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.

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November 21, 2019: John and Clay Zelbst, TLC Faculty Members Get a NOT GUILTY Verdict

John and Clay Zelbst, TLC Faculty Members get an important not guilty verdict for their young client in Oklahoma. "Our client will have the opportunity to move past his prison sentence and become someone he can be proud of, with lessons of his own to share with others. Who can even imagine what positive impacts he may have on his family, friends, and community that would not have otherwise happened had he been falsely convicted." Here’s to John and Clay who never gave up on him. Congratulations. Read the story..

October 24, 2019: San Diego Trial Lawyer, Omid Rejali, Dedicates His Record-Breaking Verdict to the Trial Lawyers College

“I have always said and will continue to say that TLC changed my life for the good, forever. I attended my first regional in January 2017 and have attended two subsequent regionals since. I have not had the pleasure of attending the 3-week college but will certainly do so in the near future. This verdict and many more to come are all dedicated to the college. It all came about by nothing other than pure LOVE for my client.” – Omid Rejali Read more...





November 7, 2019 - Episode 52: Trying an Honest Case with TLC Faculty Members, Brooks Cutter & Scott Glovsky

In this episode, Scott Glovsky, host of the popular podcast, Trial Lawyer Talk, TLC Faculty Member talks about trying an honest case in a recent wrongful death case with Brooks Cutter, Sacramento Trial Lawyer, and TLC Faculty Leader. Both of these incredible trial lawyers will be supporting TLC seminars in 2020. Listen to the Episode..

August 29, 2019 - Episode 51: TLC Faculty Member, Jacqui Ford on Reputation In and Out of the Courtroom

In this episode, we hear from Oklahoma Trial Lawyer, Jacqui Ford. Jacqui talks about the reputation of trial lawyers and the power of conversation and credibility in and out of the courtroom. Jacqui has been attending TLC courses since 2013 and joined the faculty in 2015. She has since broadened her practice from only criminal defense to criminal defense and civil work. She is an avid member of her Oklahoma Local Working Group and has always shown passion for everything she does with TLC. Listen in to the episode...





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2020 Regionals, Courses, & Colleges

*2020 Registrations and Applications are Open!

 Click the button below for an interactive Course Registration Map featuring TLC's 2020 courses with venue and location details.






Cross Examination

(3 Locations)

January 24-26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)

Peery Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

Seascape Resort, Monterey Bay, CA (SOLD OUT)


Opening Statement

February 20-23, 2020

Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX







Cross Examination

(3 locations)

March 27-29, 2020


Drury Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO


Closing Argument

April 24-26, 2020


Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA






Staff Training

May 13-20, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Indigent Representation Seminar

May 28-31, 2020


Oklahoma City, OK


Trial Skills Foundation

June 7-13, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

In Defense of the Damned

June 22-30, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY


TLC-1 July College

July 10 - August 2, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY





TLC's Graduate-1

August 8-15, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

TLC's Graduate-2

August 22-29, 2020


Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY


TLC-2 September College

September 12 - October 5, 2020

*Application Deadline: May 26, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY


Cross Examination

(rescheduled from March)

October 9-11, 2020

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO


Voir Dire

October 22-25, 2020

Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA











Discover the Story of your Case

December 3-6, 2020

Hampton Inn Convention Center, New Orleans, LA