The Legal Advocate

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NITA Thanks Communication Consultant Brian K. Johnson for 30 Years at the National Session

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NITA would like to give a huge shout out to Communication Consultant Brian K. Johnson, who taught at his final NITA National Session July 25 – August 2nd. Brian, along with his business partner and wife Marsha Hunter, taught a communication component of the program. According to Brian, “When Program Director Karen Steinhauser asked me, […]

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NITA International Program in Burma

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Written by NITA Program Director and guest blogger Allen Snyder Background I’m leaving Yangon late at night.  It’s raining, as usual, and the streets are gloomy from lack of lighting.  Suddenly the Shwedagon Pagoda, wreathed in gold leaf and paint and lit up like the morning bursts into view.  It disappears before I can again […]

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Legal Aid of Oklahoma – NITA Public Service Program

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On August 6 – 8, NITA worked in conjunction with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) to put on a trial skills program for eighty-seven lawyers who provide legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. NITA brought a great team of instructors to the program, including Chris Behan, Julia Corty, Christina Habas, Suzanne Katchmar, Stephanie […]

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Training the Child Advocate – NITA Public Service Program

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For the second year in a row, NITA partnered with Baker McKenzie LLP and Facebook for a unique public service program at the Facebook headquarters which trained both attorneys in child advocacy and in-house counsel looking to do more pro bono work. This three-day program trained 43 participants and was led by NITA Program Director […]

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Americans for Immigrant Justice – NITA Public Service Program

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Early this month, NITA had the exciting opportunity to team up with Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, FL for a public service program. This 2-day trial skills program for 16 attendees aimed to enhance skills in areas such as: objections, direct/cross examination, and closing arguments. NITA Program Director Neil Kodsi led the program and […]

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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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