The Legal Advocate

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NITA Advanced Trial Advocacy Program for the Trinidad and Tobago Legal Aid Advisory Authority Held in Port of Spain

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by guest blogger and NITA faculty Doris Cheng NITA provided advanced trial advocacy training to thirty-two attorneys from the Trinidad and Tobago Legal Aid Advisory Authority (LAAA), a unit of the Ministry of Legal Affairs that provides affordable legal assistance to indigent citizens in criminal and civil cases, including family and property matters. The program […]

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Quinlan v. Kane, Third Edition

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In NITA’s case file, Quinlan v. Kane, Third Edition, at what point does a friendly conversation end and a business consultation begin? That is the question explored in this business contracts case file written by authors Frank D. Rothschild, Deanne C. Siemer, and Anthony J. Bocchino. The plaintiff, Roberta Quinlan, demands a broker fee of $300,000 that […]

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February 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA’s Stellar Publications Department!

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Last month I started a series of features on NITA’s staff. We introduce them by department. Publications is up this month – and boy are they up! Writers love to write. I hope you enjoy these greetings from the six peoples who handle all of our casefiles, treatises, special releases, and online offerings. Marsi Buckmelter […]

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Welcome the Newest NITA Advocates and NITA Master Advocates

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NITA is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Advocate and Master Advocate Designations. These designations are awarded to a person who has taken a well-rounded set of courses, proving they are serious about trial advocacy.   Kyle, Thomas | Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice Michael Howard | Ravich Meyer Emily L Maxwell […]

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Asked and Answered—John Cleaves

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There’s a reason “a picture’s worth a thousand words,” and John Cleaves knows it. He’s a Trial Technology Attorney and the Manager of the Trial Technology Consulting team at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles—and the author of Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial, a hands-on how-to that teaches readers how they too can put […]

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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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