The Legal Advocate

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Taking Judicial Notice and Proving Foreign Law in American Courts

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Written by guest bloggers Regina Fullana Pitarch and Michael J. Dale[1] Suppose three university graduates and good friends from Florida, Italy, and Catalonia in Spain are employed together in the United States. One day, they decided to vacation in Barcelona and, amazed by the place, decided to purchase a vacation home. After negotiation, a real […]

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NITA Celebrates Pro Bono Recognition Week

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written by NITA Board Member Barbara Bergman National Pro Bono Recognition week is October 19-25.  As a result, this is a fitting time to reflect on NITA’s historic and continued commitment to pro bono and public service work.  From its founding, NITA’s Board of Trustees and its staff have embraced public service as part of […]

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October 2014 Executive Director’s Letter: NITA Talent – Our Faculty Are Honored In Their Fields

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Proud of our faculty’s talents, in teaching as well as in the law, I share with you these accolades for members of NITA’s Faculty. Our faculty are leaders. They are thinkers. They are restless – the world should be better! They walk the talk – they work to extend knowledge and advocate for real justice. […]

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NITA Movie Review: “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!”

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey I was admitted to the bar 40 years ago this month; in fact, I’m writing this review on the anniversary of my swearing-in.  I went to law school between 1971 and 1974, when the DU Law School was right across the street from the courthouse where I now work. The […]

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From NITA’s Publications Department

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Publications is ready to begin building the 2016 publication pipeline. We’re happy to provide you support and guidance as you develop your idea in to a complete proposal. Or perhaps you have a colleague interested in writing for NITA, help us recruit new talent by referring us to future potential authors. What goes in to […]

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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 Goal is 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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