The Legal Advocate

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Hearsay, Part Two: Hearsay Exemptions

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NITA’s blog theme this September is: Hearsay? Say What? Recognize It; Use the Rule at Trial At NITA programs we train you to the daily thrill of advocating at trial. We ask you to perform constantly, using the rules of evidence. What about the evidence rules themselves? This month, we discuss one set of evidence rules that […]

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Hearsay Part One: When is a statement hearsay?

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NITA’s blog theme this September is: Hearsay? Say What? Recognize It; Use the Rule at Trial At NITA programs we train you to the daily thrill of advocating at trial. We ask you to perform constantly, using the rules of evidence. What about the evidence rules themselves? This month, we discuss one set of evidence rules […]

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August 2014 Executive Director’s Letter. NITA Growth and Accomplishments: Excitement Expressed to “Headquarters”

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In July, I asked you what “real people” activities you were planning for August. While you are in the middle of enjoying those activities (and we’d like to hear about them ), I hope you will enjoy our news about happy developments here at Boulder “headquarters.” (We pay attention also to being “real people,” enjoying homemade […]

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Welcome the Newest NITA Advocates

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NITA is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Advocate Designation. This designation is awarded to a person who has taken a well-rounded set of courses, proving they are serious about trial advocacy.   Christianne Edlund | Mullin Russ Kilejian PC Jean Niven | Merlin Law Group PA Dorothy Guy | Social Security Administration Kathleen […]

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Movie Review: “Inspired by a True Story?” Well, Not So Much . . . .

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey Movies like to blend fantasy with fiction.  “Based on a true story” or “based on real events” are phrases used to give a film legitimacy or authenticity.  The trouble is figuring out exactly where the facts end and the fiction starts. For example, Young Mr. Lincoln features a real person […]

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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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