Our mission in ABOTA is the preservation of the right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution; the independence of the judiciary; and civics education.

"I consider trlal by jury as the only anchor ever imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution"
Thomas Jefferson (1789)
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2020 James Otis Lecture Series Program

The annual TEX-ABOTA James Otis Lecture Series is going virtual and will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Prof. H.W. "Bill" Brands will graciously be our speaker again this year. He presents the Constitution and its meaning and values, in a way that leaves the...

TEX-ABOTA Newsletter July 2020

Dear TEX-ABOTA member:I’m sending this email today on a singularly important issue, and I hope that you will take the time to read this entire email. At its recent national board meeting, ABOTA adopted the following resolution regarding racism:ABOTA opposes racial...

San Antonio Newsletter July-August 2020

San Antonio Chapter Newsletter July-August 2020.

TEX-ABOTA Speaks Up

TEX-ABOTA has once again come to the defense of a judge whom it believes to have been treated unfairly by the media, State District Judge Eric Moye of the 14th Judicial District Court. The case involved the sentencing of a salon owner for violating the orders of...

2020 Santa Fe CLE Roundup – CANCELLED

4/1/20 Regretfully, the TEX-ABOTA annual gathering in Santa Fe must be canceled for this year for obvious reasons.  Dicky Grigg deserves thanks once again for putting together a great group of speakers, and hopefully things will return to normal so we can hear them...