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REGISTER FOR A COURSE

COVID-19 Considerations

All in-person programs will be conducted in compliance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for COVID-19 to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of participants and their family members. In addition, proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after the last dose of vaccine before attending the course) will be required for all students attending TLC’s in-person programs in 2021.
We respect those who do not choose to be vaccinated and encourage attendance at one of our Virtual Seminars instead.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on financial need and may be requested during registration for any course.

TRIAL SKILLS SEMINARS

“The best legal education course I have ever taken – wildly different from anything else being taught.” – TLC course attendee

Taught by accomplished faculty teams of TLC-trained experienced trial attorneys as well as behavioral and communications experts. These courses are “hands-on” experiences. Students will learn TLC methods by doing, not suffering through endless lectures. If you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here.

Discover the Story of Your Case

At this 3-day Seminar in Newport Beach, California, on April 22-24, 2022, you will learn the TLC methods necessary to discover the winning story. You will learn how to tap into your own power to bring these stories to life in the courtroom.

April 22-24, 2022

Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA

Faculty team: Milton Grimes & Rosa Eliades

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Does not include Lodging): $1,699.00

Voir Dire

Trial Lawyers College is excited to present its Voir Dire Seminar in partnership with the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 18-20, 2022. TLC is the trailblazer of this 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.

February 18-20, 2022

Canopy Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Leader: John Sloan

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Does not include Lodging): $1,699.00

Opening Statement

TLC has developed a compelling and unique approach to Opening Statement. Faculty lead Milton Grimes describes Opening Statement as “the sum of all the parts of trial (with light argument built in, cross and direct, soliloquy, reenactment, and voir dire), that will leave the jury wanting to find a way to help your client.”

January 21-23, 2022

21c Museum Hotel, Durham, NC

Faculty Leaders: Milton Grimes, Leigh Johnson, and Eric Davis

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Does not include Lodging): $1,699.00

Direct Examination

The key to direct examination, as in every element of the trial, is to help the juror emotionally connect to the story. Your job in direct exam is to bring out the feeling that drives the witness’ story … and help the witness tell their story around that feeling.

October 27-30, 2022

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Faculty Leaders: Paco Duarte, Connie Henderson

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,699.00

Cross-Examination

Cross-examination is simply storytelling in another form. Cross-examination is the time in a trial in which we tell our story to the jury though the adverse witnesses and, in the process, test the validity of the witness’s story against our own.

February 18-20, 2022

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, AK

Faculty Leaders: Maren Chaloupka and Sean Brown

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Does not include Lodging): $1,699.00

Final Argument

Our Closing Argument Seminar at Mo Ranch outside of Hunt, Texas on January 21-23, 2022 will teach civil trial lawyers how to transfer death, pain and loss into an adequate money award; and for the criminal defense lawyers, how your client can win by an honest attack against dishonest cops and betraying prosecutors.

January 21-23, 2022

Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX

Faculty Leaders: Paula Elliott Estefan and Ron Estefan

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Does not include Lodging): $1,699.00

Trial Skills Foundation

This seminar teaches students how to interject the psychodramatic methods into the trial skill methods to give trial lawyers more credibility in the courtroom and to be more effective in their fight to win justice for their clients.

2022 TBD

 

Please contact Registrar for more information

The Courage to Ask: The Psychodrama of Money and Freedom in the Courtroom

This groundbreaking new Trial Lawyers College program speaks to the civil lawyer’s anxiety about “asking for the money” from juries at trial, as well as to the criminal defense lawyer’s need to address money with jurors in financial crimes cases (and with clients themselves).

March 25 – April 1, 2022

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Faculty Leaders: Tom Metier, Vicki Slater, Andy Vickery

CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,899.00

Indigent Representation Seminar

 TBD 2022

Please send an email expressing your interest and type of practice to registrar@triallawyerscollege.org

CLE approval pending

The Indigent Representation Seminar, open to criminal defense and civil lawyers alike, will be held at a different location once/year (pending Covid restrictions). This course is by invitation only.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE SEMINAR

This week-long TLC seminar will equip you with the critical skills Criminal Defense lawyers need for all phases of major felony and death penalty trials, where everything is on the line for LIFE, DEATH AND FREEDOM. This course will help you access your individual unique selves in order to discover the story of your clients’ cases, develop honest defenses and perfect your performance during the most critical trial skills including voir dire, opening statement, direct, cross-examination and final argument. And you will learn how to apply the TLC methods of mitigation in the penalty phases of your cases. Hands-on, small group work on cases will make your newly-learned methods readily accessible in the courtroom. Join us, and learn how to win justice for your client.

In Defense of the Damned

This course will help you access your individual unique selves in order to discover the story of your clients’ cases, develop honest defenses and perfect your performance during the most critical trial skills including voir dire, opening statement, direct, cross-examination and final argument.

 

Registration will be re-opened once new dates are set.

Faculty Leaders: To Be Determined
CLE approval pending.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,899.00

TLC FLAGSHIP 3-WEEK COLLEGES

This comprehensive 3-week program dissects courtroom procedures with painstaking detail to provide hands-on tools toward achieving justice. Trial skills are only part of being a force in the courtroom. The trial lawyers’ 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, the judge, and the jurors. The power of TLC’s methods come alive through creative, spontaneous, outside-the-box innovations that capture juries and move them to justice. If you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here.

*Please note: Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Admission decisions are made by the board at one time and notifications will be sent within a 6-weeks of the application deadline.

3-Week July College

June 2022 – pending for New Mexico location

Pending CLE approval.

Tuition: $3,950.00

3-Week September College

September 9 – October 2, 2022

Application Deadline Is July 11

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

CLE approval pending.

Tuition: $3,950.00

TLC GRAD COURSES

Graduate Courses, available only to TLC graduates, are intensive, one-week programs that focus on advanced trial skills, giving students a deeper understanding of TLC methods. Grad 1 teach trial lawyers to hone their preparation sklls, their trial skills and their delivery skills — working on the whole horse. With the aid of special instructors from “The Moth”, Grad 2 teaches trial lawyers how to more effectively structure, and tell, the stories of their cases. If you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here. Grad courses are not sequential and can be taken in whatever order works for your specific interest and schedule.

*Graduate programs are by application only due to demand, with a diverse mix of both civil and criminal defense students admitted. If you registered and were accepted for one of the 2020 Grad programs that was cancelled due to Covid-19, you will need to fill out a new application for either of the 2021 Grad programs.

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2022 TBD

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August 20-27, 2022

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

Faculty Leader: Maren Chaloupka


CLE accreditation pending.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the course, and indoor masking is required of all participants.

Tuition(includes lodging): $1,899.00