National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • 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...

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  • Feb 07, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Feb 07, 2019

Black History Month's roots go all the way back to 1925. Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson conceived and announced Negro History Week that year as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African-American heritage. In our bicentennial year, President Gerald Ford expanded it to a ful...

  • Feb 07, 2019
Feb 07, 2019

January 7 - 9, NITA had the opportunity to work with Catholic Legal Services of Miami (CLSM) for a public service program. This program was hosted at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig and trained 34 attendees on trial skills. Led by Program Director, Michelle Mendez, this program featured NITA faculty such as Neil Kods...

  • Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019

For the second year in a row, NITA worked with Cardinal Gibbons High School's Mock Trial Team in Fort Lauderdale, FL on a very specialized public service program. NITA Faculty Judge Chris Sprague and Ashley Willcott ventured to Fort Lauderale to work with a team of mock trial students on January 14th, who are preparing for...

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  • Jan 17, 2019
By Wendy McCormack Jan 17, 2019

The New Year seems like the starting line for a race: people resolve to shed the old and start anew. And it’s a healthy practice to take stock on our lives and look at habits we’d like to change or ways we’d like to grow. I’ve always found the idea of resolutions flawed, though. Why does a certain da...

  • Jan 22, 2019
Jan 22, 2019

Rounding out 2018's public service programs, NITA worked with the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) for a 3-day trial skills training. This program took place at UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and trained 48 legal aid attorneys. NITA Program Director, Cary Bricker, led the program with great feedback.L...

  • Jan 16, 2019
Jan 16, 2019

by NITA guest bloggers Meagan Kelleher and Michael J. Dale Immigration proceedings involving asylum seekers, including parents, their children, and unaccompanied minors, are much in the news. Although these individuals are not entitled to counsel in immigration proceedings as a matter of statutory or constitutional rights,...