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The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has a 30-year tradition of publishing excellent books for advocates. Our authors are among the most distinguished and talented lawyers, judges, and law professors in America. Our publications are designed to help lawyers develop and refine their advocacy skills in all aspects and through every stage of handling a case in litigation—including pretrial preparation, written discovery, depositions, evidentiary issues, conducting a trial, and pursuing an appeal, as well as alternative dispute resolution. We also publish books that help lawyers become effective advocates outside the courtroom in transactional matters and in substantive areas of the law.

To continue NITA’s proud publishing tradition, we welcome well-crafted proposals for new books and case files that promote excellence and ethics in legal advocacy. Please submit your proposal electronically in PDF format by email to
publications@nita.org
Attn: Acquisition Editor
Phone: 1.800.225.6482

Proposals for books and electronic publications should include or address the following:

• Two or three paragraphs summarizing the subject matter and how it will be presented;
• A declaration of the work’s pedagogical goal and contribution to the field;
• A detailed outline or table of contents, and (preferably) a completed sample chapter;
• The intended audience or target market, including the legal practice areas it would appeal to or law school classes that might adopt the book;
• Other similar or potentially competing works (distinguish your work from them);
• Estimated final page count of the printed book or, for electronic/multimedia publications, the length of the work in minutes;
• Whether the work will have illustrations (photographs, drawings, charts, tables, etc.) or an electronic component, such as a CD or DVD;
• Estimated completion date for the manuscript (usually 6 to 12 months);
• Your curriculum vitae or resumé and current contact information.

Proposals for case files should include or address the following:

• Two or three paragraphs summarizing the case, along with sample pleadings and a sample witness statement or deposition transcript;
• A declaration of the work’s pedagogical goal;
• A detailed outline or table of contents, indicating all pleadings, witnesses, statements, depositions, expert reports, and exhibits to be included;
• The intended audience or target market, including the legal practice areas it would appeal to or law school classes that might adopt the case file;
• Estimated final page count;
• An outline or table of content of the accompanying teaching notes (teaching notes are required for all case files);
• Estimated completion date for the manuscript (usually 3 to 6 months);
• Your curriculum vitae or resumé and current contact information.

Please note that proposals will be circulated internally within NITA and may be sent to third parties who regularly advise NITA on acquisitions and book development, including our publishing partner LexisNexis. Thank you!

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