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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 National President statement on mandatory arbitration clauses
August 14, 2017

The American Board of Trial Advocates strongly urges the United States Senate not to overturn the rule adopted by the CFPB prohibiting forced individual arbitration clauses in consumer financial agreements. These clauses erode Americans’ precious right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution. READ MORE>>

 

ABOTA Foundation receives NABE LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award
August 10, 2017
The National Association of Bar Executives has awarded the LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award to the ABOTA Foundation for its Teachers Law School program. The award honors outstanding public service and law-related education programs by member bar associations and foundations. READ MORE>>

 


Defending the Judiciary
 

ABOTA defends Judge Rodney Gilstrap from attacks by House Chairman
July 19, 2017
The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges, opposes the direct personal attacks made by Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, about U.S. District Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap. READ MORE>>