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 Santa Fe CLE – June 11-14

Plans are being finalized for the 2020 TEX-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE program in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will be held June 11-14, 2020 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto. We'll send an email as soon as we have the information on reserving rooms. Please do not...

Alice Oliver-Parrott Recipient of TACTAS Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award

The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists has selected ALICE OLIVER-PARROTT as the 2019 recipient of TACTAS Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award.  She will be honored at a dinner in the Ballroom of Four Seasons (3rd Floor) on Thursday,...

2019 James Otis Lecture Series Program Well Received

The 8th annual TEX-ABOTA James Otis Lecture Series was held on Constitution Day, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Texas State Capitol.  Over 100 students and their chaperones and sponsors gathered at the Capitol at 9:00am to hear Prof. H.W. “Bill” Brands speak...

2019 James Otis Lecture Series Program

The annual TEX-ABOTA James Otis Lecture Series will be held on Constitution Day, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Texas State Capitol at 1100 Congress Ave. in Austin. Prof. H.W. “Bill” Brands will graciously be our speaker again this year.  He has a way of...

2019 Santa Fe CLE Roundup – Ties the Record!

Our 12th annual Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner was held June 27-30 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto. Our attendance tied the attendance from last year, which was a record-setter! We had special guests including ABOTA President, Mike Maguire , Brian Reid, CAL-ABOTA...