Masters in Trial

Enhance your trial advocacy skills with ABOTA CLE Programs

The Foundation works with local ABOTA Chapters to host Masters in Trial® programs throughout the country.  Each year, through the efforts of the Foundation and chapters, thousands of lawyers enhance their advocacy skills, gain a deeper understanding of the jury process, and learn from skilled ABOTA members.  
Masters in Trial®
The Masters in Trial series allows attendees to see leading attorneys present a full trial, or in-depth portions of one, in one day, complete with jury participation and deliberations.  These demonstrations teach by example and provide a roadmap to success.
International Masters in Trial®
In addition to our national efforts, the Foundation works with international partners to deliver International Masters in Trial® programs abroad.  Through these efforts the Foundation helps create an exchange with legal professionals around the world and to demonstrate the right to trial by jury in those countries whose constitution may or may not provide jury trials but largely have not practiced that right. International Masters in Trial have been offered in Europe (Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Latvia) and Asia (South Korea and Japan). 
CLE Programs Online
In an effort to bridge the challenges of time and distance, ABOTA Masters in Trial® are now aviailble online in real time and on-demand.  These programs allow attorneys throughout the country to learn from the Masters at some of the most engaging programs. 
Go to the CLE Calendar of events to see upcoming ABOTA Foundation professional education programs.

Upcoming CLE Programs


2018 Programs


January 12, 2018

Masters in Trial - Orange County

Chapman University Law School


February 2, 2018

Masters in Trial - South Carolina

University of South Carolina Law School


February 23, 2018

Masters in Trial - San Bernardino/Riverside

University of LaVerne College of Law


April 27, 2018

Masters in Trial - Eastern Pennsylvania

Location TBD


May TBD, 2018

Masters in Trial - Rochester

Location TBD


May 17, 2018

Masters in Trial - Minnesota

Robins Kaplan, LLP


June 22, 2018

Masters in Trial - Los Angeles

Southwestern Law School


September 7, 2018

Masters in Trial - Ohio

Location TBD


September 14, 2018

Masters in Trial - Lubbock

Texas Tech University School of Law


September 28, 2018

Masters in Trial - San Francisco

Milton Marks Auditorium


September TBD, 2018

Masters in Trial - Colorado

Denver District Court or University of Denver Law School


October TBD, 2018

Masters in Trial - Miami

Location TBD


October 19, 2018

Masters in Trial - California Coast

Location TBD


November 8, 2018

Masters in Trial - Washington

The Washington Athletic Club


November 16, 2018

Masters in Trial - Sacramento Valley

McGeorge School of Law