The Legal Advocate

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July 2015 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA’s Annual Report, A Happy Glance Back, New Things Ahead

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We look back every year to count our programs, the people we reach, the faculty we thank, the public service program impact, and the liveliness of our famous publications both bound and digital. I am proud to say, “we are so proud!” Please, now, click here to enjoy our visual, colorful 2014 Annual Report. I […]

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Working To Help Achieve Justice In The New Mexico Criminal Justice System

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written by guest blogger and NITA Program Director William Elward A broad range of our ace NITA instructors have donated their time to assist in the first Trial Advocacy Training Program to be conducted in Albuquerque New Mexico August 18 – 20th. This three day program will train both prosecutors and public defenders in trial […]

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NITA Publication: Fact Investigation, Second Edition

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by Professor Anthony Bocchino and Paul J. Zwier In a successful litigation, it isn’t enough to know the facts. You must also know how to interpret and use those facts, and thoughtfully delving into the stories behind them is a crucial task if you hope to prevail for your client. Fact Investigation, by longtime NITA […]

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Meet NITA’s Upcoming Program Directors

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Building Trial Skills: Seattle September 8, 2015 thru September 13, 2015 University of Washington Sch of Law Michael Johnson UALR School of Law Program Director Michael Johnson is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. He teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Trial […]

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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’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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