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Amanda Harber's Journey

Amanda's career as a public defender was marked by dedication and a desire to do her best. However, the profession came with unique challenges, and Amanda often felt isolated in the courtroom. She admits, "I felt like everyone in the courtroom hated me, that my clients hated me, that I just wanted to do a good job, and I just felt alone sometimes."

Her experiences at TLC have helped her to learn more about herself, how to care for herself in this trying practice, and how to develop new skills to help her be a more effective advocate for her clients.  TLC continues to give her new tools to better connect with her clients and all the persons in the legal system that will play a role in their care and future.

The Virtual Indigent Representation Seminar

Are you a busy public defender or Legal Aid lawyer seeking to enhance your skills? Amanda and her co-leader Eric Davis, Trial Bureau Chief for the Harris County TX Public Defender Office, have designed the virtual Indigent Representation Seminar with you in mind. This virtual seminar, scheduled for Jan. 19-21, 2024, is tailored to accommodate your demanding schedule.

During this intensive seminar, you'll explore the psychodramatic methods, learn the TLC methods of Opening Statement and Cross Exam, and engage in small group work on your own cases.

Co-Leading with Eric Davis

Amanda is particularly excited to co-lead this seminar with Eric Davis, the Trial Bureau Chief for the Harris County Office of Public Defender in Houston, TX. Their combined expertise promises a dynamic and enriching learning experience for participants.

The Trial Lawyers College Method

Amanda's personal growth as an attorney was profoundly influenced by the Trial Lawyers College method. She shares how it improved her ability to craft powerful opening statements and navigate challenging cross examinations. Amanda also discovered the importance of considering the jury's perspective during challenging cross examinations, making her a more effective and relatable advocate during this contentious phase of a trial.

Join the Seminar 

Now, the most crucial part—your chance to be a part of this transformative experience!  Amanda invites you to apply for the virtual Indigent Representation Seminar on Jan. 19-21, 2024.  Attendance at this no-cost Seminar will be limited to 40 attorneys who specialize in indigent representation.

If you're intrigued by the Indigent Representation Seminar and want to explore more of what the Trial Lawyers College has to offer in 2024, visit Trial Lawyers College to discover a wide range of courses designed to elevate your legal career.


Amanda Harber's journey from a public defender to a seasoned litigator and her passion for sharing her expertise make the Indigent Representation Seminar an event you won't miss. Join Amanda, Eric, and their team of TLC-trained faculty lawyers including Ron Estefan, Jeff Larrimore, Ginger Ortiz and Colby Voke on January 19-21,  2024 for a weekend of growth, connection, and transformation. It's time to become the advocate you aspire to be.

Trial Lawyers College
January 12, 2024

Meet Cyndy Short, Faculty Co-Leader for the TLC Women’s Regional Seminar in Nashville, TN on Feb 22-25, 2024 and a seasoned attorney based in Kansas City, Missouri, with a remarkable career specializing in criminal defense and capital litigation. Her journey in the legal world includes significant milestones and achievements, including her active involvement with Trial Lawyers College (TLC). In this article, we'll delve into Cyndy's inspiring story and explore the transformative impact of TLC on her legal career. We'll also introduce an exciting opportunity for women lawyers to enhance their trial skills and storytelling abilities through an upcoming program hosted by TLC with Cyndy as one of its primary teachers.

Trial Lawyers College
January 16, 2024

Picture this: a legal world where courtroom battles aren't just about winning or losing but also include personal growth and transformation, for clients, lawyers and judges alike. It's a world where attorneys become skilled advocates and profoundly change their lives as individuals as well as the lives of their clients. Welcome to the Trial Lawyers College, where the art of trial law is redefined. In this article, we'll take you on an engaging journey through the remarkable experiences of John Sloan, President of the Trial Lawyers College, and show you how his transformative journey can inspire and empower you in your legal career.

Trial Lawyers College
January 9, 2024

In the world of legal practice, there exists an extraordinary organization that not only imparts legal skills, but also witnesses a profound metamorphosis in its students. This place is the original Trial Lawyers College, where attorneys for 30 years have learned to discover and practice the art of trial law in its purest form. Today, 30 years after TLC held its first 4-week College Program, we embark on a reflective journey through the eyes of John Sloan, Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Longview, TX and President of the Trial Lawyers College. John reflects on the transformative power of TLC and how it profoundly altered his career, his life, and his approach to the law.