that you can apply immediately to your practice. You’ll receive individual attention and skill critique in a supportive, responsive environment with colleagues at a similar skill and practice level.

Registration Fees:
On or before August 9, 2019: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,295 for nonmembers
After August 9, 2019: $1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for nonmembers

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October 10, 2019 to October 13, 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.

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

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October 16, 2019

Join experienced attorneys Kate Harvey-Lee, Allan Siegel, Morgan Adams and Robert Collins for a discussion on litigating cases against bus carrier companies. Topics will include Commercial Driver’s License Rules, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Industry Standards unique to Buses, as well as special strategies for cases involving Greyhound, Trailways, Jefferson Line and other big bus companies.

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

Members of AAJ's Bus Litigation Group save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code 50BUS at checkout to take advantage of this special offer. 

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