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 parties in one of Americans most fascinating and entertaining cities. The Fall CLE retreat is where STLA members come together to learn and share strategies in a fun and inviting location.
Beth Burke presents $7,500 to Waccamaw Community Foundation and $7,500 to Churches Assisting People to help flood victims recovering from Hurricane Florence.
Each year, the STLA president chooses one or more charities to support and President Elizabeth Burke has selected three nonprofits doing important work in South Carolina.
Waccamaw Community Foundation and Churches Assisting People received $7,500 each to support their efforts to assist flood victims recovering from Hurricane Florence.
Katrina's Kids received $5,000, providing foster children and children living in group homes much-needed resources, opportunities, and memorable experiences such as attending summer camp, participating in sporting events and taking after-school drama or music class.