Regional TLA Conference - Wrap-up
June 13-15, 2008
California Regional TLA Conference Report
By Juliette Bleecker, Executive Director
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Members of nine TLAs* and CAOC gathered in Napa for a weekend of fun, sun, wine and CLEs! The Meritage Resort in Napa served as a beautiful backdrop to the Fourth Annual Regional Trial Lawyer Association Conference. Speakers from around the state and the nation converged to offer a balance of practical advice, wisdom and new theories. David Ball set forth some new concepts in getting your message to your jury. In between CLE credits, guests managed to visit the underground spa, swim in the refreshing pool and visit a few wineries. During the Friday night reception guests were treated to a tasting by The Tudal Winery (visit them on-line at Perhaps the most enchanting moments were those spent watching the sun set at Bob and Anne Arns’ just completed vineyard home. The pinks and reds rioted just over the vine-covered horizon as guests enjoyed dinner al fresco by the pool.
Conference organizers encourage you to patronize the vendors who supported the weekend through sponsorships including: Ringler Associates; Gilardi & Company; Structured Financial; Thomson West; JAMS; and Lesti Structured Settlements. 
*Alameda/Contra Costa TLA; Capitol City TLA; Central Coast TLA; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; Consumer Attorneys of Marin; Santa Clara TLA; San Francisco TLA; San Mateo TLA, and Western TLA.