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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.
SFTLA MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Paul J. Lesti, President of Lesti Structured Settlements, Inc. has served as an expert witness in Structured Settlements, Economics, and Periodic Payment of Judgments. He is a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, a Registered Settlement Planner and a licensed annuity agent.
Since 1982 Paul has consulted on or brokered over 25,000 Structured Settlement cases. He has worked on notable cases including the collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel fire, and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Additionally, Paul has worked on a pro-bono basis for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.In addition to the book Structured Settlements 2d, published by West - Thomson Reuters, he has authored or co-authored articles for Trial, National Trial Lawyer, The American Bar Association Journal, and other publications. He has consulted with The Wall Street Journal, CBS and other media regarding litigation economic issues. Paul is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association and the Society of Settlement Planners. He is a founding board member of the SSP. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, the NSSTA certification as a Certified Structured Settlement Consultant developed in conjunction with the executive program at the University of Notre Dame, and the designation of a Registered Settlement Planner through Texas Tech University.
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Trial Skills: Voir Dire
April 22, 2014
Woman Lawyer to Judge Women's Caucus CLE
May 1, 2014
Openings/Closings by the Masters CLE
May 13, 2014
Evidence in Trials CLE
August 21, 2014
CAOC & SFTLA Diversity Mixer
April 10, 2014
Diversity Committee Fundraising party
May 8, 2014
NLD Summer Bash
June 12, 2014
September 4, 2014
Happy Hour Takeover
October 2, 2014
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
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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