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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SFTLA Events

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

March 22, 2018

Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala

April 5, 2018

Board of Directors Dinner

April 19, 2018

Diversity Committee Launch Party

May 10, 2018

Board of Directors Dinner

May 17, 2018

Diversity Committee Mixer

July 12, 2018

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

August 16, 2018

Membership Party

September 6, 2018

Women Referring Women

September 13, 2018

Board of Directors Dinner

September 27, 2018

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

October 4, 2018

Judges Dinner Dance

October 19, 2018

Board Retreat

October 26, 2018

Mock Trial

November 3, 2018

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting

November 8, 2018

Women's Caucus Service Day

December 5, 2018

NLD Happy Hour Takeover

December 6, 2018

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 13, 2018

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