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NITA Announces New Board President, Officers for 2015

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Vigil_AngelaBaker & McKenzie Partner Named Chair of the Board

BOULDER, CO: The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) has announced its new Board officers for 2015. Angela C. Vigil, a partner in the Miami office of Baker & McKenzie as well as the firm’s Director of Pro Bono and Community Service for North America, has been elected as the Board Chair. “I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve as Board Chair. From the time I first encountered NITA I have had the great pleasure of serving as a faculty member in public and public interest programs throughout the United States and in a number of foreign countries,” Vigil said.

Additional Board Officers for 2015:

Michael H. Ginsberg, Past Chair

Jones Day
Pittsburgh, PA

L. Joseph Loveland, Chair Elect & Treasurer
Senior Litigation Partner

King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA

Geraldine Sumter, Secretary
Managing Partner

Ferguson Stein Chambers et al
Charlotte, NC

“After more than 40 years of service to the profession, NITA remains the premier lawyer training organization. I deeply appreciate NITA’s commitment to and focus on the development of the Rule of Law in emerging countries and its support of the mission of public interest legal organizations, as well as its commitment to training lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates.” Vigil continued.

About the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA): NITA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a dedicated team of professors, judges and practicing lawyers who believe that skilled and ethical advocacy is a critical component of legal professionalism and all systems of dispute resolution that seek 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 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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