National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

This month NITA is seeking excellence, and I am reaching out to all of you in the NITA community to find it. We need your help to find both this year’s NITA Annual Award recipients and future NITA faculty. Annual NITA Awards Every year NITA hands out three faculty awards to the best of the best, and now is the time to...

  • Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

In the last issue of NITA Notes we featured several NITA faculty members who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to NITA by volunteering more than 100 hours of their time in 2011. Judge Chris Whitten is one of those individuals, and he graciously took the time to tell us more about his work with NITA. NITA: A...

  • Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

Our NITA Publications team is busy this year updating some of your favorite titles and bringing new voices in advocacy to your learning-by-doing library. We’re very excited to welcome some new faces to our team at NITA Central. Darla Upchurch has been named Publisher. She served as an editor at NITA for over four years a...

  • Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

NITA author, faculty member and Emeritus Trustee Kenneth S. Broun was recently elected an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London. The Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court in London exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers. The Inn is governed by...

  • Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012

Dean Matthew Diller has named Marcia Nan Levy as the Associate Dean of the Office of Career Services, and Professor of Professional Development at Cardozo School of Law. Dean Levy has long served as a faculty member and program director for various NITA programs, and she has more than 25 years of experience working with stu...

  • Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012

NITA is proud to conduct the Southeast Deposition Skills program in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the first time! Join Program Directors Peter Hoffman and Jean Cary for three days of intense learning-by-doing programming. Learn to use NITA's own funnel technique, and then practice and perfect a number of deposition skills....

  • Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012

Whether in moot court or trial, A Practical Guide to Federal Evidence, Tenth Edition, will guide you to mastery of making and responding to evidentiary objections. The extensive practice commentaries given for each objection will help you understand the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence in practice and enable...

  • Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012

Now in its fourth edition, NITA's best-selling text, Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice, has set the standard for trial advocacy texts since 1993. It is widely used in prominent law schools throughout the U.S. and in many of NITA's own trial advocacy programs. Steven Lubet guides the beginning advocate from develo...

  • Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012

Join NITA in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for seven days of trial advocacy learning-by-doing. From April 14-21 you'll get the chance to learn better strategies for witness control, direct and cross-examination, voir dire, and much more. Plus you'll practice these skills before your peers and faculty, which will resu...

  • Apr 06, 2012
Apr 06, 2012

NITA author and faculty member Kenneth S. Broun authored the recently published book Saving Nelson Mandela (Oxford University Press). The book tells the story of the 1963-64 "Rivonia" trial at which Mandela and eight others were sentenced to life imprisonment. According to Broun, the fact that they were not sentenced to...