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Guardian of Justice Sponsors

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

Advocate of Justice Sponsor  

Callaway & Wolf

Partner of Justice Sponsors  

Bohbot & Riles, PCThe Brandi FirmThe Cartwright Law Firm, LlpLaw Office Of Mark J. Zanobini

Ally of Justice Sponsors  

Cutter Law, P.C.Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLPWilloughby Law Firm





SFTLA is Proud to Present our Member of the Month


P. Bobby Shukla  





P. Bobby Shukla is a trial lawyer who represents employees in civil rights litigation at the Law Offices of Stephen M. Murphy. The cases she handles include discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blowing and wrongful termination. She is one of the newest members of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors and serves on the Women’s Caucus, as well as the committee devoted to publishing the Trial Lawyer Magazine.


Ms. Shukla is also an active member of the National Lawyers Guild. She's a past Vice President of the Bay Area Chapter and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Lawyers Guild Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that, among other things, provides grants to legal projects engaged in the defense of political and civil rights. 


Ms. Shukla has been named a Rising Star or a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers every year since 2009 and named one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California since 2012. She is also a past recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services and currently volunteers at the Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Center in San Francisco. 

Ms. Shukla graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and a founding member of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.


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Upcoming MCLE's

1st Day of Trial
February 21, 2017

Public Speaking for Lawyers
February 28, 2017

Having It All
March 7, 2017

New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE
March 9-12, 2017

Mastering Trials (Full Day)
March 14, 2017

Trial Bootcamp Series
March 21, 2017

Trial Skills
April 4, 2017

Sex Abuse
April 18, 2017

Succeeding at Mandatory Settlement Conferences in SF Superior Court
April 25, 2017

Women Judge Series: Tips from the Bench
April 27, 2017

Elder Abuse
May 9, 2017

Insurance series: Coverage questions & answers
May 16, 2017

Focus Groups
June 13, 2017

Law Office Management Series: Locating Assets
June 20, 2017

Creating Binders & Dealing with Exhibits
July 11, 2017

Dealing with the Press
July 27, 2017

Paralegal Series: Police Abuse
August 8, 2017

Case Development Plan
August 15, 2017

Liens (PM CLASS)
September 12, 2017

Kaiser (Half Day)
October 17, 2017

October 24, 2017

November 7, 2017

Product Liability  
November 14, 2017

Insurance series: Homeowners, property, auto.
November 21, 2017

November 28, 2017

Creative Ways to Settle Your Case 
December 5, 2017

SFTLA Events

Resisting Mass Deportation: A Community Forum
February 22, 2017

Diversity Committee Poker Party
February 23, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
March 23, 2017

Women's Caucus/CAOC Mixer
March 24, 2017

Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala
April 6, 2017

Diversity Fellowship Launch Party
May 11, 2017

Board of Directors Dinner
May 18, 2017

NLD Summer Bash!
June 8, 2017

Diversity Committee Mixer
July 20, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
August 10, 2017

Membership Party
September 7, 2017

Women Referring Women
September 14, 2017

Board of Directors Dinner
September 28, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
October 5, 2017

Judges Dinner Dance
October 13, 2017

Board Retreat
October 20-22, 2017

NLD Karaoke Night
October 26, 2017

Diversity Committee Mixer
November 2, 2017

Mock Trial
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

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