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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Corpus Christi Newsletter October-December 2020

Corpus Christi Newsletter October-December...

TEX-ABOTA Approves Memorial Resolution for C. Vernon Hartline, Jr.

Memorial Resolution for C. Vernon Hartline, Jr.

Bexar County’s Jury Trial Plan

Jury Proceeding Addendum to COVID-19 Operating Plan for theBexar County Judiciary. Effective on and after October 1,...

San Antonio Newsletter October-November 2020

San Antonio Newsletter October-November...

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...