National Session

July 19-27, 2017

Practice and Perfect Essential Skills in a Simulated Trial Setting

Throughout the program, you will use NITA’s learning-by-doing method to practice and perfect your skills in the art of persuasion and trial advocacy. Unlike other programs, NITA’s National Session has a dedicated drill room open throughout the program that allows students in a relaxed setting to practice and master isolated trial skills. Motions, jury selection and technology in the courtroom are other skills you’ll be performing that aren’t frequently touched on at other programs.

Direct Mentoring • Constructive Critique • Expert Faculty • Actual Trial Setting


  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross-examination of fact witnesses
  • Direct and cross-examination of two real expert witnesses
  • The introduction of and persuasion with exhibits
  • Full bench trial
  • Evidence refresher
  • Impeachment by prior inconsistent statements and omissions
  • Examinations of the non-responsive and difficult witness
  • Jury selection
  • Oral advocacy in a motions setting
  • Powerful closing arguments
  • Full jury trial
  • 1 on 1 consultations with communication experts

July 19-27, 2017

NITA Education Center
1685 38th Street
Boulder, CO

Program Directors:

Edward A. Sullivan Karen Steinhauser
Faegre Baker Daniels
South Bend, IN
Law Office of Karen Steinhauser
Denver, CO



Expected CLE:

66 Credits, 1.0 Ethics

Testimonials from Past Attendees

“This course was the best money I have ever spent on legal education. I highly recommend it to anyone who practices in Court.”

Britton Davis
2016 Building Trial Skills Participant

“It was an amazing experience and a fantastic way to develop trial advocacy skills! The faculty is second to none and the learning-by-doing approach is the best way for building skills that can be used over the long-term.”

Joseph A Myszka
2016 Building Trial Skills Participant