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The Global Legal Post Series by Reuben Guttman – Part Four

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For the month of August, NITA is featuring articles written by NITA  Faculty Reuben A. Guttman. Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has been recognized as a Washingtonian Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. Likewise, the International Business Times has called Mr. Guttman “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys.” He has taught at NITA public programs since 2008,  most recently, NITA’s Deposition Skills: Seattle program, August 2-4.

NITA’s series of articles by Guttman are featured on The Global Legal Post. The fourth article, “The Pretext of Scholarship and How it Discriminates Against Practitioners” demonstrates a need for lawyers in today’s world. Guttman states representation in areas such as immigration, those wrongfully accused of imprisonment, and entrepreneurs with little funding but great possibility – require practical legal skills and core competencies which are at times, neglected by admissions officers. Guttman likewise points out the need for a change. As law school tuition increases, the academy needs to produce individuals with the practical skills to speak for those without a voice. To read the full article, please click here.

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