American Board of Trial Advocates 

Klinedinst is honored to shine a spotlight on the organizations making a difference in our community. One of those organizations that we are proud to feature is the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). 

Nationwide, the members of ABOTA consist of judges, plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense lawyers, and experienced trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials.  

ABOTA’s primary goal is to educate the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury and is dedicated to elevating the standards of skill, integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. The organization was one of the first in the U.S. to promote professionalism and civility, and it took the lead in having states adopt “civility” to be in the oath of office in state courts across the country. 

Klinedinst’s ABOTA members became recognized and accepted through their experience in civil jury trials, their litigation expertise, and a ranking method in which legal professionals accumulate points in association with their on-going experience in jury trials.

ABOTA Foundation 

The ABOTA Foundation is a 501(c)3 that promotes equal justice for all in a vibrant and civil democracy.  

The mission of the ABOTA Foundation is to promote and improve the American civil justice system and to preserve the Seventh Amendment right to civil jury trials for future generations. 

The ABOTA Foundation believes teachers are the primary guardians of democracy. Their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm provide students with the tools to understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The ABOTA Foundation provides resources and programs for teachers and students to better understand the Constitution, the judicial system and civic engagement.

Klinedinst Members 

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Klinedinst PC is not affiliated with the American Board of Trial Advocates and provides this information as a service to the community. 

Facts at a Glance

Members: 7,600 (approx.)
Executive Director: Brian W. Tyson
Phone: (800) 932-2682
Address: 2001 Bryan St., Suite 3000 Dallas, TX 75201

Mission Statement

The general purposes of this Association shall be to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

Major Programs

American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable
Judicial Independence
Trial by Jury: Your Precious Right

External Links

American Board of Trial Advocates Website
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