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 5, 2016

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality every day.  These self-driving cars could reduce crash frequency and protect consumers from injuries, but there are many unanswered questions about liability and regulation.  Hear how these changes may affect the general motor vehicle practitioner and the future of motorliability cases.  The faculty will discuss collision frequency and crash litigation, crash technology to avoid, and failure to equip vehicles.

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

Members of the Product's Liability Section save $30 on registration! This discount is not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to receive the discount.

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May 5, 2016 to May 6, 2016

With rapidly evolving changes in the science, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, you will need The Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis Seminar: Prosecuting Brain Injuries in the Age of TBI Recognition to successfully prepare you for these challenging cases. This year’s seminar will take your knowledge of traumatic brain injuries to the next level. The faculty is a mix of experienced trial lawyers and prominent medical doctors in fields such as rehabilitation, neuroimaging, and cognitive disorders, coming together to share their advanced expertise in traumatic brain injuries. The topics will go in depth on the current issues affecting TBI cases, including new science discoveries and how contact sports and multiple head injuries can impact the outcome of a case. Day 2 of the seminar is devoted solely to Focus Groups. There will be a live focus group demonstration, mock trial, and a recap to help you put all the pieces together. You will leave Charleston with a clear path on how to win your TBI cases and the advanced tools and knowledge you need to help your clients.

Registration Fees: 
AAJ Members: $895

Bring your partners and associates and save! Receive 50% off the registration fee for each additional AAJ plaintiff attorney or AAJ paralegal affiliate from the same firm.

Housing: AAJ's room block at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel has closed. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations, click HERE or call (866) 781-3643.

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May 18, 2016

IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots before they move into the lungs. Cordis®, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson has been linked to several permanent injuries including device migration and organ perforation, severe abdominal and back pain.  Learn about the device, its regulatory history, failure rates, and litigation.

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

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May 19, 2016 to May 20, 2016

If you are involved in Nursing Home litigation, then you know that damages are always an issue. This seminar, presented with the Nursing Home Litigation Group, will delve into building and establishing damages in Nursing Home Litigation. Make sure the jury understands the harm to injured residents and the losses experienced by their families. Find out how to get fair value for the neglect or abuse of the elderly and infirm. Join us in Nashville, Tennessee to network with fellow nursing home attorneys, learn about seeking damages in nursing home cases, and enjoy all that Music City has to offer.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $895

Housing: AAJ's room block at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel is full. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. 

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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 on or before April 18: $645
AAJ Members after April 18: $695


Housing: AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the JW Marriott Chicago, 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 CLICK HERE or call (877) 303-0104 and ask for the American Association for Justice rate. This room block will expire on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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