National Institute for Trial Advocacy


About NITA

Who We Are

As a 501(c)(3), we are a service organization made up of a volunteer network of lawyers, judges, and esteemed advocates across the globe.

Why We Do It

We believe in a fair and impartial adversarial justice system. The training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates can and does improve the administration of justice.

What We Do

We make you sweat. A lawyer walking into a courtroom to advocate for a client is like a tightrope walker working without a net. But, tightrope walkers train with a net for many years.

At NITA, we think lawyers should have the opportunity for safe training: a chance to learn and refine their skills without the stakes of a real courtroom.



Angela C. Vigil

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Miami, FL

Ann C. Williams

Jones Day
Chicago, IL

Barbara E. Bergman

Univ of Arizona James E Rogers Clg of Law
Tucson, AZ

Ben B. Rubinowitz

Gair Gair Conason et al
New York, NY

Doris Cheng

Walkup Melodia Kelly et al
San Francisco, CA

Edwin John U

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, DC

Alice Brathwaite

Jones Day
Chicago, IL

Bibianne U. Fell

Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego, CA

Chris Domingo

Jones Day
Houston, TX

Dev Sethi

Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi PLLC
Tucson, AZ

Erin McGinley

Jones Day
Chicago, IL

George Chen

Bryan Cave LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Annie C. Deets

DeKalb Cnty Public Defender
Atlanta, GA

Barbara S. Barron

Hofstra Law School
Port Washington, NY

Brian K. Johnson

Johnson & Hunter Inc
Santa Fe, NM

Brian L. Schwalb

Washington, DC

C. William Ossmann

3rd Judicial District
Topeka, KS

Catharine DuBois

Brooklyn, NY

Aaron P. Bradford

Denver, CO

Aaron V. Rocke

Rocke Law Group PLLC
Seattle, WA

Abraham Laeser

Weston, FL

Adam Kendall

Office of the District Attorney 20th Judicial District
Boulder, CO

Adam B. Riback

Levin Riback Law Grp PC
Chicago, IL

Adam Hayes

, LA

Jennifer Schneider

Boulder, CO

Kay Dragon

Boulder, CO

Wendy McCormack

Boulder, CO

NITA Headquarters & Training Center

Our Education Center in Boulder, Colorado, houses 6 meeting rooms that can be configured into courtrooms with tablet review and recording, wireless Internet access, and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. These assets make the NITA Education Center at Boulder (NEC) a unique backdrop for our unmatched learning-by-doing teaching method. The NEC plays host to lawyers from around the world who come for a wide variety of basic, advanced, and specialty programs. The NEC is a short drive from Denver International Airport, and all the skiing, hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, and other recreational opportunities that make Colorado such a great destination.

Consider This Facility for Your Next Meeting Location

This facility can cost-effectively host a variety of functions, including:

  • Multi-office law firm retreats
  • Collaborative meetings or training programs, bringing together corporate and outside counsel
  • Training programs jointly offered by NITA and other professional organizations
  • Training programs or meetings conducted independent of NITA
  • Executive retreats

This facility is dedicated to support advocacy skills training and designed to provide the best educational configuration. The NEC provides:

  • One main meeting room, with capacity for 65 participants
  • One large meeting room for 40 participants
  • Four breakout rooms for 16 participants
  • Video review area/Business Center
  • Ample parking
  • 10,000 square foot facility located on one floor

Click here for facility layout.

Convenient Location

The NITA Education Center is located in scenic Boulder, Colorado. This self-contained teaching facility is close to multiple hotels, numerous restaurants and shops, a short drive to local ski resorts, golf, and a variety of other recreational activities.


All of the courtrooms include complete with:

  • Ceiling mounted LCD projectors and screens

The main meeting room features:

  • A wireless microphone system, including digital sound processor to minimize feedback; audio from computer, is sent through the processor to allow for individuals to talk over presentations.
  • 2 ceiling mounted LCD projectors and screens
  • HDMI compatible

Secure Wireless Network

Wireless access points provide high speed internet access for all of the courtrooms and conference rooms.

Call to Schedule

To explore using the NITA Education Center at Boulder for your event, program, or retreat, contact:

Michael Sisk, NEC Facility Manager at 303.953.6808 or [email protected].

A full color brochure featuring photos of the NITA facility can be found here.

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