Course

Washington Regional Seminar 2020: Voir Dire

Dates

10/22/2020 - 10/25/2020

Tuition

$1,699.00

Location

Leavenworth, Washington - Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

About “Give me an effective voir dire and opening statement, and as long as the trial lawyer maintains his or her credibility, the case is won.” -Gerry Spence

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 Nestled in the Cascade Mountains on the banks of Icicle Creek

Sleeping Lady and the land it occupies enjoy a rich and storied past. From the area’s Native American roots, to the 1930s when it was home to Camp Icicle and the Civilian Conservation Corps, to its role today as a leading Northwest destination – Sleeping Lady embodies the natural beauty and history of Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley.

Faculty

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

Staff must arrive by 3PM on October 22.

Schedule

OPENING DAY Thursday: 3 - 5 PM – Registration
6 - 7 PM Dinner 
7 - 9 PM - First session
Friday & Saturday 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 Sunday: 8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast 
9 AM - 12 Noon Small Group Working Sessions 
The seminar will adjourn at 12 Noon on Sunday.

Important Details


CLE Credits

Pending approval of CLE by the Washington State Bar.


Course Materials & Prerequisites

Course registration closes on Monday, October 19, 2020 unless the course sells out earlier.

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).


Food, Lodging & Roommates

The course fee ($1699) includes tuition, airport shuttle service, and double-occupancy hotel room (3 nights: Thurs./Fri./Sat.) and board (8 meals: Thurs. dinner to Sun. breakfast) at the Sleeping Lady Resort. You will be assigned to a room with at least one other lawyer of the same gender (some rooms have 3 beds; 1 room has 8 bunkbeds). Bring earplugs in case your roommate snores.

Dress code: Plan to dress in comfort, not in style. For classtime, sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts and casual outfits are appropriate. The venue offers ample opportunity to experience the great outdoors, so bring weather-appropriate outerwear as well.


Travel Information

Free shuttle service will be provided on 10/22 (departing airport at 1 PM) and 10/26 (departing Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort at 12:30 PM) from/to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (airport code: SEA).

An email will be sent to registered attendees with shuttle and course information.


Refunds & Cancellations

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 Registrar or 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 TLCs Registrar, registrar@triallawyerscollege.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: Applications to a graduate program must be submitted by the deadline: midnight on February 14, 2020. No tuition fee will be required to accompany an application. By the end of February, applicants for both Grad 1 and 2 will be notified as to their acceptance status. If a student is offered a spot, upon his/her acceptance they will be required to submit a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to confirm that spot; and then make payment arrangements with Lori Schmidt, our Financial Officer, to ensure full payment of the tuition due by commencement of the August Course (taking into consideration any scholarships that have been granted.) Except for the non-refundable $500.00 deposit, the traditional cancellation policy outlined above will apply.