The Legal Advocate

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Americans for Immigrant Justice – NITA Public Service Program

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Early this month, NITA had the exciting opportunity to team up with Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, FL for a public service program. This 2-day trial skills program for 16 attendees aimed to enhance skills in areas such as: objections, direct/cross examination, and closing arguments. NITA Program Director Neil Kodsi led the program and […]

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NITA Faculty Member Jaymes Sanford Gives Lecture on Cross Examination

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NITA’s 48-participant program held in Boulder, CO for legal service attorneys began Tuesday, August 21st and ended Friday, August 24th, led by NITA Program Director, Amy Hanley. On the first day of the program, NITA had Guest Speaker and Faculty Member Jaymes Sanford join us in order to present on the topic of cross examinations […]

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Guest Speaker at NITA’s Legal Services Corporation Program: Karen Hester

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Today marked the second day of NITA’s 4-day public service program held in Boulder, CO for attorneys in Legal Services Corporations (LSCO). This day included a presentation made by NITA Guest Speaker Karen Hester, Executive Director at the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, titled “The Intersection of Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 8.4 and Unconscious or Implicit Bias.” The […]

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Thank You to the U.S. Department of State International Visitors

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NITA was pleased to welcome seven esteemed guests from seven different countries who are part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), consisting of international advocates devoted to protecting women and children. The group arrived at NITA’s headquarters in Boulder, CO on Wednesday, August 8th to meet with NITA Executive Director, […]

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From the Director’s Desk: August 2018

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A year ago, I took the month of August off of work: a month of no emails and barely a phone. During that month, I spent a week road-tripping out west with my teenage son Cole, went solo hiking in Switzerland, celebrated my great-aunt’s 90th birthday in Canada, and enjoyed some solitude in the mountains. […]

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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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