Top Reasons to Be a MATA Member
Without a doubt, this member benefit keeps the doors to the courthouse open to you and your clients. Injured people in the state of Missouri have no better advocate in the legislative process than MATA. Our legislative committee, leadership, staff and lobbying team review more than 1,500 pieces of legislation each year and lobby Missouri legislators in the Capitol in Jefferson City to protect consumers’ rights.
MATA’s CLE seminars are regularly touted as the best in the state. Our Trial Tips seminar offers proven trial tips and new trial strategies from top trial lawyers in the state through rapid-fire 30 minute presentations. The Annual Convention seminar includes top-notch presentations by renowned national and in-state trial lawyers.
MATA’s quarterly magazine, The Missouri Trial Attorney, features relevant articles and tips to help you in your trial practice, as well as information on settlements and verdicts from across the state. MATA also keeps members informed on state and federal legislation of interest through a weekly e-mail newsletter, the MATA Advocate.
MATA’s Web site, www.matanet.org, includes a legal search engine, CLE information, and a new legislative action center, among other things. The legislative action center will allow MATA members to keep up to date on legislation of interest to the trial bar and your clients. Beginning in January 2004 MATA’s Web site was connected to TrialSmith depo banks, an online litigation bank exclusively for plaintiff lawyers.
Affectionately called “MATA Camp” by many, MATA’s Annual Convention attracts nearly 400 trial lawyers from around the state. Not only can you earn most of your CLE credit for the year, but you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers. This time at the Lake of the Ozarks offers the chance to network with colleagues at various activities, which includes a golf tournament, trap shoot, Ozark Picnic & Carnival, awards banquet and much more.
In 2010, MATA added a new plaintiff listserv. While we can’t promise this list will be 100 percent secure, its members have to be approved by a committee of MATA Executive Committee and Board members and will be able to see who has access to the list.
If you are interested in joining the MATA Plaintiffs listserv, please read the “Rules, Regulations and Agreement” and sign and return THE LAST PAGE to the MATA office - firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 573-634-6282.