AAJ Education


Ethical Marketing in the Digital Age Webinar

July 27, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The yellow pages lawyer ads have slowly faded away and have been replaced by a juggernaut of high paced, ever changing technological ads, websites, social media, and cookies (and we don’t mean the kind your grandmother used to make). Join us as we explore the evolution from hanging your shingle to becoming a fully operational and successful firm in today’s fast-paced digital world. Ethics credit available!  

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

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Neuropersuasion™: Using the Art of Science in the Courtroom Webinar

August 1, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

The power of Neuropersuasion™ unleashes the subconscious and lets us, as lawyers, explore and elicit what people really think and want to tell us. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of Clean Language and metaphors. Explore how both can be implemented to improve your listening skills and in turn, improve your depositions and direct and cross-examinations. 

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

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Data Breach Webinar

August 10, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Join AAJ Education for an in-depth discussion of the latest topics and trends in data breach litigation from class certification to the current standing in federal court. Our faculty will review the differences between consumer and financial institution litigation and address how to handle damages in a data breach case. 

Co-presented with the Data Breach Litigation Group! 

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

Members of the Data Breach Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

September 13, 2017 to September 15, 2017 | Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center | Portland, OR

Note the new date pattern! This College begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 13.

Taking and defending depositions are among the most critical skills every trial lawyer needs. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to increase your deposition skills, led by masters of the techniques. Over the course of three days, top trial lawyers guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies.

Registration Fees:
On or Before August 10: $975 for AAJ Members | $1,225 for nonmembers
After August 10: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)

Rapid Response: Opioid Litigation Seminar

September 13, 2017 to September 14, 2017 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

The number of prescription opioids sold in America over the last few decades has quadrupled, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths per year by prescription opioid overdose. Many victims have filed lawsuits against medical professionals and drug companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Learn more about the role big pharma and the medical community has played, pending lawsuits and underlying legal theories, and what you can do to help clients and communities who have become victims of the opioid epidemic.

Registration Fee: $695 for AAJ Members

Registration Form (PDF)

Negotiation Skills Workshop for Mediation & Settlement

September 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017 | AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Master the art of negotiation! This cutting-edge program will help you navigate a settlement or mediation with an in-depth discussion on techniques for traditional and modern bargaining, communication methods, different styles and strategies, and more. Learn how to facilitate open communication, prevent common settlement lien issues, and avoid exploitation. This program features a mix of lectures and small group workshops customized by specific areas of practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before July 25: $645
AAJ Members after July 25: $695

Registration Form (PDF)

Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma & Medical Negligence Seminar

October 5, 2017 to October 6, 2017 | W, Buckhead Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Master the medicine with AAJ Education, prominent birth trauma and medical negligence attorneys, and number of board certified medical professionals. Day one will delve into the intricacies involved in birth injury cases, including brachial plexis injuries, electronic fetal monitoring, operative vaginal deliveries, neonatal epilepsy, and more. On day two you will learn about laparoscopic cholecystectomies, spinal surgical errors, anesthesia, compartment syndrome, as well as how to draft a winning opening statement and prove gross negligence. Join us in the beautiful Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta to help you prepare for your next birth injury or medical negligence case. 

Additional program details coming soon.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $845 on or before August 4 | $895 after August 4

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group can save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer. 

An In-Depth Look at Cost Reports Seminar

October 19, 2017 to October 20, 2017 | The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton | Dallas, TX

AAJ Education and the Nursing Home Litigation Group are heading to Dallas on October 19-20, 2017. Join us for a primer on cost reports and how using these reports can make all the difference in your next nursing home abuse or neglect case. Learn how cost reports are created, how to read them, and what is important within them. You will be provided written discovery and taught how to use the information in depositions. You will hear from MDS, Nursing, and CPA experts on how to blend testimony to include cost reports so that juries can understand the information. You will leave this seminar with a better understanding of cost reports, and you will be prepared to pursue corporate malfeasance in all of your nursing home cases.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before August 4: $845
AAJ Members after August 4: $895

Members of AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017 | Indianapolis Marriott East | Indianapolis, IN

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. At Case Plus, you’ll not only conduct three focus groups, screened and recruited by AAJ staff specifically for your case, you’ll work with an experienced faculty member who will guide you in preparing for your focus groups, asking the right questions, and analyzing the results. And, you’ll get individual instruction in shaping your case presentation using your groups’ feedback. Plus, you can bring an additional member of your trial team at no cost!

Registration Fees: AAJ Members: $6,995

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)

Day at the Races Seminar: Marketing and Management

November 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017 | Louisville, KY

AAJ’s Annual Marketing & Management Seminar is headed to the races in Louisville, KY, this fall! The program will focus on business planning basics, stretching marketing dollars, marketing mistakes to avoid, using social media to build a practice, and the latest in search engine optimization. Come for the education program, and stay for an afternoon at the famous Churchill Downs racetrack!

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members or KJA plaintiff members on or before July 31: $645
AAJ Members or KJA plaintiff members after July 31: $695

Kentucky Justice Association plaintiff attorney members can attend the Day at the Races Seminar! Call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register. 

Registration Form (PDF)

Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar

December 7, 2017 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

This seminar is the first of a three-part series designed to prepare the plaintiff attorney for a traumatic brain injury case from intake through trial. Part I in the TBI seminar series will focus on the science behind a TBI case. Co-presented by AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, this program was designed specifically for TBI plaintiff attorneys, and it will take your knowledge of traumatic brain injuries to the next level.  As a bonus, enjoy beautiful midtown Manhattan during its best time of year!  Make a weekend out of your stay by attending AAJ's signature Weekend with the Stars Seminar on Friday, December 8 – Saturday, December 9; finishing up your holiday shopping on Fifth Avenue; experiencing some of the best restaurants in the world in midtown; ice skating in Rockefeller Center; or catching the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City.

Registration Fees: $695 for AAJ Members

Members of AAJ's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group save $50 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

Weekend with the Stars Seminar

December 8, 2017 to December 9, 2017 | The Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY

The American Association for Justice's signature winter event—Weekend with the Stars—is back! Join your colleagues at the exciting Westin New York at Times Square in midtown Manhattan and hear legendary trial attorneys share their experiences and insights gained through hundreds of jury trials. This is your opportunity to get away. Take in a Broadway show, dine in midtown, and shop on Fifth Avenue, as you make the most of your time in New York during the best time of the year.  Prepare for the New Year with a fresh perspective.

Registration Fees:
On or before August 4: $895 for AAJ Members | $1095 for nonmembers
After August 4: $995 for AAJ Members | $1195 for nonmembers

Program Details (PDF)Registration Form (PDF)

Advanced Depositions College

January 12, 2018 to January 15, 2018 | Westin Canal Place | New Orleans, LA

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.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 8: $2,155
AAJ Members after September 8: $2,295

Program Details (PDF) | Registration Form (PDF)

ATLA's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: The Art of Persuasion

March 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018 | Harvard Law School | Cambridge, MA

With the inaugural program held at Harvard University in 1990, ATLA's Ultimate was the first of its kind to train trial lawyers in advanced communication skills and trial strategies. Using more than 20 years of ATLA/AAJ research, ATLA's Ultimate remains the national gold standard of trial advocacy programs. In 2018, the tradition of ATLA's Ultimate continues at Harvard University. The rigorous five-day program delivers the ultimate strategies for jury selection, voir dire, trial psychology, and courtroom communications. It includes a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by a faculty of seasoned trial lawyers with nationally recognized trial consultants and communications experts. Through hands-on workshops in small groups, you will receive individual attention and critiques of your skills by highly experienced faculty. Your recorded workshops are yours to take home for further study. You will be divided into groups based on factors such as years in practice, experience, and location of your firm, allowing you to work with colleagues of a similar skill and experience level.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before September 20, 2017: $2,345
AAJ Members after September 20, 2017: $2,545

Only experienced trial lawyers with five or more jury trials are admitted to this program. To register, please complete the registration form (download HERE) or call 800-622-1791.