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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
Carol Bauss is a Senior Litigation Consultant at NJP Litigation Consulting/West, a nation-wide, full service, litigation consulting firm. Ms. Bauss has been with NJP for 25 years working in all three of its regional offices – Minneapolis, New York City, and now in the Bay Area. She has worked on over a thousand cases around the country ranging from personal injury, employment discrimination, and civil rights, to white collar criminal, commercial and intellectual property cases.
She advises attorneys on trial presentation and jury selection strategy and works with witnesses to improve their communication skills. Her deep knowledge of juror attitudes, juror bias, and jury decision-making is drawn from her years of experience conducting focus groups, mock trials and post-verdict juror interviews. She helps legal teams find the human story and universal themes within complex legal disputes. She is especially adept at designing and analyzing mock juror research and translating the research findings into practical recommendations for trial preparation and jury selection. Her background in law and rhetoric gives her expertise in helping attorneys cut through legal jargon to deliver concise and persuasive messages to the jury and other fact finders.
She has a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and a degree in Communications with an emphasis on Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She is a frequent presenter and trainer for various national, state and local bar and trial lawyer associations and author on topics such as preparing expert witnesses, maximizing damages, improving trial skills, and gender bias and women in the courtroom. She recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Trial Consultants.
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October 20-22, 2017
NLD Karaoke Night
October 26, 2017
Diversity Committee Mixer
November 2, 2017
November 4, 2017
Women's Caucus Wine Tasting
November 30, 2017
Holiday Cocktail Party
December 7, 2017
NLD Happy Hour Takeover
December 12, 2017
Women's Caucus Service Day
December 14, 2017
The Application for the 2017 Summer Fellowship is CLOSED
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