The Legal Advocate

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SwimTime Corp. v. Water-Fun, Inc.

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NITA’s very first case file on patent law, written by Ryan H. Flax, is a civil trial about patent infringement where readers will dive deep into this complex litigation. The case file introduces readers to SwimTime Corp., a company who suddenly notices a longtime competitor, Water-Fun, has a floating lounger that looks eerily similar to […]

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Asked and Answered: Emily Cooper, Public Services Lawyer

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One of the primary initiatives of the NITA Foundation is to provide tuition assistance to legal staffers at public service agencies whose lean budgets often put specialized advocacy training out of reach. But thanks to the generous support of our donors throughout the country, it’s possible for public services lawyers to attend NITA’s advocacy programs […]

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Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections

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Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections, twelfth edition, gives readers a useful and easy-to-read guide of reference. This latest edition also has an alphabetical section on major objections including practical tips and legal interpretations for each rule. The small-format packaging is designed to make it easy to carry when you’re on the go so you […]

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December 2015 Executive Director’s Letter. NITA in 2016: Strong, Growing, Touching Needs In Even More Ways

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It has been a great year. Next year, 2016, you will see NITA rolling out what we have been building here at “home.” In our work over these three years, we involved program directors, trustees, authors and faculty leaders in creative collaboration aiming at our growth. I sounded two themes when I began my service […]

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NITA Movie Review: I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – WITH THE DEFENDANT I’M PROSECUTING

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey Finding a Christmas movie that has tie-ins with the law is no easy task. I mean, after Miracle on 34th Street, there’s not a lot to choose from. But after wracking my brain this weekend, I remembered one. And yes, the title of this review describes the plot! The […]

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