- Miami Herald – September 6, 1928 – Dade County today will dedicate its 28-story Courthouse, which cost $4,062,779.23 and is believed to be the tallest public building in the United States. It is the tallest building south of Baltimore. The formal dedication ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the base of the structure, which rises 335 feet from the ground. The structure was decorated yesterday for the event. The 28-story structure was started in the fall of 1925 and will be finished, with the exception of two elevators, by the end of the week. County officials will observe a half-holiday and city officials will remain in their offices to guide visitors through the building. County employees have been requested to assist in guiding guests through their departments. There will be no prisoners on the jail floors today. They are expected to be moved from the county stockade Monday.
ABOTA is The American Board of Trial Advocates. It is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges that are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the right to a civil jury trial-a right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA was founded in 1958. It has worked tirelessly to uphold the jury system and to elevate the standards of professionalism, integrity and civility in the legal profession. ABOTA’s mission is to aid in education and training trial lawyers and to provide a forum for discussion through which trial lawyers can have an active voice. Our organization seeks attorneys who display skill, integrity and civility. We strive to help younger attorneys achieve success and seek to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.
The Miami chapter of The American Board of Trial Advocates, like its parent organization, is by invitation only. It is comprised of Defense lawyers, Plaintiff’s lawyers and judges who focus on civil trial practice. Members must meet the criteria for admission by demonstrating specific trial experience and a proven reputation for professionalism and excellence as an attorney. ABOTA Miami is an active chapter that sponsors numerous educational programs both for students and attorneys. This chapter has a rich history of civic involvement with strong ties to the Miami-Dade County School System in conjunction with the Third District Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit Civil Division and County Courts. Our chapter is the proud recipient of multiple chapter of the year award honors and boasts having multiple members participate in national-level and statewide-level ABOTA positions.