AAJ Education


Membership Webinar: Diversity in the Law

March 27, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:15pm ET

Diversity has become increasingly important for a variety of professions, including the legal community. This webinar explores the issues facing diversity recruitment and how a diverse firm can grow your practice. We will delve into best practices in hiring and retention diverse attorneys and the positive impact a diverse trial team will have on clients and juries. Ethics and Elimination of Bias credits are available!

This webinar is offered as a complimentary member benefit to the first 300 AAJ Members to sign up. 

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Discovery Practice Under New Federal Rules Webinar

March 28, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Recent changes in Federal Rules can have practical implications for your practice. Learn what changes have been made, their effects, and how to modify your approach. 

Co-presented with the New Lawyers Division!  

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $99
Additional Members Using the Same Computer: $65

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Nursing Home Depositions College

March 30, 2017 to April 1, 2017
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Expanding on the renowned Trial Advocacy Colleges that AAJ Education has been perfecting for decades, the Nursing Home Depositions College will cover critical deposition skills as well as specific techniques for nursing home abuse and neglect cases. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to improve your deposition skills, led by leaders in the nursing home plaintiff bar. Over the course of two and a half days, top trial attorneys will guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies, preparing you for your next nursing home case.

Registration Fee: $1,195 for AAJ Members

Members of the Nursing Home Litigation Group save $95 on registration! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this special offer.

The Nursing Home Depositions College is currently full, and operating on a waitlist. To add your name to the waitlist, please call 800-622-1791.

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Building a Better Practice: Solutions to Common Witness Challenges Webinar

April 5, 2017 | Online | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Join AAJ Education and AAJ's Paralegal Affiliates for an in-depth look at how you can better work with lay witnesses. Speakers will focus on ways to streamline witness identification, solutions to common logistical problems, and how to handle a non-cooperative witness.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $19
Non-AAJ Paralegals: $39
Join AAJ as a Paralegal Affiliate Member and register for the webinar: $84

Not an AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Member? Call us to register, 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

Co-presented with AAJ Paralegal Affiliate Members! No CLE credit available.

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Social Security Success! Seminar

April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017
| Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

This year’s Social Security Success! Seminar will guide you through a disability claim from beginning to end. Whether you are new to Social Security disability claims or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone at this year’s seminar. Learn the newly promulgated social security rules, ways to diversify your practice, case selection tips for the new era of social security disability denials, and how to brief your case to the Appeals Council. Back by popular demand, our faculty will be performing live demonstrations of mock hearings so that you can learn, first-hand, how a social security disability hearing works and watch the pros in action. 

Registration Fees:
$595 for AAJ Members | $745 for nonmembers

Members of the Social Security Disability Law Section save $50! Discount not available online, must call to register.
Not an AAJ Member? Call 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 to register.

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Rules of the Road for Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices, featuring Patrick Malone

April 7, 2017 to April 8, 2017
| Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa | Sonoma, CA

Mark your calendars! Based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s Rules of the RoadTM, one of the best-known books on proving liability, Rules of the Road: Medical Negligence, Drugs, and Devices returns this April. Don’t miss the chance to learn how to apply Rules from Patrick Malone himself, joined by an all-star faculty of renowned trial attorneys from around the nation.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members after March 3, 2017: $995

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Marketing and Management Seminar

May 3, 2017 | The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA

AAJ members like you asked for help in promoting their practices, telling their clients’ stories, and more effectively running a law office. This groundbreaking marketing seminar is the result. With topics like Marketing and Connecting with Clients Ethically, Business Planning 101, How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further, Modern Marketing Techniques, Monitoring and Managing your Online Reputation, Potential Pitfalls of Marketing and How to Avoid Them, How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) Your Law Practice, and A Step-By-Step Look at How to Measure your ROI, you will find this program essential to growing your practice.

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 29, 2017: $645
AAJ Members after March 29, 2017: $695

Register multiple attorneys from your firm and receive $50 discount for each additional attorney! Discount not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for group registrations. 


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Jazz Fest Seminar

May 4, 2017 to May 5, 2017
| The Roosevelt New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

 AAJ’s Annual Jazz Fest Seminar returns on May 4-5, 2017 with an agenda tailored specifically for the motor vehicle and spinal cord injury plaintiff attorney. Headlined by Dorothy Clay Sims and Patrick Malone, this seminar will cover topics such as Cross-Examining the Difficult Witness using the Rules of the Road™​, Deposition Strategy and Focus Grouping the Motor Vehicle Case, The Importance of Research, How a Traumatic Brain Injury will Impact your Case, Preparing for the PTSD Case, Building Technological Advances into Life Care Plans, a Live ReWalk™ Demonstration, and more! Plus, this faculty includes a medical professional who will conduct one-on-one consultations with attendees throughout the seminar to examine medical documents of any current cases. With this all-star faculty, multiple live demonstrations, and scheduled networking opportunities, this seminar has something for everyone.  Come for the education, stay for the music!

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before March 30, 2017: $845
AAJ Members after March 30, 2017: $895

Members of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and the Spinal Cord Litigation Group save $50!

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Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar: Conducting Discovery and Theming your Case (Part II of III)

May 11, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton, DC | Washington, DC

This seminar is the second of a three-part series designed to prepare the plaintiff attorney for a traumatic brain injury case from intake through trial.  In Part I we focused on the science behind a TBI case. In Part II we will cover essential pre-trial steps such as theming your case and discovery tactics. Learn from some of the top plaintiff attorneys across the nation about focus grouping your case, effective ways to collect background data on your defense experts, developing damages during the discovery phase, connecting with millennial jurors, an in-depth look at reviewing medical records, and more! 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.  

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members: $695

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

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The Future of Class Actions: Teamwork, Savvy Defense, and Smart Offense Seminar

May 11, 2017 | The Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN

Teamwork, savvy defense, and smart offense can be the difference in your next class action case! This is the time to unite and work together. Step into the future of class actions, and learn practical strategies to work in cooperation with numerous members of the plaintiff trial bar. Share best practices for case selection, pleadings, motions, and discovery; explore upcoming challenges and opportunities in this political landscape; and connect with practitioners from across the country. 

Arrive on May 10, and attend a Networking Welcome Reception hosted by Bailey & Glasser, LLP. 

Registration Fees:
AAJ Members on or before April 6, 2017: $645
AAJ Members after April 6, 2017: $695

Members of the Class Action Litigation Group save $50! Discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of this offer. 

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Case Plus: Focus Groups for Plaintiff Cases

May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
| Omni Jacksonville Hotel | Jacksonville, FL

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!

AAJ Members: $6,995

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Hot Topics in Mass Tort Litigation Seminar

May 23, 2017 to May 24, 2017
| San Antonio, TX

At AAJ, we only allow Plaintiff attorneys in our Hot Topics and Trends in 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 Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing, plus take advantage of the networking opportunities.

Registration Fee:
AAJ Members: $695

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30(b)(6): Deposing the Corporate Representative Seminar

June 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
| AAJ Headquarters | Washington, DC

Getting information from corporate adversaries is challenging at best. Harnessing that power of 30(b)(6) requires thoroughly understanding the law, crafting airtight 30(b)(6) notices, and asking the correct questions to build a record to expose the adversary’s obstruction. Rule 30(b)(6) is not just for major corporate litigation. It's not just for Federal court. 30(b)(6) can be used in any case where it is necessary to get information from an organization, regardless of if they are a party! This program will show you how to cut to the chase and get the information necessary to win your case.

Registration Fees:
On or before March 22, 2017: $695 for AAJ Members
After March 22, 2017: $795 for AAJ Members

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

June 22, 2017 to June 24, 2017
| The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown | Minneapolis, MN

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 May 18, 2017: $975 for AAJ Members | $1225 for nonmembers
After May 18, 2017: $1,095 for AAJ Members | $1,375 for nonmembers

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