ABOTA sponsoring hall of fame for mock trial educator coaches
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The Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is seeking nominations for its first Iowa Mock Trial Educator Coach Hall of Fame. The new hall of fame recognizes the vital role that "mock trial coaches play in teaching Iowa’s youth about the American jury system,” according to a release issued by the organization.


New inductees into the hall of fame will be announced at the awards ceremony for each middle school and high school state tournament. Inductees will receive a plaque commemorating their induction. In addition, new inductees will be recognized at the Iowa ABOTA chapter’s annual dinner usually held in October in Des Moines, Iowa.


ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the presentation and promotion of the right to a civil jury trial provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.


Click here to access the website and read the full release that outlines the criteria for nominating an educator to the hall of fame. Also, see the nomination form, which can be filled out and submitted directly from the website.