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Leo Romero Receives ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award 2014

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Romero_LeoLast Saturday at the ABA’s Mid-Year meeting in Chicago,  NITA’s very own Leo Romero was singled out as a 2014 Spirit Honoree by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

The luncheon is a key event in the ABA’s annual mid-year meeting. It creates waves far beyond even the very influential Commission, and is attended by most ABA leaders and many mid-year meeting attendees. Honorees are persons of national visibility, chosen from nominees as “lawyers who excel in their professional settings; who personify excellence on the national, state, or local level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.” (See link below for the award brochure.) Leo certainly is all of that and more!

As our Immediate Past Chair of the NITA Board, Leo makes us justifiably proud as he achieves this honor. For all of your activities, Leo, in and for the profession, we are particularly grateful for your service—and we know continuing service—to NITA. Congratulations!

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NITA Announces New Board President, Members for 2013

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BOULDER, CO: The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) has announced its new Board officers and new members of the Board of Trustees for 2013.  Michael A. Ginsberg, a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day, has been elected as the Board Chair.  “I am delighted to serve NITA as chair of the Board of Trustees.  I first encountered NITA as a law student nearly 30 years ago, and have had the great pleasure of serving as a faculty member in NITA public and public interest programs throughout the United States and in a number of foreign countries,” Ginsberg said.

Other Board officers for 2013 are:

Leo Romero, Past Chair
Emeritus Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM

Angela Vigil, Chair- Elect / Secretary
Partner, Director of Pro Bono and Community Service, North America
Baker & McKenzie
Miami, FL

L. Joseph Loveland, Treasurer
Senior Litigation Partner
King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA

New members to the NITA Board of Trustees are:

Hon. Lee Smalley Edmon
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles, CA

William J. Hunt
Clark, Hunt, Ahern, & Embry
Cambridge, MA

Andrea B. Tecce
Managing Director and Controller of Disputes, Investigations & Economics Segment
Washington, DC

Edwin John U
Partner, Litigation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, DC

“After more than 40 years of service to the profession, NITA remains the premier lawyer training organization.  I deeply appreciate NITA’s commitment to and focus on the development of the rule of law in emerging countries and its support of the mission of public interest legal organizations, as well as its commitment to training lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates,”  Ginsberg said. He continued, “I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to serve as Board Chair, particularly as NITA transitions to new leadership under the direction of Karen Lockwood.” (Lockwood took over as the new executive director of NITA December 1st 2012).