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2012 National Session Registration Open

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Become one of the thousands of attorneys to have taken NITA’s famous National Session. Immerse yourself in NITA’s learning-by-doing method and work side-by-side with some of the country’s top trial lawyers, professors, judges, and communication experts.

This year’s program is packed with groundbreaking trial advocacy training approaches. Program Director Ben Rubinowitz and his colleagues will present lectures and evaluations in many of the ways you might expect, but also in many ways new to NITA that are sure to change the way we conduct trial skills programs from here on out.

To learn more, read the full program description. We hope to see you here in Boulder from July 25 through August 2 for the 42nd Annual National Session.

Featured Program—Deposition Skills: CALIFORNIA COAST

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Join us in Orange, CA for three days of intense deposition training. You will study and practice NITA’s classic “funnel method” alongside your peers, NITA faculty, and Program Director Lawrence Silver.

Deposition Skills: California Coast will be held at the Chapman University School of Law. This program will cover eliciting answers, testing theories, identifying useful witnesses, and much more. Read about program details, and get information on membership discounts and CLE credits.

Featured Program—Teacher Training: New York

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From June 7 through June 9 at New York Law School in New York City, attorneys, professors, and others will learn what it takes to become a NITA faculty member at one of NITA’s most sought-after programs: Teacher Training. The program is not only for those who want to become NITA faculty, it’s also an excellent experience for those who want to improve their teaching skills for any setting.

Find out more about the program, including what you’ll learn. 

Arbitration Advocacy

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For the first time as a public program, NITA is offering Arbitration Advocacy from May 18-20 at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Program Director John Sonsteng and faculty will lead participants through a number of intensive learning-by-doing workshops plus two full arbitrations. Learn more about the program and sign up on

Deposition Skills: Southeast

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NITA is proud to conduct the Southeast Deposition Skills program in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the first time! Join Program Directors Peter Hoffman and Jean Cary for three days of intense learning-by-doing programming. Learn to use NITA’s own funnel technique, and then practice and perfect a number of deposition skills.

Learn more about the program, including information on CLE credits, registration, and logistics, on the NITA website.

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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