REGISTER FOR A COURSE

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

Students will learn vastly improved case preparation skills that will help them discover the entirety of their clients’ stories, beyond the facts and figures, so they can better tell these stories throughout every phase of the trial.

2022 TBD

Voir Dire

This seminar introduces students to the Trial Lawyers College method of jury selection. Learn how to identify the danger points in your cases, to re-frame them into points of power, and how to approach potential jurors as an inclusive, rather than exclusive process.

Will be offered in 2022

Opening Statement

This seminar arms students with winning methods to prepare an effective opening statement and to deliver it with their own unique passion and persuasiveness.

October 21-24, 2021

Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Faculty Leaders: Eric Fong and Joy Bertrand 

CLE approval granted.

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

Direct Examination

2022 TBD

 

Cross-Examination

This seminar will introduce students to Trial Lawyers College cross-exam methods that empower trial lawyers to tell their clients’ stories thru the cross exam, and learn to turn opposing witnesses from antagonists into witnesses whose testimony supports the case and helps to achieve justice.

2022 TBD

Closing Argument

This seminar teaches civil lawyers how to transfer death, pain, and loss into an adequate money award; and criminal defense lawyers how the client can win by an honest attack against dishonest cops and betraying prosecutors.

2022 TBD

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.

DATE & LOCATION CHANGE
October 10-15, 2021

Shambala Mountain Center,

Red Feather Lakes, CO

Faculty Leaders: Rafe Foreman and Susan Hutchison

CLE approval granted.

Masking and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,699.00

Please contact Registrar for more information

Psychodrama Saturdays

In these Psychodrama Saturdays trial lawyers will be able to experience the power and magic of the psychodramatic method which is the cornerstone of TLC trial skills. Participants who are new to this process will learn the basics and have an opportunity to put them into into action. They will be better prepared to jump right into other TLC events and get the most out of their experience. People who are already experienced in these methods will have the opportunity to get a psychodrama “booster shot” and do some personal work while connecting with colleagues and friends. All are welcome to a day of learning and personal connection.

Virtual Seminar

2022 TBD

Tuition: $200.00*

$200.00/Saturday. (This amount will be deducted from the tuition if student also attends a 2021 Virtual Seminar.) The TLC Sustaining Membership discount does not apply to Psychodrama Saturdays.

Indigent Representation Seminar

Will be offered in 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: Marj Russell (MI) and Don Malarcik (OH)
CLE approval granted.

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

July College 2021 has been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic

Pending CLE approval.

Tuition: $3,950.00

3-Week September College

September 9 – October 2, 2021

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

CLE approval granted.

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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Due to growing concerns regarding the Covid-19 variants, the course will not be held in 2021.

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August 22-29, 2021

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

Faculty Leader: Maren Chaloupka

Please contact Nancy Shore with questions

CLE approval granted.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.

Tuition: $1,899.00