Sep 02, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is the nation's leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA pioneered the legal skills learning-by-doing methodology over 40 years ago and has since remained the ultimate standard in continuing legal education.
The NITA Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to providing resources to fulfill NITA's mission of public service to the legal community. Since 2003, it has disbursed more than $2.1 million to support NITA's programs and to offer scholarship assistance to worthy applicants working with the underserved and historically disenfranchised populations.
"I came to this training unaware that the program would be so intense! But throughout the week, each day I gained something new and valuable to me. I met some wonderful people who shared their knowledge with me and for that I am grateful...."
Attendee of Navajo Tribal program
"My goal is to be the best child advocate I can be. In that pursuit, programs such as NITA's Building Trial Skills, helped me learn and practice in a safe environment with seasoned professionals. I believe that my participation has given me both im..."
Cara Laren, Philadelphia Public Defender Associati
"Put simply, justice cannot be effectively sought - much less achieved - in the absence of competent and ethical advocates...."
Melissa Hailey, Jim Jeans Memorial Fund 2009 schoo
"I have no supervisor that can provide me with these skills and no way to learn them besides trial and error â€“ and these people's rights and livelihoods are just too important to me to be learning as I go along, all at my client's expense...."
NITA scholarship recipient who works on behalf of
"We just got back from San Francisco for the NITA Teacher Training course & it was great. We just want to say thank you! The training team was wonderful and we really feel privileged to have had this chance. Thanks too for your financial contributi..."
Anne Amadi, The Federation of Women Lawyers in Ken
"I represent the indigent criminal defendants in Manhattan, one of the richest cities. Under the shimmering architecture of a global financial capital, my clients struggle day to day. From methadone clinics, homeless shelters, and subway platforms,..."
Martin Morris, Legal Aid Society in Manhattan
"Quite simply put, a NITA scholarship means an advocate practicing in tribal court will be able to provide competent and confident representation for those who may not have had representation before...."
Julia Corty, Compliance Manager for the Tohono O'
"After returning from the NITA training, I was immediately confronted with my first jury trial. Thanks to my training, I was able to marshal the facts, organize and effectively use my exhibits, motions, objections and more. Thanks to the confidence..."
Aaron Esmailzadeh, Legal Aid Society of Louisville
"Frankly, because many of us are not independently wealthy, the NITA Foundation enables us to do together what most of us could not do individually: underwrite millions of dollars in scholarships for worthy recipients. Being a part of that is very ..."
Elizabeth Sher, NITA faculty member and partner of
"We cannot allow the best and the brightest advocates with a commitment to public service to become disheartened due to inability to afford professional skills training. We need to provide more in the way of support...."
Zelda Harris, Clinical Professor of Law, James E.
"I specialize in domestic violence cases and often oppose well-seasoned attorneys that are getting top dollar from the defendant. I believe that my victim clients should be able to have the same quality representation. Additionally, I would like to..."
Karen Richards, Legal Aid of North Carolina
"Donations to the NITA Foundation support not only the attorneys who receive scholarship assistance but also all of the clients they serve. Now, we can advocate effectively and confidently for everybody who comes through our doors...."
Becky Steiger, Santa Barbara County Legal Aid Foun