Mission Statement: San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) promotes civil justice through education and trial advocacy.  For over fifty years, SFTLA has served the needs of the plaintiff's bar. Continuing the traditions started by a small group of legal warriors, SFTLA is committed to providing quality continuing legal education, preserving access to justice for everyone, and creating social and networking opportunities.

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Guardian of Justice Sponsors

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP, The Veen FirmWalkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, The Cartwright Law Firm

Advocate of Justice Sponsor  

Callaway & Wolf

Partner of Justice Sponsors  

Bohbot & Riles, PCThe Brandi FirmLaw Office Of Mark J. Zanobini

Ally of Justice Sponsors  

Ribera Law FirmGoldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLPWilloughby Law Firm, Mannion, Lowe & Oksenendler,

Paoli & Geerhart, Dunn & Panagotacos, LLP, Brady Law Group





SFTLA is Proud to Present our Fellow of the Month

Gabriela Gonzalez

 is a second-year law student at Santa Clara University. Prior to law school, Gaby worked at the Alameda County Bar Association where she conducted over 2,000 client intakes and connected clients with attorneys in various legal areas. As co-Vice President of the La Raza Law Student Association, Gaby has continued to assist underrepresented litigants by connecting them with attorneys through La Raza’s semesterly Bridge to Justice Clinic. Outside of law school, Gaby likes to explore scenic views and spend time with her family and friends. Gaby looks forward to furthering her litigation skills as a 2018 SFTLA Fellow and building relationships with mentor firms and the rest of the SFTLA team.

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Upcoming MCLE's

Potential Client to Client: Steps and Missteps

August 21, 2018

ECLA Bar Leaders Confrence

September 13-14

Liens (PM Class)

September 18, 2018

Preparing Winning Presentations

September 25, 2018

Kaiser (Half Day)

October 16, 2018

998 Part II

October 23, 2018

Negotiating Tactics

November 20, 2018

Evidence Masters

November 27, 2018

Voire Dire

December 4, 2018

Analyzing Insurance Policies & Finding Coverage

December 11, 2018


SFTLA Events

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

August 16, 2018

Membership Party

September 6, 2018

Women Referring Women

September 13, 2018

Board of Directors Dinner

September 27, 2018

Screening of "The Bleeding Edge"

October 3, 2018

Judges Dinner Dance

October 19, 2018

Board Retreat

October 26, 2018

Mock Trial

November 3, 2018

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting

November 8, 2018

Women's Caucus Service Day

December 5, 2018

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

December 6, 2018

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 13, 2018

Latest Issue of The TRIAL LAWYER

The Trial Lawyer is SFTLA's magazine for attorneys, judges and others in the legal profession.


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