San Francisco Attorney Wins Prestigious NITA Faculty Award

Press Release issued by National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Cheng Teaches Lawyers in the U.S. and Macedonia Trial Skills, Teaching Skills

Doris Cheng of Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger in San Francisco has been selected to receive the 2011 Hon. Robert Keeton Faculty Award. In 2011 Ms. Cheng did a little bit of everything for NITA. In April she led a trial skills program for attorneys in Macedonia. Spanning two weeks in July she was a Team Leader for the National Session in Boulder, CO, NITA's longest running program. To close the year she served as program director for NITA's Advocacy Teacher Training program in San Francisco.

In addition to all the work she has done for NITA, Doris is also successful partner at Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger, the Secretary for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. Late in 2011 Cheng was named a member of the 'Minority 40 Under 40' by the National Law Journal.

The Hon. Robert E. Keeton Award is for Outstanding Service as a NITA Faculty Member. This award is named for Bob Keeton, one of the original teachers at the National Session and a long-time contributor to many programs. Bob authored one of the first texts on trial advocacy and was NITA's Director from 1973-1976.

NITA is the world's leader in advocacy skills training and publications. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA's mission is to train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in the pursuit of justice.