National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Articulate Advocate®

December 12,2019 thru December 13,2019
NITA Education Center
1685 38th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Tuition: $2345.00


By attending this program, you will become more fluent on your feet. There is no other NITA program like this one. No lectures. No PowerPoint presentations. No NITA case file to memorize in advance. Instead, talk about cases and facts that you already know. The focus is on your communication skills and your persuasive style.


In one of NITA’s most popular and longest-running communication skills courses, learn from NITA’s preeminent courtroom communication consultants, Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter, who will push your public speaking skills to the next level. In only two days, learn how to:

• Speak off the cuff with confidence

• Persuade the fact finder

• Win your next case


Throughout the two-day program, you’ll get personalized feedback and coaching from NITA Program Directors Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter. Their proven techniques are based on discoveries in gesture studies, sports psychology, and cognitive behavioral studies. NITA’s “learning-by-doing” method, when practiced in the safe harbor of the classroom, allows you to take calculated risks and perform under pressure, without ever jeopardizing your client’s case or your own reputation.


Whether you are a seasoned trial attorney, brand new to your practice, or anywhere in between - attending a NITA course will give you the skills you need to be a better advocate for your clients. Our world-class faculty will work with you at an individual level, giving you the tools you need to succeed and helping you develop a style and presence that is unique to you.


– One on one personalized feedback and coaching from communication experts, Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter

*Qualifies as one credit toward the NITA Advocate Designation

Marsha Hunter

Johnson & Hunter Inc
Santa Fe, NM

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Brian K. Johnson

Johnson & Hunter Inc
Santa Fe, NM

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You may check in for the program from 8:00am to 8:30am, Thursday, December 13.  The program will start promptly at 8:30am on that date and will conclude on Friday, December 14 at 4:30pm. The program will be held at the following location.

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


Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Please see below for a negotiated room rate for this program. You must contact the hotel directly for reservations and additional information.

Residence Inn-Boulder
3030 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
1.7 miles N of NEC

Free Breakfast, Internet, Fitness Center & Onsite Parking
NITA Articulate Advocate Rate: $169.00 per night (plus taxes)
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Book your group rate for NITA Dec Articulate Advocate


Parking Information

Daily parking fee of $14 at the hotel.


You will have lunches and beverages provided on-site during the program. 


Courtroom attire is required for the first day of the program and optional for the second day.

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.


No advance preparation is needed.  The program builds on your own experience.

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: