September 2021 Trial Lawyers College
09/09/2021 - 10/02/2021
YMCA of the Rockies | Estes Park, CO
Before beginning the application process, please consult the FAQ page (https://www.triallawyerscollege.org/contact-us/faq/) for important information about the process and application. 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. 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.
To promote healthy living, YMCA of the Rockies offers miles and miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails on our properties.
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.
Week 1: Ashley Parris and Colby Vokey
Week 2: Kim Benjamin and Eric Davis
Week 3: Renee Stackhouse and Nelson Tyrone
Faculty teams will change each week. Special Guests during Weeks 2 & 3 will be announced.
Schedule to be announced. Should the course be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds will be promptly issued or credited to another TLC course of your choosing.
Pending CLE approval.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to request and receive approval for a 3-week absence from their employer prior to applying for the course.
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 is May 25, 2021. (Applications submitted on May 26 or afterwards will not be accepted.) Admissions notifications will be made in July 2021. All admissions decisions are made at the same time, not on a rolling basis.
Specific food, lodging, room sharing, classroom layout, and social distancing arrangements will be determined in accordance with up-to-date CDC guidelines as we get closer to the course dates.
To be announced.
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.