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06 Feb, 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...


23 Jan, 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...


08 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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...


06 Jun, 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...


05 Oct, 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...


15 Sep, 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...


03 Jul, 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,...


11 Sep, 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...


13 Aug, 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...


11 Feb, 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...


07 Feb, 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...


06 Oct, 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...


10 Sep, 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...


25 Jan, 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...


27 Dec, 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...


14 Sep, 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...


21 Jan, 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...


20 Jan, 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...


17 Mar, 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...


25 Feb, 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...


03 Feb, 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...


07 Apr, 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...


07 Jan, 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...


15 May, 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...