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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2019 TEX-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner – June 27-30

Plans are nearly complete for this year's absolutely fabulous Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner. It will be June 27-30 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto. We are thrilled to be returning to this beautiful property, and they are ready to welcome us back. Registration to...

TEX-ABOTA HOSTS RECEPTION FOR TEXAS LEGISLATURE

 TEX-ABOTA will hold our 2019 Legislative Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in Austin at 5:00pm at the Headliners Club. It is important for TEX-ABOTA to have a presence in our state legislature, and we would like for all TEX-ABOTA members to make a...

TEX-ABOTA & State Bar of Texas 2019 Advanced Trial Strategies

We hope you plan to attend the State Bar of Texas Advanced Trial Strategies Course in New Orleans, February 14-15, 2019. (TEX-ABOTA Board Meeting on Saturday, February 16th, 9:00-11:00am.) TEX-ABOTA is once again a proud co-sponsor of this event, and we invite Texas...

TEX-ABOTA Hosts Texas Supreme Court Reception

TEX-ABOTA held its first reception for the Texas Supreme Court Justices and their staffs on Monday, September 17, 2018. All but two of the Justices were in attendance at the event, held at the beautiful Headliners Club. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said a few words to...

2018 James Otis Lecture – A great program!

The annual TEX-ABOTA James Otis Lecture Series was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. We were honored to have Prof. H.W. "Bill" Brands, as our speaker again this year.  He gave a brilliant, impassioned talk on  the Constitution, and many students lined...