Virtual Seminar February 2021: Voir Dire


02/18/2021 - 02/21/2021




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.


Faculty Leaders: Ginger Ortiz, Stephen Demik


5:00 - 7:00 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 
5:30 p.m. Students are finished for the day; faculty meeting to follow.
8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Trial Skill presentation to full group

9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.         

Trial Skill small groups
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Trial Skill small groups
5:30 p.m. Students are finished for the day; faculty meeting to follow.
8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Josh Karton - Effective Communication with Zoom

10:45 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Trial Skill small groups
1:30 p.m. Goodbye circle and adjournment


*All times are Mountain (MT) time zone.

Important Details

CLE Credits

Approved for 22.5 hours of general CLE in Wyoming

Course Materials & Prerequisites

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

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).

Food, Lodging & Roommates


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.