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Mission Statement

The Trial Lawyer's College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression. In all of its activities, the Trial Lawyer's College will foster and nourish an open atmosphere of caring for people regardless of their race, age, creed, religion, national origin, physical abilities, gender or sexual orientation. 



Success Stories

Indiana Trial Lawyer Fred Schultz (TLC '12) took on a slip-and-fall case with odds stacked against him and his client, and yet, He WON!

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Trishawn Carey was facing 25 years to life because she picked up a baton when a police officer committed murder. She's one of Milton Grimes' heroes.

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2017 Courses 

Date Location Topic
January 20-22, 2017 Newport Beach, CA Opening Statement Regional Seminar
March 2-5, 2017 Braselton, GA Direct Examination Regional Seminar
April 6-9, 2017 Hunt, TX Voir Dire Regional Seminar
May 27-30, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch Alumni Work Weekend
June 7-12, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch Psychodrama for Lawyers
June 19-27, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch Criminal Defense Seminar: In Defense of the Damned - SOLD OUT
July 5-28, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch July 3-Week College Course - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
August 7-14, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch Graduate Course 1 - WAIT LISTED
August 19-26, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch Graduate Course 2 - SOLD OUT
September 5-28, 2017 Thunderhead Ranch September 3-Week College Course - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
October 26-29, 2017 Leavenworth, WA Cross Examination Regional Seminar

2018 Courses 

Date Location Topic
 January 19-21, 2018 Nashville, Annapolis, Alaska  Discovering the Story & Opening Statement
 February 9-11, 2018 Minnesota, New Mexico, Florida   Discovering the Story & Opening Statement
 March 2-4, 2018 Newport Beach, CA  Voir Dire
 April 12-15, 2018 Hunt, Texas  Cross Examination Regional Seminar
 May 25-28, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Ranch Club Work Weekend
 June 5-10, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Psychodrama Workshop
 June 19-27, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Criminal Defense Seminar: In Defense of the Damned
 July 8-31, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  July 3-Week College Course
 August 6-13, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 1
 August 19-26, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 2
 September 11- October 4, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  September 3-Week College Course
 October 25-28, 2018 Washington State  Closing Argument Regional Seminar