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National Institute for Trial Advocacy

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA") is an American non-profit organization that provides lawyers with training in trial skills.

Founded in 1969, NITA was created by legal professionals to address the lack of trial preparation provided in law schools. A group of law professors and lawyers concluded that that learning-by-doing trial training was the best approach towards filling this gap. This group spent two more years improving their trial material and in 1972 held NITA's inaugural National Session at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

NITA's National Sessions bring together participants from all across the country who are taught through a learning by doing approach how to better represent their clients in the courtroom. The national session has been held every year since 1972[1]

Since 1972, NITA started holding public service trial training sessions in a variety of specialties across the country as well as other skills courses, including legal deposition and courtroom technology skills.


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