Civics Education

Teachers are the key to preserving the health of our democracy. They educate the next generation about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The ABOTA Foundation has created opportunities for teachers and students to grow their knowledge of the Constitution, judicial system and other anchors in civics education. 

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Professional Education

The ABOTA Foundation hosts Masters in Trial programs throughout the country to help increase the advocacy skills of trial lawyers. Through work with chapters and cooperating organizations, the ABOTA Foundation educates lawyers of all experience levels to make them more effective advocates.  

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Civility Matters

One of the primary tenets of ABOTA is a responsibility for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. Through our Civility Matters program we strive to promote the importance of professional and civil behavior in the practice of law.

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Save Our Juries

Save Our Juries is a public education campaign, aimed at informing and mobilizing citizens in the fight to save our disappearing Seventh Amendment right. Our mission is to protect and preserve the civil jury system. 

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Recent News


ABOTA former National President Robert G. Vial passes away at age 92

October 2, 2018

DALLAS (Oct. 2, 2018) — The American Board of Trial Advocates acknowledges the death of ABOTA Past National President, Robert G. Vial, who passed on Sept. 30, 2018, at age 92. READ MORE>>

ABOTA partners with National Bar Association for the Second Annual Civil Trial Advocacy Boot Camp 
July 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (July 26, 2018) — The American Board of Trial Advocates is proud to partner with the National Bar Association for the Second Annual Civil Trial Advocacy Boot Camp on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in New Orleans. READ MORE>>

Celebrate America’s rule of law and due process legacy secured by an independent judicial branch
July 3, 2018

The following is a message from Cynthia McGuinn, 2018 National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates:

DALLAS (July 3, 2018) — As we celebrate the most historic event in our country, it is a suitable time to pause and to reflect on the system of checks and balances that make our form of government unique in the world. Today that system is being challenged. READ MORE>>

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