National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • NITA Education Center
  • Jul 08, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Jul 08, 2019

Is mandatory CLE a waste of time? Most attorneys will very quickly say yes. In Jordan Rothman’s article, CLE Requirements Are a Big Waste of Time, he shares his observations of online CLEs as well as in-person CLEs, and concludes that, generally, no one is paying attention.Mr. Rothman isn’t wrong. Lawyers freque...

  • Jul 02, 2019
Jul 02, 2019

On June 4 - 6 in Boise ID, NITA had the opportunity to train 23 attorneys with the National Association of Indian Legal Services, for a public service course on trial advocacy skills. The course was hosted at Concordia University School of Law and led by NITA Program Director, Mark Caldwell. The 3-day course focused on area...

  • Jul 01, 2019
Jul 01, 2019

NITA Remembers Hon. Manuel L. Real, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California, who passed away on Wednesday, June 26th at the age of 95. Judge Real was active in the NITA community in the 70's - the early 2000's as a longtime NITA faculty member. According to NITA's Board Chair, Ben Rubinowitz, "The j...

  • Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alli KeefeEmail: akeefe@nita.orgPhone: (303) 953.6845Date: June 25, 2019   National Institute for Trial Advocacy Partnership with Legal Services Corporation BOULDER, Colo., June 25, 2019 — The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is entering its thirteenth year in partn...

  • Jun 19, 2019
Jun 19, 2019

NITA Faculty, Daniel Toomey, pays tribute to Hon. Sylvia Bacon, receipient of the Justin Simon Award, below. According to fellow NITA Faculty, Judge Heidi Pasichow, "This particular tribute highlights that generations of practicing lawyers benefit through the NITA Programs and pass it on to their mentees and colleagues with...

  • Jun 10, 2019
Jun 10, 2019

Written by NITA guest blogger, Hon. Christopher WhittenFor the past six years, bi-annually, the CEELI Institute (www.ceeliinstitute.org), Burma Center Prague (www.burma-center.org), and NITA have worked together to provide trial skills training to young lawyers in the emerging democracy of Myanmar, formerly Burma.  The...

  • Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

From May 21 - 23, NITA teamed up with Connecticut Legal Services in North Haven, CT for a public service course. Seven offices from across the state sent attorneys to attend the course which was led by NITA Program Director, Henry Su. Over the course of three days, the attendees who had a wide range of experience levels, we...

  • NITA Education Center
  • Jun 06, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Jun 06, 2019

Our flagship program, the National Session, is right around the corner, starting on July 24. The National Session is such a huge part of NITA history that it deserves a bit of reflection. NITA officially incorporated in June 1971. The following summer, in 1972, NITA launched the National Session—a four-week, trial ad...

  • 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...