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Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

The mission of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association is to ensure access to Oregon’s justice system, promote juries and jury service.

For nearly 60 years, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and its member attorneys have advocated for workers' rights, eliminating discrimination in the workplace, safeguarding the environment, access to quality health care, and protecting the rights of consumers.

OTLA is a powerful voice for Oregonians' rights and equal access to justice. With more than 900 attorneys members and 300 other members who are professionals in the civil justice field, this trusted non-profit organization promotes the civil justice rights of all Oregonians.

Many of the top personal injury attorneys in Oregon belong to this trusted organization.

Contact Information

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
319 SW Washington St, Ste 607
Portland, Oregon 97204

Membership in the OTLA

To join the OTLA, the attorney must primarily represent plaintiffs in personal injury, civil rights, employment, workers' compensation or business tort litigation.

Benefits of membership include:

  • access to the OTLA listservs;
  • quality continuing legal education seminars;
  • a more united voice before the state legislature; and
  • networking opportunities with attorneys fighting similar battles.

Another important benefit of joining OTLA is a subscription to its quarterly magazine called the "Trial Lawyer Magazine" and its monthly newsletter called "Sidebar." Members also enjoy a listing in the OTLA Membership Directory.

Membership dues vary based on the category of membership which includes annual dues of:
New admittees: Free membership for the first year

  • 1 – 3 years: $105 
  • 4-6 years: $210 
  • 7-9 years: $315 
  • 10-14 years: $420 
  • 15+ years: $525. 

Legal Aid attorneys are eligible for a discounted rate of $80 for membership regardless of the number of years in practice.

Additional Resources

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This article was last updated on Wednesday, September 5, 2019.