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2014 Highlights: Fourth Quarter New Publications

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Alternatives to Litigation Now in its Third Edition, Alternatives to Litigation reflects the growth in alternative dispute resolution and also the growing interest, and in some states mandatory use of, ADR. $60 | *Available in Epub and Mobi eBook formats! Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure Criminal Litigation & Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure is designed to incorporate the […]

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2014 Highlights: NITA’s studio71

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In 2014, NITA’s studio71 put on 15 live webcasts. We did a an overview of our viewing statistics to find the most popular webcast of the year. Here they are: Effective Handling & Use of Exhibits at Trial: How to Look Cool & Be Persuasive Using Stuff at Trial Originally brought to you as a […]

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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’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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