ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Dedicated to Promoting a Dialogue Between the
California Bench and Bar on Business Litigation Issues

Welcome to the Association of Business Trial Lawyers

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) was founded in 1972 to provide a collegial forum for the discussion of business litigation issues. From the very start, the ABTL has been committed to promoting and enhancing communications between the bar and the federal and state benches. Today, we have thriving local chapters in Northern California, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Each ABTL chapter provides top quality legal education programs and publications that encourage discourse between the bench and bar. The ABTL is also recognized for our unparalleled Annual Seminars held at resort locations, which feature presentations by top lawyers, scholars and judges from around the country, including the United States Supreme Court and California Supreme Court.