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

Gender Roles in Firms & Trials

July 25, 2019

People vs. Sanchez

August 20, 2019

Liens (PM Class)

September 17, 2019

Keeping Your Case Out of Appellate Court

September 24, 2019

Kaiser Seminar

October 22, 2019

120 Days Before Trial

November 5, 2019

SFTLA Events

War Room Wednesdays

July 17, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

July 18, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

June 19, 2019

NLD Baseball Night- Battle of the Bay

August 13, 2019

Membership Party

September 5, 2019

War Room Wednesdays

September 1, 2019

Board Dinner

September 19, 2019

Women Referring Women

September 26, 2019

NLD Happy Hour Meetup + Karaoke Night

October 3, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

October 10, 2019

Judges Dinner Dance

October 18, 2019

Mock Trial

October 26, 2019

Diversity Committee Mixer

October 29, 2019

Board Retreat

November 1-3, 2019

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting 

November 7, 2019

Latest Issue of The TRIAL LAWYER

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

 

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