The American College of Trial Lawyers is among the top honorary societies for lawyers in the country. It’s been around for sixty-five years, and membership is by invitation only. There is an intense vetting process, and the membership cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state.
Throughout the history of the firm we have had a number of firm members be selected for membership.
This year at the ACTL meeting in Florida, Doris Cheng was inducted as a member, along with eighty-two new members from thirty-three states. In addition to being inducted, Ms. Cheng was selected to “speak for her class”. Think of it as a kind of valedictory address. The tradition is that with each new class of inductees, one new member is selected to speak on behalf of the people who were selected.
Doris Cheng ACTL Speech (PDF)