Membership Benefits

Political Representation
DTLA is your voice inDover! Skilled and respected legislative agents and volunteers advocate for your interests and those of your clients. DTLA guards the rights of victims against powerful local and national special interest groups on everything from advocating for victims’ rights to promoting consumer protection legislation. DTLA is Delaware’s only professional association working full-time to preserve access to the civil justice system.

Continuing Legal Education
Both practical and educational, DTLA seminars feature respected Delaware trial lawyers, judicial officers, and nationally-known trial attorneys. DTLA also offers a variety of formats, from two-hour luncheon seminars to full-day conventions, to fit your schedule and CLE needs. DTLA members attend at discounted registration fees.

Video Replay Seminars
Can’t attend a seminar in person? DTLA videotapes all of its CLEs so that members can earn up to one-half of their CLE credits by attending a Video Replay Seminar. Email Kim Knight  to schedule a replay.

Deposition Bank
Need information about an expert witness? DTLA houses a growing deposition library and provides copies of depositions to members at a nominal cost. This service is not available to non-members.
Your one-stop for information about DTLA membership, programs, and events!

TrialSmith & FastCase
Another powerful legal research portal! DTLA members receive a free basic subscription to TrialSmith and FastCase. TrialSmith houses over 300,000 deposition transcripts of expert witnesses from all over the country! With FastCase, you have access to caselaw from all 50 states plus federal jurisdications. You can access both from the Member Services tab of this website.

Email Lists
The DTLA listservers are the only forum in Delaware that put you instantly in touch with your colleagues. Want an opinion about a case? Post a message to the list and you are likely to benefit from a lively exchange of information. If you are a DTLA member who is not yet a list subscriber, please email DTLA.

EClips is a free service exclusively for DTLA members. Each day, members receive an HTML email with relevant news abstracted from state and national news sources.

The Advocate
A subscription to DTLA’s quarterly magazine, The Advocate, is included in your membership dues. The Advocate provides practical information you can start using in your practice immediately. You’ll also find information in The Advocate that will help you make the most of your DTLA membership. PDF files of back issues are available through the Member Services tab.

Amicus Curiae
DTLA’s Amicus Committee responds to requests from members to intervene in appropriate appellate cases. To submit a request to the Committee, please contact Carolyn Donofrio.

Triad contributors make a monthly contribution, over and above their annual membership dues, to DTLA, the Delaware Law PAC, and the AAJ PAC. Triad provides much-needed funding for DTLA’s ongoing legislative efforts. Triad contributors are acknowledged in every issue of The Advocate, at CLE programs, and at a variety of other forums. Triad contributors also receive additional discounts on CLE registration fees, may participate in an attorney referral service, and participate in their own very active listserver. For more information about becoming a Triad contributor, please contact DTLA.

The association has several standing committees which invite participation from the membership. These committees are excellent forums for considering issues that are critical to your practice.

Amicus Curiae

To become involved in one or more of DTLA’s committees, please contact the DTLA office, (302) 421-2801 or

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