National Institute for Trial Advocacy

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...

Feb 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019

The Advancement Project's mission is rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice. They use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. NITA had the opportunity to work with seven attorneys at the Advancement Project on a deposition skills prog...

Feb 13, 2019
Feb 13, 2019

January 12 - 13 and 18 - 20, NITA had the opportunity to work with Florida Legal Services to provide a deposition training for the first set of dates, followed by a trial skills training for the second set of dates. Executive Director at Florida Legal Services, Christopher Jones, stated the training was great and the feedba...

Feb 07, 2019
Feb 07, 2019

January 7 - 9, NITA had the opportunity to work with Catholic Legal Services of Miami (CLSM) for a public service program. This program was hosted at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig and trained 34 attendees on trial skills. Led by Program Director, Michelle Mendez, this program featured NITA faculty such as Neil Kods...

Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019

For the second year in a row, NITA worked with Cardinal Gibbons High School's Mock Trial Team in Fort Lauderdale, FL on a very specialized public service program. NITA Faculty Judge Chris Sprague and Ashley Willcott ventured to Fort Lauderale to work with a team of mock trial students on January 14th, who are preparing for...

Jan 22, 2019
Jan 22, 2019

Rounding out 2018's public service programs, NITA worked with the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) for a 3-day trial skills training. This program took place at UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and trained 48 legal aid attorneys. NITA Program Director, Cary Bricker, led the program with great feedback.L...