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

Click here to register today to attend the 2021 TEX-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE Roundup in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will be held October 28-31, 2021 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto. Our room block sold out almost immediately, followed by a sellout of the...

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...