Upcoming Seminar - Join The Waitlist: The Courage to Ask: The Psychodrama of Money and Freedom in the Courtroom Oct 21st-28th, 2023

2023 Course Calendar

Discover The Secrets of Phenomenal Trial Results

Courses at the Trial Lawyers College are like no other CLE.  All are taught by a volunteer lawyer faculty who have all graduated from the College and who collectively have hundreds of years of experience using the TLC methods to obtain phenomenal results for their clients both in Civil Plaintiff cases and Criminal Defense.  Supported by TLC-trained licensed psychodramatists and experts in Communication Arts, each course provides hands-on tools to help achieve justice for your clients.   Participants work in small groups, on their feet, three sessions per day.  Students work on their own cases and must come prepared to work.

Each weekend or week-long program throughout the year and at venues across the country will focus on a targeted trial skill or skills and with a special focus:  a Seminar for Women Trial Lawyers, Finding the Courage to Ask for the Money in Plaintiff cases, Trial-skill specific weekend courses, and programs specially designed for graduates of the College.  Every course begins with psychodrama .  Every course teaches at least one trial skill.  Every course teaches that trial skills in each phase of your trials are only part of being a force in the courtroom. The trial lawyer’s true  power originates from within.  At every TLC program, students have the opportunity to rediscover their inner voice and build the confidence to try their cases with all of the love and compassion and credibility that their clients deserve.


The Courage to Ask: The Psychodrama of Money and Freedom in the Courtroom

Oct 21st-28th, 2023

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If you are a plaintiff civil trial advocate, do you read published accounts of other lawyers achieving large verdicts and wonder how they accomplished such a feat? More pointedly, do you ever find yourself quietly diminished when you read those accounts....thinking: "I wish I could do that..but I am afraid I cannot.

In this groundbreaking course, you will learn that your unfiltered, authentic personhood is powerful, and you are enough to ask for the justice the case deserves -- not the justice the defense thinks is adequate. You are enough to succeed.


Three Week College - 2024 Course

Jun 1st-23rd, 2024

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Join the 3-week College and unleash your true power and credibility as a trial lawyer! Led by expert TLC-trained lawyers, licensed psychodramatists, and communication experts, you'll learn that trial skills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to courtroom success.


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3-week College

The three-week college is TLC’s flagship course. Held in 2024 at a venue and on a date TBD, from start to finish, this comprehensive program dissects courtroom procedures with painstaking detail to provide hands-on tools toward achieving justice for your clients.

Trial skills are only part of being a force in the courtroom. The trial lawyer’s power originates from within. Knowledge of oneself gives the lawyer the capability to know others and to connect with each person in the courtroom including the witnesses, the judge, and the jurors. The power of TLC’s methods come alive through creative, spontaneous, outside-the-box innovations that capture juries and move them to justice.

This three-week college is led by a team of TLC-trained and experienced trial lawyers, certified and licensed psychodramatists, and communication experts who work with students, in small groups, on their own cases. This course is not about listening to lectures, or hearing about how an instructor would try your case – this course is about helping the students to find their own voice so they can try their cases with their own integrity and credibility.

Come join us. Learn how to win your cases with TLC’s methods. Meet new trial lawyers who will become life-long friends. Become reacquainted with the person you were before you started law school – before the system wore you down. Connect with a tribe of trial lawyers who want nothing more than to win justice for those who are lost, forgotten, injured and damned.

The next 3-Week College Date and Location will be announced soon!

What People Are Saying About
The 3-Week College

Experience of a Lifetime

This has been the experience of a lifetime!

TLC's Mission: Inclusion and Financial Support

The TLC Board is committed to showing that our Mission Statement welcomes all lawyers, regardless of color, gender, or sexual-orientation and we want to expand our financial base so that TLC can continue its commitment to never turn away any lawyer based on financial need.

TLC's Commitment to Serve the World

TLC listens to the needs of the lawyers it trains, serving a world in great need TLC isn't a place or a person, but an ideal brought to life each day in each lawyer that cares and loves and serves.

A New Path for Self-Improvement

The Trial Lawyers College provided a whole new way to look at and prepare for cases. It is like a lightbulb going off in my head and I knew I had found a path for self-improvement and better lawyers.

TLC: Advocating for Justice

TLC helps lawyers for people find their personal and professional core to fight for justice.

Radical Ideas and Pursuit of Justice

Trial Lawyers College has always been about radical, rule-breaking, mind-bending ideas of "what can be" in the pursuit of justice. We do whatever it takes to discover and unveil a profound human story, compelling the listener to take action for good.

7-Step Certification Program

The 7-Step Certification Program offered by the Trial Lawyers College provides an alternative pathway for lawyers to graduate without attending the traditional three-week College. To qualify for this program, participants must attend seven seminars within a span of five years, with the Trial Skills Foundation Seminar being one of the first three seminars attended. Following the third seminar, interested individuals can notify the Registrar and submit an 850-word essay for review by the Executive Director and select members of the TLC Board of Directors. The program maintains rigorous acceptance criteria, similar to the three-week course, but offers participants the flexibility of completing their training within a longer timeframe.

Established in 2006, the 7-Step Certification Program has seen more than 70 lawyers graduate from its ranks, compared to over 2000 lawyers who have completed the three-week course since the inception of the Trial Lawyers College in 1994. Each seminar within the program focuses on teaching specific trial skills, ranging from discovering the story and conducting voir dire to delivering powerful opening statements, effective direct and cross examinations, and compelling closing arguments. Additionally, participants have the option to choose from a selection of eight-day seminars tailored to different legal specializations and two graduate seminars that delve into the creative aspects of courtroom presentation and case structuring.

By providing an alternative pathway to graduation, the 7-Step Certification Program accommodates lawyers seeking a flexible training schedule while upholding the College's commitment to developing exceptional trial lawyers who are dedicated to the pursuit of justice.

For More Information, see our FAQ page or contact our Registrar@triallawyerscollege.org

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