A-Z Law Associate Elected Secretary for Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association

October 11, 2010

A-Z Law Associate Susan McCarthy has been elected to a one-year term as Secretary for the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association (“VCTLA”).

VCTLA is an active organization of local trial attorneys, who work with each other and the courts to better the justice system, and the lawyers who serve it. By working with local service clubs, civic organizations and schools, VCTLA furthers public awareness on the civil justice system, and educates the community about matters affecting equal access to justice.

VCTLA is an active supporter of the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Mock Trial program in Ventura County. The Mock Trial program helps high school students acquire a working knowledge of the judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. By providing an annual donation and encouraging their members to participate as scorers and judges, VCTLA helps teach students about the importance of juries, and other matters affecting equal access to justice.

As Secretary of VCTLA, Susan will play a key role in helping VCTLA carry out these and other activities that promote the mission of the organization. For example, VCTLA regularly interfaces with judges, judicial assistants and the court’s administrative personnel to bring about positive changes to the local civil justice system. Susan will also plan the programs that annually honor outstanding members of the legal profession in Ventura County. The annual Trial Lawyer of the Year award recognizes outstanding civil trial achievements and high ethical standards by a trial attorney, and the Judge of the Year award recognizes exceptional judicial performance, balanced with courtesy and compassion toward litigants and attorneys in the courtroom.

A-Z Law is proud to congratulate Susan’s achievements in this worthy organization. Her election as Secretary to VCTLA marks her recognition among her peers, and her commitment to serve the Ventura County legal community.