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Course

New Mexico Regional Seminar 2018: Opening Statement

Dates

02/09/2018 - 02/11/2018

Tuition

$1,699.00

Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico - Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

About “We can have the greatest closing argument ever authored, but if we haven’t won the case by the time to close, it’s too late. Voir dire and the opening statement are where we win or lose at trial.” -Gerry Spence

The TLC Opening Statement Seminar arms you with winning methods to prepare an effective opening statement and to deliver it with your own unique passion and persuasiveness. The opening statement is our first opportunity to tell our complete story. Gerry Spence, founder of the College says, “Give me a good voir dire and the right opening statement and, so long as the lawyer retains credibility and tells the truth, the case is already won.” This course teaches you to use unique TLC methods to prepare, develop and deliver a powerfully persuasive opening statement and win. Join us and learn how to bring your clients’ stories to life in the courtroom to win the justice they deserve. Join us at this special format TLC seminar - limited to 30 students.

Location Santa Fe’s only destination spa

The legendary waters of Sunrise Springs have been a source of rejuvenation and a sacred gathering place for weary travelers on the historic El Camino Real for millennia. Sunrise Springs is Santa Fe’s only destination spa, with 70 tranquil acres of gardens, walking paths and scenic high desert landscape surrounding the historic spring-fed waters. The resort’s serene guest rooms, art and fitness studios as well as its spa facilities fuse native and contemporary design influences with subtle touches of the Southwest to embody the expansive texture and tones of the desert. Savor our delectable farm-fresh cuisine, immerse in the revitalizing power of nature and rediscover yourself with our unique wellness experiences. Or, just grab a book, find a hammock, soak in the healing essence of nature around you, and just “be.” For the ultimate Santa Fe wellness spa experience, we invite you to be our guest at Sunrise Springs.

Faculty

Staff must arrive by 3 PM on Thursday, February 8.

TLC Faculty Leader: John Sloan 


Faculty Team:  Emily DeToto, Heather Barbieri, David Humphreys, Bill Gilbert, Grant Lawson and Ginger Ortiz


Psychodramatists: Don Clarkson and Kirsten Friedman

Schedule

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UP UNTIL SEMINAR DATE

OPENING DAY

Friday:
  • 8-9 am:  Registration & Coffee
  • 9am-9 pm:  Large Group Session, Breakouts


Saturday:

  • 8-9 am:  Breakfast 
  • 9-12:  Breakout Sessions
  • 1-2 pm:  Lunch
  • 2-5 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 6-7 pm:  Dinner 
  • 7-9 pm: Breakout Sessions


Sunday:

  • 8-9 am:  Breakfast 
  • 9-11:   Breakout Sessions
  • 12-1pm:  Large Group Session

 

  • The seminar will adjourn by 1PM

An email with course schedule will be sent to registered participants prior to the course.

Important Details


CLE Credits

Approved for 20.5 hours of CLE by the New Mexico State Bar.


Course Materials & Prerequisites

Several articles are required reading as a part of your course but you are not required to read them prior to the course. Printed copies will not be provided to you, but may be downloaded at any time from the TLC 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.

 


Food, Lodging & Roommates

Course registration deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018.

Unlike most TLC courses, the Constellation Regional Seminar does not include sleeping room charges or airport shuttle in the tuition fee. The student is responsible for making their own sleeping room and transportation arrangements for this seminar.

There is a room block at the seminar hotel, and reservations may be made by calling 877-977-8212 and mentioning Trial Lawyer’s College or Constellation Regional Seminar. Please make your reservation by January 5, 2018. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort is an adult-only (18 & Up) venue.


Travel Information

The Albuquerque airport is the most convenient major airport for travel to Santa Fe. Unlike most TLC courses, the Constellation Regional Seminar does not include airport shuttle in the tuition fee. The student is responsible for making their own transportation arrangements for this seminar. 


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: All students must remit a non-refundable $500 deposit at the time of registration to hold their space in the course. After that, the traditional cancellation policy applies.