For more than 30 years, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association has fostered camaraderie, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout thirteen 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 the American Association for Justice.
The Southern Trial Lawyers Association encompasses the following member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
We offer members two educational events a year, both overflowing with opportunities to forge professional and personal relationships that will last a lifetime. The Annual Conference during Mardi Gras in New Orleans features exceptional CLE and world class fun in one of America's most fascinating and entertaining cities. The Fall CLE & Board Retreat is where STLA members come together to learn and share strategies in a fun and inviting location.
STLA contributed $7,500 to Water Mission to provide safe water to the islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
After Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in 2019, safe water became a scarce but desperately needed resource in sustaining life and preventing the spread of deadly waterborne diseases. Water Mission worked with local municipalities to provide desperately needed safe water to sustain life and prevent the spread of deadly waterborne diseases. STLA made a $7,500 donation to Water Mission to support their efforts to provide safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to the area.