For more than 62 years, PTLA has consistently protected and defended the American legal system through the efforts of individual lawyers who are pledged to preserving the Constitution by protecting an individual’s right of access to the courts.
Membership in PTLA includes a multitude of benefits, ranging from litigation support, trial exhibits and anatomical model rentals, access to our listservers, a yearly subscription to our newsletter, the Verdict, and more!
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Founded in 1950, PTLA’s roots began with monthly meetings. These meetings were attended by trial lawyers whose clients included people injured through the negligent conduct of others. The emphasis was on education. PTLA continues this tradition by hosting monthly Luncheon Lectures featuring prominent trial lawyers who share their knowledge of the law as it directly relates to the plaintiffs’ practices. Approved by the PA Continuing Legal Education Board for credit, these program will help fulfill your annual continuing requirements. PTLA also holds yearly events to encourage networking and foster strong morale among members. Our Annual Meeting, Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award Dinner, Holiday Cocktail Party, and Golf Outing are just a few of the events hosted yearly.
The Committee For a Better Tomorrow (CBT), established by PTLA in 1988, is a registered bipartisan political action committee. The Committee supports candidates in statewide elections who believe in the civil justice system, trial by jury, and tort recovery.
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PTLA maintains an active role in protecting the rights of all Philadelphians and citizens of Pennsylvania. Through our partnership with Community Legal Services (CLS), Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (PhillyVIP), and St. Christopher's Hospital our members not only make financial contributions to these organizations but are stalwart volunteers taking cases and standing up in court for those who need our help the most.
The Member Center is your gateway to the wealth of benefits and services that come with PTLA Membership. Log in to make sure you have full access to all of the services and benefits available to members. Not a member yet, join now! And if you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Brocco at (215) 732-2256.
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is an active professional organization comprised of civil and criminal litigation attorneys. PTLA has been in existence for over 60 years and is the oldest trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania. Our members 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.