National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Mar 12, 2019
Mar 12, 2019

Last month, NITA and CLINIC teamed up with Catholic Charities Community Services of NYC  for a public service program which trained 32 attorneys on trial skills. This three-day program was led by NITA Program Director, Michelle Mendez. Mendez has worked on many of NITA's immigration trial programs and continues to sup...

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  • Mar 04, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Mar 04, 2019

Last month, I attended the San Francisco Bar Association’s Women in Trial initiative, led by Doris Cheng. As I prepped to go, I asked a few of our NITA teachers what came to mind when they thought about the topic of Women in the Law. All three pointed to similar things: the industry statistics for women and minoritie...

  • Mar 01, 2019
Mar 01, 2019

Beginning in 2019, NITA welcomed to our staff, Director of Marketing, Amy Danziger Shapiro. We are very fortunate to have her on our team as she is a recognized expert on marketing and communications through print, digital and social media marketing. Amy has lectured on marketing legal services to busy professionals through...

  • Feb 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019

The Advancement Project's mission is rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice. They use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. NITA had the opportunity to work with seven attorneys at the Advancement Project on a deposition skills prog...

  • Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019

NITA Author, Shannon Bales, joined by his fellow colleagues of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), delivered an onsite training on electronic discovery at the White House. The ACEDS group is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for or...

  • Feb 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Joseph "Joe" C. Jaudon Jr., Senior Partner at Jaudon & Avery LLP, and NITA Board Emeritus and Faculty member in our early days, passed away on February 12, 2019. Joe taught with NITA for a number of years early on and then became a Board Member in 1987 - 2003. Joe was a huge supporter of NITA from the beginning and was...

  • Feb 13, 2019
Feb 13, 2019

January 12 - 13 and 18 - 20, NITA had the opportunity to work with Florida Legal Services to provide a deposition training for the first set of dates, followed by a trial skills training for the second set of dates. Executive Director at Florida Legal Services, Christopher Jones, stated the training was great and the feedba...

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  • Feb 07, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Feb 07, 2019

Black History Month's roots go all the way back to 1925. Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson conceived and announced Negro History Week that year as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African-American heritage. In our bicentennial year, President Gerald Ford expanded it to a ful...

  • Feb 07, 2019
Feb 07, 2019

January 7 - 9, NITA had the opportunity to work with Catholic Legal Services of Miami (CLSM) for a public service program. This program was hosted at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig and trained 34 attendees on trial skills. Led by Program Director, Michelle Mendez, this program featured NITA faculty such as Neil Kods...

  • Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019

For the second year in a row, NITA worked with Cardinal Gibbons High School's Mock Trial Team in Fort Lauderdale, FL on a very specialized public service program. NITA Faculty Judge Chris Sprague and Ashley Willcott ventured to Fort Lauderale to work with a team of mock trial students on January 14th, who are preparing for...