Nominated ABOTA candidates must receive at least a 75 percent vote of members in attendance in order to be approved. Potential qualified members must be invited to apply and must have successfully acted as lead counsel for a minimum of ten jury trials.
ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of the Seventh Amendment. It was formed in 1957 by a small group of young lawyers during a time when the civil jury system was under the harsh scrutiny of the press and public. Their mission was to preserve the right to a civil jury trial and “justice by the people.”
To this day, they seek attorneys “who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.”
Congratulations on your substantial accomplishment, Mr. Stralen!