National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Aug 19, 2019
Aug 19, 2019

For many years now, NITA has teamed up with the South Dakota chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for a Teacher Training course, followed by either a Trial Academy or a Deposition Academy. This year, the Deposition Academy was held in Vermillion, SD at the USD Law School, July 18–19. According to T...

Jul 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019

As part of NITA's international public service programming efforts, a group of esteemed NITA teachers including Board Members, Judge Ann Williams and Geraldine Sumter, along with NITA Faculty, Judge Michael Washington, Stephanie Ledesma, and Judge Margo Brodie, traveled to Namibia for a training on trial advocacy skills wit...

Jul 02, 2019
Jul 02, 2019

On June 4 - 6 in Boise ID, NITA had the opportunity to train 23 attorneys with the National Association of Indian Legal Services, for a public service course on trial advocacy skills. The course was hosted at Concordia University School of Law and led by NITA Program Director, Mark Caldwell. The 3-day course focused on area...

Jun 10, 2019
Jun 10, 2019

Written by NITA guest blogger, Hon. Christopher WhittenFor the past six years, bi-annually, the CEELI Institute (www.ceeliinstitute.org), Burma Center Prague (www.burma-center.org), and NITA have worked together to provide trial skills training to young lawyers in the emerging democracy of Myanmar, formerly Burma.  The...

Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

From May 21 - 23, NITA teamed up with Connecticut Legal Services in North Haven, CT for a public service course. Seven offices from across the state sent attorneys to attend the course which was led by NITA Program Director, Henry Su. Over the course of three days, the attendees who had a wide range of experience levels, we...

May 09, 2019
May 09, 2019

"I can't thank NITA enough for the amazing training and all of the trainers provided. I know it took money and significant effort so we could have this opportunity. I've talked to many of my colleagues at Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services about their experiences. Everyone is exhausted, but also pumped to use what we lear...

Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Over the course of three days in March, NITA teamed up with the New York Legal Assistance Group for a public service program. This trial skills training program covered topics such as direct and cross examination, impeachment, and use of exhibits. NITA Program Director and Board Trustee, Angela Vigil, led the program which...

Apr 02, 2019
Apr 02, 2019

March was a very exciting time for NITA as we had the opportunity to work with the Ghana Judicial Training Institute for two public service programs. The first program took place March 11 - 12 in the city of Accra, followed by program number two in the city of Kumasi, March 14 - 15. Throughout the course of these two progra...

NITA Education CenterMar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019

For the third year in a row, NITA teamed up with the Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) here in Boulder, CO for a public service program. The program took place February 20 - 22 and trained 17 attorneys on trial skills. OCR's Training Coordinator, Michelle Jensen, stated, "Our participants had a wonderful experience...

Mar 12, 2019
Mar 12, 2019

Last month, NITA and CLINIC teamed up with Catholic Charities Community Services of NYC  for a public service program which trained 32 attorneys on trial skills. This three-day program was led by NITA Program Director, Michelle Mendez. Mendez has worked on many of NITA's immigration trial programs and continues to sup...