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MISSION STATEMENT: The Trial Lawyers 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 Lawyers 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.

Latest News



February 14, 2019: Trial Lawyers College is a Tribe of Warriors who Fight for Justice

The Trial Lawyers College is comprised of a tribe of civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers from across the nation to have a place where they can learn the TLC methods that will empower them to fight for their clients and ultimately win justice in their cases. The TLC Founder and famed trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, created this College that is non-profit and trains only those lawyers who represent the people -- not corporations, not big money, only ordinary people. Gerry said, "It is wrong to deprive people out of justice when they are entitled to it. I told myself, I have to do more because there are no colleges in this country and none today that teach 'peoples’ lawyers'; lawyers who fight for the rights of people like you, ordinary people who go down the life of their lives doing the right thing and then suddenly they wake up and have been injured, or their loved ones have been injured, or they’ve been charged with crimes that they haven't committed. It never happens to any of us, until it happens." Read more...

January 24, 2019: The Trial Lawyers College Constellation Regionals

Gerry Spence's Methods of Voir Dire introduces students to a method of jury selection in which they will learn how to identify the danger points in their cases, to reframe them into points of power, and how to approach potential jurors as an inclusive, rather than exclusive, process. "An advantage of this seminar is that it offers a 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio. You will definitely get the opportunity to work directly with an instructor on your case." - Ron Estefan, '05 TLC Grad. Learn More..





January 31, 2019 - Episode 45: The Power of Place with TLC Faculty Member, Rafe Foreman

Rafe Foreman joins me in this episode on one of the most important topics for TLC; The Power of Place, specifically, Thunderhead Ranch. Rafe graduated from TLC in 2002 and joined the faculty the same year. He has served on F Warrior Board in addition to being a long-serving member on the TLC Board of Directors from 2005-2014. He has spent many of his years teaching trial lawyers the powerful methods of TLC, he is also a professor at UMKC. Listen in here...

January 4, 2019 - Episode 44: The Effectiveness of Psychodrama with TLC Faculty Member, John Naizby

In this episode, I sit down with long-time TLC grad and faculty member, John Naizby. John practices law in Connecticut but has consulted with cases in all 50 states. John has a quiet demeanor but his fight is extremely strong and that shows in this conversation. When he first started with TLC in 2000, he doubted the effectiveness of Psychodrama in his life, a TLC foundational skill. Once he started to realize how it could improve his relationships, his daily responses in life and his overall perspective, he has been able to deal with accepting difficult news. Listen here..





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2019 Regionals, Courses, & Colleges



Direct Examination

January 18-20, 2019

Monterey Bay, CALIFORNIA




Voir Dire (3 locations)

February 22-24, 2019

Anchorage, ALASKA

New Orleans, LOUISIANA



Voir Dire (3 locations)

March 22-24, 2019

Austin, TEXAS


Princeville, Kauai, HAWAII


Voir Dire (3 locations)

April 26-28, 2019

Briarcliff Manor, NEW YORK


Jupiter, FLORIDA


Staff Training

May 17-23, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

Ranch Club Work Weekend

*Ranch Club Members & Spouses

May 25-28, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC Trial Skill Foundations

*Psychodrama Methods

June 8-14, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

In Defense of the Damned

*TLC's Criminal Defense Seminar

June 21-29, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC-1 July College

July 8-31, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING









TLC's Graduate-1

*Must be a TLC Graduate

August 9-16, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

TLC's 25th Birthday Party

August 18-20, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

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 TLC's Graduate-2

*Must be a TLC Graduate

August 23-30, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC-2 September College

Sept. 12-Oct. 5, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


Discover the Story of your Case

October 24-27, 2019

Leavenworth, WASHINGTON