National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Written by NITA guest blogger Lukas Holub This article is the first of a two-part series on discovery outside the U.S. Part II will be published on April 4. In today’s globalized world, the impact of civil litigation involving entities with multinational structures is rarely confined to the borders of one country.[1]...

  • Temple University School of Law
  • Mar 26, 2019
Mar 26, 2019

Written by Professor Jules Epstein, Director of Advocacy Programs at Temple Beasley School of Law When does an opening statement, meant to be persuasive, veer off into impermissible argument? The line is in some sense indefinable – and it feels like the only formula is like that of obscenity – “I shall not...

  • NITA Education Center
  • Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019

For the third year in a row, NITA teamed up with the Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) here in Boulder, CO for a public service program. The program took place February 20 - 22 and trained 17 attorneys on trial skills. OCR's Training Coordinator, Michelle Jensen, stated, "Our participants had a wonderful experience...

  • 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...

  • NITA Education Center
  • 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...