September 2020 Trial Lawyers College
09/12/2020 - 10/05/2020
To Be Determined
The 3-Week College is TLC’s flagship course. Held in July and September, from start to finish this comprehensive program dissects courtroom procedures with painstaking detail to provide hands-on tools to achieve justice for your clients. Trial skills are only part of being a force in the courtroom. The trial lawyer’s power originates from within. Knowledge of oneself gives the lawyer the capability to know others and to connect with each person in the courtroom including the witnesses, judge and jurors. The power of TLC’s methods comes alive through creative, spontaneous, outside-the-box innovations that capture juries and move them to justice. The 3-Week College is led by a team of TLC-trained and experienced trial lawyers, behavioral and communication experts, with different faculty each week. Come join us. Learn how to win your cases with TLC’s methods. Meet other trial lawyers who will become life-long friends. Become reacquainted with the person you were before you started law school – before the system wore you away. Connect with a tribe of trial lawyers who want nothing more and nothing less than to win justice for those who are lost, forgotten, injured and damned.
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.
This schedule is subject to change depending upon the selected location:
OPENING DAY September 12: 3 - 5 PM – Registration
6 - 7 PM Dinner
7 - 9 PM - First session
GENERAL SCHEDULE September 13 - October 4:
8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast
9 AM - 12 Noon Working Sessions
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch
2 PM - 5 PM Working Sessions
6 PM – 7 PM Dinner
7 PM - 9 PM Working Sessions
CLOSING DAY October 5
Graduation ceremony from 10 AM - 12 Noon.
BBQ lunch from 12 Noon – 2 PM.
Your friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend the entire day of graduation!
STUDENT DAYS OFF: September 19, September 27 & 28
Several articles are required reading as a part of your course. Printed copies will not be provided to you. Download the TLC course materials here.
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 (other than legal services or public defenders).
Applicants are offered admission on a competitive basis. The application deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020. (Applications submitted on June 1 or afterwards will not be accepted.) Admissions notifications will be made by July 2020. All admissions decisions are made at the same time, not on a rolling basis.
An email will be sent to accepted students with course 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.