“I consider trial 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)

This image is one of several of The Watergate Trial Sketches created by the late nationally renowned artist John D. Hart during the trial of President Nixon’s White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, and former attorney general John Mitchell. TEX-ABOTA wishes to thank The Turkewitz Law Firm for the use of the image.

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TEX-ABOTA October 21, 2023, Board Meeting Location Change

Due to Formula 1 taking place in Austin the weekend of October 20th, the TEX-ABOTA Board Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2023, will

TEX-ABOTA Best in Texas Voir Dire Competition Contributions

During the recent TEX-ABOTA annual meeting in Santa Fe, pledges were made to donate to the Best in Texas Voir Dire Competition. A few people

2023 Santa Fe CLE Roundup!

The 15th annual Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner was held June 15-18 at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Our attendance has continued