National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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]...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...