Applicants to the Trial Lawyers College 3-Week Seminar are offered admission on a competitive basis. Admission decisions are made by the TLC Board of Directors based on the strength of the application and the overall pool of applicants competing for admission for that program. Key factors include trial experience, the 850-word essay, and character references. The Board is interested in learning as much as possible about applicants’ personal qualities and background, as well as their professional experience and goals. We do not invite or consider letters/emails of recommendation or other supplemental materials such as court decisions. The Board will learn everything it needs to know from the online applications. All admissions decisions are made at the same time, not on a rolling basis. Decisions are made approximately two months prior to the course to afford invitees ample time to make arrangements to be away from home and office for 3 weeks. Applicants will be notified via e-mail of the board’s decision (accepted, declined or placed on a waitlist). Requests for financial aid are confidential and are not made known to the Board during the selection process. Requests will be considered if the applicant is accepted and chooses to attend the Seminar. All financial aid at TLC is need-based and can include interest-free payment plans as well as scholarships. Visit the ‘Courses’ page for application deadlines, notification dates and detailed course information. You can register or apply online by clicking on the 'Courses' tab, and then viewing the 'Course Catalogue'.
Important tip when filling out an application for the 3-week College: The application asks applicants to state any criminal convictions, list 3 (non-family) references, state any need for financial aid, and provide an essay. Please have all of this information at hand prior to beginning the application.
Given the high cost of providing courses at easily accessible venues nationwide and those venues’ strict cancellation policies, TLC is no longer able to grant tuition refunds. To lessen the impact of this change in policy on our tribe, we offer the following options: 1) in the case a student needs to cancel, they can contact the Registrar with the name of a replacement student who is prepared to take their place, especially important to cover the cost of the committed lodging. 2) If no replacement is found for their reserved spot prior to the program, we will apply 50% of the paid tuition as a credit toward a future program and use the other 50% toward the unused lodging expense.
All courses provided by the Trial Lawyers College are CLE accredited by the State in which the course is held. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for reciprocal CLE credit in the state (or states) in which the student practices law. Within 4-6 weeks after the student completes and submits the required online evaluation of the course attended, the Registrar will e-mail the paperwork needed by students to apply for their CLE credits. For more important information, visit the CLE Credits page.
You can register online by visiting our "Course" page. Register as soon as possible to assure a place in the course(s) you want to attend. If you delay, the course may be full (or the application deadline for the Trial Lawyers College 3-Week Course may have passed). Registrants will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail at the address provided during registration. Registration is not considered final until payment arrangements have been made with the Financial Officer.
See the Courses Tab. Every effort is made to ensure that course information is accurate, however, changes or corrections may occur. In those situations, an email will be sent by the Student Services Coordinator with updates.
Registration is open to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) who meet all of the following criteria:
1. Intro to Psychodrama
2. Discovering the Story3. Voir Dire4. Opening Statement5. Direct Examination6. Cross-Examination7. Closing Argument
Graduate Course 1 focuses on the theatre arts as they apply in the courtroom including body language, voice, movement, creativity, spontaneity, and having fun with your practice.Graduate Course 2 focuses on teaching how to structure the story of your client's cases.
1. Notify the Registrar with a statement of interest2. Complete the application3. Submit an 850-word essay at the end of the application4. The criteria for your acceptance to this program will be as stringent as for the 3-week program, it simply grants you more flexibility in time (5 years) to complete your training. You will be notified via e-mail of the decision (accepted or declined).
The Trial Lawyers College trains lawyers who serve the needs of the people. To that end, we do not accept students who serve the needs of government or corporate entities.
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