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.
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
Taking and defending depositions are critical skills for every trial lawyer. AAJ Education’s Depositions College combines lectures, demonstrations, and small-group, interactive workshops led by experienced faculty to give you practical, proven techniques that you can apply immediately to your practice. You’ll receive individual attention and skill critique in a supportive, responsive environment with colleagues at a similar skill and practice level.
Registration Fees: $1,295 for AAJ Members | $1,495 for nonmembers
Now more than ever, plaintiffs are facing jurisdictional challenges in cases that historically would have stayed in state court. Challenges based on specific and general jurisdiction grounds are making it increasingly more difficult for plaintiffs to obtain justice. Join AAJ Education for a complimentary membership webinar on ground-shifting SCOTUS decisions, personal jurisdiction in products cases and the stream-of-commerce theory, and the current and long-term impact of Bristol-Myers in class action cases. Hear from experienced trial lawyers on their approaches to defeat jurisdictional challenges.
Registration for this webinar is complimentary for the first 300 AAJ Members to register.
When a mother presented to Johns Hopkins Medical Center at 25 weeks’ gestation with preeclampsia, healthcare providers erroneously assessed fetal well-being and failed to order a c-section, leading to a catastrophic brain injury to the baby. Hear from Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith—the attorneys who secured a $229.6 million jury verdict for the mother and her daughter—discuss lessons learned from Byrom v. Johns Hopkins Bayview.
Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer
Members of AAJ's Birth Trauma Litigation Group or Professional Neglignce Section save $50 on this webinar! Enter promo code HOPK50 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.
Experienced nursing home trial lawyers will share key takeaways from their recent major verdicts. Ed Dudensing will speak about his $42.5 million jury verdict against Eskaton after a death from routine drugging without consent. Tad Thomas and Brian Jasper’s client was recently awarded $2.2 million in a jury verdict in a case involving relocation stress syndrome.
Registration Fees: $129 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer
Members of AAJ's Nursing Homes Litigation Group save $30 on this webinar! Enter promo code NHVRDT at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.
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.
Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995