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Asked and Answered—Aileen Tsao

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This quarter, we invited one of our scholarship winners to sit for a quick round of “Asked and Answered,” our blog interview series featuring NITA personalities. Aileen Tsao works for the King County Department of Public Defense and is currently assigned to represent individuals accused of misdemeanors in the Seattle Municipal Court—important public service work […]

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Love v. Regency, Second Edition

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In authors Jonathan Rest and Ed R. Stein’s second edition, Love v. Regency, a trademark infringement case is brought to life. Dr. Stanley Love, a dermatologist, alleges that Regency Plastic Surgery PC has infringed his common-law trademark of “The Love Look” by using a similar phrase, “The Look of Love” as its marketing slogan. Dr. Love […]

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Victory in the Seventh Circuit for the Brendan Dassey Case

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NITA Trustee Emeritus Tom Geraghty has informed NITA of the victory in which attorneys Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin earned in the Seventh Circuit in the Brendan Dassey case. Dassey was one of the subjects of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer. Geraghty’s clinic led the litigation for Dassey the defendant. Winning such a motion […]

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June 2017 Executive Director’s Letter: Now You Know Us All . . . NITA “Central” Loves Working For You

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From January through April, I featured one staff department in each monthly post. This month rounds out those features. – and then draws back to see the assembled staff, putting grateful and humble words on the remarkable engine that these individuals become as we work together for you. The NITA people featured this month are […]

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NITA Movie Review: Greedy Cousins, A Fight for Autonomy, and a Really Big Rabbit

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Written by guest blogger Judge McGahey Sometimes we forget all the areas where trial lawyers work. In Denver, where I am, our stand-alone Probate Court handle cases as varied as mental health proceedings and estate matters. This month we’ll focus on films that fall within that court’s purview. I’ve deliberately chosen to leave out movies […]

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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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