In Defense of the Damned: Criminal Defense Seminar

In Defense of the Damned: Criminal Defense Seminar


In Defense of the Damned: Criminal Defense Seminar


07/10/2022 – 07/17/2022




Embassy Suites, Montgomery AL


This TLC seminar on criminal defense held from July 10-17, 2022 will equip you with the critical skills you need for all phases of your most difficult trials, where everything is on the line for LIFE, DEATH AND FREEDOM. This course is designed for lawyers currently representing clients facing serious felony charges in active cases.

This course will help you access your individual unique selves in order to discover the story of your clients’ cases, develop honest defenses and perfect your performance during the most critical trial skills including voir dire, opening statement, direct, cross-examination and final argument. And you will learn how to apply the TLC methods of mitigation in the penalty phases of your cases.
Supported by an experienced team of criminal defense lawyers, behavioral experts and communications specialists, you will learn innovative TLC methods by doing, not suffering through endless lectures. You will learn how to win the hearts and minds of your jurors, even against overwhelming odds. Hands-on, small group work on cases will make your newly-learned methods readily accessible in the courtroom.

Join us, and learn how to win justice for your client.
This course is only open to eligible attorneys.


The hotel is across the street from Montgomery Convention Center. We're a five-minute walk from the Legacy Museum, the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, and Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits. Our hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center. Enjoy free made-to-order breakfast and our complimentary evening reception.


All Trial Lawyers College courses are taught by graduates of the College, who volunteer their time, talents and resources to provide high-quality training not offered in any other CLE program. Because our faculty are volunteers, and are actively practicing in their respective firms, our faculty list is subject to change.
Leader: Greg Westfall


Course will begin at 5:00pm on opening day and end by Noon on closing day. More details will be sent to registered students as the course nears. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive the final agenda.


Proof of vaccination will be required for all participants (faculty & students) attending TLC’s in-person programs.

Indoor masking is required of all participants. Bring your own supply of face masks for travel and the duration of the course.

CLE Credits

CLE accreditation pending.


Food, Lodging & Roommates

At this intensive week-long program, all students will have a roommate in one of the hotel rooms. An orientation guide, with packing suggestions and course logistics, will be sent to registered students with the final agenda for the course before your arrival. Accomodations

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Travel Information


The entire balance for a TLC course is due 90 days after the start date of the course unless other arrangements have been made with the Financial Officer. Any registrations made within 5 days of the start of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition payments are only transferable to another TLC course within the same calendar year or to a substitute participant for the same course. Cancellations must be e-mailed to TLC’s Registrar:

For all courses except Graduate I and Graduate II: Cancellations received at least 14 calendar days prior to the course will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 13 – 6 calendar days prior to the course will receive a 50% refund. We regret that no refunds can be made 5 days or less prior to the start date of the course.

Graduate I and Graduate II Course Cancellation Policy: As of 2019, both these courses will be by application, rather than by registration. Upon acceptance by TLC, all students must remit a $500 deposit at the time of submitting the application and is refundable only 60+ days prior to the course. Refunds will not be made for cancellations to Grad 1 or 2 within 59 days or less of the commencement of the program.