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*2020 Registrations and Applications are Open!


You have reached the registration page for ALL TLC programs. Before you register, if you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here. Below are the registration links for Trial Skills Seminars, Criminal Defense Seminars, 3-Week Colleges, and TLC's Grad Programs.

 

Click the button below for an interactive Course Registration Map featuring TLC's 2020 courses with location and venue details.

 


 

Trial Skills Seminars

 

"I can’t change the legal system, but I can change those who work within the systems. And I can give them the tools and weapons that they can’t get anywhere else to fight for justice and WIN!" - Gerry Spence, TLC Co-Founder & Famed Trial Lawyer

 

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.

 

Trial Skills Foundation

This seminar gives students the opportunity to learn about themselves in ways that will help them become more effective trial lawyers as they fight and seek justice.


June 7-13, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approval of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Lodging Included): $1,699.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the Story of Your Case

At this seminar, students will learn the TLC methods necessary to discover the winning story. Students will learn how to tap into their own power to bring these stories to life in the courtroom.


October 24-27, 2019

Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth, WA

Approved for 22 hours of CLE credits by the WA State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,699.00

 


December 3-6, 2020

Hampton Inn Conv. Center, New Orleans, LA

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the LA State Bar

Tuition: $1,699.00

Lodging is not included. A room block will be available 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please make your reservation with the venue directly.

 

Voir Dire

This seminar introduces students to a method of jury selection in which they will learn how to identify the danger points in their cases, to re-frame them into points of power, and how to approach potential jurors as an inclusive, rather than exclusive process.


October 22-25, 2020

Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth, WA

Pending Approval of CLE credits by the WA State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,699.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


February 20-23, 2020

Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX

Pending Approval of CLE credits by the TX State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,699.00

 

 

 

 

Direct Examination

At this seminar, students will learn how to tell a story in a new, powerful, and dramatic way with their witness. These methods help students find their voice and bring their story to life so the jury actually experiences and becomes apart of their client's case.


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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 attach against dishonest cops and betraying prosecutors.


April 24-26, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA

Pending Approval of CLE credits by the CA State Bar

Tuition: $1,699.00

Lodging is not included. A room block will be available 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please make your reservation with the venue directly.

 

Cross-Examination

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


*Identical programs will be offered in six locations on two separate dates. Please click the venue & location below to register.

January 24-26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Atlanta, GA

Peery Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

Seascape Resort, Monterey Bay, CA


March 27-29, 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO

Pending Approval of CLE credits by the respective State Bar

Tuition: $1,699.00

Each venue has a reserved lodging room block with deadlines. Contact the venue directly or look for more specific directions in your Orientation guide email from TLC's Registrar, receivable after registration.


 

Criminal Defense Seminars

 

 “Constitutional Rights serve both the innocent and the criminal alike. When such rights are wrested from those who are criminally charged, they are also stolen from us.” - Gerry Spence, TLC Co-Founder & Famed Trial Lawyer

 

Taught by accomplished teams of TLC-trained trial lawyers, behavioral experts, and communications specialists, criminal defense attorneys will learn innovative TLC methods through on-the-feet action methods, not sitting and listening to lectures. Students will learn how to win the hearts and minds of their jurors, even against overwhelming odds. Hands-on, small group work on cases will make newly-learned methods readily accessible in the courtroom. If you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here.

*In Defense of the Damned is an annual criminal defense program held at the Thunderhead Ranch. The Indigent Defense program, open to criminal defense and civil lawyers alike, will be held at a different remote location once/year.

 

In Defense of the Damned


June 22-30, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,899.00

 

Indigent Defense Seminar


(2020 date & location TBD)

 

 

 

 

 


 

TLC Flagship 3-Week Colleges

 

 “In a jury trial, as in life, great power is born of being a person.” - Gerry Spence, Co-Founder & Famed Trial Lawyer

 

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 10 - August 2, 2020

Application Deadline: March 23, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $3,950.00

 

3-Week September College


September 12 - October 5, 2020

Application Deadline: May 26, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $3,950.00

 


 

TLC Grad Courses

 

“The story of a case is in the heart and not the head.” - Gerry Spence TLC Co-Founder & Famed Trial Lawyer

 

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 teaches trial lawyers various communication and delivery skills, working on the entire horse, in addition to trial skills. Grad 2 teaches how to structure a case and trial story. If you want more general information about TLC and our courses, please click here.

*Graduate programs are by application only due to demand, with a mix of civil and criminal defense attorneys admitted. Admission notifications will be in the spring. Application deadline for Grad-1 & Grad-2: February 14, 2020

 

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August 9-16, 2020

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,899.00

 

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August 22-29, 2020

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WY

Pending Approved of CLE credits by the WY State Bar

Tuition (Includes Lodging): $1,899.00

 


 

Click the button below for an interactive Course Registration Map featuring TLC's 2020 courses offered by location.