For more than 30 years, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association has fostered camaraderie, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout thirteen southern states. STLA does 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.
Each year, the STLA president chooses one or more charities to support. This year, President Tad Thomas selected Public Justice and the Louisville Free Public Library to receive donations of $10,000 each. Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. The Louisville Free Public mission is to provide the people of Louisville with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information and to support them in their pursuit of learning.