Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is an honorary professional association composed of experienced trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.
The organization strives to maintain and improve the administration of justice, ethics in the profession, and the standards of trial practice. More than 5,700 lawyers and Judicial Fellows belong to the organization who recognize the importance of mastering the art of advocacy and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.
The mission of the ACTL is to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession.
The non-profit organization is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. Nominees for admission are carefully screened for the demonstration of the highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality.