Upcoming Events & Programs

December 6th, 2023

SCCTLA 2023 Holiday Party
Celebrate the Joy of the Season!

No charge. Free food and drinks!

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 from 5 pm to 7 pm for the annual SCCTLA Holiday Party and to honor the best of the Trial Lawyer community. 

Register now and help ensure there is plenty of food and drink for everyone!

January 17th, 2024

Mediation Ethics CLE Presentation
Presented by: Barbara Spector, JAMS

Register Here

Join us for a lunchtime presentation on Mediation Ethics with Barbara Spector, Esq. In this presentation, we 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.

Barbara Spector, Esq. joins JAMS with over 40 years of experience as a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. In addition to her extensive experience in business, real estate, employment and personal injury matters in both state and federal courts, she has successfully argued a case of first impression before the California Supreme Court.


  • Harvard-certified negotiator and mediator who has received acclaim for her eminent career in alternative dispute resolution and litigation
  • Conducted hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences and early neutral evaluations for the United States District Court, the California Court of Appeal and the Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • Extensive experience in business, real estate, employment and personal injury matters
  • Lecturer on topics that include alternative dispute resolution, discovery, law and motion, pretrial litigation strategy, negotiation techniques and the elimination of bias in the legal profession


SCCTLA is an approved CLE provider. This event is approved for 1.0 MCLE Ethics Credit. 

January 24th, 2024 - Registration opens soon.

41st Annual What's New in Tort & Trial
Seminar Presenters: Anne Kepner, Kirsten Fish, Mark Davis, Val McGinty and Jeremy Robinson

This year's program will be presented live via Zoom on January 24, 2024, starting at 2:45 pm.

This is a must attend seminar if your practice includes ANY plaintiff or defense civil cases. A comprehensive review of the new 2023 judicial decisions that affect tort liability and civil procedure in year 2024 and beyond.

Zoom links will be provided closer to the event, as well as a link to access the syllabus. 

This MCLE is approved for 2 general/2 appellate and 1 ethics credit.

The program is free for members. $100 for non-members. You may pay for SCCTLA membership at: https://scctla.org/membership-renewal/


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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