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Rocky Mountain Child Advocacy Training Institute
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5/19/2008 to 5/23/2008
When: May Trial Skills Training
Where: NITA Education Center
361 Centennial Parkway
Suite 220
Louisville, Colorado  80027
United States
Contact: Mary Commander

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The 2008 Child Advocacy Training Institute is a special educational experience for lawyers representing the interests of children. The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, The National Association of Counsel for Children, and The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center continue their collaborative effort in this exceptional learning-by-doing training program. The course is designed to meet the specialized needs of lawyers who practice in the areas of child and family law, including private practitioners, prosecutors, guardians ad litem, appointed respondent parent’s counsel, and public defenders.

Enter into a simulated trial environment where you hone skills most often used in cases involving children. Following your performances our experienced and distinguished faculty members will provide constructive feedback and targeted suggestions to enable you to further enhance your skills and become more effective. We’ll record your performances giving you the opportunity to review your technique with instructors, who offer one-on-one feedback to help you improve voice, gestures, use of notes, and non-verbal behaviors. Heavy emphasis is placed on case analysis and how to tell your client’s story in the most effective and compelling way.

Each segment of the program focuses on a different set of trial skills. Using a building block approach, the program’s first focus is on mastering case analysis and planning, then questioning techniques for direct and cross-examination, foundations for testimony, exhibits, refreshing memory, and impeachment by prior inconsistent statement, using exhibits with testimony, witness control, and examining expert witnesses. The program’s five days are equivalent to taking several cases to trial.
CLE Credit
The number of credits each state allows will be available prior to the program from the state CLE administrators office and the NITA admissions office. Please note that individual state CLE fees are not included in the NITA tuition fee and are payable at registration for the program.
Limited Enrollment

Enrollment in this program is limited to licensed attorneys. The number of participants allowed to enroll in this program is limited in order to maintain the optimum faculty-to-participant ratio and ensure the quality of the learning experience. NITA does not discriminate among candidates on the basis of gender, disability, race, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

To Enroll:

By Web: Secure online enrollment:

By Phone: Call NITA Administration at 877.648.2632. Additionally, you can e-mail Mary Commander at with further questions.



Regular program tuition: $725; NACC Attorney Tuition: $580.

Travel, meal, and lodging costs are not included and are paid for by the participants. Cancellations must be received at least twenty (20) days before the program begins in order to receive a tuition refund. After that date, a fee is charged. NITA and its partners are offering this program at a substantially discounted rate. A limited number of payment plans are also available based on financial need. For payment plan information, call NITA administration at 877.648.2632.

NITA has secured preferred rates for all program attendees at the following hotels:

Residence Inn-800.281.3619
Courtyard by Marriott-800.281.0537

Request the NITA Corporate Rate when making your reservation.



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