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The University of New Mexico School of Law Distinguished Achievement Award

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On Friday October 20th, NITA Board of Trustee Barbara Bergman was honored at The University of New Mexico School of Law’s Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner. NITA’s Associate Executive Director, Wendy McCormack, who attended the event stated, “It was such a privilege to be in a room of 400 people honoring Barbara for her law career […]

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October 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA Executive Director Transition

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The Essence of Continuity and Innovation. . . Here comes December 1! Upon my retirement on that day, Wendy McCormack steps up to become the Executive Director. I am so proud of her. I am so proud of NITA’s Board. And I am thrilled to know that NITA grows forward when we have taken succession […]

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NITA/CLINIC Public Service Programs, 2017

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Written by NITA Program Director, Mark Caldwell, who served as program director of both the July and September public service programs with CLINIC.  The third of NITA’s collaborative immigration programs with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) was held September 26, 27 and 28 in the Chicago offices of Baker McKenzie. Attending the program were […]

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Basic Trial Technology Skills

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October “Trial Technology Series” written by NITA guest blogger, Shannon Bales Trial technology is an umbrella term used for the ability to display exhibits in court electronically. When done right trial technology creates amazing efficiency and clarity of argument in the courtroom. Efficiency and clarity are obtained by the use of a shared set of […]

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30(b)(6) Rules: Deposing the Corporate Representative

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The Rule 30(b)(6) organization deposition is the most powerful and efficient discovery tool available in complex litigation. In this handy and practical guide, author David Malone will help you get the most out of your chance to talk to – and pin down – organizations. Some of the topics include: obligations of both parties, understanding […]

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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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