University of Denver

A NITA Director Explains How Learning-by-Doing Teaches Necessary Skills to New Associates

As the Director of Custom Program, Training and Curriculum for NITA, Terre Rushton (also a member of our Advisory Committee) helps firms address their professional development needs. NITA's learning-by-doing programs are known for developing the fundamental skills (core competencies) that clients expect from associates. She spoke with us about how these skills are needed of both corporate and litigation associates. “Both of them need to understand their client’s business basically, both of them need skills in client communication, both of them need skills in negotiation, in mediation, in how to problem solve, in project management. There’s a whole continuum of skills that are really exactly the same.”

Hear more from Terre Rushton below or click here to view highlights of her interview.