Virtual Seminar 2020: Voir Dire
10/22/2020 - 10/25/2020
Trial Lawyers College | Virtual Campus
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 virtual 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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this course will be held via virtual Zoom classroom. While TLC's methods are very personal and hands-on in nature, our faculty have worked diligently over the past few weeks to translate them to a virtual environment in a way that preserves the small-group, active learning environment. Zoom breakout rooms will not exceed 10 students, and TLC's psychodramatists and communications expert Josh Karton will participate throughout each seminar.
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 leaders: Betsy Greene, Paco Duarte, Eric Fong
|6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Opening session - full group|
|8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Personal psychodrama|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.||Personal psychodrama|
|8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m.||Presentation to full group/Skill demonstration|
|9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.||Trial Skill small breakout groups|
|12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m .||Trial Skill small breakout groups|
|8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.||Josh Karton - Communication Skills for Trial|
|10:45 a.m - 12:30 p.m.||Trial Skill small breakout groups|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.||Trial Skill small breakout groups|
|5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.||Closing session/wrap up/full group session|
Attendees may be separated according to region to accommodate reasonable start/end times in each time zone.
Approved for 26 hours of CLE credit by the Wyoming State Bar, based on attending the full course.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance for virtual programs will be limited to TLC graduates and previous attendees. If you are new to TLC, please register for one of our in-person 2021 programs.
Several articles are required reading as a part of your course. Printed copies will not be provided to you. Download the TLC course materials on our website https://www.triallawyerscollege.org/register-for-a-course/course-materials/.
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).
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: email@example.com.
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.