National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

NITA would like to give a huge shout out to Communication Consultant Brian K. Johnson, who taught at his final NITA National Session July 25 – August 2nd. Brian, along with his business partner and wife Marsha Hunter, taught a communication component of the program. According to Brian, “When Program Director Karen Steinhaus...

  • Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

NITA Program Director Henry Su and NITA Faculty Jeffrey Collins led a public service program, August 1 - 2, for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington, DC. This deposition skills program covered topics such as: how to take and defend a deposition, questioning techniques, information gathering and exhibits, theory testing, and...

  • Aug 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Written by NITA Program Director and guest blogger Allen Snyder Background I’m leaving Yangon late at night.  It’s raining, as usual, and the streets are gloomy from lack of lighting.  Suddenly the Shwedagon Pagoda, wreathed in gold leaf and paint and lit up like the morning bursts into view.  It disappears before I can a...

  • Aug 30, 2018
Aug 30, 2018

On August 6 - 8, NITA worked in conjunction with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) to put on a trial skills program for eighty-seven lawyers who provide legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. NITA brought a great team of instructors to the program, including Chris Behan, Julia Corty, Christina Habas, Suzanne Katc...

  • Sep 21, 2018
Sep 21, 2018

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="6939,6940,6941,6938" orderby="rand"] Ten months ago, on Nov 21, 2017 after midnight, my dad, Jack Pope—66, husband, father of three, grandfather to three, a decorated soldier, a mentor and a friend around the world—took his own life. It is two days before Thanksgiving. I am on business...

  • Aug 28, 2018
Aug 28, 2018

For the second year in a row, NITA partnered with Baker McKenzie LLP and Facebook for a unique public service program at the Facebook headquarters which trained both attorneys in child advocacy and in-house counsel looking to do more pro bono work. This three-day program trained 43 participants and was led by NITA Program D...

  • Aug 28, 2018
Aug 28, 2018

Early this month, NITA had the exciting opportunity to team up with Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, FL for a public service program. This 2-day trial skills program for 16 attendees aimed to enhance skills in areas such as: objections, direct/cross examination, and closing arguments. NITA Program Director N...

  • Aug 23, 2018
Aug 23, 2018

NITA's 48-participant program held in Boulder, CO for legal service attorneys began Tuesday, August 21st and ended Friday, August 24th, led by NITA Program Director, Amy Hanley. On the first day of the program, NITA had Guest Speaker and Faculty Member Jaymes Sanford join us in order to present on the topic of cross examina...

  • Aug 22, 2018
Aug 22, 2018

Today marked the second day of NITA's 4-day public service program held in Boulder, CO for attorneys in Legal Services Corporations (LSCO). This day included a presentation made by NITA Guest Speaker Karen Hester, Executive Director at the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, titled "The Intersection of Model Rule of Profession...

  • Aug 17, 2018
Aug 17, 2018

NITA was pleased to welcome seven esteemed guests from seven different countries who are part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), consisting of international advocates devoted to protecting women and children. The group arrived at NITA's headquarters in Boulder, CO on Wednesda...