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The Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers is a nonprofit membership organization of attorneys who represent people who have been injured or who have suffered due to the negligent action of others. Academy members also include those who represent criminal defendants. Whether seeking just compensation for injuries or securing the rights of criminal defendants, we act as advocates for people like you, every day in courts all across Alaska.

The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system – and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.

The Arizona Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of lawyers whose members represent consumers. Founded in 1963, the AzTLA is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of Arizonans. The association provides advocacy, continuing legal education and public education on behalf of its members and their clients.

The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association also helps to educate citizens about their legal rights through its Speakers Bureau and a variety of other informative programs, publications and community service projects. ATLA has become the state’s largest and most active voluntary statewide legal organization representing, educating and developing Arkansas’ trial bar. Our members are attorneys dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Arkansas families, to enhancing consumer protections and to preserving each and every citizen's right to trial by jury and access to the courts.

Today, the ABTL Los Angeles chapter continues to thrive with close to 680 members. The organization has replicated in four other California cities, with chapters in Northern California (1400 members), San Diego (434 members), Orange County (550 members) and San Joaquin Valley (200 members). Each chapter provides top quality legal education programs in an atmosphere where there can be a frank exchange between bench and bar and an opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across the state for their unmatched Annual Seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the bar and the bench: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.

The Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association is a plaintiff-oriented organization dedicated to obtaining legal redress for those who have suffered injury or injustice, and to preserving the rights of the injured to full and fair compensation. Primarily, APTLA is a network of like thinking trial lawyers, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences. APTLA speaks with one voice on matters of concern to plaintiff-oriented lawyers and their clients.

Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association is the voice of and for Sacramento Trial Attorneys. Founded in the early 1950s to create a meaningful source of information about Sacramento juries, CCTLA has grown into an effective guild of trial advocates. CCTLA serves its members as liason to the courts, as providers of meaningful continuing legal education, as a network of the exchange of ideas and experiences and as a representative to Consumer Attorneys of California.

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association is comprised of attorneys who are committed to protecting and advancing individual rights. CTLA works to preserve and improve the American judicial system through the advancement of trial advocacy skills, high ethical standards and professionalism.

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the Civil Justice System.

The Dallas Trial Lawyers Association's mission is to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person and property and who must seek redress therefore at law; to resist the continuing efforts to curtail the rights of such persons; to encourage cooperation among lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives; and through such cooperation to promote justice and human welfare.

The Mission of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association is to: Seek justice for all, Preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury, Champion the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property, Further the rule of law and the civil justice system, Protect the rights of the accused, Advance the common law and the finest traditions of jurisprudence, Prevent injury from occurring through the promotion of safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care Inspire excellence in advocacy through training and education, Encourage mutual support and cooperation among members, Uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.

The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.

Welcome to the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association’s website! For over four (4) decades our members have been fighting to assure that our courthouses stay open to all, not just the wealthy few. We accept with firm resolve the challenge of standing up for the powerless against the powerful. The “Find a Lawyer” page is helpful both to FCTLA members and to the public; clicking on the desired practice area generates a list of our members practicing in the target practice area, along with a link directly to most members' individual or firm websites and email addresses.

Membership in the Southern Trial Lawyers Association is by nomination made by a member of the Board of Directors, with approval by other Board members from the nominee's state. The essential mission of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association is as simple as it is straightforward: To promote fellowship, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout the 13 southern states. We do not engage in political activity or fundraising of any kind, leaving those worthwhile activities to the state trial lawyer associations and to ATLA.

Membership association of lawyers in Georgia who represent consumers and individuals who are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others.

“The purpose of HTLA shall be the advancement of the cause of those who are damaged in person and property and who must seek redress therefore at law; to resist the continuing efforts to curtail the rights of such persons; to encourage cooperation among lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives; and through such cooperation to promote justice and human welfare.”

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide organization whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. Founded in 1952, the organization currently has over 2,000 members.

ITLA’s By-Laws establish the rules under which the Association operates. The control and management of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors, which directs the affairs and formulates the policies of the Association. The Executive Committee is empowered by the Board of Directors to conduct the day-to-day business of the Association between Board meetings.

Since 1984, the ITCTLA has been the primary organization informing attorneys around the world about Section 337 practice.

In that spirit, ITLA is an association of attorneys dedicated to preserving access to justice for all by improving the civil justice system and upholding the Constitutional right to trial by jury. To further those objectives, ITLA educates its members through outstanding continuing legal education programs to assure quality legal representation for Iowa families. Additionally, ITLA is unswerving in its mission to educate the public on the importance of having access to justice (regardless of wealth, size or stature) to maintain the society our Founding Fathers fought so vigilantly to create.

The Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (KTLA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of consumer attorneys working to protect the rights of families, workers and consumers in the courtroom, statehouse and the community since 1952. KTLA's offices are located in Topeka at 719 SW Van Buren, Suite 100.

KATA is committed to strengthening the civil justice system so that deserving individuals can get justice and wrongdoers are held accountable. We oppose efforts to weaken basic legal protections and further stack the deck against the average person. All Americans benefit when the individuals attorneys represent have a fair chance to get justice through our civil justice system.

Louisiana Association for Justice is committed to preserving the civil justice system, protecting open access to courts, protecting individual rights, promoting individual and corporate responsibility, and preserving the highest of ethical and educational standards for the profession. We represent and protect the interests and rights of individuals and consumers. We are united in our goals to promote justice for the public good, safe products and services, a safe workplace, and a clean environment.

The Maine Trial Lawyers Association is a professional trade association supported by dues and contributions of individual attorneys across Maine. The Association provides advocacy, continuing legal education, public education, membership and marketing services to Maine attorneys and the people they represent. The Maine Trial Lawyers Association was founded in 1963 and is a state affiliate of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

The Maryland Trial Lawyers Association is dedicated to keeping families safe. The Association helps individuals harmed by the unsafe behavior of others to obtain meaningful redress through the civil justice system. The Association zealously guards the right to trial by jury, vigorously advocates on behalf of consumers' legal rights, seeks to advance excellence in trial advocacy through continuing legal education and member services, and is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.

MTLA is governed by an executive board comprised of approximately 70 members and five officers. The officers are elected each spring at the annual meeting of the full membership.

The MTLA Hurricane Relief Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State’s Office and has applied for 501 c 3 status with the Internal Revenue Service. Fund board members are MTLA members Rebecca Langston and Crystal Martin, both of Jackson; Steve Mullins, Ocean Springs; David P. Pitre, Gulfport; and Brehm Bell, Bay St. Louis. Ex-officio members are Hawkins, Precious Martin and Joey Diaz.

MTLA sponsors Montana's premier continuing legal education (CLE) seminars. MTLA actively informs, educates and lobbies elected officials to preserve the civil jury trial system and on other issues of concern to its members and their clients. MTLA provides supports and services to enable its members to excel in their profession and in their service to their clients.

The Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys is dedicated to the improvement of the trial practice, and preservation of the jury system. The Association provides quality continuing legal education and is active in the legislative process insofar as it impacts upon justice in Nebraska. The membership of the Association is open to all lawyers, law students, and judges. The resources of the Association are committed to providing advocacy-related services to members and sponsoring, supporting or opposing legislation as needed to protect rights of citizens to recover for wrongs inflicted upon them and maintaining the integrity of the legal system.

The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. is a not-for-profit association. The goal of the 26 law firms participating in the Network is to provide their clients with high quality trial and litigation representation through advances in education, technology, business and science. The Network is engaged in a number of activities to assist law firms to accomplish that goal including research and study of advances in the state-of-the-art of legal representation, and sponsorship of CLE seminars for continuing legal education of corporate and outside counsel and insurance professionals. Our CLE programs aid in the dissemination of new information and effective techniques and technologies to attorneys and claims professionals serving corporations and insurers.

The Nevada Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of independent lawyers who represent consumers and share the common goal of improving the civil justice system.

NHTLA strives to uphold the dignity of the law profession and to encourage collegiality among the members of the bar.Our mission is to promote the administration of justice for the public good and especially to preserve and enhance the rights of persons to have access to the courts and to our system of justice while upholding the Constitution of the United States and of the State of New Hampshire.

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America-NJ (ATLA-NJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. ATLA-NJ is a statewide association of nearly 2,300 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. ATLA-NJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.

The North Dakota Student Trial Lawyers' Association is dedicated to helping students to understand the trial process and to become good litigators. The Board of Governors of the North Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association unanimously adopted NDSTLA's proposal for a permanent student voting seat. The group participates in the national trial competition of the American Trial Lawyers' Association.

OTLA is considered one of the most influential forces at the State Capitol. Over the last fifty plus years the association has mitigated legislation that would have catastrophic effects on plaintiffs- working men and women. OTLA has worked to pass some of the most progressive legislation dealing with the judicial system in the entire United States.

OTLA has over 1150 members and is comprised of plaintiffs' lawyers from Ontario, out-of-province Members from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, along with the United States. OTLA also has a strong core of law clerks, articling students and law students.

The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of 900 attorneys and 300 other professionals who represent individuals and businesses in civil court. The organization promotes juries and jury service, and the civil justice rights of all Oregonians.

The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is an active professional organization comprised of civil and criminal litigation attorneys. PTLA has been in existence for over 45 years and is the oldest trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania. The association is made up of lawyers who are dedicated to the preservation of the American legal system and the protection of the evolution of the common law through the efforts of individual lawyers who are pledged to achieving common goals

The purpose of SATLA is to promote fair resolutions of civil disputes and to protect individuals' rights to have their grievances aired to a fair and impartial court and/or jury of their peers.

The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association is a community of professionals dedicated to championing people’s rights through education and advocacy.

The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association was founded over 40 years ago by a small group of trial lawyers. As stated in the group's first newsletter, "...this organization should and would be concerned about protecting the rights of the claimants and the public..." Over the years the SCTLA has grown into a statewide organization with over 1300 members but the organization still holds the values of the original founders. In fact, the motto of the SCTLA is “Keeping South Carolina Families Safe.”

In pursuit of its goals, SDTLA cooperates on occasion with other organizations, such as the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Paralegal Association (SDPA), and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA).

As a non-profit organization of lawyers representing consumers, we are dedicated to upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida. We seek to advance the science of jurisprudence, excellence in advocacy and the administration of justice for the public good.Our goal is to equip our members with cutting-edge tools to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress in a court of law. To this end, TBTLA will preserve the adversary trial system as it now exists; monitor the development of legislation and new laws that diminish the rights or court access of Florida citizens; and vigilantly pursue wrongdoers regardless of their corporate, government, association or individual status.

Today, more than 50 years later, TTLA has never been more committed to this endeavor. Since its inception, TTLA has been a steadfast defender of the civil justice system in Texas, and through exceptional leadership and vision, TTLA has worked hard to ensure that ordinary citizens always have a voice in the legislative process.

TYLA is commonly referred to as the "public service arm" of the State Bar. TYLA's main purposes are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. Our programs are designed to assist Texas attorneys in their practice of law and to provide public legal education services to Texans.

VTLA has several thousand attorney members across the state who litigate in a variety of areas, including administrative, family, criminal, Workers' Compensation, and personal injury law. VTLA also has law student and paralegal/support staff members across the state.

To promote the highest professional and ethical standards for Washington civil defense attorneys and to serve our members through education, recognition, collegiality, professional development and advocacy.

The West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's website is intended to provide valuable information to our membership as well as to challenge efforts by special interests to undermine our judicial system. Here you will find reliable information to counter the relentless barrage of propaganda being mounted against our legal system by those who want to interfere with the right to a fair trial by prejudicing members of the public who serve as jurors. Our association will not allow these meritless attacks to go unanswered.

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