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

September 24, 2018

Tune in to hear from experienced faculty as they discuss select cases coming up in the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Term and how they will impact plaintiffs now and in the future.

Air and Liquid Systems v. Devries - Foreseeability in products liability cases​

New Prime v. Oliveira - Enforceability of forced arbitration contract provision 

Frank v. Gaos - Cy pres awards in class actions

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela - Authorization of class arbitration 

This webinar is offered as a complimentary benefit to the first 300 AAJ members to register.

Not an AAJ member? Learn more about AAJ member benefits and how you can join today at www.justice.org/membership.

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September 27, 2018

Learn how to review scholarly articles and catch “red flags” in articles cited by defense experts. Faculty will also discuss how to depose an author, what you can subpoena, and ethical issues that arise in publications.

Registration Fees: $129 for Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

This webinar is for current members of AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group only.

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October 4, 2018

In October, Gary Johnson will discuss the importance of identifying experts and avoiding defense minefields in car crash cases. The webinar will also cover the impact of client credibility, social media presence, and preexisting conditions that can negatively impact these cases. 

AAJ Education’s Think Tank Webinar Series features a different speaker each month to bring you a fresh perspective on case strategy.​

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

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October 10, 2018

Join the leaders of the hernia mesh plaintiff bar to learn about the science behind this these dangerous devices. The webinar will provide an overview of the products and defendants in litigation, as well as tips for case selection, discovery strategies, and how it may impact your cases and clients, and the current status of MDLs and state actions.

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

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October 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018

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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