The Legal Advocate

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Court Technology and Trial Presentation on Demonstratives

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NITA would like to extend a shout-out to The Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg, an online blog which caters to lawyers and other legal professionals. In December, author Ted Brooks posted an article on one of NITA’s own books by John Cleaves, Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial. Brooks recommends this book to any attorney or paralegal […]

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NITA Movie Review: A Baby Without Parents, and Ginger Without Fred

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey In December, I like to review a movie that features the law and Christmas, but after Miracle on 34th Street and Remember the Night, the pickings are pretty slim. So I started thinking about movies that feature family law, since my tenure as Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations […]

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Kansas Bar Foundation Awards Scholarship Grant to NITA

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We wish to thank our friends at the Kansas Bar Foundation for awarding an $8,000 grant to NITA that will be used to hold a trial skills program next year for public service lawyers in Kansas. The services that governmental, nonprofit, and legal aid lawyers perform is essential democratic “bedrock” work, and NITA is honored […]

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State v. Gray

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NITA’s latest case file, State v. Gray, is inspired by the timely discussions our nation is having about the use of force against unarmed civilians. Some questions the case file address include: What does the law say about police shooting an unarmed civilian? What is the appropriate response for officers to take when they believe they’re […]

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December 2016 Executive Director’s Letter: Celebrating NITA At Year’s End

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Together, we have done amazing things. NITA continues to grow in influence, creativity, engagement with trial lawyers and advocates across the generations, and faculty excellence. In this Holiday Season, my message is one of joy and thanks. Read both parts of this letter. First, the bullets of thanks. Second, the arrows for action. First, my […]

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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 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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