Professional Education

The ABOTA Foundation offers professional education programs aimed at enhancing the advocacy skills of seasoned trial Lawyers throughout the United States, promoting civility among ABOTA members and their colleagues, and training the next generation of lawyers to meet the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in the practice of law.

CLE Programs

The ABOTA Foundation works with local Chapters to offer cutting-edge CLE program featuring the collective experience of seasoned ABOTA Members. Learn More

ABOTA National Trial College

The ABOTA National Trial College offers attendees a week of intensive training guided by a team of the most skilled ABOTA members. Learn More

Civility Matters

A primary mission of the ABOTA Foundation is promoting civility and professionalism in the practice of law.  The Civility Matters initiative shows law students, practicing attorneys and judges the importance of these tenets in legal practice and life. Learn More

Upcoming CLE Programs



October 27, 2017

Masters in Trial - San Francisco

Milton Marks Auditorium


October 27, 2017

Masters in Trial - Montana

University Center, University of Montana


November 3, 2017

Masters in Trial - San Diego

San Diego Bar Association Conference Center


November 9, 2017

Masters in Trial - Washington

Washington Athletic Club


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