The Legal Advocate

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Asked and Answered: J. C. Lore

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When our colleague and friend J. C. Lore was honored this spring by Rutgers Law as its Professor of the Year for the second year in a row, the news came as no surprise in our quarters. (We chose J.C. as NITA’s Volunteer of the Year in 2011. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” as they […]

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Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

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In the latest edition of Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice, Paul Zwier and Thomas Guernsey present a strategic planning and integrated systematic approach to negotiation. This approach recognizes that both adversarial and problem-solving strategies have distinct advantages which lawyers will combine styles and strategies to achieve the best results for. Including an outlined plan […]

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DRILLS: A Witness Examination Boot Camp

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NITA’s newest program, DRILLS: A Witness Examination Boot Camp, is right around the corner and we are excited to add such a unique and fast-paced program to our lineup this year. Thank you to Marsha Hunter, who teaches our Articulate Advocate program, for posting about DRILLS on her blog. To read Marsha’s article, please click […]

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Asked and Answered: Steve Drizin on Making a Murderer

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Last week, I spoke to NITA Trustee Tom Geraghty about his involvement in Brendan Dassey’s wrongful conviction case, which was brought to worldwide attention by the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer. Today, Tom’s colleague Steve Drizin continues that discussion, sharing his insights into Brendan’s situation and what it’s like to work on cases that sometimes […]

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Strange v. Wrigley, Third Edition

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Author Andrew P. Rodovich delivers a compelling case file centered around the issue of self-defense. In this personal injury case, the plaintiff, William Strange, drinks at a local bar and then believes he is entering his friend David Cunningham’s home. However, to William’s surprise he walks into the defendant, James Wrigley and his wife Kathy’s home instead. […]

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