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Paul Scoptur Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Paul Scoptur Trial Advocacy Scholarship Fund

Paul J. Scoptur was a long-time trial lawyer, former National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees member and co-chair, and AAJ Education stalwart and mentor who passed away unexpectedly in 2018, creating a void and great loss to those who knew him and the AAJ community. Paul represented plaintiffs exclusively in personal injury cases for more than 40 years in motor vehicle collision, medical malpractice, nursing home, products liability cases, and more. He was a sought-after trial consultant and co-author of several books. Paul was an exceptional friend and leader of AAJ Education and the NCA. He volunteered thousands of hours planning programs and teaching AAJ and state trial lawyer association members nationwide. Paul was a staunch advocate of AAJ’s trial advocacy colleges, and he served as one of the lead planners for AAJ’s popular deposition colleges.

Your contribution honors the memory of Paul Scoptur by supporting the mission of AAJ Education. Recipients of the Paul J. Scoptur Trial Advocacy College Scholarship will have the opportunity to learn from the best trial lawyers in the country while gaining practical skills they can apply immediately to their practice.