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Legal Services Corporation – NITA Public Service Program Part Two

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Back in August, NITA hosted our Legal Services Corporation (LSCO) program, inviting attorneys in the legal service field to attend at our headquarters in Boulder, CO. This year, we had the opportunity to host the program a second time on September 25 – 28 for 48 more attorneys. This program was led by Program Director Suparna Malempati, Associate Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.

Malempati began teaching with NITA in 2013 and this was the first program she served as program director for. “[This was] a truly rewarding experience to teach young lawyers dedicated to public service and eager to learn, made possible through NITA,” stated Malempati.

Furthermore, over the course of this four-day program, attendees had very positive things to say regarding the skills they acquired and the faculty. “This course was amazing! I learned so much. I have never been to trial yet, so this course was invaluable to me. The instructors were all amazing, and so informative. They created a safe place for us to try new things, maybe fail at times, but learn a new/correct way to do a skill. I really enjoyed sitting one-on-one with the instructors and reviewing the video footage. Getting personalized tips was so helpful. I also had a great time just getting to know other legal services attorneys from around the country. I have already been recommending NITA courses to my colleagues,” stated one attendee.

Another attendee stated, “It was exactly what I needed to set me on the right course as a trial attorney.”

NITA is grateful to run this legal services program year after year and for the opportunity to hold the program twice in 2018 as we continue to serve our mission.

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