As the Trial Lawyer's College has continued to improve and grow, the need to extend our season and expand our teaching facilities has also grown. The Gerry Spence Education Center will add eight additional classrooms and a theater to the campus. The facility is designed to complement the sweeping vistas of the ranch and carefully sited to preserve the view of the iconic Big Barn. The central corridor of the building will serve as an exhibit hall, providing historical context for the founding principles of the Trial Lawyer's College through the collected writings, artwork and lectures of its founder, Gerry Spence.
Everyone who believes in justice benefits from the methods taught to trial lawyers at the Trial Lawyer's College. To use the phrase coined in the movie, “Pay It Forward”, all pledges and donations to TLC are a way for the giver to “pay it forward” -- to do what you can to help TLC warriors battle for justice every day in courtroom across this nation. Donations, sometimes made anonymously, are essential for the College to maintain its affordable tuition rates.
Due to the generosity of our donors, the Trial Lawyer's College has given hundreds of scholarships to students over the years. We think of our Scholarship Fund as a “Pay It Forward” program, hoping that those who are able will “pay it forward” to ensure another student can learn from TLC; and when that student is able, they will “pay it forward” to another student in need, and on and on. It is a special honor for a Donor to enable a trial lawyer to experience the magic of TLC, and to know that eventually that gift will be passed along.
Due to the generosity of our Ranch Club members, the Trial Lawyer's College is able to maintain our beautiful campus on the Thunderhead Ranch. With all of the trials and tribulations that happen today in our country's courtrooms, it is vitally important to know that justice does exist, that there is a home for it, and people who fight for it and who believe in it. The Thunderhead Ranch is, in fact, the ONLY place where trial lawyers can find a home in themselves, and, having found it,can open that door to justice for America. This ranch, and this campus is the home for all TLC Warriors no matter the season.
The Trial Lawyer's College is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded entirely by its students, alumni, and supporters. Your contributions are tax-deductible. In order to ensure that we are not compromised in our mission to train and educate lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals, the College accepts no funds from federal or state agencies or corporations.
This site enables you to make an online contribution, using your credit card. If you would prefer, you can send a check directly to:
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If you would like to make a contribution to TLC other than the options listed above, please contact Laurie Goodman at Laurieg@triallawyerscollege.org