National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Aug 09, 2019
Aug 09, 2019

In just a few weeks, NITA will head to Belfast to partner with the Law Society of Northern Ireland to hold the Advanced Advocacy for Solicitors public service course. This year is especially exciting, as we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of this course's inception. To express our gratitude to the Law Society and NITA...

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019

It is always inspiring to read the testimonials of NITA course participants and truly understand how attending the course has helped in their career with confidence, added skills, and overall their professional development. Recently, I got in touch with Lindsey G. Smith, Executive Director of North Carolina's Innocence Inqu...

Jul 01, 2019
Jul 01, 2019

NITA Remembers Hon. Manuel L. Real, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California, who passed away on Wednesday, June 26th at the age of 95. Judge Real was active in the NITA community in the 70's - the early 2000's as a longtime NITA faculty member. According to NITA's Board Chair, Ben Rubinowitz, "The j...

Jun 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alli KeefeEmail: akeefe@nita.orgPhone: (303) 953.6845Date: June 25, 2019   National Institute for Trial Advocacy Partnership with Legal Services Corporation BOULDER, Colo., June 25, 2019 — The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is entering its thirteenth year in partn...

Jun 19, 2019
Jun 19, 2019

NITA Faculty, Daniel Toomey, pays tribute to Hon. Sylvia Bacon, receipient of the Justin Simon Award, below. According to fellow NITA Faculty, Judge Heidi Pasichow, "This particular tribute highlights that generations of practicing lawyers benefit through the NITA Programs and pass it on to their mentees and colleagues with...

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...

Apr 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...

Mar 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...