The Legal Advocate

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May 2015 Executive Director’s Letter: Trustees Spring Meeting

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Last Thursday, NITA’s Board of Trustees gathered for its Spring Meeting. Did you know that our twenty-one active Trustees draw from across the country, and work in many of the judicial circuits? They include non-lawyers and lawyers, you may know some of them yourself. Over the next few months, the Trustees will be developing our […]

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NITA Case File: Point v. Dunstable

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Having a film short accepted at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival is a dream come true for many indie filmmakers-especially if early buzz suggests it could take the top prize. Such was the case for French filmmaker Josephine Point and What Red Balloon?, Point’s incisive, twenty-minute social critique of globalization. But when her distributor colorized portions […]

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NITA Movie Review: DIVORCE (SINGING AND DANCING INCLUDED)

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey DIVORCE (SINGING AND DANCING INCLUDED) In recent reviews, I’ve mentioned that Hollywood uses domestic relations issues not just as subjects for drama, but also for comedy.  This month we’ll look at three movies about divorce that took the comedy concept one step further – they’re all musical comedies in […]

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Remembering Donald H. Green, NITA Teacher extraordinaire

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The NITA community is saddened as we continue to absorb the sudden passing of Donald H. Green on Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Don was a NITA Program Director for many years and co-founded the NITA Deposition Program in DC.  Along his strong leadership in the Deposition Skills Program and the Expert Witness Program, Don served […]

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Impact on Juries in Sports Celebrity Cases

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Written by guest blogger Karen Steinhauser, trial lawyer and owner of The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC, which focuses primarily in the area of criminal defense and family law. Why is the public so fascinated with celebrity sports trials?  Throughout the years, we have followed the trials of O.J. Simpson, the almost trial of Kobe Bryant, […]

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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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