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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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May 2, 2019: “My Time at the Ranch” Article Originally Posted in ‘The Verdict Magazine’, by 2018 Grad, Laura Shamp

After Laura graduated from the Trial Lawyers College, she left feeling different about her practice and life. “My three weeks at the Ranch changed the way I practice. It changed the way I think, and it changed the way I live. Gerry Spence says that to be a better lawyer, you must first be a better person. I think he is right.” She wanted to share her experience with other Georgia Trial Lawyers, so she worked with The Verdict, a quarterly publication by The Georgia Trial Lawyers Associations in writing a featured article in their “Technology Issue” released on March 12, 2019. Read the article here.

April 4, 2019: TLC Grad Gets Over $2.5 Million Verdict in Bexar County, Texas on ‘Minor Impact Soft Tissue’ Injury Case

“I used the methods I learned at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and from Psychodrama training workshops to show the jury at a true, deep emotional level what my client had in his life before the crash and what was taken away from him; how the crash happened; and the cover-up scene after they pulled over and he realized he was run into by an off-duty police officer.” Read more...





May 17, 2019 - Episode 49: Maryland Grad, Ian Anthony on the Disparity Between Law School and Trial Lawyers College

Ian Anthony is our guest in this episode of the TLC Podcast. In this episode, we talk about how TLC differs from law school and why these differences are so important for trial lawyers. Ian Anthony is a 2016 July Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and has attended several TLC courses since. He teaches trial advocacy in Maryland, is the head coach for the trial team, and also practices as a public defender to indigents in Howard County, Maryland. Listen In..

April 18, 2019 - Episode 48: TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC’s 3-Week College Experience

Welcome to episode 48 with Donal McRoberts as our guest. He started his practice in 2011 handling family law and criminal defense, and by chance had an opportunity to represent a person injured in a car accident where the insurance company was denying responsibility and he’s been representing injured people since. Donal is a graduate of the 2018 July College Class and in this episode, he shares some insight into what goes on during the famous Flagship 3-Week College. Listen In..





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2019 Courses Still Open for Registration



RSVP for TLC's 25th Birthday

August 18-20, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY


Discover the Story of your Case

October 24-27, 2019

Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth, WA


2020 Regionals, Courses, & Colleges

*2020 Registrations Open July 2, 2019. Stay tuned for Grad Program Releases.



Cross Examination

(3 Locations)

January 24-26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Atlanta, GA

Peery Hotel, Salt lake City, UT

TBD, San Francisco, CA



Opening Statement

February 20-23, 2020

Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX







Cross Examination

(3 locations)

March 27-29, 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO


Voir Dire

April 24-26, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA






Staff Training

May 16-23, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Indigent Defense Seminar

May 29-31, 2019

Venue TBD, Tulsa, 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

*Application Deadline: March 23, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY





TLC's Graduate-1

August 9-16, 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


Closing Argument

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