“It is the idea of just being yourself and connecting and being genuine and not just pretending to be genuine but being actually genuine…see how that actually works.”
This fall, former prosecutor Adam Muery enjoyed training at the Trial Lawyers College intensive five-day course in Shambhala, Colorado. Although he is not yet a TLC graduate, he describes his time at the TLC as a “life-changing experience.” After leaving the seminar, he determined that the tools provided an entirely different perspective that would benefit all aspects of trial preparation, beginning with Voir Dire.
“How can I be empowered to make sure that my client can get their story before the jury so that the right result happens?”
Being able to authentically connect with the jurors from the beginning of the process helps attorneys avoid seeming adversarial. It allows lawyers to work collaboratively with the jury and to practice the law while retaining their humanity.
Muery has since added a psychodrama room onto his office space for helping clients prepare for trial, so they would be better able to live out the critical moment on the stand. As they express their feelings regarding the experience, jurors can identify with the victim and their loss.
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.
- 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, Adam Muery
Adam Muery joined the United States Marine Corps following high school and then began his short-lived career as a police officer. An on-the-job accident resulted in three herniated discs that required a spinal fusion to remedy. His compensation paid for law school, and he has been practicing law for 17 years.
Adam Muery’s legal career has been extensive and varied, with experience in the DA office and the Attorney General Office as the General Counselor for Special Investigation. While in Iraq, he worked for the Department of Justice with the Ministry of Interior as the Lead Advisor for the National Police and Chief Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior. Following that, he was a construction litigator and Prosecutor in Texas before beginning his private practice over four years ago. When the pandemic began, he and his partner joined to become a multi-disciplinary practice with offices in Austin, Houston, and Del Rio.