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

Michael P. Maguire sworn in as National president of the American Board of Trial Advocates

January 31, 2019

DALLAS (January 31, 2019)—Michael P. Maguire was installed as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates at the organization’s National Board Meeting at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California, on Jan. 19. READ MORE>>

American Board of Trial Advocates adopts resolution in support of legal services for those who face economic troubles

December 31, 2018

DALLAS, TX (Dec. 31, 2018)—The American Board of Trial Advocates has adopted a resolution that supports the work of the Legal Services Corporation. The Legal Services Corporation is an independent nonprofit that provides financial support for civil legal aid to low income Americans. READ MORE>>

The American Board of Trial Advocates supports Chief Justice Roberts' defense of an independent judiciary

November 23, 2018

DALLAS (November 23, 2018)—The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary are fundamental, guiding principles of our historic, constitutional system of the separation of powers, created through the genius of our founding fathers, and so admired throughout the

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>>

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