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.

NOTE:  There will be no dinner meeting in February, so that our members can participate as attorney scorers, coaches, and judges in the 2017 Ventura County Mock Trial Competition.  The next dinner meeting will be JUDGES’ NIGHT on March 28, 2017.  

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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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