National Institute for Trial Advocacy

NITA Drills: A Witness Examination Boot Camp

April 29,2019 thru May 1,2019
NITA Education Center
1685 38th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Tuition: $2345.00

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has designed this program for both experienced trial lawyers and those who are looking for a way to refine their skills like never before: NITA Drills.

Our Witness Examination Boot Camp is a rapid-fire, three-day program that  focuses on direct and cross-examination of  witnesses, including impeachment and expert witness variations, as well as methods for delivering killer openings and summations. NITA’s groundbreaking “learning by doing” method ensures you’ll master new skills you never even knew you were missing. You’ll learn not only how to formulate great questions on the spot through muscle memory, but also how to think quickly and effectively on your feet—and the investment you’ve made over just a few days’ time will pay off the instant you step back inside the courtroom or take your next deposition.

If you’re ready to bring surgical precision to your questioning, reserve your spot today. We’re offering this program once in 2019, and enrollment’s limited to 24 participants so we can maximize your opportunity to Drill the Skill. Register now for NITA Drills.

Teaching in this program are highly experienced trial lawyers, members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, American Board of Trial Advocates and NITA's Board of Trustees.  Read more about the faculty for this program at the links below:

Ben B. Rubinowitz
Doris Cheng*Qualifies as one specialty credit toward the NITA Master Advocate Designation.

Ben B. Rubinowitz

Gair Gair Conason et al
New York, NY

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Doris Cheng

Walkup Melodia Kelly et al
San Francisco, CA

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Michael A Kelly

Walkup Melodia Kelly et al
San Francisco, CA

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Cary A. Bricker

Pacific McGeorge Schl of Law
Sacramento, CA

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Check in will start at 8:00 am on Monday, April 29th and will end at 8:45 am at which time the first session will begin.

The program will be held at:

NITA Education Center
1685 38th St, Ste 200
Boulder, CO 80301

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.  Please contact the hotel directly for reservations and additional information.

Residence Inn Boulder

3030 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
(1.8 miles from the NEC)

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate at the Residence Inn Boulder for $169.00 per night

Start date: 4/28/19
End date: 5/1/19
Last day to book: 4/7/19

Book your group rate for NITA Drills A Witness Examination

Courtyard Boulder
4710 Pearl E Circle
Boulder, CO 80301
(1.3 miles from the NEC)


The Denver International Airport (DIA) is about 1 hour from Boulder. 

The Boulder Super Shuttle has an airport shuttle that goes between DIA and Boulder and is open daily from 5:00 am until 12:00 midnight.  The cost is around $25.00 one-way or $46.00 round-trip to any Hotel in the area. For more information, please call 303.227.0000. (Note: Travel time may be up to 2 hours.)

The Green Ride Boulder has airport shuttles that run between DIA and Boulder as well.  The cost is approximately $25 one-way and $48 round-trip.   They have a pick-up and drop-off depot right by the Homewood Suites Boulder Hotel for quick and convenient service. For more information, please call 303.997.0238. 

Taxi service is also available at level 5 of the airport.  There is a stand with cabs available.  The cost is approximately $85.00.  Union Cabs can be ordered by calling 303.922.2222. 

Parking Information

Parking at the hotels and facility are free.


NITA will provide snacks and lunches throughout the program. Please let the Program Coordinator know as soon as possible if you have any food allergies or restrictions.


Courtroom attire is preferred throughout the program. There might be a casual dress day, this will be announced at the program.

CLE Credits

All states have different MCLE requirements. Please make sure that the state(s) you require credit for were either noted in your registration or communicated to the Program Specialist prior to the start of the program. NITA will not apply to states for course approval after the start of the program. Please note that if you do not complete the program in its entirety, some states do not award partial credit.

For an estimate of credit hours by program type, please see below.

States Based on a 50 Minute Credit Hour:
Trial Program: 36-75 Credits
Deposition Program: 16-25 Credits
Specialty Program: 8-22 Credits

States Based on a 60 Minute Credit Hour:
Trial Program: 30-63 Credits
Deposition Program: 13-21 Credits
Specialty Program: 7-20 Credits

If you need to know the exact number of credits for a specific program please contact your Program Specialist.


You will receive an electronic version of the problem packet about a month prior to the program start date. We will have more materials for you when you arrive onsite.

To prepare for the program please read through the problem packet and become familiar with the program schedule.

Advocate Designation

Are you serious about developing a well-rounded foundation in advocacy skills?
Prove it by completing the NITA Advocate Designation program.

Be recognized for your NITA training! Achieving a NITA Designation allows you to demonstrate your expertise to clients and colleagues. Upon completion of your required coursework, NITA will send you a letter, certificate and an e-mail with a special graphic logo attached. Use these documents to demonstrate your advocacy knowledge through your website, advertising, etc. The NITA Designation logo will also be added to your Martindale-Hubble profile.

The required courses for the NITA Advocate Designation include one building trial skills course, one deposition skills course and one specialty course. The courses can be purchased individually but we also offer discounted package pricing.


(Total price if programs are purchased individually: $7135)

In addition to this trial skills course, here are the other upcoming required courses in your area: