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

May 23, 2017 to May 24, 2017

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 Fee:
AAJ Members: $695

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May 24, 2017

Technology is changing the way medical negligence cases are investigated and litigated. Learn how to gather data through electronic medical records and audit trails. 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $179
Additional Members Using the Same Computer: $65

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May 31, 2017

Join AAJ Education in our second installment of the Slip & Fall Webinar series. We will discuss the standards and codes you should be using to win your next premises liability case.

Co-presented with the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section! 

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

Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.  

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June 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017

Getting information from corporate adversaries is challenging at best. Harnessing that power of 30(b)(6) requires thoroughly understanding the law, crafting airtight 30(b)(6) notices, and asking the correct questions to build a record to expose the adversary’s obstruction. Rule 30(b)(6) is not just for major corporate litigation. It's not just for Federal court. 30(b)(6) can be used in any case where it is necessary to get information from an organization, regardless of if they are a party! This program will show you how to cut to the chase and get the information necessary to win your case.

Registration Fees:
$795 for AAJ Members

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June 7, 2017

Join the International Practice Section to discuss the impact of Brexit on class actions and mass torts, details of the metal-on-metal hip litigations in Europe, and overcoming service of process obstacles in cross-jurisdictional litigation. 

Co-presented with the International Practice Section! 

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

Members of the International Practice Section save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 

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