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Membership Benefits

What do nearly 1,400 Connecticut Attorneys have in common? They all count on the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association as a prime resource for the tools they need to succeed.

CTLA's resources, education, and networking can help you serve your clients better. For about a dollar a day you have access to resources that give you a competitive edge, such as the Forum, the Trialsmith Expert Witness Depositions and Trial Testimony Bank, and the Case Strategy and Analysis Service.


Education

Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education seminars, presented by CTLA and the Civil Justice Foundation, help members stay current on the law and advance their practices with innovative, timely, hands-on programs. Taught by the best, our programs are widely considered to be the finest CLE in Connecticut.

CTLA Members receive deep discounts on programs and materials!

Experience

There is no substitute for experience. CTLA has a long history of sharing expertise within the CTLA community – it's one of the greatest benefits of your membership.

Case Strategy & Analysis Service

Have your case privately reviewed by a panel of Connecticut's most skilled trial attorneys. These clinics are designed to give an in-depth, confidential review of your specific pending case.

Listserves

Ask questions, share facts and knowledge, and get answers fast on the CTLA listserves. Simply e-mail your inquiry to one address to reach hundreds of CTLA members! Join one or all of our seven listserves.

Mentor Program

CTLA's most accomplished attorneys share their invaluable knowledge and experience with attorneys practicing seven years or less, helping to assure excellence in Connecticut's trial bar and enhancing the professional development of newer lawyers.

Networking

The Workers' Compensation Section, Young Lawyers Group, Women's Caucus, Membership Dinners with fascinating speakers, Golf Tournament, and CTLA's Annual Meeting offer great opportunities for members and families to get together!

Resources

The Forum

Only members have access to CTLA's highly acclaimed publication, providing articles, analyses and opinions that keep you current on the law and government. Available exclusively online www.cttriallawyers.org/forum.

TrialSmith Expert Witness Deposition Bank

Trialsmith has 300,000 depositions or trial testimonies of experts on file. Only members can use this important resource.

FastCase Law Library

Case law from all 50 states and federal courts is available at Trialsmith.com. Only CTLA Members can search and print cases for one low annual feel. Go to www.trialsmith.com for details.

"Find a Lawyer" Public Directory

The Public Directory lists members by geographic and practice areas, with optional email and web site links, allowing potential clients to view individual and firm information. Potential clients can search for attorneys by name, town, county and practice area.

When you upgrade to a Gold or Platinum Listing, links to your website tell the public about your specialties, your experience, your staff, your dedication.

CTLA Online

Update your membership, purchase materials and depositions, register for CLE seminars and access convenient resource links, including the Forum — all online at this site.

The online directory of CTLA members lists members by geographic and practice areas, with optional e-mail and website links, allowing potential clients to view individual and firm information.

Advocacy

Lobbying

No other organization in Connecticut represents the interests of the trial bar. CTLA has one of the most respected lobbying teams working full-time at the capitol to protect the rights of your clients – and your practice.

If you would like to support our lobbying efforts, please consider becoming a club member.

Amicus Activity

Advocating for you and your clients in the Courthouse. Our Amicus Committee and CTLA Members participate in a significant number of important cases impacting our members and their clients - at both the Appellate level and in the Supreme Court.

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