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July 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: Humanity, Lawyering, The Best Kinds of Wishes

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Even with all the judicial words carefully chosen and deeply scrutinized for their wisdom in written opinions, the flags marking the character of any lawyer or judge are the ones said outside crafted rulings and precedential cases. This is not a political statement – it is one of humanity. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.’s recent […]

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Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Trial Technology Well Before Trial

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written my guest blogger and NITA faculty Wayne Stacey Courtroom technology is not about slick presentations and overdone graphics. Courtroom technology is about helping jurors follow your story and remember the supporting exhibits. It is also about engaging each juror’s individual learning methods. While we often focus on the usage of technology as we approach […]

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The Evolving Deposition

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NITA Faculty and Attorney Reuben Guttman co-wrote an article for Law 360, The Evolving Deposition. Guttman mentions NITA’s Deposition Skills: Seattle program in which he states, “practicing lawyers are trained in the skills of taking and defending the modern day deposition. Students are therefore counseled against making speaking objections, and an entire session is held on coping […]

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July’s Monthly Theme On Technology: Same, Same But Different

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written by NITA guest blogger, Shannon Bales In Thailand there is an expression – “Same, same but different” it has a wide variety of meanings but is basically used when tourists are shopping for souvenirs at booths that often written have the same goods. That elephant statue…It’s the same as the other one but “different”. […]

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The Force of Logic

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Author Stephen M. Rice guides readers to develop powers of legal reasoning in a new way in his latest publication, The Force of Logic. As a lawyer and law professor, Rice understands traditional legal education often overlooks the practical wisdom of ancient philosophy as it teaches students how to “think like a lawyer.” Rice believes when you […]

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