Posted on 9/3/2020
DALLAS, Texas (September 3, 2020) — The American Board of Trial Advocates will host the webinar, Dismissed with Prejudice: A Discussion on Race and the Trial of Civil Cases, with leaders in the legal community discussing race in the practice of litig
Posted on 8/3/2020
DALLAS (August 3, 2020) —The Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution created a key mechanism for holding government and companies accountable for citizen and worker health and safety— the right to trial by jury.
Posted on 7/29/2020
DALLAS (July 29, 2020) —Luther J. Battiste, III, received the National Bar Association’s (NBA) Civil Trial Advocacy Trial Master Award at the association’s annual convention.
Posted on 6/17/2020
Delivered at the National Board Meeting for the American Board of Trial Advocates in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 10, 2015. Prior to his remarks, Ann Caldwell, a parishioner at the Emanuel AME Church, sang “Amazing Grace.”
Posted on 6/9/2020
DALLAS (June 9, 2020)—The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has published a comprehensive guide to conducting civil jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The white paper, “Guidance for Conducting Civil Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pand
Posted on 6/5/2020
DALLAS (June 5, 2020) — The American Board of Trial Advocates held its first meeting of 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina, in January. The keynote speaker during the business session was Judge Richard M. Gergel, a distinguished federal judge in Cha
Posted on 5/14/2020
DALLAS (May 14, 2020) — The American Board of Trial Advocates recognizes that the COVID-19 global pandemic has created significant challenges affecting the lives of our fellow citizens and all sectors of our business communities.
Posted on 4/15/2020
DALLAS (April 15, 2020) — In these challenging times it is good to learn that members of the American Board of Trial Advocates are embracing technology in order to provide the best, most timely representation of our clients in this “shelter-in-place,
Posted on 3/5/2020
DALLAS (March 5, 2020) — Ongoing attacks on the judicial branch and the jury system, made by both the executive and legislative branches of government, diminish the integrity of our American jurisprudence and cannot be countenanced.
Posted on 2/14/2020
DALLAS (February 14, 2020) — Our American system of justice is based on the constitutional right to trial by jury, a system where evidence is weighed and decisions about the facts are made by our citizen jurors working collectively to arrive at a jus
Posted on 1/18/2020
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (January 18, 2020) - Luther J. Battiste, III, was installed as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates at the organization's National Board Meeting at the Hotel Bennett. Mr. Battiste, a founding sharehol
Posted on 1/31/2019
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.
Posted on 12/31/2018
DALLAS, TX (Dec. 31, 2018) The American Board of Trial Advocates has adopted a
resolution that supports the work of the Legal Services Corporation.
Posted on 11/23/2018
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
Posted on 10/2/2018
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.
Posted on 7/26/2018
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.
Posted on 7/3/2018
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.
Posted on 6/20/2018
DALLAS (June 20, 2018) The American Board of Trial Advocates condemns the forcible separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border and the detainment of these children in locked facilities.
Posted on 1/25/2018
SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 25, 2018) Cynthia McGuinn, partner at Rouda, Feder, Tietjen &
McGuinn of San Francisco, was installed as National President of the American Board of Trial
Posted on 1/25/2018
2007 National President honored at National Board Meeting
with organization's highest honor.
Posted on 11/4/2017
DALLAS (Nov. 4, 2017) The American Board of Trial Advocates defends judges who cannot
publicly respond to criticism due to ethical prohibitions.
Posted on 10/20/2017
DALLAS (Oct. 20, 2017) The American Board of Trial Advocates has adopted a resolution
that calls on the United States Senate to reject the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R.
1215) and any similar legislation, citing the bill's attempt
Posted on 8/14/2017
Mandatory arbitration clauses rob Americans of their constitutional
right to a trial by jury and banish them from the courthouse.
Posted on 7/25/2017
TORONTO (July 25, 2017) The American Board of Trial Advocates is proud to partner with
the National Bar Association for the Civil Trial Advocacy Boot Camp on Saturday, July 29,
2017, in Toronto, Ontario.
Posted on 7/19/2017
Constitutional separation of powers requires judges to decide cases
impartially without political pressure
Posted on 2/6/2017
DALLAS (Feb. 6, 2017) The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the direct and personal attacks made by President Donald J. Trump about U.S. District
Posted on 1/14/2017
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 14, 2017) F. Dulin Kelly of the Kelly Law Firm in Hendersonville,
Tennessee, was installed as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates.