National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Jan 17, 2020
By Alli Varoglu Jan 17, 2020

Written by NITA guest blogger Stepanka Hofmanova* Subpoenaing non-party witnesses for deposition or trial usually is a routine matter. However, a seemingly easy process may become a challenge when a crucial non-party witness is not available within the United States. In today’s globalized society, such situ...

  • Jan 07, 2020
By Alli Varoglu Jan 07, 2020

NITA's courses encompass tried and true trial techniques that work to improve advocacy skills for attorneys of all experience levels. Recently, we spoke with two NITA graduates, Kristen Files and Anne Rios, whose experiences, although differing in course location and type, all had a positive impact with a common denominator...

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  • Jan 02, 2020
By Wendy McCormack Jan 02, 2020

2019 was a strong year for NITA. We trained over 5,400 participants in 232 programs in the United States and seven other countries. In studio71, we broadcast 12 live webcast presentations with over 11,000 registrants, hitting all kinds of records. We launched NITA’s new podcast channel, May the Record Reflect, with...

  • Dec 31, 2019
By Alli Varoglu Dec 31, 2019

NITA Faculty, Karen Steinhauser, has recently been published in the official magazine of the Denver Bar Association, The Docket. Steinhauser's article, "It's True. Everyone's A Little Bit Biased... Implicit Bias in and Out of the Courtroom", will appear in the December/January edition. A number of NITA courses that Steinhau...

  • Dec 30, 2019
By Alli Varoglu Dec 30, 2019

NITA is proud to announce the 2019 4th quarter recipients of the Advocate Designation. These designations are awarded to a person who has taken a well-rounded set of courses, proving they are serious about trial advocacy. Kelley Bishop | Texas A&M School of Law Kevin Blair | Honigman LLP Randy Butler | U.S. Departm...

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  • Dec 11, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Dec 11, 2019

What better way to end 2019 than by celebrating yet another milestone—our ten-year partnership with the PSIM Consortium in Japan. For ten years, NITA faculty have traveled to Japan, teaching advocacy to lawyers and law professors alike. The event has two components: a symposium and a learning-by-doing workshop. This...

  • Dec 10, 2019
By Marian F. Gaston Dec 10, 2019

For years I had heard my friend and colleague Judge Michael Washington talk enthusiastically about his work in Africa.  Now I had a chance to go, too.  Armed with proof of my yellow fever vaccine and a visa issued just under the wire, in October I boarded a plane for Lagos, Nigeria.  At the other end of my fl...

  • Dec 04, 2019
By Alli Varoglu Dec 04, 2019

On November 4 - 9, NITA had the distinct pleasure to train a group of prosecutors with the Institute of Comparative Studies in Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) in Argentina, for INECIP’s 30th anniversary. The program was held at the National University of Rosario Law School and presented an intensive trial skills...

  • Dec 03, 2019
By Jules Epstein Dec 03, 2019

Written by Professor Jules Epstein, Director of Advocacy Programs at Temple Beasley School of Law How do we assess the expert we consult, the one we hire and proffer, or the expert we will be confronting? If it is the opposing expert, there will be a deposition (in a civil case) and testimony from prior cases, as well as i...

  • Nov 22, 2019
By Alli Varoglu Nov 22, 2019

NITA remembers David “Dave” D. Kerman, faculty member and friend, who recently passed away. Kerman began teaching with NITA in the early ‘80s, most notably in our Northeast courses. He began regularly serving as a Team Leader for NITA’s Building Trial Skills: Boston course, and was greatly cherished...

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