Louisville, CO (PRWEB) July 6, 2006 –-
The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the nation’s leading provider of advocacy training for lawyers, announced the relocation of its headquarters from South Bend, Indiana to Louisville, Colorado. The headquarters staff of 40 will expand NITA’s campus, which includes thirteen mock courtrooms, video review facilities and conference rooms. With a special focus on child advocacy, tribal law, violence against women and death penalty cases, NITA unique methodology focuses on making lawyers more effective advocates for their clients, rather than on book-based legal theory.
In addition to 40 new full-time employees, the move is estimated to bring the city more than half a million dollars annually in lodging and food revenues from the hundreds of lawyers, judges and academics who come from across the U.S. and numerous foreign countries to visit the organization’s high-tech 27,000 square-foot training facility.
“For 35 years, NITA has offered unmatched continuing advocacy skills training. The move to Louisville will bring our central staff back home to Colorado, where our first program was held in 1972. Lawyers throughout the world now visit us here for in-residence programs, lasting anywhere from two days to two weeks,” said NITA chief executive officer and president, Laurence Rose. “We anticipate strong growth in the years ahead, even as we return to our roots.”
Founded in 1971, NITA, or the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, is a not-for-profit, continuing legal education institution based in Louisville, Colorado. The gold standard in continuing legal education, NITA has more than 35 years experience developing teaching methods and materials for advocacy training. With an average student/faculty ratio of 4:1, NITA practices an experiential, “learning-by-doing” teaching philosophy. Its faculty are respected members of the legal profession, with extensive trial and teaching experience. NITA also is the third largest publisher of legal texts, many of which are used by renowned law schools. NITA’s sole aim is to improve the quality of advocacy in the nation's courtrooms.
Sheryl Bass, Corporate Communications/PR Manager
National Institute for Trial Advocacy