With a regular membership of less than 700 lawyers (plaintiff and defense combined) throughout the United States and other countries adjudged by their peers and judges to be “outstanding in the field of advocacy,” the International Society of Barristers (ISOB) seeks to honor the role of the trial lawyer in our system of justice. One of the Society’s principal goals is the preservation of the adversary system and jury trial. Membership in the ISOB is extended to advocates of exceptional talent whose qualities – including integrity, honor, and collegiality – embody the spirit of the true professional. Membership is by invitation only, after a rigorous screening process where lawyers and judges identify trial lawyers who meet Society standards.