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

April 24, 2019

Don’t wait until trial to think about Rules! Focus on them in the early critical stages of your case to uncover important evidence during discovery, take stronger, concise depositions, and be better prepared for mediation. Join us for a sneak peek of AAJ’s upcoming seminar, Rules of the RoadTM for Depositions, Discovery and Mediations, featuring Patrick Malone, co-author of the best-selling book Rules of the RoadTM.
PLUS, if you register for the webinar and attend the Rules of the RoadTM for Depositions, Discovery and Mediations seminar from May 10-11 in beautiful, Santa Fe, NM, apply your webinar registration fee to your seminar registration.

Registration Fee: $99 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ members viewing on the same computer

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April 25, 2019 to April 27, 2019

Designed for both the new and experienced nursing home attorney, this interactive college will cover the nuts and bolts of nursing home litigation from case evaluation to case resolution. For the more experienced nursing home lawyer, this college will provide an opportunity to hone and master fundamental skills, and the experienced speakers will surely convey a new tactic or two. For those new to the practice, you will be introduced to the world of nursing home litigation from the best of the best! 

Registration Fees: $1,195 for AAJ Members

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April 30, 2019

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, co-chairs of AAJ’s Sexual Assault Litigation Group, Melissa Fry Hague and Jessica Pride, will join AAJ Education for a discussion on some unique challenges of representing clients who have experienced sexual assault. Speakers will focus on ways to best approach your client’s trauma and other nuisances in these cases.

Registration Fees: $179 for AAJ Members | $65 for additional AAJ Member observers on the same computer

Members of AAJ's Sexual Assault Litigation Group save $50 on registration for this webinar. Please use Promo Code 50SXASLT at checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

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May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019

AAJ Education’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar is back and better than ever! Teaming up with the Trucking Litigation Group and the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section, this program will provide you with the latest courtroom litigation strategies for representing victims of motor vehicle and truck crashes. A faculty of experienced trial lawyers and consultants will offer advanced tools and tactics to utilize in your next case. Ensure that your client obtains justice by learning from the best at this cutting-edge seminar. Make the most of this opportunity by extending your stay to enjoy the 50th Anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! 

Registration Fees: AAJ Members:$875

Members of AAJ's Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section or Trucking Litigation Group save $50 on registration for this seminar. Please use Promo Code: JAZZAAJ to take advantage of this special offer.

Board of Governors & Committee Meetings: May 3-4, 2019
These meetings are not included in the Jazz Fest CLE registration and are for committee and Board of Governors members only. 

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May 10, 2019 to May 11, 2019

AAJ Education’s best-selling seminar returns to beautiful Santa Fe, NM, with a newly expanded focus on discovery, depositions, mediations, and more! This seminar is based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s Rules of the RoadTM, one of the best-known books on proving liability. Learn how to apply the Rules to the critical early stages of your case, focusing your investigation and discovery on the most productive and persuasive ways to shape your case, and then carry it through to successful resolution. Specific topics include innovative investigative techniques that don't require your adversary’s cooperation, taking tighter and more persuasive depositions, inside secrets from the mediator, and much more.

Plus, as part of your registration, receive a free copy of The Fearless Cross-Examiner by Patrick Malone!

Registration Fees: $995 for AAJ Members

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