Civility Matters

The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates is proud to present Civility Matters, an effort to promote the first specific purpose in ABOTA’s constitution:

“To elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.” 

ABOTA created Civility Matters with the hope that the program would be presented at ABOTA educational activities, other bar and professional programs, and, especially, in every law school in the country. The programs feature first-hand lessons and experience from ABOTA members and are intended to instill values and standards that promote high regard for the legal profession.

ABOTA Chapters across the country host and promote successful Civility Matters programs, which feature first-hand lessons and experiences from ABOTA members.

Read civility oaths from around the country. 

Download Civility Matters materials for your Chapter's event.

If you would like to plan an event in your area, please contact ABOTA Foundation at 800-779-5879 or email us. We'd be happy to address any questions or concerns you might have and to help you make your event a success.