National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012

The Public Justice Foundation (PJF) at Hofstra Law has honored a faculty member every year since 2009 for their demonstrated commitment and dedication to public service through their work both in and out of school. NITA Program Director and Hofstra Law Professor Andrew I. Schepard is the fourth recipient of the David A. Dia...

  • Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012

Members of Japan’s PSIM Consortium came to visit the NITA administration office on March 1, 2012 to tour the facility, sign an extended agreement with NITA (now effective through March 31, 2014), visit with communication experts and faculty Mary Ryan and Brian Leroy, and to sit down with focus groups. During the two focus g...

  • Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012

Spring time here in Nita City is easily identified by an 85 degree day followed by snow only 24 hours later.  Another change you’ll notice here in the early spring is the format of this newsletter.  We redesigned NITA Notes to provide you with all the relevant and useful content you’ve become accustom to, but in a more user...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

While we strive to grant as many scholarships as we can from the donations raised through the NITA Foundation, our funding is limited. NITA reviews the applications received and will contact the applicants approximately 45 days before the program starts. Applicants will know either way if the application was approved or den...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

Challenge your knowledge about The NITA Foundation by answering the three questions listed below. The first two people that email their correct answers to development@nita.org will win a copy of, Practical Criminal Procedure by Brent. E Newton. 1st Quarter 2012 Trivia Questions: 1) What percentage did the NITA Board g...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

NITA goes back to law school! For the second year, NITA presented an advocacy skills course to second- and third-year law students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The intensive course combined a NITA Basic Deposition Skills program with a Basic Trial Skills Program and was taught over six days during spring...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

Long-time NITA Program Director and Faculty Member, James "Jamie" P. Carey completed his final Midwest Regional program in early March. Jamie is also retiring from his position at Loyola University Law School in Chicago as of July 1, 2012. He is a professor and the director of Loyola's Trial Practice Program. [caption id...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

The NITA Foundation is pleased to report that the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation has awarded $9,749 to fund the new NITA Public Service Teacher Training program from April 16-17 in Tampa, Florida. This is the first time that NITA has offered a Teacher Training program specifically for public service attorneys....

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

Last summer we introduced NITA's studio71, the online program portal. Since then we've held a handful of online advocacy trainings. Participants have reported that they enjoy the trainings and find the convenience of the programs a definite value. As with any new program we have had to make refinements along the way. One...

  • Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

Sarah Shepler is NITA's newest program coordinator. Sarah is not only new to the organization, but also new to Colorado. In August 2011, Sarah, her husband, and her three-year-old son moved to Colorado from Madison, Wisconsin. Sarah spent the last seven years working in the non-profit sector as a trainer and customer servic...