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Monday, July 9, 2012

New NITA Director

Dear Friends:

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)  has appointed Karen Lockwood as its new  Director, http://blog.nita.org/2012/06/21/national-institute-for-trial-advocacy-names-new-executive-director/.  This appointment reaffirms NITA's commitment to quality CLE training, to reach out to new and experienced advocates nationwide, and to identify and meet the challenges facing legal skills instruction today.  We congratulate her, welcome her to our community of teachers, and invite her to guest blog for us soon and often.  We hope to see her at the 2013 EATS conference at Stetson.

We will miss outgoing Director John Baker.  He has done a tremendous job, an effort that we hope is long remembered by all those who benefited from his teaching skills, his lawyer skills, his patience and his tact.  We wish him all success and happiness in the next chapter of his life, and we look forward to working with him in future endeavors.

We are excited to see where Karen leads NITA next.  There is a need to respond to changing perceptions about how people learn, about the creative and effective use of 'on line' learning and teaching, about making best use of volunteer time and volunteer skills, how to reach those who need to learn when travel and training budgets are memories of a bygone time, and even about how to keep a 'not for profit' viable in difficult economic times.  On behalf of the  of community of advocacy teachers we wish her great and gratifying success.

All the best,

The Advocacy Teaching Blog Administrators

Chris Behan
Charlie Rose
Hugh Selby

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