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November 2014 Executive Director’s Letter: Looking Forward – A Moment of Thanks

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A week from today, you and I will be busy getting ready to be really busy. Running off our turkey feasts, planning the weekend sports line-up, and considering our December tasks, we’ll hunker down. What comes with that is reflection. At NITA, in that pause after next Thursday’s holiday, we will be reflecting on our […]

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NITA TV Review: Praise for an “Old Bailey Hack”

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey TV and radios talking heads are fond of putting together all-star teams or all-time great lists. One manifestation of this is the “Mount Rushmore”: the four quarterbacks on your Mount Rushmore, the four guitar players on your Mount Rushmore, the four chefs on your Mount Rushmore, etc.  If I […]

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Taking Judicial Notice and Proving Foreign Law in American Courts

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Written by guest bloggers Regina Fullana Pitarch and Michael J. Dale[1] Suppose three university graduates and good friends from Florida, Italy, and Catalonia in Spain are employed together in the United States. One day, they decided to vacation in Barcelona and, amazed by the place, decided to purchase a vacation home. After negotiation, a real […]

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NITA Celebrates Pro Bono Recognition Week

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written by NITA Board Member Barbara Bergman National Pro Bono Recognition week is October 19-25.  As a result, this is a fitting time to reflect on NITA’s historic and continued commitment to pro bono and public service work.  From its founding, NITA’s Board of Trustees and its staff have embraced public service as part of […]

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October 2014 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA Talent – Our Faculty Are Honored In Their Fields

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Proud of our faculty’s talents, in teaching as well as in the law, I share with you these accolades for members of NITA’s Faculty. Our faculty are leaders. They are thinkers. They are restless – the world should be better! They walk the talk – they work to extend knowledge and advocate for real justice. […]

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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 Goal is 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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