The Articulate Advocate: Becoming 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.
Speak with confidence as you think on your feet in court. NITA’s preeminent courtroom communication consultants Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter will push your public speaking skills to the next level. Their proven techniques are based on discoveries in gesture studies, sports psychology, and cognitive behavioral studies.
Just nine other attorneys will join you on this journey of self-discovery. In only two days learn to speak off the cuff with confidence, persuade the fact finder, and win your case.
This is one of NITA’s most popular and longest-running communication skills and Advocate Designation programs. CLE not available in New York or New Mexico.
*Qualifies as one credit toward the NITA Advocate Designation.
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 their own accomodations. We have a negotiated rate/Room block with the following:
3030 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
1.7 miles N of NEC
Free Breakfast, Internet, Fitness Center & Onsite Parking
NITA Articulate Advocate Rate: $167.00 per night (plus taxes)
Please book by: 11/21/18
Book your group rate for NITA Articulate Advocate Dec
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.
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.
No advance preparation is needed. The program builds on your own experience.
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)
"The course was excellent. It was very informative and the drills and feedback were really great."James McNeel, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"I really enjoyed the course and most importantly, I learned a lot about persuasive writing. The course provided me with a strategic outlining process and writing structure that will better my efficiency and work product."Olivia Robinson, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"This course was a highlight in my continuing legal education as it was fun, challenging, and informative."Rebecca Kennelly, 2017 NITA Program Participant
"I wanted an approach to constructing an effective opening, and to hone my public speaking. Both objectives were met beyond my expectations."Sean Fisher, 2018 NITA Program Participant
"I feel that the course is exciting and moves at a very fast pace with mounds of information to give."Terrence Sheppard, 2017 NITA Program Participant