The greatest benefit, by far, of joining the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association is the opportunity to learn from veteran trial lawyers around the state. There are so many opportunities for mentorship: the VTLA email listserv, the VTLA annual convention, and the fall seminars. As a new trial lawyer, it has been an incredible resource.
– Rob Dean, Rob Dean Law

 

In the beginning, it was the CLE that drew me to VTLA. The CLE still rocks, but now the greatest benefit is the personal relationships that I have formed and maintained with other VTLA members. Today, I most value the lasting friendships, informal collaboration, and sense of team that have grown out of and pervade my VTLA experience. I can't imagine practicing law and not being a VTLA member.
 – Jonathan Wren, MartinWren, PC

 

The greatest benefit I have received is the relationships that I have developed with other attorneys around the state, both within my area of practice (family law) and outside my area of practice. This has had tremendous benefit for my clients who need legal assistance in other areas of the law as I now have trusted attorneys with whom I have personal relationships that I can confidently refer my clients to.
- Julie Gerock, Maddox & Gerock, PC

 VTLA Member Benefits

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Professional Development

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Receive reduced registration rates at each VTLA-sponsored Continuing Legal Education Program you attend. Join us at our live, interactive programs, members-only retreats, live streaming programs, webinars and on-demand. Look at our calendar for a list of the current outstanding offerings!


Listserves
Save hours of research time by emailing queries to your VTLA colleagues or searching the archives on substantive issues, expert witnesses, local rules and more.

The Journal
An award-winning quarterly magazine which features practical articles on trends in Virginia trial law. Also available online.

Law Letter
Our Association emailed newsletter keeps you up-to-date on VTLA activities.

 

Networking


Directory of Members & Services
An annual desk reference of peers, judges and VTLA services. Also, access to our searchable directory online.

Public Online Directory
Potential clients can browse by name, city/town, or practice area based on information you provide.

Online Communities
Meet others facing the same issues across the state and share online through VTLA's e-communities.

Annual Convention
Top-rated CLE programs and social events provide you with opportunities to meet prominent judges, Virginia's and the nation's top legal experts and your colleagues.

VTLA Bulletin
Place classified-style ads of a practice-related nature, such as employment ads, law-office items for sale, office space to rent/share at no cost! Emailed bimonthly to members. 

Committees
Join a committee and serve and learn while meeting other trial lawyers.

Sections
Stay on top of your specialty area through VTLA's sections. Choose from: Appellate Practice, Business Litigation, Consumer, Criminal, Employment & Civil Rights, Family, Long-Term Care Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Social Security, and Workers' Compensation.

 

Advocacy

Bill Monitoring & Drafting
VTLA advocates your client's rights before the General Assembly.

Updates
VTLA provides regular email and website updates on bills affecting you and your clients during the General Assembly.

Amicus Briefs
VTLA's Amicus Committee has authored briefs affecting virtually every area and aspect of trial law in Virginia and Federal appellate courts.

Justice Day
Become an active participant in VTLA's legislative platform implementation. Held in January.

Virginia Criminal Justice Conference
Promotes improvements to the criminal justice system.

Family Law Legislative Coalition
Sponsored in conjunction with the VBA, works to improve the law for Virginia's families.

 

Service to the Public and Profession

Excellence in Journalism Award
Recognizes a journalist's efforts to inform the public about the civil or criminal justice system and its effect on Virginians.

Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation
Educating lawyers. Educating law students. Educating the public.

Bicycle Safety Program
Let VTLA help you sponsor a bike safety program with free bike helmets at a local high-need school district.

End Distracted Driving
Customize provided materials to present in your community about the risks of distracted driving.

Advocacy in Law Schools
Volunteer to help judge trial advocacy and moot court competitions sponsored by VTLA.  

Trial Advocacy Award
Each spring, Virginia's law schools choose a student, who best exemplifies the attributes of an effective trial advocate, is dedicated to preserving the rights of individuals and exhibits excellence in trial skills to receive the VTLA Trial Advocacy Award.  



Discount Programs & Business Services


Real savings on LEXIS-NEXIS, International Translations, United Parcel Service, Conference Calls, long-term care and disability insurance, and more.

Small Business Loans
Access low-interest (6.25% or less) small business administration loans with few restrictions on how the money is used.


VTLA Business Partners
VTLA is proud to have the support of companies offering court reporting, settlement planning, videoconferencing, lien resolution, accounting, medical illustrators, mediators, IT support and more! 

Business Savings
VTLA has partnered with Amplify to offer exclusive signficant savings on merchant services, equipment, Staples office products and more - all with no minimums, no fees and no contracts.

TrialSmith
Search thousands of on-line documents in just seconds through the largest deposition bank in the nation for plaintiffs.

E-Clips
VTLA members receive a daily news service that highlights the latest legal news in one email, delivered every afternoon.

 

To Join, Click Here to download the Application Form

If you are a paralegal or legal staff member for a VTLA member, you are welcome to join VTLA as a Legal Staff Member. Click Here 
for an application form.