Welcome to the Original Trial Lawyers College

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.


Trial Lawyers College Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter

The Trial Lawyers College supports the millions of citizens who are protesting the most recent murder of another African-American person, George Floyd, by a police state that too often demonstrates racial violence resulting in serious injury or death. Protests and marches have previously occurred when police have abused their power, to the injury, incarceration and death of people of color; but the present protests are far more extensive and lasting longer. Previous protests resulted in very little change. Now, finally, the time is ripe for much-needed change.

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Revisiting History with Milton Grimes, and a Demonstration of How Mr. Grimes Might Try the King Case in 2020

Recorded Video Webinar
$35/1 Week Viewing


Latest News


October 28, 2020

January and February 2021 Courses Moved to Virtual Setting

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the TLC Board of Directors has elected to move the Voir Dire CLE seminars scheduled for January and February 2021 to the Zoom virtual platform. We continue to prepare for a return to in-person seminars in March, provided we can maintain compliance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for COVID-19 to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of participants and their family members.

Visit our registrations page for a detailed listing of available CLE seminars and venues.



November 23, 2020

Sarah Toney on DUI Defense

In this week’s podcast, Sarah Toney, a criminal defense specialist and TLC faculty member, discusses the world of DWI/DUI and the interplay between the TLC methods in both trial and pretrial settings. As a national leader in DUI defense, Sarah shares her insight into defending these crimes and how best to apply the TLC methods toward that goal.

Listen to the episode >

November 17, 2020

Chris Trundy on Institutional Racism in the Court System

Chris Trundy, a TLC faculty member from Massachusetts, discusses the delicate and powerful issue of institutional racism in the United States court system and the crossroads between civil prosecution of these claims and the TLC methods.

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November 11, 2020

Max Mitchell on His Role as a Public Defender & Flaws in the Criminal Justice System

In this riveting interview, TLC alum and faculty member Max Mitchell draws upon his extensive experience representing Missouri’s most vulnerable criminal defendants to passionately and earnestly identify the good, the bad, and the ugly in the criminal justice system.

Listen to the episode >




January 9, 2020

2019 TLC2 Grad Jeremy D'Amico Shares the Challenging Case that Led to a Family Given Justice

"The most challenging aspect of this case was trying to see things from Gabe’s perspective. He had extremely limited use of language and was not able to communicate verbally what was going on in his head. You can’t ask him what’s wrong. He can’t tell you. Once I felt that I grasped his life, I was able to more effectively select jurors, to craft questions of witnesses, and to communicate his changed life and connect with the jurors in closing.

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2020 Regionals, Courses and 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.




2020 Courses

September 2020

FREE Special TLC Virtual Event:

Rodney Glen King vs. City of Los Angeles

Revisiting History with Milton Grimes, and a Demonstration of How Mr. Grimes Might Try the King Case in 2020

September 23, 2020

October 2020

Cross Examination

  Virtual Course

October 8-11, 2020 

Voir Dire

  Virtual Course

October 22-25, 2020

November 2020

Virtual Taste of TLC

  Virtual Course

November 7, 2020

F Warrior Annual Retreat

November 13-15, 2020

The Lodge
Santa Fe, NM

December 2020

Discover the Story of your Case

  Virtual Course

December 3-6, 2020

2021 Courses

January 2021

Voir Dire

  Virtual Course

January 21-24

February 2021

Voir Dire

  Virtual Course

February 18-21

March 2021

Indigent Representation

March 9-13

Post Oak Lodge, Tulsa, OK 

Closing Argument

March 25-28

Hampton Inn Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

April 2021


April 23-25

Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA


In Defense of the Damned

May 23-31

Glorieta Adventure Camps, Santa Fe, NM


Trial Skills Foundation

June 6-12

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO



July 3-Week College

July 8-31

Glorieta Adventure Camps, Santa Fe, NM


Graduate 1 - SOLD OUT

August 8-15


Graduate 2 - SOLD OUT

August 22-29

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO


September 3-Week College

Sept. 9 - Oct. 2

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO


Opening Statement

October 21-24

Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA