The Legal Advocate

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June 2015 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA Spreads Its Wings to Kansas City and Builds Out in Dallas

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We are proud to introduce in 2015 two brand new programs. The Inaugural program, Depositions – Kansas City, is kicking off on August 13-15, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.   Our new Program Directors there are Charles E. Atwell, J. (retired) and Hon. William Ossman.  Look for more information on this program here. Then in November, you […]

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NITA Case File: Yount v. Molitor

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By Paul Zwier & William Hunt For Fred Yount, being Hal Molitor’s protege, was getting caught in a downpour of pennies from heaven. By working hard at Hal’s business ventures, this trusted young lieutenant, partner, and friend became like the son Hal had never had, and for their part, Fred and his wife enjoyed the perks […]

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NITA’s Upcoming Program Directors

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Building Trial Skills: Northeast August 10, 2015 thru August 15, 2015 Hofstra Law School BARBARA S. BARRON Hofstra Law School Program Director Barbara S. Barron is a Professor of Legal Writing and Research and Director of Student Advocacy Programs at Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Barron, a former Assistant District Attorney in the District […]

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Evidence Problems

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by Bruce G. Berner Judicial opinions are a wonderful tool to introduce students to certain principles embedded in the evidence rules, but the problem method of learning is a more efficient way for student to not only comprehend the purposes of the rule, but also to gain confidence in working with those rules. Evidence Problems […]

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May 2015 Executive Director’s Letter: Trustees Spring Meeting

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Last Thursday, NITA’s Board of Trustees gathered for its Spring Meeting. Did you know that our twenty-one active Trustees draw from across the country, and work in many of the judicial circuits? They include non-lawyers and lawyers, you may know some of them yourself. Over the next few months, the Trustees will be developing our […]

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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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