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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August 31, 2016

Learn how to prepare witnesses for depositions and practices to incorporate into both lay and expert depositions. Gain practical techniques that will help you master some of the most critical deposition skills such as structuring the deposition of a difficult witness and successful practices for deposing the lay and expert witnesses.

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

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September 8, 2016

Learn about common mistakes attorneys make when designing websites and help take your firm’s website to the next level. Gain practical advice to improve the user experience, increase web traffic on search engine results, and incorporate social media into your online presence.

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

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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 19, 2016: $975 for AAJ Members | $1,225 for nonmembers
After August 19, 2016: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

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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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