About SFTLA

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides a multitude of benefits and services to it’s over 860 members, including plaintiffs attorneys, defense attorneys, law students, and law office supporting staff.

For over fifty years SFTLA has served the needs of the plaintiff’s bar. Our main goal is to provide continuing legal education to attorneys, but we also offer everything from a group health plan to fun networking events. Catering mostly to the small firm, SFTLA finds ways to help practitioners with the business of running a firm, working especially hard to bring together both sides of the aisle, members of the Bench, and local legislators, so that members can have a greater impact on the legal community. 

SFTLA’s various committees work hard to raise support for the many diverse groups that make up the trial lawyer community. The Women's Caucus hosts many events that highlight issues specifically effecting female trial attorneys. The Community Involvement Committee sponsors five to six community projects in the San Francisco area annually, and is always looking for more ways to reach out to the community. Other committees, like the Carlene Caldwell Scholarship Committee, help make the dreams of future lawyers a reality, not only by giving scholarship monies, but also by hosting an annual Mock Trial, where law students can test their skills in front of a panel of true experts--trial attorneys. SFTLA's Diversity Committee is committed to assisting law students in their pursuit of justice through the Trial Advocacy Fellowship

If you want to know more about why you should become a member of SFTLA, please check out the rest of our website, or contact us. If you've already heard enough, fill out a membership application, and start getting the benefits now!

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Upcoming MCLE's

Negotiating Tactics

November 20, 2018

Evidence Masters

November 27, 2018

Voire Dire

December 4, 2018

Analyzing Insurance Policies & Finding Coverage

December 11, 2018

How to Be A Good Advocate Without the Gender Stereotypes

January 10, 2019

Tort & Trial

January 29, 2019

Ski & CLE

March 28-March 31st, 2019

Female Warriors

April 25, 2019

Female Judge Night

May 23, 2019

SFTLA Events

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting

November 8, 2018

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

December 6, 2018

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 13, 2018

Board Installation Dinner

January 17, 2019

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The Trial Lawyer is SFTLA's magazine for attorneys, judges and others in the legal profession.

 

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