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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
Robert E. Cartwright, Jr.
Founding partner of the Cartwright Law Firm, Inc., Rob received his J.D. from Golden Gate University in 1982 and began his career as a trial lawyer at the former Cartwright, Slobodin, et al. firm in San Francisco. He has dedicated his practice to representation of plaintiffs.
In 2001, Rob was a national Trial Lawyers for Public Justice finalist for “Trial Lawyer of the Year” in connection with a successful verdict against a product manufacturer resulting in a products recall. He is also a SFTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and for CAOC in 2003.
He served as President of CAOC in 2002, spearheading that organization’s most successful legislative year in the organization’s history. This included a successful effort to elect 12 consumer-friendly legislators to the Assembly and multiple pieces of consumer-friendly legislation being passed, including extending opposition to summary judgment from 28 days to 75 days, and extending the one year statute of limitations to two years. There were a number of other bills passed related to construction defect, as well as five bills curtailing mandatory pre-dispute binding arbitration.
He is a former President of the San Francisco Barristers Club, has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Board of Governors of AAJ, the former president of the Western Trial Lawyers Association for 2005 and currently the Education Co-Chair. He has served as an Editor of the California Tort Reporter, the Editor-in-Chief of the Barrister Law Journal, Editor of The Brief, an ABA publication, a consulting editor for Trial Magazine and Editor-in-Chief of the CAOC Forum Magazine.
He is a member of ABOTA and a recent recipient of the “Robert E. Cartwright, Sr.” Award for trial advocacy in teaching trial advocacy to fellow lawyers.
He currently serves on the SFTLA Executive Committee.
Trial Watch Learn who's in trial this month.
Law student resources internships, Fellowships, law student chapters and more....
September 22, 2015
Kaiser (Half Day)
October 13, 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
Creating Diversity at Your Firm
January 12, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 1
March 22, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 2
May 24, 2016
Visual Presentation (Half-Day)
June 7, 2016
Liens (PM Class)
September 13, 2016
Trial Bootcamp Series: Part 3
September 20, 2016
Wage & Hour Issues in your Law Office
September 27, 2016
How to Win the Battle of the Experts
November 1, 2016
Board of Directors Dinner
NLD Happy Hour Takeover
Judges Dinner Dance
Women's Caucus Holiday Party
December 3, 2015
Happy Hour Takeover
Holiday Cocktail Party
December 10, 2015
The Application for the SFTLA 2016 Trial Advocacy Fellowship is now OPEN!
Click here to learn more about this incredible opportunity for law students. Click here to apply.
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