Welcome to VCTLA

Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association is a local organization of trial attorneys committed to bettering the civil justice system, the lawyers who serve it, and the community it serves – Ventura County, California.

NEXT EVENT:  CAOC/VCTLA What’s New in Tort and Trial, 2016 in Review – January 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tower Club. Earn 3 units of MCLE credit, including 1 unit in ethics.  

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From mock trial to scholarships and education we work hard to increase access to proper legal assistance and educate about legal issues in our community.


We believe in recognizing those demonstrating excellence in the legal field. Judges’ Night, a tradition since 1978, is an annual event to celebrate and recognize the outstanding Ventura County judges.  At Judges’ Night, we honor one active sitting judge as Judge of the Year, and one retired judge as portrait honoree, whose portrait is permanently displayed in Ventura County’s flagship courtroom – #22.  The annual Trial Lawyer of the Year Dinner celebrates excellence in litigation.  The award winner is decided by our membership.


We offer monthly dinner programs to recognize and inform our legal community. Our experienced guest speakers give valuable insight on local legal topics. These programs are often continuing education accredited. Dinner programs are regularly scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of the Month.

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