General Course Information

For All Courses

A TLC student must be a member of their State Bar in good standing. They must also be a plaintiff’s lawyer, public defender, or a criminal defense lawyer. Trial Lawyers College does not offer training to any attorney who is an employee of a corporation, an insurance firm, or of the federal government other than legal services or public defenders. 

STUDENT Qualifications

Given the high cost of providing courses at accessible venues nationwide and those venues’ strict cancellation policies, TLC can no longer grant tuition refunds. To lessen the impact of this change in policy on students, TLC offers the following options: 1) if 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 in the program, we will apply 50% of the paid tuition as a credit toward a future program and use the other 50% toward the un-used lodging expense.

Refunds & Cancellations

Specific course agendas will be provided to all course participants by the Registrar after your registration is completed. General dates and length of each course as well as daily time management schedules for each course are available on the course-specific website pages.

General Agenda for TLC courses


Each course fee includes tuition and meals during the seminar. Lodging may or may not be included as a part of the tuition fee, as described on each unique course specific page. If lodging is not included, a link to the venue and a TLC room block will be sent to you after you register for the course.

Tuition Fee 

Several articles are offered as supporting reading materials for TLC seminars. While not required to read prior to a seminar, they are helpful. Printed copies will not be provided to you. You can download these articles under 'Course Information' in the student portal.


At all TLC seminars, plan to dress in comfort, not in style. Necessities include comfortable casual clothing, and outdoor and weather-appropriate outerwear. Some venues are located in scenic outdoor locales and will require walking from building to building while others may be held in more urban areas and offer the potential for sightseeing on breaks or after the course ends.


TLC does not provide transportation to its seminars. Students are encouraged to carpool when they can, or shuttle information will be made available to seminar registrants if applicable. Otherwise, students will be required to drive, rent a car of Uber to each seminar.

For additional information about TLC and its courses, see the FAQs page or the Course Materials page.

Transportation to Seminars