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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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...

Book now for the 2020 Santa Fe CLE Roundup – June 11-14

Things are lining up 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. You may now book a room at the Inn & Spa at Loretto by calling 1-866-582-1646. Please mention...

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...