Trial Lawyers Section
The Trial Lawyers Section of
the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and
visitors. Among the resources available at this site is a comprehensive listing
of links relevant to the Section, information concerning the National Trial
Competition Region 2 for law students that is sponsored by the Trial Lawyers
Section, information concerning scholarships made available by the TLS to new
attorneys who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, and upcoming networking
and CLE events. Members of the Section are invited to share ideas and seek
opinions in the Trial Lawyers Section e-community listserve/forum.
Stay tuned to sign up for the community and
take advantage of the opportunity to network and share with your colleagues in
the Section. You must be a member to join.
We encourage you to get more
involved with the section. There is an opportunity to assist in the writing of
articles, in the planning and participation of networking and programming
events, and assisting the Executive Committee in accomplishing the Trial Lawyers
Section mission to bring together for furtherance of their mutual interests
such members of the New York State Bar Association as are interested in the problems
of the trial lawyer and other branches of the law relating to trial practice
and procedure. To get involved contact any member of the Executive Committee or
Patricia Johnson, Section Attorney Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Executive Committee of
the Trial Lawyers is comprised of 4 Officers, Section Delegates to the NYSBA
House of Delegates, former section chairs, and two representatives from each
Judicial District in the State.
The Trial Lawyers Section
engages in many activities, including a CLE program put together with the
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law section during the NYSBA Annual Meeting.
The Section also has an annual
summer meeting with additional CLE provided and an opportunity to enjoy a fun
location and networking opportunities. See here for photos from the summer meeting with continuing legal education in Killarney, Ireland.
To maintain our activities in
the years ahead, we need you to become more involved in the Trial Lawyers Section, to go beyond attending a few of our
conferences. Please join our section.
The Trial Lawyers Section
hosts events to provide new attorneys and diverse attorneys an opportunity to
hear from a panel of judges and experienced attorneys regarding bar association
membership and provide support to all trial attorneys and law students through
involvement in the New York State Bar Association and the promotion of high
professional standards and courtesy. See here for our most recent event. The section won the Section Diversity Champion
Awards in the 2012 and the 2013 NYSBA Diversity Challenges for these efforts.
For more information or to get involved see Section Diversity.
Please contact Pat Johnson if you are interested or complete and mail in the Trial Lawyers Section Membership Brochure to become a member of the section and to select any committee you would like to join.
Meet the Section Chair
Executive Committee Roster
Trial Lawyers Section Bylaws
Apply for a Trial Lawyers Section Scholarship to the YLS Trial Academy