ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


San Diego

ABTL San Diego Member Benefits

  • The premier professional association for business trial lawyers - Northern California, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Joaquin Valley.
  • Diverse membership — plaintiff and defense bars, federal and state judiciary, firms of all sizes and solo practitioners.
  • Topical, informative dinner programs, featuring state and nationally known lawyers, judges and experts. MCLE credit. Member discount.
  • Annual trial skills seminar at resort destinations: October 3 – 6, 2019 at the La Quinta Resort and Spa. MCLE credit.
  • “Meet the Judge” Series - Brown bag luncheons with San Diego judges in small, informal settings. No charge. MCLE credit.
  • "Nuts and Bolts” luncheons, especially valuable for newer lawyers. No charge. Complimentary lunch. MCLE credit.
  • Quarterly receipt of ABTL Report, a professional publication containing articles of interest to business trial lawyers and judges.



  • $95.00 — Individual Membership
  • $55.00 — Public Sector Attorneys
  • $85.00 — Litigation Department Discount (per person)* 
  • $0 — New Lawyer **
  • $0 — Sitting Judge Membership ***

*To qualify for the Litigation Department Discount, a firm must enroll all litigators in its San Diego office litigation department (and consist of at least 5 attorneys).  A list of names and state bar numbers for the entire San Diego litigation department must be submitted along with payment for each person.  Include this list in the notes section of the application.

** Membership is complimentary for first-time ABTL members practicing for 3 years or less. Please still submit the membership application and indicate within the notes that you are a new lawyer.

*** Must still submit annual membership application.