We deeply value our relationships with our esteemed colleagues and are active in the legal community. Here are some organizations that we commit ourselves and our time to.
The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of the right to trial by jury. In addition, it seeks to elevate standards of integrity, ethics and civility in the legal profession and to preserve the independence of the judiciary.
American Association for Justice
(Formerly ATLA ) The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system-and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings.
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) was founded in 1976 to provide Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area with a vehicle for the unified expression of opinions and positions on matters of concern to all APAs.
Bar Association of San Francisco
Their mission is designed to serve the San Francisco community and provide benefits to members from the sole practitioner, to the lawyer who works in a 100+ person firm, to the Barrister (licensed 10 years or less), to the more senior attorney, to the in-house lawyer. They provide award winning pro bono projects and volunteer opportunities to lawyers who want to give back and provide diversity educational programs through the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). They offer leadership opportunities for thousands of San Francisco legal professionals and strive for diversity in the legal profession to better reflect the community in which we live.
California Applicants Attorneys Association
The specific purpose of this association is to improve the advocacy, promote the skill, and preserve the high standards of ethics of attorneys representing injured workers, and by extension to assist injured workers in obtaining full and just benefits under the workers compensation laws of the State of California.
Founded in 1974, California Women Lawyers is a powerful voice for women in the legal profession. As the only statewide bar association for women in California, CWL focuses on providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities for its members. It is actively engaged in local communities, the media, the courts and the legislature.
The Commission promotes equal rights and opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls and addresses issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively affect women in Sonoma County.
Consumer Attorneys of California
The Consumer Attorneys of California is a professional organization made up of nearly 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs seeking accountability from those who do wrong. Attorneys and their clients face opponents with far more power and access to resources: Big polluters, insurance companies, automobile manufacturers and banks. CAOC members take only those cases they view as worthy, invest their own resources in pushing those cases to court and are paid under the contingency fee system only if their clients achieve a successful result. CAOC maintains a vigilant presence in Sacramento with a team of legislative advocates who continually fight to ensure that our courts remain accessible to all and to level the playing field for underdog consumers facing wealthy and powerful foes.
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is a professional organization championing those who practice in the area of personal injury law. By equipping highly-qualified Personal Injury attorneys with the most current continuing education opportunities and providing the public with the most accurate, up-to-date listings of top ranked attorneys in their states, the NAOPIA helps ensure quality representation for all of those in need of a personal injury attorney.
The New Leaders Council provides training and networking opportunities for the next generation of progressive leaders. NLC recruits Fellows from business, government and the legal profession who are leaders in their fields and equips them with the skills they need to effect change in their organizations and the civic community.
Queen's Bench Bar Association
Queen's Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area was formed in 1921 by a group of women lawyers frustrated by the resistance of male lawyers to their participation in the local bar association. Queen's Bench seeks to advance the interests of women in law and society, and plays an integral part in furthering the progress of women in the legal profession. They are a non-profit voluntary membership organization made up of attorneys, judges and law students. They gain inspiration from their long and proud tradition of women lawyers standing up for equal rights and equal opportunity, and working together to achieve goals.
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association is a charitable organization that provides a multitude of benefits and services to plaintiffs attorneys, defense attorneys, law students, and law office supporting staff. For over fifty years, SFTLA has served the needs of the plaintiff's bar. The main goal is to provide continuing legal education to attorneys, but they also offer everything from a group health plan to fun networking events. Catering mostly to the small firm, SFTLA finds ways to help practitioners with the business of running a firm, working especially hard to bring together both sides of the aisle, members of the Bench, and local legislators, so that members can have a greater impact on the legal community.
The Sonoma County Bar Association is the oldest and largest professional association of legal practitioners in Sonoma County. It provides a range of services to attorneys, the community and the general public, including continuing education, pro bono services and a legal referral service.
The City Club of San Francisco provides social, networking and dining opportunities for business and civic leaders. It is located at 155 Sansome Street in the financial district, in a landmark Art Deco building noted for its unique architectural features, artwork and refined atmosphere.
The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco Inn of Court is a professional organization dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, and legal ethics of the bench and bar.
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.