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

November 20, 2019

Struggling with your case themes? Worried how jurors might perceive your client? This webinar will explore the when, what, and how of focus grouping your case, including shaping your discovery plan, refining your case themes, and applying what you learn to your case strategy. With decades of experience under their belts, trial lawyers Carrie Frank and Ken Levinson share their strategies for making the most of your focus group.

Registration Fees: $129 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

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November 21, 2019 to November 22, 2019

This 2-day seminar is designed to cover critical areas of discovery in which plaintiff attorneys often struggle: dealing with deposition obstruction, crafting motions, exchanging information, and keeping your discovery focused on the case you are trying to develop. The seasoned faculty will go beyond the basics and share how they personally navigate discovery with real-world case examples. Plus, take home a copy of Mark Kosieradzki’s newest book, Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, included with your registration. Join us in Washington, DC, to network with faculty and learn how to break down obstructions to discovery.

Registration Fees:$995 for AAJ Members 

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December 5, 2019

This year’s Class Action Seminar brings together leading practitioners, including Elizabeth Cabraser, Mark P. Chalos, Paul J. Geller, Stephen J. Herman, and Annika Martin to discuss the latest issues so you can develop case strategies and build your practice. Don’t miss your chance to join colleagues in New York for an unparalleled opportunity to connect and learn from like-minded advocates from across the country.  

Registration Fees: $695 for AAJ Members 

Members of AAJ's Class Action Litigation Group save $100 on registration! Use promo code 50CLS at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

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December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019

Stars aren’t born. They’re made. 

Our trial lawyer legends learned from the giants of the profession. They’ve taken those lessons, tinkered, and tested them at trial—to make them their own. Now they share the “why and how” behind their successes so that you can learn and apply techniques to achieve even greater results for your clients. Strategy combines with storytelling in a fast-paced, rotating-topic, two-day seminar (covering everything from case narratives to voir dire to marketing and technology!) You’ll be energized by the intensity, passion, and depth of knowledge of the diverse roster of speakers.

Registration Fees: $995 for AAJ and NYSTLA Members | $1195 for Nonmembers​ 

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December 9, 2019

Join AAJ Education for a complimentary membership webinar focused on media training, dealing with the press, and crafting your best message. AAJ’s Communication’s team including Peter Knudsen, Carly Moore Sfregola, and Jason Snyder will teach you how to construct your most impactful message, tips for press interviews, and strategies for social media messaging.

Registration for this webinar is complimentary for the first 300 AAJ Members to register. 

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