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Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)

As the world's largest trial bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) is a broad-based, international organization of attorneys, judges, law professors, paralegals, and law students. The ATLA is dedicated to promoting justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguarding victims' rights (especially through the right to trial by jury), and improving the civil legal system through education and disclosure of the information to the public.

Started in 1946 by a group of plaintiffs' attorneys involved in workers' compensation litigation, the then named National Association of Claimants'Compensation Attorneys (NACCA) was founded to protect the rights of victims of industrial accidents. Shortly thereafter, the NACCA attracted personal injury, admiralty, and railroad lawyers, eventually opening the organization to all areas of trial advocacy.

With continued growth and expansion ...

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