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TLC’s New Seminar – The Courage to Ask: The Psychodrama of Money and Freedom in the Courtroom Special article by: Bill Gilbert, Spokane, WA (TLC 2014) Asking a jury for money is the critical juncture in the closing argument of any civil damages case.  It is also extremely difficult for many lawyers.  How can our jury award […]


February 15, 2022

Public defender and TLC graduate Regan Williams spent the last two weeks of January in Bethel, Alaska, trying a homicide case with Andrew Dunmire. Their client, a young Native Alaskan, had shot an unarmed man with a high-powered rifle. Regan’s role included cross-examination of a young man who witnessed the conflict which led up to […]


February 28, 2020

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Written and shared by Jeremy D’Amico, TLC2 2019 September Graduate. Jeremy is a licensed trial lawyer in Connecticut and Florida practicing exclusively in the areas of plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Nursing Home Negligence. Dear Warriors, I hope this finds you well. I want to share with you all some details about […]


January 9, 2020

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“I have always said and will continue to say that TLC changed my life for the good, forever. I attended my first regional in January 2017 and have attended two subsequent regionals since. I have not had the pleasure of attending the 3-week college but will certainly do so in the near future. This verdict […]


October 24, 2019

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On Friday, September 6, Dateline’s Lester Holt shared a story on Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He actually stayed in a cell there for a number of days. It is the largest maximum-security prison in the world. It is still a working plantation. It is surrounded by a river and swampland, with a number of […]


September 19, 2019

“The jurors were all leaning out of the box and the judge was intently watching as I ran across the courtroom pretending to be the dog that grabbed my client’s leg (re-enacting what had happened to him). It was the most influential I have ever felt in a courtroom from re-enacting the actual scene. I […]


August 15, 2019

“I used the methods I learned at Trial Lawyers College and from Psychodrama training workshops to show the jury at a true, deep emotional level what my client had in his life before the crash and what was taken away from him; how the crash happened; and the cover-up scene after they pulled over and […]


April 4, 2019

  “This trial was a TLC trial if there ever was one. I did the listening exercise, doubling, all the psychodrama methods I learned, and we were able to reenact the crash during cross-examination. I asked for over a million dollars in a conservative county in Michigan and before trial even started I had people […]


January 10, 2019

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TLC’s Direct Examination Regional Seminar in Monterey Bay, California is January 18-20, 2019. Located on the outer edge of San Francisco and San Jose, the Seascape Resort Monterey Bay is the ideal location for a TLC regional seminar. This regional is co-led by two of TLC’s long-standing faculty members, Brooks Cutter & Anne Valentine. Faculty Co-Leaders […]


December 20, 2018

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“Chad is a TLC grad and uses TLC methods in everything he does. To put a point on it, the defense counsel sent Chad a message after voir dire complimenting him on how authentic, or ‘real’ he was during jury selection.” -Blake Erskine (TLC1’10) Chad Newman is a personal injury attorney at Erskine & McMahon […]


November 29, 2018