The Legal Advocate

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Do You Know How to Handle a Media Crisis Related to Your Case?

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Last month, NITA hosted communications specialist Richard S. Levick for “How Lawyers Handle Media in a Time of Crisis, a free, one-hour webcast. In the Internet age, courtroom victories are Pyrrhic if the client’s reputation and bottom line are savaged by day’s end. The “media” is no longer just beat reporters from the local newspaper; […]

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Eating Humble Pie

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written by NITA guest blogger and Communication Expert Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla. Mrs. Diaz-Bonilla is the co-author, alongside the Honorable Nancy Vaidik, of NITA’s newest publication Point Well Made.

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ANOTHER LOOK AT ANSWERING THE COURT’S QUESTIONS IN MOTIONS PRACTICE

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This month, NITA’s faculty will be talking about motions. Earlier in the month we heard from the Honorable Christina Habas. She gave us the advice on how to Offer Alternatives to the Court. Next up, was NITA faculty Andrew Schepard, the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law for Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. […]

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Excited Utterance: April 27, 2017

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The Legal Advocate’s semi-regular roundup of legal news and views you might have missed. The Fitbit murder: one more “brave new world” way technology is changing the conduct of legal investigations, trials, and outcomes. (CNN) Justice Breyer finds out the hard way he gets four bars on the bench. (Washington Post) A first for the […]

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April 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: And Now We Feature NITA’s Finance Gurus

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Each month this winter, my column has featured our NITA Staff members, in person and in their own words – Programs, Publications, Sales & Marketing.  And now it is Spring and we turn your attention to our Finance Department. They bring Spring every month to the mountain of data on our transactions, whether it is […]

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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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