The Legal Advocate

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Jury Trials Outside In, First Edition

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In this guide, Jury Trials Outside In, First Edition, author Dr. Melissa M. Gomez speaks to the psychology of all people involved in a case and how the psychology affects the manner in which we make decisions and communicate at trial. She explains that each person influences the way a case is presented and received by a […]

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Asked and Answered: Brent Newton

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Next month, one of my favorite NITA authors, Brent E. Newton, will star in “Constitutionalizing” Your Objections in a Criminal Case, a studio71 webcast we’ll be filming at our headquarters in Boulder. (It’s free, by the way, so please register!) Brent has published three textbooks with NITA, and it’s his latest book, Trial Advocacy in […]

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State v. Diamond/State v. Doyle

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NITA’s State v. Diamond/State v. Doyle contains and interesting juxtaposition as author James H. Seckinger writes the case file with two different outcomes. The main plot focuses on a man and a woman (Mr. Diamond and Ms. Doyle) who are in an enclosed space when suddenly, shots are fired and one person dies at the scene while […]

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Asked and Answered: Peter Weidman

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When NITA faculty Peter Weidman happened to mention to us that he’d just prevailed in a $2.45 million bankruptcy case in federal court last month, it was a nice little tickle to our antennae here at “Asked and Answered.” We suspected he’d make for a lively interview, and as you’ll see, he didn’t disappoint. Peter and […]

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United States v. Clark

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In NITA’s case file, United States v. Clark, Andre Clark has been charged with bank robbery after the Main Street Bank was robbed by three unknown individuals. An anonymous caller reported to 911 that he/she saw three individuals run from the bank and followed them. He/she reported the individuals then switched cars and stopped at a […]

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