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MISSION STATEMENT: The Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless,
the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.
In all of its activities, the Trial Lawyers College will foster and nourish an open atmosphere of caring for people regardless of their race, age, creed, religion, national origin, physical abilities, gender or sexual orientation.

Latest News



March 15, 2019: Jon Hawk, TLC September ’18 Grad Wins Victory for Client in First Jury Trial After Graduating from the Trial Lawyers College

“It was the best professional decision I have made in my life and the best three weeks of growth as an attorney that I’ve had in twenty-one years of practice. I discovered I was in my ‘lawyer head’ instead of in my heart, which kept me from being the best lawyer I can be. I can tell you these words, but until you experience it for yourself, you will never understand.” Read more...

February 14, 2019: Trial Lawyers College is a Tribe of Warriors who Fight for Justice

The Trial Lawyers College is comprised of a tribe of civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers from across the nation to have a place where they can learn the TLC methods that will empower them to fight for their clients and ultimately win justice in their cases. The TLC Founder and famed trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, created this College that is non-profit and trains only those lawyers who represent the people -- not corporations, not big money, only ordinary people. Read more...





March 1, 2019 - Episode 46: How Technology is Threatening our Personal Privacy with 2018 Grad, Tor Ekeland

In this episode, I sit down with Tor Ekeland, New York City based computer, trial and appellate lawyer and 2018 July Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College. In this episode, Tor talks about something that is current in all of our lives, system privacy – if it is cell phones, laptops, and all other forms of technology we use on a daily basis and how that is threatening our personal security. Listen in...

January 31, 2019 - Episode 45: The Power of Place with TLC Faculty Member, Rafe Foreman

Rafe Foreman joins me in this episode on one of the most important topics for TLC; The Power of Place, specifically, Thunderhead Ranch. Rafe graduated from TLC in 2002 and joined the faculty the same year. He has served on F Warrior Board in addition to being a long-serving member on the TLC Board of Directors from 2005-2014. He has spent many of his years teaching trial lawyers the powerful methods of TLC, he is also a professor at UMKC. Listen in here...





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2019 Regionals, Courses, & Colleges



Direct Examination

January 18-20, 2019

Monterey Bay, CALIFORNIA




Voir Dire (3 locations)

February 22-24, 2019

Anchorage, ALASKA

New Orleans, LOUISIANA



Voir Dire (3 locations)

March 22-24, 2019

Austin, TEXAS


Princeville Kauai, HAWAII


Voir Dire (3 locations)

April 26-28, 2019

Briarcliff Manor, NEW YORK


Jupiter, FLORIDA


Staff Training

May 17-23, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

Ranch Club Work Weekend

*Ranch Club Members & Spouses

May 25-28, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC Trial Skill Foundations

*Psychodrama Methods

June 8-14, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

In Defense of the Damned

*TLC's Criminal Defense Seminar

June 21-29, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC-1 July College

July 8-31, 2019

Application Deadline: March 26, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING







TLC's Graduate-1

*Must be a TLC Graduate

August 9-16, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

RSVP for TLC's 25th Birthday

August 18-20, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING

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 TLC's Graduate-2

*Must be a TLC Graduate

August 23-30, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


TLC-2 September College

Sept. 12-Oct. 5, 2019

Application Deadline: May 18, 2019

Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, WYOMING


Discover the Story of your Case

October 24-27, 2019

Leavenworth, WASHINGTON