Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County Chapter

ABTL Statement Updated April 2024

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), founded over fifty years ago, has five thriving chapters across California. ABTL is dedicated to promoting a dialogue between the California bench and bar regarding business trial and litigation issues. Bench and bar participation in ABTL programs and events is very strong, in part because ABTL includes both plaintiff and defense perspectives.

The Orange County Chapter (ABTL-OC) provides top quality programs, combined with social hours where colleagues can meet with each other and with judges, which anyone is welcome to attend. On May 29, 2024, Justice Evans of the California Supreme Court will be speaking; on September 11, 2024, a panel will present on AI and the Future of Law. There will be an additional meeting on a topic of interest November 13, 2024. ABTL-OC is also proud to support Orange County’s Public Law Center (PLC), and its May 29 meeting will benefit the PLC.

In addition to its regular programs, ABTL is known for its unmatched statewide Annual Seminars, at which panels and speakers cover timely topics. This year, the Annual Seminar will take place at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, October 17-20, 2024.

The Orange County Chapter of the ABTL is also dedicated to mentoring and fostering relations with its “Young Lawyer Division” (YLD), which is defined as those practicing ten years or fewer. Our YLD organizes events throughout the year, including brown-bag lunches, “nuts and bolts” programs, happy hours, and judicial mixers.

Finally, ABTL-OC is devoted to giving back to the Orange County community. In addition to supporting the PLC via its May 29 meeting, each November the ABTL-OC collects new stuffed animals for the Orange County Superior Court’s adoption program.

Every Orange County litigator that handles any type of business case is encouraged to join ABTL-OC, and all lawyers are welcome at its programs. For more information, visit our website at www.ABTL.org, or contact our Executive Director, Linda Sampson, at abtloc@abtl.org.

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