The National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives
Since 1970 the National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives, NATLE, has worked fervently to protect the civil justice system by providing its members with critical resources needed to ensure their success. These resources enhance the overall performance of state and provincial trial lawyer associations by providing members—chief executive officers and their key staff— with the latest in association management skills while focusing on the important issues facing all trial lawyer associations.
NATLE conferences and workshops provide the latest and best information in all areas relevant to the trial lawyer association such as fundraising, membership development, governmental and public affairs, PAC development, continuing legal education, Internet services for members, affinity programs, effective boards, leadership training, and more. NATLE members are in touch with their peers daily throughout the US, Canada, England and Australia, sharing information through various NATLE listservs. NATLE also works very closely with the American Association for Justice, AAJ, ensuring a productive and efficient relationship between AAJ and NATLE member associations.
Stronger trial lawyer associations will help to ensure the continued protection of our civil justice system thus helping families everywhere stay safe. Membership in NATLE is vital for the successful trial lawyer association executive.
Who Are NATLE Members?
NATLE members are comprised of executives employed by trial lawyer associations throughout the world, but predominantly in North America. Our 62 member associations include representatives from every state trial lawyer association in the US, several city associations, several Canadian provinces, and the national organization for Australia.
Voting members of NATLE include the chief staff executives of each trial lawyer organization represented. NATLE Associate Members include the staff of these associations and individuals interested in supporting NATLE through membership. NATLE Associate Members may include department directors and support staff.
NATLE Member Associations
The associations represented by NATLE individual members are comprised of lawyers who represent injured individuals. These lawyers make significant and meaningful contributions to society by choosing to represent some of the most helpless who would not otherwise be able to represent themselves. Therefore, the work that the trial lawyer association does on behalf of its attorney members to preserve and protect the rights of their clients is crucial to ensure a society where the injured are assured of remedy and society is a safer place by holding wrongdoers responsible for their actions. In most cases, there is no other voice speaking for the injured clients except the trial lawyer association.
In addition, many NATLE member associations are involved in public education programs aimed at teaching citizens about their legal rights and about the important role of trial lawyers in society. Some of these programs include Peoples Law Schools; providing bicycle helmets to school children, mock trial competitions, and more.
Click here to visit the websites of NATLE member associations to learn more about the important activities of these organizations and their valuable contributions to your own city, state, or province.
Here is information on when each TLA was established.