Our New Member Oath

Download the generic oath TEX-ABOTA-Generic Oath (add your chapter and date information)


Please raise your right hand.

Do you solemnly swear or affirm that in becoming a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, that you will support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, including the Seventh Amendment thereto;

Further, that you will uphold and follow the Constitution and Bylaws governing the American Board of Trial Advocates, and will carry out the purposes of the organization to the full extent of your ability, including conducting yourself with integrity and civility in dealing and communicating with the Court and all parties; and

Finally, that you will faithfully discharge the duties of membership upon which you are about to enter?

[Response]:        “I do.”

[Announcement]: Having taken the Oath of Membership, I now declare you to be an official member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, CHAPTER Chapter, effective this DAY day of MONTH, YEAR.



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...

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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...

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2019 Annual Award Winners

TEX-ABOTA selected the recipients of the prestigious Annual Awards for 2019 at their April 28th board meeting in Austin Texas. There was some serious competition for the honors, and we are proud to announce the recipients for this year. The recipients are: Jurist of...

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