National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • May 09, 2019
May 09, 2019

"I can't thank NITA enough for the amazing training and all of the trainers provided. I know it took money and significant effort so we could have this opportunity. I've talked to many of my colleagues at Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services about their experiences. Everyone is exhausted, but also pumped to use what we lear...

  • May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

NITA is proud to announce Jayme Cassidy, Pro Bono Advocacy Director at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., and Whitney Untiedt, attorney at Freidin Brown P.A., as Co-Program Directors for NITA's Building Trial Skills: Florida course to be held in March, 2020 at Nova Southeastern College of Law.This past March, Professor...

  • May 03, 2019
May 03, 2019

Congratulations to NITA Faculty Joseph L. Kish, who received an award on May 1st for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the United States District Court and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Kish is a Shareholder at Segal McCambridge in the Chicago office and has served as a NITA faculty member for mo...

  • NITA Education Center
  • Apr 30, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Apr 30, 2019

Actions speak louder than words—especially when it comes to diversity. The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) here in Denver continues to introduce me to the diversity needs and gaps in the legal industry. CLI’s annual conference highlights significant discrepancies in gender and race in the legal industry&md...

  • Apr 24, 2019
Apr 24, 2019

Written by NITA guest blogger Marie Andrews Any litigation requiring that depositions be taken in a country other than the United States will present special challenges.[1] Canada is no exception, and the issues that may arise are all the more common because of the greater frequency with which U.S.–Canada cross-borde...

  • Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Over the course of three days in March, NITA teamed up with the New York Legal Assistance Group for a public service program. This trial skills training program covered topics such as direct and cross examination, impeachment, and use of exhibits. NITA Program Director and Board Trustee, Angela Vigil, led the program which...

  • Apr 04, 2019
Apr 04, 2019

Written by NITA guest blogger Lukas Holub This article is the second of a two-part series on discovery outside the U.S. Click here to read Part I.Cross-Border Discovery: Relevant Case LawExercise of Enforcement Jurisdiction: The Restatement Balancing TestIn United States v. First National City Bank, a seminal case, the Am...

  • Temple University School of Law
  • Apr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019

Written by Professor Jules Epstein, Director of Advocacy Programs at Temple Beasley School of Law To review last week's topic, please take a look at part one here.Collective Wisdom:As the final step in trying to adduce the 'argument principles(s)' for an opening statement, this author turned to some of the best trial advoca...

  • Apr 02, 2019
Apr 02, 2019

March was a very exciting time for NITA as we had the opportunity to work with the Ghana Judicial Training Institute for two public service programs. The first program took place March 11 - 12 in the city of Accra, followed by program number two in the city of Kumasi, March 14 - 15. Throughout the course of these two progra...

  • NITA Education Center
  • Apr 02, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Apr 02, 2019

It's award season here at NITA, and one of our favorite times of year. We get to recognize truly exceptional contributions to NITA and honor members of NITA’s faculty, author, and staff communities. Each award highlights a specific contribution to NITA: exceptional teaching; innovation in teaching; and service to...