National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • 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...

  • 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...