About NITA

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. 

NITA, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a dedicated team of professors, judges and practicing lawyers who believe that skilled and ethical advocacy is a critical component of legal professionalism and all systems of dispute resolution that seek justice.

NITA's Mission

NITA's team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system. NITA's purpose is to:

  • Promote justice through effective and ethical advocacy;
  • Train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in pursuit of justice; and
  • Develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice.
NITA Long-Range Goals and Objectives:

NITA's Mission Statement defines NITA and articulates its Mission. We will fulfill our Mission through NITA's Goals and Objectives to be carried out through a Strategic Plan outlining NITA's programs and publications.

  • Enable and encourage lawyers to become effective, ethical and professional advocates;
  • Create and promote the highest quality professional and ethical advocacy training and educational materials;
  • Support and assist the Judicial System in providing the important, effective administration and resolution of disputes; and
  • Encourage, support and assist advocacy training for public and private attorneys engaged in public service practices.
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