Member Benefits


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  • Learning by "trial and error” is not an option in today’s litigation arena. OCTLA members benefit from resources you’ll find nowhere else, information that can help you get better results for your clients.   

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Check out a list below of some of the OCTLA member benefits that will improve the effectiveness of your practice in Orange County, California:

Monthly MCLE Programs

  • New attorneys and established veterans praise OCTLA’s interesting and informative MCLE programs. Every month, OCTLA offers educational programs taught by prominent attorneys, judges, appellate court justices and other professionals. Our primary goal is to present topics to help trial lawyers win cases. Of course, members earn MCLE credit while making key professional contacts in a friendly setting.



  • The OCTLA Listserve provides our attorney members with access to some of the finest lawyers in Orange County. The Listserve allows current OCTLA plaintiff attorney members to seek advice or ask questions about judges, mediators, defense experts, legal issues, evidence, and more from the entire membership of over 600 plaintiff attorneys.


Document Bank

  • An invaluable resource for motions, expert depositions, discovery and pleadings.  All of the documents have been generously contributed by our attorney members and are easily searchable by expert’s name, type of expertise, jurisdiction or keyword.  PLUS, downloading of materials from the bank is free for attorney members of OCTLA.


The GAVEL Journal
  • OCTLA members receive our acclaimed quarterly journal, The GAVEL, presenting cogent and timely trial techniques, practice pointers, and new legal developments, on issues important to your practice.


Membership Directory

  • Members of OCTLA are listed in the on-line Membership Directory including their practice areas. This is a great opportunity for other members to find you for co-counsel or client referral opportunities in your particular area of practice. In addition to attorney member listings, we also list Mediators, Arbitrators and other Affiliate Members that provide law-related services, with a link to your professional website. Listing in our on-line Directory is exclusive to OCTLA members.


Case Evaluation Panel

  • Ever wish for a second opinion on valuing a client’s claim or assessing an asserted defense? OCTLA members can get an informal neutral evaluation of a pending case by a volunteer panel of experienced member lawyers. OCTLA Members wanting their case evaluated will complete a simple online questionnaire that will be forwarded to a rotating panel of three experienced trial attorneys. Within 2 weeks you will receive a private on-line evaluation including the case strengths, weaknesses, settlement value range, verdict value range and other important comments or recommendations. Available on-line only at OCTLA.


Special Events

  • Whether you attend one of our professional seminars or join in the fun of events like our annual golf tournament, you’ll find yourself in the midst of Orange County’s most respected attorneys, mediators and jurists. OCTLA is the place to build lasting professional and personal relationships.


Mentoring Program

  • OCTLA’s commitment to fostering the ethical and competent practice of law is exemplified by its mentoring program. Member attorneys who are newer to the practice of law (five years or less) will have an unprecedented opportunity to gain counsel and insight from experienced trial lawyers on a one-on-one basis.


Judges, Mediators and Arbitrators Evaluation Program

  • This program reviews and evaluates judicial officers and ADR providers in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and the Inland Empire to forearm trial lawyers with crucial knowledge about the judges, mediators and arbitrators who will decide their cases. Attendance is strictly limited to plaintiff attorney members ONLY.


Join us and get connected to the resources that Orange County trial lawyers use to be successful and grow their practices.