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Excited Utterance: April 12, 2017

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Introducing “Excited Utterance,” The Legal Advocate’s semi-regular roundup of legal news and views you might have missed. What an aviation lawyer who once sued an airline that overbooked his seat has to say about the rights of passengers who get bumped (or dragged) off their flight. (CNN) Extrajudicial drudgery looms large in “Junior Justice” Neil […]

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MOTIONS PRACTICE: Offer Alternatives to the Court

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This month NITA’s faculty will be talking about motions. Below, the Honorable Christina Habas gives us a look at motions from behind the bench and how you can help the court while next week Judge McGahey advises you with three simple rules to follow when filing motions.  Next we will hear from NITA faculty Andrew […]

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Perry Russell-Hunter Bestowed with Georgetown Law Honor

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Congratulations to NITA Program Director and faculty member Peregrine “Perry” Russell-Hunter, who was recently selected as the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center for 2016–2017. Named for the former U.S. Solicitor, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, and Georgetown Law alumnus Charles Fahy, this designation commends the contributions of adjunct faculty […]

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State v. Gray

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Authors A.J. Bellido de Luna and Joseph E. Taylor create a fictionalized scenario that draws on inspiration from real-life occurrences in NITA’s publication, State v. Gray. This case file poses questions such as: what is the appropriate response for offices to take when they believe they’re in imminent mortal danger on the job? At what point […]

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studio71 Webcasts Break Viewing Records in 2017

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In 2017, we’ve experienced record-breaking views in studio71, NITA’s online venue for free video content. Twice this year, we’ve hit 700+ registrants for a webcast, with nearly 50 percent tuning into the live broadcast. It started in January, when current NextGen faculty Moe Spencer shared how to present a killer opening statement. Faculty (and tax […]

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  • Develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice.
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