Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! GTLA is unsurpassed in providing quality CLE programs at a discounted rate, designed to give you solid nuts and bolts of information on a wide variety of topics. We guarantee these enlightening and timely programs will be beneficial to your practice. Check out the full calendar of events at www.gtla.org.
GTLA publishes and updates a Trial Practice Manual that offers a comprehensive legal reference, authored by leading trial lawyers from all over the state of Georgia. Topics include: Statutes, Pre-trial Organization, Procedure, Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Evidence, Witnesses, Closing Arguments, Court Charges, Post-Trial, and Conduct of Counsel.
Yes! Visit www.gtla.org to access GTLA’s online document bank or to post one of your own to share. All GTLA members receive a free membership to www.trialsmith.com. With this membership, you are given access to all Georgia court documents free of change and access to depositions from all over the country at a minimal fee. Best of all, you can search over 100,000 depositions free of charge!
Yes! We can help with your expenses by offering discounts through a variety of companies, including UPS overnight rates, insurance of all types through Insurance Specialists, Inc., and any office supply you need through Staples. Check out all of the discount services available to you by clicking on the Preferred Partners link under "Sponsors" on the top right menu of the website.
At www.gtla.org, you will find a wealth of resources and information that range from Georgia and national legislative information, archived list messages and publications, GTLA Amicus Briefs and much more. Locate other members quickly with the searchable membership directory, update your own profile or pay your dues online. The website also provides a calendar of events where you and register for seminars and purchase materials.
Every member receives a subscription to our quarterly magazine, Verdict, along with a daily email update that highlights cases and pertinent legislative information all over the country. Additionally, we archive all past seminar materials and make them available at www.gtla.org.
Absolutely! We are always looking for new volunteers to join one of our various planning committees. Just a few of the opportunities include: Education, Membership, Legislative, Editorial Board, and Communications. Contact GTLA today and start making a difference in your association!
Whether you want to meet “face to face” or need instant answers to a question, GTLA provides a forum and solution for both:
GTLA employs the most effective and respected legislative team in the state that works hard on behalf of you and your clients. Members are encouraged to participate by sharing GTLA’s views and interests with their elected officials in Georgia and across the nation.
Civil Justice PAC is the political authority of our association. Their mission is to protect and support Georgia’s families and consumers against those politically powerful and well-financed special interest organizations that attempt to undermine Georgia’s Civil Justice System. Civil Justice PAC contributions and endorsements put the power of the Trial Bar behind important legislative issues and statewide campaigns that support the rights of Georgia’s consumers.
Please contact the GTLA staff at 404-522-8487 and we will be happy to help you or log on to the website at www.gtla.org.
With full-time staff available to our members at HQ in Atlanta, GTLA is here to answer your questions. Give us a call or send us an email and let us know how we can serve you!
GTLA Staff Directory
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Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 522-8487
Fax: (404) 522-3705
Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple: We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians.