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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
National Jury Summit seeks improvements in trial system an public access to justice.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
Patrick C. Simek (left) with wife, Dinah, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from National President Michael T. Callahan of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
The Hon. J. Thomas McGrady, Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida (left) swore in Michael T. Callahan as 2013 National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
Susan Saladoff is the director and producer of the HBO documentary, "Hot Coffee." She received the 2012 Media Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates. The ABOTA Media Award recognizes and honors media for fair and accurate reporting that supports the jury system as guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
Lewis R. Sifford of Dallas received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
American Board of Trial Advocates.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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. Chicago --  June 23-24.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA))

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
The Hon. Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., the former Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, swore in Harry T. Widmann as ABOTA National President at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Jan. 15.  (PRNewsFoto/American Board of Trial Advocates)

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
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 02/03/2010

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...