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Asked and Answered—Mike Dale

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It seems funny now to think of him this way, but once upon a time, Mike Dale was a NITA attendee. “My first encounter with NITA took place at Hofstra Law School, when, as a trial lawyer practicing in Phoenix, I traveled east and took NITA’s trial skills program on Long Island,” he says. “After […]

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March 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: Get To Know NITA’s Sales & Marketing Staff!

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Each month this winter, my column features our NITA Staff members, in person and in their own words. In January you met our Programs folks, and in February, Publications. Today, please say “hello” to the Sales and Marketing pro’s, who make it easy for our participant lawyers and custom clients to arrange their NITA experience. […]

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NITA Movie Review: There Is Absolutely No Place In A Courtroom For Pride

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey Having recently rotated out of a domestic relations division and back into a civil division, I thought that this month’s review ought to focus on a movie involving civil litigation – so naturally I picked A Civil Action (Buena Vista Pictures, 1998), another movie “based on a true story.” […]

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Asked and Answered—Jason Young, NextGen Class of 2016

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James Thurber once observed, “The wit makes fun of other people; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.” In Jason Young, NITA has a humorist on its hands. Jason is also a member of NITA’s NextGen Class of 2016— and, as you’re about to discover, an advocate, colleague, teacher, […]

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The National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Hughes Hubbard Announce Collaboration on Guide for Federal Court Trial Lawyers

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Boulder, Colo. and New York, March 15, 2017 – The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP are pleased to announce that they are collaborating on the publication of a new guide for federal court trial lawyers. Entitled “Playing To Win: Appellate Preservation for Trial Lawyers in Federal Court,” the […]

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NITA’s team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system. NITA's Goals are to:
  • Promote justice through effective and ethical advocacy.
  • Train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in pursuit of justice.
  • Develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice.
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