The Legal Advocate

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NITA Faculty Brian Johnson, Marsha Hunter Release New Book Edition

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In the fully updated second edition of their groundbreaking book The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions, NITA faculty members Brian Johnson and Marsha Hunter teach attorneys how to develop a distinctly individual style adaptable to any advocacy challenge. While the first edition focused on trial lawyers, this new, […]

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Service of Process Outside the United States: A Basic Overview

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written by NITA guest bloggers Tereza Horáková and Michael J. Dale Over the last couple of decades, international commerce has experienced a dramatic boom. Such an environment quite naturally provides fertile ground for transnational litigation. For example, suppose that an American owner of a chain of sports bars visits the hidden gem of Central Europe, […]

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March 2016 Executive Director’s Letter: Advice and Democracy

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As ED, I am dedicated, as is NITA, to non-partisan activity and viewpoints. This letter is apolitical. It supports our stable, three-branch form of government. I imagine that you, as am I, are meditating almost involuntarily on the following question: “How did we get here?” . . . to the Senate’s possible no-action in its […]

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Welcome the Newest NITA Advocates

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NITA is proud to announce the 2015 4th quarter recipients of the Advocate Designation. These designations are awarded to a person who has taken a well-rounded set of courses, proving they are serious about trial advocacy.   David Wilkerson | Van Winkle Law Firm Andrew McBride | Adams & Reese LLP Haven G. Ward Thomas Boothe […]

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NITA Movie Review: AN ODD COUPLE AT THE SUPREME COURT

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey Last month I reviewed The Magnificent Yankee, an autobiographical movie about Justice Holmes. Since the question of Justice Scalia’s replacement is still in the new, for this month’s review, I picked a completely fictional movie about the nomination of the first woman to the Supreme Court: First Monday in […]

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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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