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
At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics in Mass Tort 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 November Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of our networking opportunities.
Registration Fee: $795 for AAJ Members
The class action is one of the most powerful legal tools available within our country. It levels the playing field between corporate giants and economically powerless individuals. It brings justice to individuals harmed by mass-produced products or standardized corporate practices. Join us in New York City on December 6 for a one-day Class Action Seminar to learn how you can use this powerful legal tool to help your clients receive justice.
Registration Fees: $645 for AAJ Members on or before October 15, 2018 | $695 for AAJ Members after October 15, 2018
With a focus on innovative, modern approaches to trial advocacy, this year's program features Mark Lanier on storyboards, Mark Mandell on Case Framing, and it will dig deep into other trial advocacy skills with Greg Cusimano on Winning Case Preparation and Alejandro Blanco on the Trojan Horse Method. Harness the power of persuasion and better connect with judges and juries.
On or before October 15, 2018: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for Nonmembers
After October 15, 2018: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for Nonmembers
Strengthen your deposition skills with top-notch AAJ faculty in New Orleans at AAJ's Advanced Depositions College. This program provides the strategies and techniques to enhance the performance of even the most experienced plaintiff trial lawyer at the deposition table.
AAJ Members: $2,445
This year’s annual Marketing & Management Seminar will give you all the tools you need to run a successful practice. Our faculty, comprised of marketing professionals and tech-saavy trial attorneys, will teach you the latest in SEO trends, the pros and cons of case management software systems, must-have apps for plaintiff attorneys, how to maximize your social media accounts using Instagram, Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and more! Plus, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a marketing professional to explore ways to increase your social media presence, cut operating costs, manage your online reputation, or improve your firm’s website. Make the most of your trip to Miami Beach by staying an extra few days and taking advantage of our Winter Convention registration combo package!
Registration Fee: $299 for AAJ Members*
*This seminar is open to AAJ members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates or Marketing staff may attend this seminar if they are employed by an AAJ plaintiff attorney (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum) with the same firm address who is sponsoring their attendance.