Episode 8: TLC’s Executive Director Laurie Goodman Talks Wyoming, Advocacy, and the Impact of the Trial Lawyers College
“What we provide, is not just an institutional program or a typical CLE where you come to one time, you learn from a certain faculty member or skill. The Trial Lawyers College places an equal value on the community of like minds. Gerry Spence tells all graduates that we are the last of the Mohicans and that trial lawyers that are really committed to finding, seeking, committing, explaining and advocating justice, the real justice that people deserve, is the goal of the Trial Lawyers College.” – Laurie Goodman, TLC’s Executive Director
With a background in politics and advocating for land rights, Laurie Goodman brings a unique and powerful skill set to the Trial Lawyers College. In this episode, Laurie talks with Evan about her background in politics, what brought her to the Trial Lawyers College and the deep and lasting impact of the Trial Lawyers College programs has on its graduates.
- Gerry Spence’s Book, Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder
- The Warrior Magazine, Summer 2017 Issue: The History of Thunderhead Ranch by Laurie Goodman
Interviewing Laurie Goodman
Laurie was hired as TLC’s Executive Director in August 2009 and was honored to be the first non-lawyer to graduate from TLC with her classmates in the September class of ’09. Laurie is a Wyoming native, born and raised in Cheyenne, with a home in Jackson. She served as a U.S. Senate Legislative Assistant for Wyoming Senator Alan K. Simpson and later as a Presidential Appointee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Before joining the TLC tribe, Laurie worked for a number of years as a political strategist and advocate for private property owners and injured oil field workers. She now applies the TLC methods in her work for the College as well as in her personal life.
Interviewee, Evan Lloyd
Evan Lloyd graduated from the July college TLC-1 Course in 2015. He has been practicing law for 4 years when he graduated from the Arizona Summit Law School in 2014. He is currently a Trial Attorney in Payson, Arizona.