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NITA is the original, and nobody does Learning-By-Doing like we do. We’ll give you a learning experience unlike any other, in a safe and supportive environment; encouraging you to try new approaches and push yourself to hone new skills to fundamentally change the way you advocate for your clients.
Use what you learn immediately in the office, in your next courtroom trial, and time and again over the course of your career.
It’s Advocacy Enhanced. And Mentorship Reimagined. Welcome to the Community.
We offer career-enhancing courses more frequently than any other organization, giving you ample opportunity to attend the NITA program that best fits your schedule. NITA advances your career and the profession with access to texts and virtual programs. We give you access to the world’s leading experts and best practices for legal advocacy training, both offline and online.
Our faculty are dedicated to you becoming the best advocate you can be; with decades of experience—some in the courtroom, some focused on pedagogy—they are experts at honing in on the methods to improve your skills. They will encourage you to try new approaches and experiment in the safety of a workshop environment.
Our community not only provides you access to the most highly acclaimed and esteemed legal advocates in the world, it provides opportunities to join us in impacting others. NITA graduates often return to volunteer for future programs to pass along what they have learned—and continue to learn by teaching.
"This course was AMAZING. I learned so much and felt very comfortable experimenting with new techniques. The faculty was extremely helpful."Lauren Martin, 2019 NITA Attendee
"I really enjoyed the course, and would even take it again sometime. I found it to be rigorous and challenging, while maintaining a open, judgment free environment."James Price, 2019 NITA Attendee
"The biggest highlight was the feedback from such a distinguished faculty. The constant practice coupled with the faculty’s constructive criticism allows students to improve their skills very quickly throughout the week."Robb Armstrong, 2020 NITA Attendee
"By far, the best conference/training I have done in my 10 years as an attorney...For the first time I felt genuine and productive criticism that I will forever use in my quest to help my immigrant community."Maria Monclova, 2019 NITA Attendee
“I was pleasantly surprised by the [online deposition] training. The instructor did a good job keeping us engaged (even with only three students including me), explaining the concepts, and providing feedback. I thought the scenario was well structured, such that it allowed us to test the different skills in the syllabus. I definitely felt I learned and improved as a deposition taker."2020 Online Deposition Skills Attendee
"I now have six more full days of trial experience than I did before the course. That’s six full days of examining witnesses, getting documents and information into evidence, objecting and responding to objections, making opening statements and closing arguments, and trying to persuade the jury. I’m confident because I’ve done all of these things now, I’ve been given constructive feedback, and I have improved all of these skills greatly."Alexander Thomas Briggs, 2020 NITA Attendee
“The training was amazing. I am already so much more confident in the way I speak in front of a room and in front of the judge.”Rebecca Gonzalez, 2020 NITA Attendee
"The lessons learned from you at the NITA program undoubtedly provided me with the knowledge and structure to create a sound and persuasive argument, which ultimately gave me the upper hand in persuading the Judge to rule in my favor. I owe this success to your teachings."John Connell, 2019 NITA Attendee
"I had a great experience and appreciated to opportunity to practice several different trial skills....The more preparation people can do beforehand, the better the experience will be for them."Jared Stringham, 2019 NITA Attendee
“I found the [NITA US Tax Court] program highly instructive and the trials on day 6 demonstrated dramatically the improvements in the trial skills of all participants.”John B. Magee, NITA Faculty
“I just wanted to let you know that I was an attendee for the CLINIC/NITA training in Minnesota for pro-bono providers and used many of the skills I was given during those days to WIN MY SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE CASE!”Anne Rios, 2019 NITA Attendee