The National Trial Lawyers’ Diplomat program recognizes exceptional achievement and offers outstanding rewards to those who qualify. To become a Diplomat, a Top 100 member must have been licensed to practice law and a member in good standing for no less than ten years in the state of his or her primary residence. He or she must also be a member in good standing of The National Trial Lawyers for their respective state at the time they achieve Diplomat status. Diplomats must also have attended 3 Trial Lawyers Summit conferences within a rolling five-year period.
To maintain status as a Diplomat, the representative must maintain status as a member in good standing of The National Trial Lawyers, as well as attend at least three approved conferences within five years.
Diplomats may display special recognitions plaques denoting their status as a Diplomat in The National Trial Lawyers. They will also receive priority placement on The National Trial Lawyers’ website by being listed in a special section at the top of each state directory of Top 100 attorneys. Diplomats may also promote their status as Diplomat of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 by using the special logo to be provided on all websites and/or printed promotional material approved by the state bar of each Diplomat. They will also receive premium discounts when attending approved conferences, including the Trial Lawyers Summit, Mass Torts Made Perfect, and The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) conferences.