The Legal Advocate

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Book Review by David L. Kwass: Jury Trials Outside In

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David L. Kwass, Partner at Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC, has recently reviewed the NITA published book by author Melissa M. Gomez, PhD, Jury Trials Outside In. Below is his review: Jury Trials Outside In is a rare entry into the literature of jury trial analysis that is at once accessible and thought provoking, at once […]

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Asked and Answered—Judge Amy Hanley

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Between announcing the incoming Class of 2017 faculty and our interview with Jayme Cassidy, it would seem The Legal Advocate has NextGen on the brain lately. Because of its importance to NITA’s continuity and growth, today we’re talking with Amy Hanley, another standout “graduate” of the program. “Amy is one of my favorite new NITA […]

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Point Well Made: Oral Advocacy in Motion Practice

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Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik and Legal International Communications Coach Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla’s latest book, Point Well Made, teaches its readers how to effectively argue a motion before a judge. With invaluable perspectives from both on and off the bench, they teach you not only what to prepare before the hearing, but also how […]

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Asked and Answered—Jayme Cassidy, NextGen Class of 2016

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While the mission at NITA has remained constant since its inception in the early 1970s, its faculty has not. It is a reality in all communities that even its most dedicated people will eventually move onto the next stage of their lives and leave the organization in the hands of their successors. The Next Generation […]

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NITA Advanced Trial Advocacy Program for the Trinidad and Tobago Legal Aid and Advisory Authority Held in Port of Spain

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by guest blogger and NITA faculty Doris Cheng NITA provided advanced trial advocacy training to thirty-two attorneys from the Trinidad and Tobago Legal Aid and Advisory Authority (LAAA), a unit of the Ministry of Legal Affairs that provides affordable legal assistance to indigent citizens in criminal and civil cases, including family and property matters. The […]

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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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