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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 nearly $3.0 million to support NITA's programs and to offer scholarship assistance to worthy applicants working with the underserved and historically disenfranchised populations. None of this would be possible without the support of its loyal donors.

About The Foundation

The NITA Foundation’s purpose in requesting donations is to support our goal of achieving equal justice by serving all sides of the courtroom. We do this by helping public service lawyers learn advocacy skills, through scholarships and dedicated training. The NITA Foundation extends NITA’s impact to reach ordinary people who are under-represented.

The lawyers we want to reach, beyond those who attend our public and custom programs, require donor support. Budgets for professional development in many legal services and nonprofit organizations have been reduced, while at the same time caseloads escalate.

Your donations make a powerful difference in supporting lawyers working on the frontlines to represent those who desperately need a voice in our justice system. If all lawyers in the nation fully developed the advocacy skills we teach, NITA’s vision would have become a reality.

Who We Are
The NITA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and 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 nearly $3.0 million to support NITA's programs and to offer scholarship assistance to worthy applicants working with the underserved and historically disenfranchised populations.

What We Do
Our activities that put donations to work and which could not be possible without the support of our loyal donors are, but are not limited to:

  • Awarding NITA program scholarships to attorneys who demonstrate financial need, a practice in public service, or both. We work hard to advance justice through training of attorneys in these categories as well as those who can self-fund.
  • Providing dedicated NITA public service programs to attorneys and advocates working in areas such as: child advocacy, domestic violence, death penalty defense, other areas of criminal law, legal services matters, tribal justice, and Rule of Law programs in developing nations.
  • Supporting NITA's International Rule of Law and Access to Justice Program Fund to assist advocates of justice in countries such as Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, South Africa, and Sudan.
  • Helping if possible to defray travel and accommodations expenses for need-based public service lawyers accepted to a program, if they are unable to attend due to travel expenses.

What You Can Support
You are able to decide where you want your dollars to make a difference through choosing the appropriate fund to contribute to. To learn more about your fund options visit Types of Funds.

  • Annual Fund
  • General Scholarship Fund
  • Innovative Online Learning Fund
  • International Rule of Law Fund
  • Public Service Program Fund
  • Travel and Accommodations Fund

How You Can Support
You are able to donate to The NITA Foundation in a number of ways. Your options to give to are:

  • Cash Donation
    • Make a secure online donation by clicking Donate Now
    • Mail in check directly to The NITA Foundation
  • Memorial or Honorary Gifts
    • Give in memory or in honor of a colleague, friend, or family member
    • Make a gift to the NITA Foundation in their name.
    • Choose the fund you wish to support and note the honorary person the comment section.
  • Faculty Pay Donation
    • Teaching pay from a NITA Program
    • Royalty payments from your publications
  • NITA Advocates Society
    • Become part of a giving society with annual giving levels
  • Authorize a Pledge
  • Stock Donation
  • Planned Giving
    • Gifts made from an estate, life insurance, or retirement plan assets
    • Please contact the NITA Foundation directly, we are happy to discuss your options

No matter the amount, every dollar matters and every dollar raised directly supports our program services – primarily in our scholarship program or public service programs - without any deduction for administrative or fundraising expenses. Please click on Donate Now to make a secure online gift or mail donations directly to the NITA Foundation.

Your continued support is a critical foundation in our ability to reach more of the practitioners who seek to master and polish their advocacy skills and would not be able to get NITA training without your help. Your contributions demonstrate deep commitment to our mission to promote justice by training and mentoring lawyers to be effective advocates for their clients.

Thank you for your support as an advocate for justice!

If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact The NITA Foundation directly at 303-953-6845 or development@nita.org.

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