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Dec 23, 2015, 13:00 ET ABOTA urges U.S. involvement on behalf of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng

The American Board of Trial Advocates sent an open letter to President Obama regarding Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Though released...


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...


May 15, 2015, 12:25 ET ABOTA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Arkansas lawyer Gordon S. Rather, Jr.

The American Board of Trial Advocates presented its highest honor -- the ABOTA Lifetime Achievement Award -- to former ABOTA National...


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,...


Dec 12, 2013, 18:00 ET ABOTA Issues White Paper Showing America's Courts Are in Peril

America's tradition of impartial courts no longer free from political intimidation; fair resolution of disputes in danger The American Board...


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 28, 2012, 14:18 ET Re: FLABOTA Condemnation of Political Partisanship in Judicial Elections

 The following is being issued by The Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) Dear Editor: On Sept. 21, 2012, the...


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...


Feb 25, 2011, 15:49 ET National Jury Summit Seeks to Mold the Jury Trial of the 21st Century

The dramatic reduction in the number of civil jury trials in recent years is a wake-up call to anyone interested in preserving a fundamental...


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...


May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET 'Judges and Attorneys in Interaction' A Comparison of the Portuguese and American Legal Systems

LISBON, Portugal, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Trial Advocates held an open exchange of ideas and practices by...