Summer Internships and Fellowships

Summer 2018 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 Talia Lepson:

Thank You! SFTLA's 2017 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.

The attorneys and staff at The Brandi Law Firm possess broad and diverse experience in a wide range of personal injury, wrongful death and financial injury matters.  Their personal injury attorneys have more that 70 years of combined experience and have secured more than $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements for their clients.  They have the knowledge, experience and track record to give every client complete confidence.

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.

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.

Chris Morales of The Morales Law Firm is an aggressive trial attorney who tries all types of cases including: DUI's, sexual assault, child molestation, three strikes cases, possession of drugs, assault, murder cases and all types of white collar crimes. He handles the toughest cases and has won the respect of judges and prosecutors alike for his tenacious and intelligent defense of his clients.

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.

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn represents injured individuals throughout California, and nationwide.  They dedicate their practice to helping clients obtain justice against corporate negligence, against businesses that put profit before safety, and against companies that ignore the risks their actions create. Their attorneys help injured persons secure just financial compensation to repay their medical expenses and lost wages, and to atone for the harm they have suffered.

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.
Since 1988, Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, LLP has provided San Francisco and the Bay Area with compassionate, skillful representation. The firm is comprised of trial attorneys that get results on challenging cases. The firm is respected in the legal community for its litigation skill, dedication to clients and professionalism. Our attorneys have won numerous awards, including selection as Super Lawyers for multiple years. Partners Walter H. Walker, Timothy M. Hamilton and Peter J. Koenig are all AV-rated* attorneys. The firm also has an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


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.


Upcoming MCLE's

SFTLA Events

Board Installation Dinner

January 18, 2018

Diversity Committee Poker Party

March 1, 2018

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 Fundraising 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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