National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Aug 16, 2018
Aug 16, 2018

Contact: Daniel McHugh FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel.: 303.953.6828 Email: dmchugh@nita.org Date: 8/2/18 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Wins International Award The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) one of only 16...

  • Aug 17, 2018
Aug 17, 2018

[gallery link="none" type="columns" ids="6867,6868,6866"] A year ago, I took the month of August off of work: a month of no emails and barely a phone. During that month, I spent a week road-tripping out west with my teenage son Cole, went solo hiking in Switzerland, celebrated my great-aunt’s 90th birthday in Canada, and...

  • Aug 16, 2018
Aug 16, 2018

Opening Statements – The Opportunity to Tell Your Client’s Side of the Story: A 12-Step Guide (Part Two of Two) Written by NITA guest blogger William Webb Last week, we talked about the first six building blocks of opening statement.  This week, we will close out with the final six.  I want to start off this post with o...

  • Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018

NITA would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Karen Steinhauser who finished up her third and final year as a co-program director for NITA's National Session. Back in 2004, Steinhauser served as an Assistant Team Leader at the National Session and then in 2016, she began her first year as co-program director....

  • Aug 09, 2018
Aug 09, 2018

Opening Statements – The Opportunity to Tell Your Client’s Side of the Story: A 12-Step Guide (Part One of Two) Written by NITA guest blogger William Webb When we stand up to provide an opening statement, we want to tell the jury our version of our client’s story.  But, how do we tell a story? Think back to a time wh...

  • Aug 03, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

NITA and Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) joined forces and ventured to Kenya for a public service international program, held July 23 - 27 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Judge Ann Williams served as NITA's Program Director, leading a group of 17 faculty members who trained 80 attorneys in Kenya on Trial Advocacy...

  • Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018

On July 9th, NITA Program Director Mark Caldwell ventured down to South Dakota for a public service Teacher Training program, which was the beginning of the Trial Academy through the University of South Dakota School of Law. The Academy took place July 9 - 13 in which NITA provided the materials and faculty training. Acc...

  • Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

How I Learned to Love the Opening Statement Written by NITA guest blogger, Senior Deputy District Attorney Amy Ferrin I love Brussels sprouts.  Tossed with olive oil and seasoning.  Roasted until the edges are a bit crispy.  Fantastic.  Maybe I like them because they are so good for me, or maybe I truly enjoy their unus...

  • Jul 25, 2018
Jul 25, 2018

As part of NITA's efforts to recognize our vast volunteer community, we have initiated a monthly volunteer faculty spotlight. Recommendations come from our programs department staff, who work closely with our volunteers on our public, public service, and custom programs. NITA is pleased to announce Mark Olson as our July Vo...

  • Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018

NITA Program Director Tom Swett led a 1-day deposition public service program for the Colorado Office of the Attorney General on June 26th - customizing a schedule to improve the attendees' advocacy skills in a short amount of time. According to Swett, "What do commitments, funnels, probing, and theory testing have in co...