The American Board of Criminal Lawyers was founded in June 1978 by San Francisco attorney Nathan Cohn, who conceived the idea of an exclusive national, legal, honorary society for outstanding criminal trial lawyers, with admission to fellowship by invitation only. To possess sufficient qualification for admission to fellowship, members must have at least 10 years of criminal trial experience, and have had tried at least 50 trials of which 35 were felony jury trials.

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ABCL 2024 Winter Meeting

Feb 22, 2024

Winter Meeting – Scottsdale, Arizona. Phoenician Resort. February 22-24, 2024

ABCL 2024 Summer Meeting

May 31, 2024

Summer Meeting – Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona Arts (Ritz). May 31-June 2, 2024

ABCL officers