More precisely, 13 states - AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, VA, TN, KY, AR, MS, WVA, LA and TX ...
If you're a Trial Attorney who does not defend insurance companies, there is a seminar and Trial Lawyer Association that has a worthwhile seminar each February. It's the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, whose website can be found here.
STLA's Mission: The essential mission of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association is as simple as it is straightforward: To promote fellowship, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout the 13 southern states. We do not engage in political activity or fundraising of any kind, leaving those worthwhile activities to the state trial lawyer associations and to ATLA.
The Conference: The annual conference takes place in New Orleans the weekend preceding Mardi Gras day (Fat Tuesday). February 22 through 26, 2006 in New Orleans. The food is wonderful. The music and sights are excellent. On Saturday Night STLA has a party with live music and a Hotel balcony over looking, Endymnion, the best parade Mardi Gras has to offer.
The speakers: You can find more information here (in PDF Format) - trial attorneys with proven results on the agenda.
If you'd like to know more, email me.
Why New Orleans? That is where the STLA had its roots. I know that some of you may have questions about the city and how it is holding up. I will report back the first week of February, on the scene from the Vioxx Trial.