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Washington Regional Seminar 2017: Cross Examination


10/26/2017 - 10/29/2017




Leavenworth, Washington - Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

About “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.” - Gerry Spence

The TLC Seminar on Cross Examination will introduce you to TLC’s advanced cross exam methods including the “soft cross” and “controlled cross” that empower trial lawyers to tell their clients’ stories thru a winning cross examination. Taught by an accomplished faculty team of TLC-trained experienced trial attorneys, as well as behavioral and communications experts [with at least a 6:1 student-faculty ratio], this course will be a “hands-on” experience. You will learn TLC cross exam methods by doing, not suffering through endless lectures. Come join us and learn to turn the opposing witnesses from antagonists into witnesses whose testimony supports your case and helps you achieve justice for your clients.

Location Nestled in the Cascade Mountains on the banks of Icicle Creek, just outside Leavenworth, WA. Sleeping Lady offers a distinct Northwest experience accented by sustainable gourmet cuisine and cozy accommodations.

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.


TLC Faculty Leaders: Eric Fong, Steve Fury, Connie Henderson
Faculty Team: Heather Barbieri, Keeley Heather, Jerry Bosch, Sean Brown, Maren Chaloupka, Bob Dawson, Paco Duarte, Rafe Foreman, Bill Gilbert, Betsy Greene, Karl Malling, David Smith, Debbie Taussig, Colby Vokey, Mark Wagner
F Warrior Ambassadors:  Sunshine Bradshaw, Del Weldon
Psychodramatists:  Don Clarkson, Kim Friedman, Louise Lipman, Michael Traynor

Staff must arrive by 3 PM on Wednesday, October 25.


OPENING DAY Thursday, October 26: 3 - 5 PM – Registration
5 PM Opening Session
6 - 7 PM Dinner
7 - 9 PM - Working 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, October 29: 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

Approved for 19 CLE hours by the Washington State Bar.

Course Materials & Prerequisites

Course registration closes on Monday, October 23, 2017.

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

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

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. 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.

Travel Information

Free shuttle service will be provided on 10/26 (departing airport at 1 PM) and 10/29 (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, 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.