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Immigration Law: It Takes Effort to Be a Good Advocate

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written by NITA Guest Blogger and Faculty Erica Schommer Immigration law is complex and removal defense cases are often difficult on both lawyers and our clients. The stakes are high—in some cases life or death—and in most cases, losing means at the very least separation from family, community, employment, and many other ties to the […]

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Enforcing Forum Selection Clauses in Euro-American Contractual Disputes

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written by NITA guest bloggers Anastasia Pellagrosi and Professor Michael J. Dale Given the dramatic expansion in international commerce, the question often arises as to in what jurisdiction a resulting contractual dispute should be litigated or where a contracted arbitration should take place. A typical fact pattern might involve a contractual dispute over the sale […]

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Problems and Materials in Evidence and Trial Advocacy 2-Volume Set

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In this newly updated two-volume set, Robert Burns, Steven Lubet, and Richard Moberly have carefully developed these case files in order to provide for completely integrated courses in evidence and trial advocacy. Volume One contains two detailed case files, quite similar to the material a trial lawyer may have as he or she approaches trial. […]

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Hughes Hubbard, NITA Collaborate on Federal Trial Practice Guide

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) are pleased to announce the release of a new guide for federal court trial lawyers. Entitled “Playing To Win: Appellate Preservation for Trial Lawyers in Federal Court,” the guide is co-authored by Hughes Hubbard lawyers Robb Patryk, Ross Lipman, and Jonathan Misk […]

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Help Me Help You

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written by NITA guest blogger, the Honorable Nancy Vaidik. Judge Vadik is the co-author, alongside communications expert Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla, of NITA’s newest publication Point Well Made. I prepare extensively for hearings. The clients of the attorneys who appear before me deserve it. Every time I hear an oral argument, I hold my breath to see […]

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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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