Fellows File Consolidated Briefs in the Federal Circuit on Behalf of Veterans

August 11, 2017

Two briefs were filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Fellows in support of the College's efforts to seek justice for disabled veterans. Read More.

Journal, Annual Report Receive International Award

August 10, 2017



The American College of Trial Lawyers was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best House Organ – For Customers (Public Enterprise, Government, Association) category in the 14th Annual International Business Awards today. The College was also named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best Annual Report – Print - Non-Profit or Government Organizations category. Read the full press release.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Runs College Opinion on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

July 11, 2017

Immediate Past President Michael W. Smith and Regent Elizabeth N. Mulvey co-wrote an opinion titled, "To be fair to all, campus sexual misconduct investigations need reform." It was published on the front page of the Commentary section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read the full opinion.

Complex Litigation Committee Publishes New Book

July 10, 2017

The Complex Litigation Committee has published a new book, Demonstrative Aids At Trial. The book is available through the Bloomberg BNA website. Read more details.

Summer 2017 Journal Issue Now Available

June 22, 2017

The latest issue of the Journal can now be viewed online. The print version should be arriving in your mailbox soon. This issue recaps the speakers and events of the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida.

June eBulletin Now Available

June 2, 2017
The June eBulletin was sent out to all Fellows. View the latest issue here.

College Issues Statement on Defunding Legal Services Corporation

June 1, 2017
The American College of Trial Lawyers has as its mission the improvement of the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to that mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. Read More

New Standards for Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

June 1, 2017
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) recommended new standards for campus sexual assault investigations that would ensure basic fairness for both the complaining party and the accused student. The recommendations are based on the findings of its Task Force on the Response of Universities and Colleges to Allegations of Sexual Violence (the Task Force), which are published in a new report that is available on the ACTL website. Read more.

Sixty-Five New Fellows Join College Ranks


March 17, 2017
The College welcomed 65 new Fellows at the 2017 Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Read the full list.

Fellow Receives Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy


March 9, 2017
Judy Clarke, Fellow and criminal defense attorney, was presented the Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy at the Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The award is the highest honor conferred on a single individual by the College. In its 53 years of existence, the award has been extended previously only 14 times. Read the press release.

Canadian Supreme Court Justice Becomes Honorary Fellow


March 9, 2017
The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Brown, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, received Honorary Fellowship from the College at its Spring Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Read the press release.