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Bill Elward Named Program Director for Building Trial Skills: Midwest

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Long-time NITA faculty member Bill Elward has been named Program Director for the NITA Building Trial Skills: Midwest Program.  Bill will fill the big shoes of Jamie Carey.   Bill has not only been a “regular” faculty member at the Midwest, but has also taught at NITA programs all over the United States.   Bill combines practicing law with teaching at NITA and at Loyola Chicago School of Law.As to his plans for the program Bill said, “Jamie Carey helped create what is in my opinion the best trial advocacy program in the country.  I plan to continue this great tradition and along with our outstanding faculty, I look forward to teaching the next generation of advocates.   I also plan to identify and prepare the next generation of great NITA trial ad teachers—so that they can carry on this fine tradition exemplified by Jamie Carey.  I am honored to be appointed to this position and look forward to a great program this coming March.”

The 2013 program is scheduled for March 2-9 at Loyola University School of Law

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