National Institute for Trial Advocacy


About NITA

Who We Are

As a 501(c)(3), we are a service organization made up of a volunteer network of lawyers, judges, and esteemed advocates across the globe.

Why We Do It

We believe in a fair and impartial adversarial justice system. The training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates can and does improve the administration of justice.

What We Do

We make you sweat. A lawyer walking into a courtroom to advocate for a client is like a tightrope walker working without a net. But, tightrope walkers train with a net for many years.

At NITA, we think lawyers should have the opportunity for safe training: a chance to learn and refine their skills without the stakes of a real courtroom.



John T. Baker

Denver, CO

Barbara E. Bergman

Univ of Arizona James E Rogers Clg of Law
Tucson, AZ

Barbara E. Bergman

Univ of Arizona James E Rogers Clg of Law
Tucson, AZ

Pamela A. Bresnahan

Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease
Washington, DC

Susan Nolting Burke

4th Judicial District
Minneapolis, MN

Doris Cheng

Walkup Melodia Kelly et al
San Francisco, CA

Shareema N. Abel

Civil Rights Portfolio
New York, NY

Alice Brathwaite

Jones Day
Chicago, IL

George Chen

Bryan Cave LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Min Cho

Holland & Knight LLP
Orlando, FL

Kelly-Ann F. Clarke

AT&T Communications
Dallas, TX

Chris Domingo

Jones Day
Houston, TX

Charles E. Atwell

Foland Wickens Eisfelders et a
Kansas City, MO

Mary Jo Barr

Law Offices of Gilbert & Barr
San Diego, CA

Barbara S. Barron

Hofstra Law School
Port Washington, NY

Coleman Bird

Georgetown Univ Law School
Chevy Chase, MD

Seth A. Blum

Kurtz & Blum PLLC
Raleigh, NC

Lori Outzs Borgen

Seton Hall Univ School of Law
Newark, NJ

Judson Aaron

Conrad O'Brien PC
Philadelphia, PA

William D. Aaron

Aaron & Gianna PLC
New Orleans, LA

Michael J. Abernathy

Morgan Lewis Bockius
Chicago, IL

Michael D. Abneri

Richard T Lau & Associates
Jericho, NY

Jerome Abrams

, MN

Joanna Visser Adjoian

Philadelphia, PA

Kay Dragon

Boulder, CO

Wendy McCormack

Boulder, CO

Jennifer Schneider

Boulder, CO

NITA Headquarters & Training Center

Our Education Center in Boulder, Colorado, houses 6 meeting rooms that can be configured into courtrooms with tablet review and recording, wireless Internet access, and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. These assets make the NITA Education Center at Boulder (NEC) a unique backdrop for our unmatched learning-by-doing teaching method. The NEC plays host to lawyers from around the world who come for a wide variety of basic, advanced, and specialty programs. The NEC is a short drive from Denver International Airport, and all the skiing, hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, and other recreational opportunities that make Colorado such a great destination.

Consider This Facility for Your Next Meeting Location

This facility can cost-effectively host a variety of functions, including:

  • Multi-office law firm retreats
  • Collaborative meetings or training programs, bringing together corporate and outside counsel
  • Training programs jointly offered by NITA and other professional organizations
  • Training programs or meetings conducted independent of NITA
  • Executive retreats

This facility is dedicated to support advocacy skills training and designed to provide the best educational configuration. The NEC provides:

  • One main meeting room, with capacity for 65 participants
  • One large meeting room for 40 participants
  • Four breakout rooms for 16 participants
  • Video review area/Business Center
  • Ample parking
  • 10,000 square foot facility located on one floor

Click here for facility layout.

Convenient Location

The NITA Education Center is located in scenic Boulder, Colorado. This self-contained teaching facility is close to multiple hotels, numerous restaurants and shops, a short drive to local ski resorts, golf, and a variety of other recreational activities.


All of the courtrooms include complete with:

  • Ceiling mounted LCD projectors and screens

The main meeting room features:

  • A wireless microphone system, including digital sound processor to minimize feedback; audio from computer, is sent through the processor to allow for individuals to talk over presentations.
  • 2 ceiling mounted LCD projectors and screens
  • HDMI compatible

Secure Wireless Network

Wireless access points provide high speed internet access for all of the courtrooms and conference rooms.

Call to Schedule

To explore using the NITA Education Center at Boulder for your event, program, or retreat, contact:

Michael Sisk, NEC Facility Manager at 303.953.6808 or

A full color brochure featuring photos of the NITA facility can be found here.

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