NITA’s tried and true learning-by-doing method plus live feedback from our expert faculty all from the comfort of your office (or even home). Now available to the public, NITA is offering a deposition skills program ONLINE. No need to take time off from work and incur the expensive travel costs associated with it. This program uses the same materials, teaches the same skills and follows the same method as our in-person deposition skills programs.
First you’ll familiarize yourself with the case file then watch 3.3 hours of on-demand lectures and demonstrations featuring NITA faculty members such as Terre Rushton, John Baker and Hon. Christina Habas (among others). Next is 9 total hours of performance time in the online class room. For 3 hours a day over 3 consecutive days you, along with only 3 other participants, a witness and a faculty member will meet in a Zoom video performance room and go through the learning-by-doing workshops NITA is famous for.
Throughout the program you will practice, perform and perfect your style and skills in the areas of:
-Using exhibits, conversations and meetings
-Ethically preparing a witness
Program runs 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT.
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:
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.
Pre-program preparation requires that you become familiar with the FACTS associated with the case file and/or problems. In order to get the maximum benefit from the program, it is imperative that you prepare as much as possible in advance as time for preparation during the program is extremely limited. Please refer to the program schedule for assignment details to prepare for your performances in each workshop.
Program materials will be shipped approximately four weeks prior to program's start date from our fulfillment company Wolters Kluwer. The materials packaging will be from Wolters Kluwer not NITA so please watch out for this shipment.
If you sign up 2 weeks prior to the course you will receive the case file electronically and the textbook will be shipped UPS Ground to the address on your application.
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)
"I really enjoyed it and thought it was very beneficial. It challenged me to explore techniques outside my comfort zone. Both the instructors and the participants were top notch."Aaron Williams, 2018 NITA Program Participant
I was very happy and impressed with NITA deposition training! The course was well organized and the professors were amazing. I got very useful feedback and learned so much in just three short days.Candace Ashford, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"The instructors did an excellent job teaching us about deposition skills. This course greatly enhanced my abilities, confidence, and knowledge regarding depositions."Donna Frank, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"I thought this training was extremely valuable. The faculty were attentive, insightful, and endlessly supportive. Through the lectures and the workshops I learned and tested the techniques and very quickly found myself comfortable and confident. I'm looking forward to trying these techniques in my next deposition!"Emily Ratner, 2018 NITA Program Participant
"Faculty are very effective and invested. Lots of specific feedback and opportunities to practice, and the real-time feedback really helped."Hana Oh, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"Incredibly educational and effective. The one-on-one instruction and feedback is invaluable."Laurene Rogers, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"I would 100% recommend it to others and I feel like I walked away having learned a ton in a small period of time."Margaret Fox, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"This program increased my confidence, and helped me work out weaknesses in my questioning. I feel better prepared to take a deposition and get the information I am seeking."Mauricio Sierra, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"Fantastic course. The faculty were knowledgeable and articulate. They patiently worked with us to hone our skills."Michael Baumrind, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"Great course and great experience. Wish that I had taken the course when it was first recommended to me a few years ago."Michael Sarafin, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"I have never witnessed or taken a deposition before, so I thought it was valuable to practice these skills and see others employ them I feel much more comfortable with the idea of deposing someone than I did before the course."Shanna Reulbach, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"This was a really good course for both beginning deposition takers and honing skills for more seasoned litigators."Stacy Plotkin-Wolff, 2018 NITA Program Participant
"Excellent! All new attorneys and anyone wanting to improve their deposition skills should take this course."Ryan Carlin, 2018 NITA Program Participant
"This was just what I was looking for. An overview on approach, guidance to help me execute that approach, and practice."Jessica Currie, 2018 NITA Program Participant