The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has provided benefits and services to its members for over fifty years, including plaintiffs’ attorneys, defense attorneys, law students, and law office support staff. 

The association’s primary goal is to deliver innovative and practical continuing legal education to members so they can better serve their clients and communities. SFTLA provides outreach and support to help members run their law firms, connect with top legal vendors and service providers, network with members of the Bench, local legislators, law students, and attorneys across both sides of the bar. 

SFTLA is committed to increasing diversity in the legal field and is proud to have multiple committees focused on educating, promoting, and fundraising to facilitate parity for women and minorities in law firms and in the courtroom. SFTLA’s Diversity Committee networks with local law schools to encourage interest in legal positions that are traditionally underrepresented by women and minorities. The Diversity Committee hosts many networking events, educational seminars, and an annual Mock Trial competition where students from local Bay Area law schools compete before volunteer judges and trial attorneys. Each year the Diversity Committee selects a handful of law students who are awarded scholarships and given a summer internship in some of the premier Bay Area plaintiffs’ practice law firms. 

SFTLA also boasts an active Women’s Caucus that promotes networking opportunities and educational events highlighting issues specifically affecting female trial attorneys. The Caucus hosts an annual Women Referring Women event attended by dozens of female attorneys, judges, court reporters, jury consultants, structure settlement consultants, experts, and other specialty vendors. 

SFTLA encourages individuals from all practice areas to join and enjoy opportunities for case referrals and expansion of your professional and personal network. In addition to all the educational and networking opportunities, SFTLA members have access to a host of additional benefits, including special discounts on group health insurance plans, fitness clubs, rental cars, and so much more. Plaintiffs’ only practitioners also get exclusive access to the SFTLA Listserv, where members share legal strategies, sample briefs, and the latest courtroom intel. 

If you would like to become a member please submit a membership application. For more details on all the perks that come with an SFTLA membership, check out all the membership benefits.



SFTLA Events

War Room Wednesdays

July 15, 2020

Yolo Verdict

July 17, 2020

BASF State of the Court Update

July 16, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Muzingo Happy Hour!

July 22, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Coffee Break

July 29, 2020

Diversity Mixer with CAOC

July 30, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

August 12, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Coffee Break

August 19, 2020

NLD Adventure Conference

August 21-23, 2020

Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala

August 27, 2020

Membership Party- 70th Anniversary

September 10, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

September 9, 2020

Board of Directors Dinner

September 17, 2020

Women Referring Women

October 1, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

October 7, 2020

NLD Karaoke Night

October 15, 2020

Judges Dinner

October 30, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

November 4, 2020

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 17, 2020


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