National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Legal Skills Training in California

Advocacy Training Courses in California

California has long been a destination for dreamers, from gold hunters to thespians wanting to make the world their stage. In recent times, it's also been home to inventors converting ideas into ground-breaking (and lucrative) technologies. California has been a land of opportunity for many and it could very well be the place where your legal skills training takes place.

NITA offers trial skills training, depositions skills training as well as a varitey of courtoom communication skills training at some of the nation's top-ranked law schools such as Loyola Law School, Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Berkeley Law University of California, and Golden Gate University School of Law as well as dreamy desinations like the Catamaran Hotel & Spa Resort and the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego.

  • Currently, there are no courses available in this location.

  • Nevada

    Join NITA in Sin City where William S. Boyd School of Law hosts our trial skills training courses and, as with all of your classrooms, you'll see just how valuable our dynamic teaching methods can be.

  • Washington

    Join NITA in Seattle, an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. The University Of Seattle Law School hosts this course and, as with all of your classrooms, you'll see just how valuable our dynamic teaching methods can be.

Every Course Includes

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Our career-enhancing courses are offered more frequently than any other organization, giving you ample opportunities to attend a NITA program that fits best with your schedule. NITA advances your career and the profession with access to texts and virtual programs. We give you access to the world’s leading experts and best practices for legal advocacy training, both offline and online.

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Our faculty are dedicated to you becoming the best advocate you can be; with decades of experience - some in the courtroom, some focused on pedagogy - they are experts at honing in on the methods to improve your skills. They will encourage you to try new approaches and experiment in the safety of a workshop environment.

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Our community not only provides you access to the most highly acclaimed and esteemed legal advocates in the world, it provides opportunities to join us in impacting others. NITA graduates often return to volunteer for future programs to pass along what they have learned—and continue to learn by teaching.


About NITA's California Course Locations

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, a tropical hideaway in San Diego’s Pacific Beach community on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay. Our Polynesian-themed resort, only 8 miles from San Diego International Airport, offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that like to strike up conversation with guests. With Mission Bay as our backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, there's no better choice among San Diego hotels.

3999 Mission Blvd San Diego CA 92109, USA

Chapman Univ Schl of Law

Chapman University Fowler School of Law is located on the beautiful Chapman University campus in the heart of Orange County, California. The campus is near many great attractions such as the world famous Disneyland Resort, Angel Stadium, and a number of iconic beaches. Commonly referred to as “The Orange Circle," Old Town Orange is a one square-mile area that is centered on the historic Orange Plaza, considered the heart of the City of Orange. Just two blocks from the Chapman University campus, the Circle has a variety of gourmet and casual eateries, popular taverns, well-traveled antique shops, and other specialty stores.

One University Drive Orange CA 92866, USA

Golden Gate University

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Golden Gate University School of Law offers a rich array of real-world opportunities and unmatched access to courts, law firms, advocacy organizations, and government agencies. 

536 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94105, USA

Loyola Law School

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles sits astride Los Angeles’ legal, financial and entertainment epicenters. Most of downtown LA’s major law firms are a five-minute ride away on the school’s continuously running shuttle. And just a little farther are the city’s major courts, including Los Angeles County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In fact, Loyola is just blocks from the largest government district outside of Washington, D.C. – closer to downtown LA courts than any other law school.

919 Albany St Los Angeles CA 90015, USA

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. The School of Law is located on the southeast corner of the UC Berkeley campus and overlooks the campus and San Francisco Bay.

215 Boalt Hall Berkeley CA 94720, USA

Bahia Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel is a beachside escape, tucked away on a 14-acre peninsula in Mission Bay. Here, you'll experience the best of San Diego's lush tropical gardens, sandy beaches, and amazing accommodations. 

998 West Mission Bay Drive San Diego CA 92109, USA

Golden Gate Univ Sch of Law

536 Mission St San Francisco CA 94105-2968, USA

Bahia Resort

998 W Mission Bay Dr. San Diego CA 92109, USA