TLC2 2018 Graduate, David Zagoria Wins Justice After Attending TLC Flagship 3-Week College

"The jurors were all leaning out of the box and the judge was intently watching as I ran across the courtroom pretending to be the dog that grabbed my client's leg (re-enacting what had happened to him). It was the most influential I have ever felt in a courtroom from re-enacting the actual scene. I can’t wait to do it again." - David Zagoria, 2018 TLC September Graduate David Zagoria is a personal injury attorney from Atlanta, Georgia who attended his first TLC regional in 2016. David had been taught in his early years, that the attorneys' job is to persuade and convince the jury - to basically twist their arms to get them to agree. So, when he attended [...]

2019-08-14T11:45:25-06:00 August 15, 2019|TLC Blog|

TLC Podcast Episode 48: TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC’s 3-Week College Experience

Episode 48: TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC's 3-Week College Experience "When I was accepted to the 3-Week College, it almost felt like I was accepted into Law School all over again. The feeling of excitement, joy, and fear, I was scared. What was I about to get into? The fear of leaving my practice for a month, leaving my family for a month, and all of the emotions that surround that." - Donal McRoberts 2018 TLC Grad 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 [...]

2020-04-20T21:58:57-06:00 April 18, 2019|TLC Podcast|

TLC Podcast Episode 46: How Technology is Threatening our Personal Privacy with 2018 Grad, Tor Ekeland

 Episode 46: How Technology is Threatening our Personal Privacy with 2018 Grad, Tor Ekeland "In our country right now, if not the entire world, there is a battle or war going on, on who gets to control the information. In the last 10-20 years, we’ve seen the rise of national surveillance states, not only in the USA but also in Europe, China, and all over the world as technology has gotten very cheap. It’s easy to surveil people particularly now that we are all carrying computers in our pockets, in the form of smartphones, that are constantly transmitting not only where we are on a map but also store all sorts of information about us." - Tor Ekeland, 2018 TLC [...]

2019-04-10T12:53:32-06:00 March 1, 2019|TLC Podcast|

Trial Lawyers College is a Tribe of Warriors who Fight for Justice

Gerry Spence says "Constitutional rights are those rights that serve both the innocent and criminal alike. When such rights are wrested from the criminal, they are also taken from us." As stated in the Trial Lawyers College 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. 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 [...]

2019-02-27T12:52:40-07:00 February 14, 2019|TLC Blog|

TLC Podcast Episode 45: The Power of Place with TLC Faculty Member, Rafe Foreman

 Episode 45: The Power of Place with TLC Faculty Member, Rafe Foreman "It is a very lonely business. It is a very isolating business. As a matter of fact, a lot of people don't have the intestinal fortitude to do it, so they don't practice criminal law or they don't take cases against a county, a municipality, or a police department because it's not politically correct in their world. This (TLC) is a world of lawyers who do the right thing, who do the tough thing, who represent the damned, the downtrodden, and the voiceless. It's a very lonely place and we need a place for those kinds of Warriors and souls to congregate and recharge to let people [...]

2019-01-31T11:11:05-07:00 January 31, 2019|TLC Podcast|

The Trial Lawyers College Constellation Regionals

In 2018, TLC's Board of Directors decided to offer constellation regionals which are intended to teach the TLC Methods in more locations across the nation in smaller group formats so students can work more one-on-one with faculty members on their cases. "Constellations provide up-close, personal exploration of your cases and ramping up your trial style. It’s intense and hands-on." - Paula Estefan, '06 TLC Grad. Last year the Trial Lawyers College had great success in offering these programs, so TLC's Board decided to have them again this year in three additional locations. The 2019 Constellation Regionals are on the TLC Methods of Voir Dire in nine locations across the nation on three separate dates. In addition to trial skills, students will [...]

2019-01-25T08:44:37-07:00 January 24, 2019|TLC Blog|

Develop and Deliver a Winning Direct Examination

TLC's Direct Examination Regional Seminar in Monterey Bay, California is January 18-20, 2019. Located on the outer edge of San Francisco and San Jose, the Seascape Resort Monterey Bay is the ideal location for a TLC regional seminar. This regional is co-led by two of TLC's long-standing faculty members, Brooks Cutter & Anne Valentine. Gerry Spence, co-founder of the Trial Lawyers College says, "The key to direct examination, as in every element of the trial, is ‘it all begins with you.’ Your job in direct exam is to help the witness effectively tell that part of the story the witness knows." Faculty Co-Leaders Brooks Cutter graduated from TLC's then once-per-year flagship college in 1998 and joined the faculty shortly after. With a [...]

2018-12-20T06:52:10-07:00 December 20, 2018|TLC Blog|

TLC Grad, Chad Newman Discovers the Story of a Sacred Relationship and Wins Fight Against Allstate

"Chad is a TLC grad and uses TLC methods in everything he does. To put a point on it, the defense counsel sent Chad a message after voir dire complimenting him on how authentic, or 'real' he was during jury selection." -Blake Erskine (TLC1'10) Chad Newman is a personal injury attorney at Erskine & McMahon Attorneys at Law in Longview, Texas who graduated from TLC's 3-Week College in 2012 and has rooted the TLC methods into many parts of his practice. "I see other attorneys take a 'cookie cutter' approach. They have their stack of files, prepare for trial in a few short days, maybe visit their client once or twice, then think they can represent their client to their [...]

2018-11-29T11:29:43-07:00 November 29, 2018|TLC Blog|

TLC Podcast Episode 40: Faculty Member Betsy Greene on How Far the TLC Method Can Be Taken

 Episode 40: Faculty Member Betsy Greene on How Far the TLC Method Can Be Taken "Initially, I wanted to be a Criminal Defense Lawyer but then when I was a prosecutor, I had a lot of ability to help people. I really enjoy helping people. One of the greatest things about being a lawyer is that you have some power that most people don't think they have. So, it's a privilege to give voice to that." - Betsy Greene (TLC'05) PI Lawyer, Betsy Greene from Bloomington, Indiana is with us today. She has been a lawyer for over 35 years and graduated from TLC in 2005. She joined the faculty in 2010 and has since taught the TLC method at [...]

2018-10-04T09:31:01-06:00 October 4, 2018|TLC Podcast|

Trial Lawyers Success Stories from TLC’s Graduates

Trial lawyers can graduate from the Trial Lawyers College through its 3-week program, or by attending 7 Regional Seminars on each trial skill. Each path has different pros and cons for the individual lawyer, but either way, graduates emerge as better advocates for their clients, better human beings, and better prepared to WIN their next trials. Jennifer Gardner is a graduate of the Trial Lawyer’s College. Over the course of 3 years, she attended a Regional Seminar on each separate trial skill and then graduated in the summer of 2016. Jennifer runs her firm Gardner+Associates out of Los Angeles, California and has been practicing for over 30 years. Her background was in entertainment litigation but transitioned into business and real [...]

2018-07-12T17:19:36-06:00 July 12, 2018|TLC Blog|
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