Partner Dale Allen Appointed as Faculty Member for ABOTA’s Masters in Trial Program

AGHW partner Dale Allen recently served as a faculty member for the second year in a row at the San Francisco chapter of ABOTA’s (American Board of Trial Advocates) Masters in Trial presentation.

ABOTA is a long-established and renowned national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges who are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA’s membership consists of more than 6,000 top-tier trial lawyers from the plaintiff and defense bars, as well as judges, spread among 90 chapters of the organization. The San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA counts 300 of Northern California’s best trial attorneys among its membership. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization, whose members are required to have at least 5 years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion, and possess additional litigation experience.

Recently, ABOTA conducted its highly acclaimed Masters in Trial Techniques program, which is a day-long seminar that takes young attorneys through a trial from start to finish. Highly experienced trial lawyers, including Dale Allen, try an actual case in front of a live jury. With a three-hour time limit per side, the program includes opening statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and closing arguments.

AGHW is proud of Dale Allen’s selection to the Masters in Trial Techniques trial team. His selection and participation in this program provides another example of AGHW’s continuing commitment to trial advocacy and excellence.