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Since 1958, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) has worked to strengthen Georgia's civil justice system in order to protect the rights of citizens and consumers in the State of Georgia.
The GTLA hosts many popular Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to educate and train attorneys and other legal professionals in the state.
With more than 2,000 members, the GTLA works with state legislators to promote the interests of its members. The GTLA also operates a political action committee, the Civil Justice PAC.
According to its mission statement, GTLA is "[p]rotecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians."
Members of GTLA include personal injury lawyers in Georgia who focus on representing plaintiffs for a variety of civil justice cases including personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice.
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Associations becomes involved in elections through its political arm, the Civil Justice Political Action Committee (PAC). The PAC can raise funds to spend directly on election expenses to support candidates who adhere to the GTLA's mission of supporting the right of average citizens to a jury trial, and oppose candidates who advocate against that right in so-called "tort reform" efforts.
The benefits of joining the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association include:
Members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association have an opportunity to take a leadership position in the organization by getting involved in a number of different committees, including:
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This article was last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2019.