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

1st Day of Trial
February 21, 2017

Public Speaking for Lawyers
February 28, 2017

Having It All
March 7, 2017

New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE
March 9-12, 2017

Mastering Trials (Full Day)
March 14, 2017

Trial Bootcamp Series
March 21, 2017

Trial Skills
April 4, 2017

Sex Abuse
April 18, 2017

Succeeding at Mandatory Settlement Conferences in SF Superior Court
April 25, 2017

Women Judge Series: Tips from the Bench
April 27, 2017

Elder Abuse
May 9, 2017

Insurance series: Coverage questions & answers
May 16, 2017

Focus Groups
June 13, 2017

Law Office Management Series: Locating Assets
June 20, 2017

Creating Binders & Dealing with Exhibits
July 11, 2017

Dealing with the Press
July 27, 2017

Paralegal Series: Police Abuse
August 8, 2017

Case Development Plan
August 15, 2017

Liens (PM CLASS)
September 12, 2017

Kaiser (Half Day)
October 17, 2017

998/2.0
October 24, 2017

Technology
November 7, 2017

Product Liability  
November 14, 2017

Insurance series: Homeowners, property, auto.
November 21, 2017

Experts
November 28, 2017

Creative Ways to Settle Your Case 
December 5, 2017

SFTLA Events

Resisting Mass Deportation: A Community Forum
February 22, 2017

Diversity Committee Poker Party
February 23, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
March 23, 2017

Women's Caucus/CAOC Mixer
March 24, 2017

Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala
April 6, 2017

Diversity Fellowship Launch Party
May 11, 2017

Board of Directors Dinner
May 18, 2017

NLD Summer Bash!
June 8, 2017

Diversity Committee Mixer
July 20, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
August 10, 2017

Membership Party
September 7, 2017

Women Referring Women
September 14, 2017

Board of Directors Dinner
September 28, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
October 5, 2017

Judges Dinner Dance
October 13, 2017

Board Retreat
October 20-22, 2017

NLD Karaoke Night
October 26, 2017

Diversity Committee Mixer
November 2, 2017

Mock Trial
November 4, 2017

Women's Caucus Wine Tasting
November 30, 2017

Holiday Cocktail Party
December 7, 2017

NLD Happy Hour Takeover
December 12, 2017

Women's Caucus Service Day
December 14, 2017

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