Dean’s Addresses

The Dean of the Academy, nominated and elected annually, has the honor of addressing the Academy membership at an Annual Meeting on the subject of their choosing relevant to enhancing the rule of law and trial advocacy. The following is a list of Deans and the titles of their addresses. A link to a video or […]


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The Academy is a group of truly elite trial lawyers representing all sides of the trial bar:  Prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases Plaintiff and defense counsel in civil litigation (including business and personal injury cases) Public interest/public service trial lawyers  International trial lawyers who practice at local and federal levels Fellowship is by […]

Who We Are

The Academy was founded in 1954 and is recognized as the most prestigious organization of trial lawyers in the world. We are an international legal association both in spirit and membership. The Academy limits Fellowship to 500 active trial lawyers from the United States, and includes over 150 Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the […]


The International Academy of Trial Lawyers engages in a number of programs which serve to support the Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice. Anti-Trafficking Coalition Restorative Justice Initiative Rule of Law Education & Advocacy International Collaboratives