The Legal Advocate

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NITA Movie Review: “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!”

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey I was admitted to the bar 40 years ago this month; in fact, I’m writing this review on the anniversary of my swearing-in.  I went to law school between 1971 and 1974, when the DU Law School was right across the street from the courthouse where I now work. The […]

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From NITA’s Publications Department

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Publications is ready to begin building the 2016 publication pipeline. We’re happy to provide you support and guidance as you develop your idea in to a complete proposal. Or perhaps you have a colleague interested in writing for NITA, help us recruit new talent by referring us to future potential authors. What goes in to […]

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Hearsay, Part Five: Five Ways to Make Living with Hearsay Easier

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NITA’s blog theme is Hearsay? Say What? Recognize It; Use the Rule at Trial. At NITA programs, we train you to the daily thrill of advocating at trial. We ask you to perform constantly, using the rules of evidence. What about the evidence rules themselves? This month, we discuss one set of evidence rules that cannot be […]

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Asked and Answered: Judge Robert McGahey

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written by NITA’s Legal Editor Marsi Buckmelter We all know and love Denver District Court Judge Bob McGahey from his years of lively instruction at NITA programs (eighty-eight so far, with no sign of slowing down) and the legal movie reviews he writes for us here on The Legal Advocate. When we decided to kick […]

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Hearsay, Part Four: Some 804 Exceptions

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NITA’s blog theme this September is Hearsay? Say What? Recognize It; Use the Rule at Trial. At NITA programs, we train you to the daily thrill of advocating at trial. We ask you to perform constantly, using the rules of evidence. What about the evidence rules themselves? This month, we discuss one set of evidence rules that cannot […]

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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 Goal is 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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