Summer Internships and Fellowships

Summer 2020 Trial Advocacy Fellowship

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association is one of the oldest California Trial Lawyer Associations in the state. We began humbly in 1950 by a group of dedicated professionals who felt that by sharing resources they could better advocate for their clients. Since that time we have grown into a thriving organization with over 800 Members. SFTLA is committed to assisting law students in their pursuit of justice.

The Trial Advocacy Fellowship is another opportunity offered by SFTLA to law students.
To learn more about this fellowship CLICK HERE or e-mail Whitney Shadden:

Thank You! SFTLA's 2018 Mentor Firms

The Arns Law Firm is a Plaintiff Trial Firm that represents the most vulnerable members of our community - working families and consumers who have been harmed or taken advantage of by companies who put the “bottom line” over the safety and rights of individuals. Our clients include working families across a wide economic spectrum, from those living paycheck to paycheck  to CEO’s of corporations, all of whom are quite vulnerable when suing a big company.  Our practice is diverse and involves all types of Plaintiff trial work, but focuses mainly on catastrophic injuries/wrongful death and numerous types of class actions including banking violations, internet privacy and economic harm, numerous kinds of illegal consumer products and services, wage and hour violations, etc.  The Arns Law Firm has resolved over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.

Since 1995, Callaway & Wolf have been helping those who have been injured by accidents and medical malpractice.  Callaway and Wolf law has a strong reputation with the major injury and malpractice insurance carriers, which enables its attorneys to settle most of their cases quickly and favorably. 

The Cartwright Law Firm is a nationally recognized firm that has been a powerful advocate for injury victims and their families for over 50 years. We are trial attorneys specializing in personal injury, wrongful death, and employment cases. Our attorneys and staff have the experience, skill, and resources to take on any opposition, no matter the size, and our results over the years continually demonstrate our unwavering commitment to our clients: tough, experienced, and aggressive representation.

Dunn & Panagotacos brings together a unique blend of large-firm, complex litigation experience, real-world business and financial knowledge, and competitive drive to succeed for our clients. Our case successes cover a broad spectrum of personal injury and medical malpractice claims, as well as various contract and partnership disputes, securities litigation, and other wide-ranging business litigation matters.


John E Hill Law Offices Since 1993, the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C. has been dedicated to providing the San Francisco Bay Area with exceptional legal representation and the highest level of client service. Although we cannot turn back time and stop the injury or accident from happening, we can help make sure that those who caused your injury are held responsible for their actions. Our team of experienced attorneys handles a variety of cases, including Workers’ Compensation, personal injury and employment discrimination, and we can assist clients in English and Spanish.

As a California employment firm, Lawless & Lawless brings decades of experience to resolving its clients’ legal problems in the workplace, whether it is disability, age, sex, sexual orientation or pregnancy discrimination; unfair discharge; sexual harassment; defamation; or other on-the-job civil rights violations. The firm combines its keen understanding of employment law with highly polished courtroom skills, and its lawyers are always prepared to go to trial. Lawless & Lawless believes that employees’ rights are civil rights that should be vindicated.

Paoli & Geerhart, a partnership formed in 1998 by Tom Paoli and Chuck Geerhart, is dedicated to providing first-rate quality representation to injured people and people whose civil rights have been violated.  Their mission: to represent people they really want to help.  Their guiding philosophy: honesty, tenacity, flexibility, optimism and compassion.

Established in 2011, the Ribera Law Firm assissts with injuries or illnesses, problems with your employer, or issues of elder abuse. They represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, the State of California, and Nationwide.


Stebner & Associates is a recognized elder abuse litigation law firm focused on holding nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies and hospitals accountable.  They advocate passionately for protecting the rights of the elderly.  They are compassionate and aggressive lawyers capable of handling the most complex elder abuse cases, including financial abuse and class cases.

Established in 1975, The Veen Firm attorneys represent only plaintiffs in catastrophic injury cases. We fight for people and families who have had life-changing or career-changing injuries, and help them put their lives back together by maximizing recoveries available under the law.
Summer Internships
The Internship program is one of the ways we reach out to law students to help them to explore the world of plaintiff's law.  Here's how our program works:
1.    Fill out the this form - CLICK HERE  
2.    SFTLA will then try to match you with a suitable firm that is looking for an intern.


SFTLA Events

War Room Wednesdays

August 12, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Coffee Break

August 19, 2020

Civil Town Hall Meeting: Updates From the Court with ACBA

August 21, 2020

SFTLA SIPs- Lunch Break

August 26, 2020

Virtual Trial Lawyer of the Year Gala

August 27, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

September 9, 2020

Virtual Wine Tasting with Tournesol Winery

September 10, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

October 7, 2020

Judges Dinner

October 30, 2020

War Room Wednesdays

November 4, 2020

Holiday Cocktail Party

December 17, 2020


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