Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
Member Benefits

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF COMMITTEE  -  The Association’s Amicus Curiae Brief Committee is comprised of outstanding lawyers throughout the state of Wyoming.  The Committee has appeared before the Supreme Court in cases of importance to the trial bar and the public.

THE COFFEE-HOUSE  -  All  members receive this bi-annual publication.  The Coffee-House provides members with Supreme Court Decisions, verdicts and settlements, current events in the legal profession, legislative reports, and other news important to lawyers.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION  -  The programs presented by WTLA throughout the year are geared to enhance your competence and abilities as trial lawyers to better serve your clients and the public.  All programs are certified for CLE Credit and are offered to members at a reduced rate.

The Annual Convention in June offers a minimum of 15 hours credit.  A number of shorter programs are offered throughout the year.  These programs utilize the state’s interactive videoconference facilities, allowing simultaneous presentation in numerous sites around the state. 

Teleconference CLE – WTLA offers at least two phone seminars per month on a wide variety of topics presented by quality speakers from Wyoming and around the country.

CLE is now always close to home. Most of the video conferencing  and phone seminars are available on CD or DVD for later use.

DEPOSITION BANK  -  TrialSmith  provides WTLA members with access to the largest internet based defense expert depo exchange in the world.  Download the full text of depositions and documents and link to plaintiff's lawyers throughout the country who have the research you need.

E-MAIL LIST SERV  - With one e-mail message you may ask questions of almost four hundred other  lawyers about depositions,  expert witnesses, referrals or any other information that may help you in your practice.

LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION  - WTLA has one of the finest legislative teams in the state.   This group of volunteers and paid lobbyists monitors all legislation introduced during the session and committee action during the interim.  They serve as the trial bar’s front line in the battle to preserve and improve the role of the justice system in protecting Wyoming citizens.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY   - The WTLA Membership Directory is ONLINE for members’ use and is also available for the public if a member chooses to be included.  Fields of practice are included in both directories

THE PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL   - The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is committed to the service of the people.  One method of providing service is through low cost educational programs such as the People’s Law School, a six-session course covering a variety of legal topics.  Additional programs can serve as one-time presentations for civic organizations or law day programs.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS   - Over twenty year’s worth of verdict and settlement information is available to members through the WTLA website.  We encourage submission of the “everyday” cases as well as the extraordinary results to provide a basis for negotiation or arbitration.  In addition, a continuing project seeks to compile data from courts around the state to provide complete information to our legislators as well as our members.