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Jul 19, 2017, 12:19 ET ABOTA defends Judge Rodney Gilstrap from attacks by House Chairman

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges, opposes the direct personal...


Feb 06, 2017, 17:44 ET ABOTA defends federal Judge James L. Robart from attacks by President Trump

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the...


Jan 23, 2017, 19:20 ET American Board of Trial Advocates Elects Sim Osborn as President of Washington State Chapter

Sim Osborn, a well-recognized Seattle-based trial attorney has been elected president of the Washington state American Board of Trial Advocates...


Jun 08, 2016, 12:57 ET ABOTA Foundation Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant For National Teachers Law School

 The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates received a grant of $10,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation to support the National...


Jun 07, 2016, 18:11 ET ABOTA Foundation Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant For National Teachers Law School

 The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates received a grant of $10,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation to support the National...


Jun 06, 2016, 17:30 ET ABOTA defends federal district court judge against unfair attacks by a presidential candidate

 The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an organization dedicated to the preservation of a fair and impartial judiciary and the right...


Oct 05, 2015, 15:09 ET ABOTA presents Courageous Advocacy Award to social justice attorney Morris Dees

 The American Board of Trial Advocates will present its Courageous Advocacy Award to Morris Dees, founder and chief trial attorney of the...


Sep 15, 2014, 15:00 ET What do the new iPhone, football uniforms and the U.S. Constitution have in common?

 The following is being released by Michael P. Maguire, President of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates: America loves...


Jul 03, 2014, 17:00 ET Americans are giving up a key right … without realizing it

While a majority of Americans understand that the right to a trial by a jury of their peers in civil actions is vital to our system of justice,...


Sep 11, 2013, 16:32 ET ABOTA Foundation Highlights Importance of Civic Education on Constitution Day

The following op-ed is being released by the ABOTA Foundation in honor of Constitution Day 2013 on September 17, 2013: We the People...


Aug 13, 2013, 13:51 ET Expedited Jury Trials Secure Americans' Precious Right to Trial by Jury

National Jury Summit to direct attention to opportunities for advancements in the trial system and improving public access  The dramatic...


Feb 11, 2013, 14:37 ET ABOTA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Texas lawyer Patrick C. Simek

2002 National President honored at National Board Meeting with organization's highest honor The American Board of Trial Advocates presented...


Feb 07, 2013, 11:14 ET Michael T. Callahan of St. Petersburg, Fla., sworn in as ABOTA national president

 Michael T. Callahan of the St. Petersburg law firm of Callahan Martinez, L.L.C., was sworn in as National President of the American Board of...


Oct 06, 2012, 13:00 ET ABOTA Media Award Presented To Producer/Director Susan Saladoff For Feature Film 'Hot Coffee'

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) presented the Media Award to filmmaker Susan Saladoff for the feature film "Hot Coffee." The film...


Sep 10, 2012, 12:13 ET We the People - 225 Years Later

 We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the...


Jan 25, 2012, 18:33 ET ABOTA Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Lewis R. Sifford

The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates presented its highest honor to Lewis R. Sifford — the Mark P. Robinson Lifetime...


Dec 27, 2011, 12:18 ET ABOTA Responds to Court Bashing in Presidential Politics

 The following is being released by Harry T. Widmann, National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates: To the...


Sep 14, 2011, 17:32 ET Florida Supreme Court Adds Civility Pledge to Bar Admission Oath

Citing the efforts of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Florida Supreme Court has revised the Oath of Admission to The Florida Bar...


Jan 21, 2011, 16:50 ET Harry T. Widmann of New Orleans Sworn in as ABOTA National President

Harry T. Widmann of the New Orleans law firm of Harry T. Widmann and Associates was sworn in as National President of the American Board of Trial...


Jan 20, 2011, 11:36 ET ABOTA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to San Francisco Lawyer Ronald H. Rouda

1998 National President honored at National Board Meeting with organization's highest honor The American Board of Trial Advocates presented its...


Mar 17, 2010, 16:03 ET ABOTA Addresses Concerns With Attorney Advertising

'Principles of Good Practice in Attorney Advertising' serves as a model for state bar associations What began as a group of ABOTA's National...


Feb 25, 2010, 10:29 ET ABOTA Trial College to Be Held on the Campus of Princeton University June 6-10

College will provide intense, hands-on instruction for up-and-coming lawyers The American Board of Trial Advocates will hold its inaugural Trial...


Feb 03, 2010, 15:38 ET Craig Lewis of Houston Sworn in as President of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Houston lawyer Craig Lewis was sworn in as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the organization's National...


Apr 07, 2009, 12:18 ET ABOTA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to L.A. Lawyer H. Gilbert Jones

1989 National President honored at National Board Meeting with organization's highest honor The American Board of Trial Advocates presented its...


Jan 07, 2009, 15:52 ET John L. Holcomb to Be Sworn in as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Holcomb is ABOTA's first president from Florida John L. Holcomb of the Tampa, Fla., law firm of Hill Ward Henderson will be sworn in as National...