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The TLC Difference

Trial Lawyers College is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, unique and authentic. Having made that journey, our training empowers the attorney to then experience and connect to their client's' emotional truth in a different, powerful way. So guided by a skilled Faculty, our advocates transform into reliable narrators, armed to fight for justice in their own passionate voice -- a voice different from all the others.

TLC’s board members, administrative staff, instructors and F Warrior Alumni Board members are all committed to doing their parts to ensure that TLC students are provided a quality educational and life experience at each TLC seminar.

Our Mission

Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals: the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.

In all of its activities, Trial Lawyers College will foster and nourish an open atmosphere of caring for people regardless of their race, age, creed, religion, national origin, physical abilities, gender or sexual orientation. We do not offer training for those lawyers who represent government, corporations or large business interests.

Our History

Chartered in 1994, TLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors committed to providing the superior curriculum, faculty and staff that form the foundation of Trial Lawyers College™️. Our curriculum, ever evolving since our earliest days thanks to developing input from many of the country's most successful lawyers, is based primarily on psychodramatic methods – putting words and stories into action. Every TLC seminar will teach these methods to help trial lawyers recognize the emotional, beating heart of their cases, better understand themselves and their clients and the connective emotional truth vibrating within the underlying, compelling stories of their cases. Time and again this training has guided thousands of alumni to be the strongest and most effective advocate they can be in the fight for justice. Jurors feel the righteousness of the cause -- not just hear it.

Our Team

TLC’s lawyer faculty consists of trial lawyers from across the nation who volunteer their time and cover their own travel expenses to teach at TLC seminars and share what they have learned and honed at the Trial Lawyers College. The faculty team includes licensed psychodramatists who are trained at TLC to work side-by-side with the lawyer faculty to teach students how to blend the psychodramatic methods and delivery skills into their trial skills; as well as communication experts and psychodramatists who teach students how to effectively present their cases in the courtroom with their own voice and style rather than attempting to mimic some other lawyer. Authenticity comes from presenting the case from the client's emotional truth and in a way that connects the experience with the hearts of the jurors.

Read "Psychodrama and the Training of Trial Lawyers: Finding the Story" Part I and Part II by Dana K Cole, from Winter's 2002's WARRIOR Magazine.

Trial Lawyers College™️ is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, and who then has the heart to fight for justice for their clients in their own passionate voice.

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Our Faculty

TLC’s lawyer faculty consists of trial lawyers from across the nation who volunteer their time and cover their own travel expenses to teach at TLC seminars and share what they have learned and honed at the Trial Lawyers College. The fact that they are willing to do this reveals all one needs to know about the power of the TLC Method. Caring is truly contagious.The faculty team also includes licensed psychodramatists who are trained at TLC to work side-by-side with the lawyer faculty to shepherd students through our cutting edge methods. At TLC, the faculty fosters learning through on-your-feet, action-method training based upon lessons learned through the use of moving psychodramatic tools. There is no other faculty team in the world using or imparting these skills to advance advocacy on behalf of ordinary people. There is only one remaining place that ordinary folks can stand on equal footing against powerful monied interests or the government -- and that's a trial courtroom in front of a jury. So many justice victories throughout our country can be traced to the innovative, human-connecting training offered at TLC -- and to the faculty teams who made such success possible.