“If the cancer is a wake-up call to spend the rest of my life—however long I have—to live a life with more quality and being more genuine, I’m not thinking that’s too unfair.” 

This episode of the TLC Podcast features Laurie Goodman, the beloved executive director of the Trial Lawyers College, who speaks with host Rafe Foreman about her April 2021 diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. As she shares the insights she’s discovered about herself in the wake of her ongoing health struggles, Laurie offers a critical reminder of the value of accepting one’s life path, surrendering control, and making today the very best it can be.

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Registration is now open for our winter and spring 2022 programs! Take a look at our current course list and get ready for another amazing year of connection, education, and empowerment with TLC.

  • Opening Statement – in partnership with North Carolina Central University School of Law, TLC’s first-ever program with an HBCU Law School • January 21-23, 2022 at Durham Hotel 21c in Durham, NC
  • Final Argument • January 21-23, 2022 at Mo Ranch, Texas
  • Voir Dire – in partnership with Thomas Kline School of Law of Drexel University • February 18-20, 2022 at the Canopy Hotel in Philadelphia
  • Cross-Examination • February 18-20, 2022 at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK

NEW PROGRAM: The Courage to Ask: The Psychodrama of Money and Freedom in the Courtroom • March 25-April 1, 2022 at Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington.

Episode Guest, Laurie Goodman

118 Laurie Goodman HeadshotLaurie Goodman is a Wyoming native, born and raised in Cheyenne. She was hired as the Executive Director of the Trial Lawyers College in August 2009 and was honored to be the first non-lawyer to graduate from TLC with her classmates in the September class of ’09.



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