The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association was first established in Williamsburg in 1959. Today, VTLA is headquartered in Richmond, VA.
The VTLAis a nonprofit, nonstock corporation organized under the provisions of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act. Va. Code Sec. 13.1-801 et seq.The heart of theVTLA is the attorneys who volunteer on Board committees.
With approximately 2,000 members across the Commonwealth, the VTLA represents clients across a large number of practice areas.
Thevoluntary bar association enhances the knowledge, skills and professionalism of trial lawyers. The VTLA is committed to improving the law and the fairness of Virginia’s system of justice.
The categories of members in VTLA include:
The following sections are established within the VTLA:
Virginia Criminal Justice Conference - VTLA is the host organization for the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference, an annual gathering of criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges, law professors and legislators working to promote improvements to the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system.
Virginia Family Law Legislative Coalition - Making the law work better for Virginia families, the Virginia Family Law Legislative Coalition is jointly administered and provided lobbying support by the VTLA and the Virginia Bar Association.
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation - The Foundation provides educational programs for trial lawyers, law students and the public. The Foundation activities include support of a moot court and trial advocacy competitions.
This article was last updated on Monday, December 23, 2019.