ABOTA presents: Dismissed with Prejudice webinar

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

ABOTA expresses concern over Safe to Work Act

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.

Luther J. Battiste, III, receives National Bar Association Trial Master Award

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.

Tribute to the Emanuel AME Church Nine

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.”

ABOTA releases guide for conducting civil jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Now is the time: An inflection point to equal justice

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

ABOTA encourages and applauds members and all trial lawyers who are embracing technology

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,

The American Board of Trial Advocates Calls for Cessation of Attacks upon the Judiciary and the Jury

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.

Defending the Judiciary and the Jury System

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

Luther J. Battiste, III, sworn in as National president of the American Board of Trial Advocates

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