Monterey Bay Regional Seminar 2021: Voir Dire


01/22/2021 - 01/24/2021




Monterey Bay - Seascape Beach Resort (tentative)


The Trial Lawyers College Voir Dire Seminar introduces you to a method of jury selection in which you will learn how to identify the danger points in your cases, to reframe them into points of power, and how to approach potential jurors as an inclusive, rather than exclusive, process. You will divide into small groups to work on your own cases where you will learn by doing, not by struggling through endless lectures. Join TLC’s faculty team of trial lawyers, behavioral and communication experts to learn how to become the leader of your tribe -- one composed of you and your jurors -- who together will win justice for your client.

Location Luxury of a Resort with all the Comforts of a Beach Home

Located on the outer edge of San Francisco and San Jose, Monterey Bay is the ideal location for a TLC urban seminar. Take yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city and emerge in the beach surroundings that circle Seascape Resort and that draw people in from around the world. Trial Lawyers College creates a space for lawyers to get out of their head and back into their heart, to regain the feelings of passion for their work, and to remember the reason they became a lawyer in the first place. We encourage you to leave your work at the office, leave your phone in your room, and allow the connections to build as you work on the methods of a powerful Direct Examination with colleagues, new friends, old friends, and other lawyers from across the nation.


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.

Course leader: TBD

Staff must arrive by 5PM on January 21, 2021 unless notified otherwise





  • 8 - 9 am: Registration
  • 9AM - 9PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals


  • 8AM - 9PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals


  • 8AM - 12:30PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals
  • The seminar will adjourn by 12:30PM


An email with course schedule will be sent to registered participants prior to the course.

Important Details

CLE Credits

Pending CLE approval by the California State Bar.

Course Materials & Prerequisites

Several articles are required reading as a part of your course, but do not have to be read prior to the seminar. Printed copies will not be provided to you, but may be downloaded at any time from the TLC website (


Applicant must be a member of their State Bar in good standing. Must also be a plaintiff's lawyer, public defender, or a criminal defense lawyer. TLC does not offer training to attorneys who are an employee of a corporation, insurance firm or of the federal government.

Food, Lodging & Roommates

The Regional Constellation Seminar fee does not include sleeping room charges or airport shuttle. The student is responsible for making their own sleeping room and transportation arrangements for this seminar.

There will be a room block at the venue hotel – more information will be sent to registered students as the course date nears.

Course registration deadline is the Monday prior to the course start date unless the course is sold out prior to that date. Because these constellations are limited to 40 students, we anticipate these courses will sell out early.

Travel Information


Visit the venue website for more information:

The San Jose or San Francisco airports are both convenient for travel to Monterey Bay. And there is a regional airport (MRY) that may be more convenient for some travelers.


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.