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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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SFTLA MEMBER OF THE MONTH
SFTLA is Proud to Present our Member of the Month
Therese Lawless is a partner in the law firm of Lawless & Lawless where she practices employment law on behalf of employees. Ms. Lawless is a former president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member and past board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers' Association and the California Employment Lawyers' Association.
Ms. Lawless has practiced employment law exclusively on behalf of employees since 1988. She has litigated hundreds of employment and civil rights cases and has achieved substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. Ms. Lawless frequently lectures and speaks on employment law matters and has written numerous articles for professional publications.
Ms. Lawless earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1982. In 1986, she graduated Order of the Coif from George Washington University where she was an editor on the law review. Ms. Lawless clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson from 1986 to 1987. She then briefly worked for a large Boston law firm, Gaston& Snow, before deciding to join her partner and sister, Barbara Lawless, in San Francisco.
In 2000, Ms. Lawless was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association. She was a top ten finalist for the California Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in 2002.
Ms. Lawless has been named one of the top plaintiff employment lawyers in San Francisco by The Recorder legal newspaper for several years. She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer annually since 2004. For several years, she also has been named one of the top 50 Northern California female attorneys. Lawless & Lawless also has repeatedly been named one of the top ten plaintiff employment law firms in San Francisco by The Recorder legal newspaper.
Trial Watch Learn who's in trial this month.
Law student resources internships, Fellowships, law student chapters and more....
Kaiser (Half Day)
October 13, 2015
October 27, 2015
Practicum- Presenting Evidence
November 3, 2015
Dealing with Difficult Clients
November 12, 2015
Bankruptcy Landmines and Your Civil Case
November 17, 2015
December 1, 2015
Who Ya Gonna Call? Ethics & Conflicts
December 15, 2015
Landlord/Tenant Law Overlapping in Premises Liability Cases
January 12, 2016
Law Office Series: Starting Your Own Firm
January 26, 2016
Creating Diversity at Your Firm
February 1, 2016
Winning Isn't Everything
March 8, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 1
March 22, 2016
Controlling the Courtroom IV
April 5, 2016
Anatomy Series: Head/Brain
April 19, 2016
Government Tort Liability
May 10, 2016
Benefits for the Law Office
May 10, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 2
May 24, 2016
Workers' Comp Cases Hiding in Your PI Case
June 14, 2016
Perceptions of Women Lawyers and Cross-Examination
July 28, 2016
Liens (PM Class)
September 13, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 3
September 20, 2016
Law Office Series: Wage & Hour Issues in Your Law Office
September 27, 2016
Anatomy Series: Back/Spine
October 25, 2016
How to Win the Battle of the Experts
November 1, 2016
Dissecting/Using the Economist
November 15, 2016
Openings & Closings: Creating Themes
November 29, 2016
Employment Cases Hiding in Your Workers Comp and PI Cases
December 13, 2016
The Application for the SFTLA 2016 Trial Advocacy Fellowship is now OPEN!
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U.S. Chamber - Legal Reform Summit
a policy parade on how to eliminate Americans' rights. To push back on this effort, AAJ Research has created a new online slideshow detailing the top 10 ways the U.S. Chamber hurts Americans. Click here to view the slideshow.
Open Courts Coalition Presentation
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Effect of Patient Safety Program on MedMal Occurance
The heart of Medical Malpracitce suits is Medical Malpractice
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology FEBRUARY 2011
The Expert Witness Arsenal Packet on Dr. Charles DiRaimando is complete! Click here to purchase!
New Pictures Posted! Check out our updated Photo Album!
Michael Kelly wins Trial Lawyer of the Year 2010
April 22, 2010