National Institute for Trial Advocacy

May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

NITA is proud to announce Jayme Cassidy, Pro Bono Advocacy Director at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., and Whitney Untiedt, attorney at Freidin Brown P.A., as Co-Program Directors for NITA's Building Trial Skills: Florida course to be held in March, 2020 at Nova Southeastern College of Law.This past March, Professor...

May 03, 2019
May 03, 2019

Congratulations to NITA Faculty Joseph L. Kish, who received an award on May 1st for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the United States District Court and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Kish is a Shareholder at Segal McCambridge in the Chicago office and has served as a NITA faculty member for mo...

Temple University School of LawApr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019

Written by Professor Jules Epstein, Director of Advocacy Programs at Temple Beasley School of Law To review last week's topic, please take a look at part one here.Collective Wisdom:As the final step in trying to adduce the 'argument principles(s)' for an opening statement, this author turned to some of the best trial advoca...

Temple University School of LawMar 26, 2019
Mar 26, 2019

Written by Professor Jules Epstein, Director of Advocacy Programs at Temple Beasley School of Law When does an opening statement, meant to be persuasive, veer off into impermissible argument? The line is in some sense indefinable – and it feels like the only formula is like that of obscenity – “I shall not...

Mar 01, 2019
Mar 01, 2019

Beginning in 2019, NITA welcomed to our staff, Director of Marketing, Amy Danziger Shapiro. We are very fortunate to have her on our team as she is a recognized expert on marketing and communications through print, digital and social media marketing. Amy has lectured on marketing legal services to busy professionals through...

Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019

NITA Author, Shannon Bales, joined by his fellow colleagues of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), delivered an onsite training on electronic discovery at the White House. The ACEDS group is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for or...

Feb 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Joseph "Joe" C. Jaudon Jr., Senior Partner at Jaudon & Avery LLP, and NITA Board Emeritus and Faculty member in our early days, passed away on February 12, 2019. Joe taught with NITA for a number of years early on and then became a Board Member in 1987 - 2003. Joe was a huge supporter of NITA from the beginning and was...

Dec 05, 2018
Dec 05, 2018

I always enjoy reading the comments that program attendees leave when they complete our survey when they get home from their Trial Skills or Deposition program. It's gratifying to read about what they've learned, how they expect it'll help them be a better courtroom advocate going forward, what effect training has had on th...

Sep 25, 2018
Sep 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 Neil Kodsi as our Sep...

Sep 20, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

Here at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy we are fortunate enough to have over 800 volunteer faculty each year. We would like to take a moment and introduce to you those faculty who have given us over 100 hours of their time in 2017 to help train advocates all over the globe. In part one of this series we highli...