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15: 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 1

15: 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 1

Update: 2021-02-09
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2021 marks fifty years of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy as the nation’s go-to gold standard in All Things Advocacy. Here on the podcast, we wanted to celebrate this year-long occasion with our gift to you: 50 trial tips for each of NITA’s 50 years. In this first episode of a special two-part series, a cross-section of NITA program directors, faculty members, authors, and members of the Board of Trustees share their best tips and tricks for improving trial skills.

 

1:35     Choosing the story of your client’s case
6:35     Overcoming writer’s block
12:02   Breaking up with your notes
24:12   Crafting an opening statement|
32:39   Taking care of yourself during long, arduous trials
36:41   Signature sign-off question

 

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15: 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 1

15: 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 1

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