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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2021 TEX-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner October 28-31, 2021

COVID Update: To date, no governmental or hotel restrictions apply to this event other than the hotel’s requirement that attendees wear masks while in the hotel. Taking current circumstances into account, the Executive Committee has decided on the following safety...

San Antonio Newsletter April-May 2021

San Antonio Newsletter April-May 2021.

2021 James Otis Lecture Series Program Webinar

The annual TEX-ABOTA James Otis Lecture Series will take place virtually this year on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Back by popular demand, Professor W.H. "Bill" Brands, will be our keynote speaker again. A frequent guest on PBS and NPR, Professor Brands taught at...

Austin Newsletter March 2021

Austin Newsletter March 2021.

TEX-ABOTA Opposes Business Courts Bill, H.B. 1875

TEX-ABOTA has adopted a resolution stating its continuing opposition to the creation of special “business” trial and appellate courts. TEX-ABOTA has joined with TTLA and TADC in opposing the bill and sent a joint letter to the Chairman of the Judiciary and Civil...