Upcoming Events & Programs

45th Annual Judges' Night

Join the Legal Community in Honoring Judicial Excellence

Thursday, May 9th from 5 pm to 7:30 p.m.

Westin San Jose Hotel, located at 302 S. Market Street, San Jose 95113

Congratulations to the 2024 Honorees

Hon. Carol W. Overton
John D. Foley Judge of the Year

Hon. Beth A. R. McGowen
Access to Justice

Hon. Patricia M. Lucas (Ret.)
Lifetime Achievement Award

Judges' Night is a time-honored tradition where we gather to express our profound gratitude to the dedicated judges who tirelessly serve the cause of justice. It's an opportunity to strengthen bonds, unwind, and celebrate our shared commitment to upholding the highest standards of excellence in the legal profession.

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Early Sponsors Include:

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum - CBA
Platinum - Habbas & Associates
Platinum - Needham Kepner & Fish

Gold Sponsors

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Premiere Bail Bonds Options
Gold - McManis Faulkner
Gold - Seabrook Law Offices
Gold - Paredes Justo Family Law Attorneys
Gold - Verdict Group

Silver Sponsors

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Silver - Sigala Stoddard

On-Demand Video Playback 

The following videos are available for on-demand viewing. Upon completion, please notify SCCTLA for your Certificate of Completion. This qualifies as Self-Study MCLE credit. It is up to the attorney to self report the credit hours to the CA State Bar.

The Federalization of California's Discovery Rules

Senate Bill 235 is now the law. Learn how to comply with this new law and avoid sanctions. The law mandates that litigants exchange documents and information early in the process unless a court orders otherwise. Parties will be expected to submit evidence without submitting interrogatories or requests for the production of documents first. The new law also raises the discovery sanctions under C.C.P. 2023.050 from $250 to $1,000 if a party does not respond in good faith to a request for production of documents, produces the documents within seven days before a motion on the matter, or fails to meet and confer. Under this code, at the court's discretion, the court can order the attorney to report the sanction to the State Bar. Join Amy Carlson and Angela Storey for this on-demand video presentation. Click here to watch.

Mediation Ethics
Presented by: Barbara Spector, JAMS

In this presentation, Ms. Spector will consider the ethical role of mediation advocates, examine mediation's ethical considerations and tensions, and assess the remedies for perceived ethical violations within the context of a confidential process. Click here to watch. Qualifies for 1 unit of self-study Ethics CLE.

41st Annual What's New in Tort & Trial

A comprehensive review of more than 500 cases from 2023 that affect tort liability and civil procedure in the year 2024 and beyond. The 2024 program was recorded on January 24, 2024 and presented by: Anne Kepner, Kirsten Fish, Mark Davis, Val McGinty and Michael Penn. This is a must view video if your practice includes ANY plaintiff or defense civil cases.

For a copy of the syllabus, click here. To view the program, click here. Note, self-study credit is not available for this program.


Providing members with continuing legal education, social and professional networking opportunities.

Mission Statement:  The Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing members with continuing legal education, networking & involvement with the local bench, providing the community with fair access to the justice system & promoting a positive image of Trial Lawyers.

SCCTLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

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