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(NEW JERSEY, August 1, 2014) - Day Pitney litigation partner Elizabeth (Beth) J. Sher was honored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy with its 2013 "Robert Keeton Award for Outstanding Service" for her contribution as a longtime NITA faculty member. According to NITA, Ms. Sher was selected from a large pool of highly qualified nominees - the largest number of nominations the organization has received in some years.
Ms. Sher, who has served on the faculty of NITA since 1998, was lauded for her lasting teaching contributions to NITA and her dedication as a teacher, program director, and team leader for both deposition and trial skills training programs. According to one nominator, she is the "consummate faculty member, always prepared and on time, willing and ably delivering lectures as well. She shares ideas, thinks carefully about the program and how to make it better." Another noted that she was "[c]ollaborative, supportive, and - most importantly - a great teacher ... always loved by participants."
As NITA faculty, Ms. Sher has taught for international, national, and regional deposition and trial advocacy training programs in Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado, Edinburgh, and Belfast, as well as for in-house programs for law firms and government agencies. She has served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Law - Newark and Seton Hall University School of Law. In addition, Ms. Sher volunteers to speak to schools and community groups on law-related topics as part of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Speakers Bureau. At Day Pitney, where she handles complex commercial litigation for such clients as Exxon Mobil Corporation, AT&T Corporation, and Sony Electronics Inc., Ms. Sher is also involved in the creation of in-house professional development and training programs, including a comprehensive first-year "boot camp" program for new trial attorneys.
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