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.
Since the number of death penalty cases has decreased, TLC decided to retool the course to look at the guilt innocent cases since there are roughly 100,000 people incarcerated across the nation doing life without parole, which to most people equates to death. “When the state waives the death penalty, what usually happens is the person on trial will get an automatic life sentence. In Texas, if the state waives the death penalty, which it does in the vast majority of cases, then the punishment is automatic. There’s no punishment phase. There’s no story to be told. There’s a standup, you get life without parole.” Read More...
Shepardson and Team in Los Gatos, California, fought against Caltrans, a state bureaucracy with approximately 20,000 employees and 148 people in its legal division and won a favorable 605K for his client after she endured government corruption, sexual harassment, and an extremely hostile work environment. Read John's Story...
Eric Fong talks about a medical malpractice case that had quite an impact on him due to the circumstances of all the problems this case had interwoven into it. But in the end, a couple weeks before trial, he listened to his heart and went in a different direction than anticipated and got the needed justice for his deserving client. Listen to episode 36 here!
Missy Adrian, TLC's Alumni Relations Assistant talks with two of TLC's Psychodramatists, Mike Traynor and Louise Lipman on the importance of Psychodrama in the courtroom. Listen in as Mike and Louise deconstruct the meaning of Psychodrama and how the techniques used in a law practice helps trials and case preparation. Listen in here!
|January 19-21, 2018||Nashville, Annapolis, Alaska||Opening Statement Regional Seminar|
|February 9-11, 2018||Minnesota, New Mexico, Florida||Opening Statement Regional Seminar|
|March 2-4, 2018||Newport Beach, CA||Voir Dire|
|April 12-15, 2018||Hunt, Texas||Discovering the Story Regional Seminar|
|May 25-28, 2018||Thunderhead Ranch||Ranch Club Work Weekend|
|June 5-11, 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||Leavenworth, WA||Closing Argument Regional Seminar|