For All Courses


Several articles are offered as supporting reading materials for your course. While not required to read prior to the course, they are helpful. Printed copies will not be provided to you. Download the TLC course materials here:

Applicant Qualifications

The applicant 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. TLC does not offer training to attorneys who are an employee of a corporation, insurance firm, or of the federal government (other than legal services or public defenders). Paralegals from qualifying law firms are eligible to attend the Trial Skills Foundation course only.

Refunds & Cancellations

The entire balance for a TLC course is due 90 days after the start date of the course unless other arrangements have been made with the Financial Officer. Any registrations made within 5 days of the start of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition payments are only transferable to another TLC course within the same calendar year or to a substitute participant for the same course. Cancellations must be e-mailed to TLC’s Registrar: or

For all courses except Graduate I and Graduate II: Cancellations received at least 14 calendar days prior to the course will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 13 – 6 calendar days prior to the course will receive a 50% refund. We regret that no refunds can be made 5 days or less prior to the start date of the course.

Graduate I and Graduate II Course Cancellation Policy: As of 2019, both these courses will be by application, rather than by registration. Upon acceptance by TLC, all students must remit a $500 deposit at the time of submitting the application and is refundable only 60+ days prior to the course. Refunds will not be made for cancellations to Grad 1 or 2 within 59 days or less of the commencement of the program. 


General Agenda for TLC courses. Specific course agendas will be provided to all course registrants depending on the length of the program.

At Regional Seminars held in various locations between October and April, Trial Lawyers College brings its unique methods and programs to lawyers around the United States. Venues may last 3 or 4 days, and will be held at a hotel, a remote conference center, or anything in-between. Wherever they are held, and for whatever length, TLC’s qualified faculty and staff bring the same “TLC magic” to all our courses. Specific information about each venue will be included in the orientation emails sent to registered students prior to the course start date. Our 4-day regional seminars begin on a Thursday evening and end at Noon on Sunday; our 3-day regional seminars begin on Friday morning and end at Noon on Sunday.


*Final schedule for each regional seminar will be provided in course-specific orientation email sent after registration


Friday, 7:30 am – 9 am:     Registration



Thursday, 3 pm – 5 pm:  Registration

6 pm- 7 pm:   Dinner

7 pm – 9 pm:  Opening Session



7:30 am – 8:30 am:     Breakfast

9 am – 12 Noon:         Classroom Working sessions

12 pm – 1 pm:             Lunch

2 pm – 5 pm:               Classroom Working Session

6 pm – 7 pm:              Dinner

7 pm – 9 pm:              Classroom Working Sessions


7:30 am – 8:30 am:   Breakfast

9 am – 12 Noon:         Classroom Working Sessions

12 pm – 1 pm:            Lunch

1 pm – 2 pm:              Optional open 12-step AA meeting

2 pm – 5 pm:              Classroom Working Sessions

6 pm – 7 pm:             Dinner

7 pm – 9 pm:              Classroom Working Sessions


7:30 am – 8:30 am:   Breakfast

9 am – 12 Noon:        Classroom Working Sessions

12 Noon:                   Adjourn


The course fee of $1699 includes tuition, and meals during the seminar. Housing is included at limited courses where the venue is typically more remote and with cabins. If housing is included in the tuition, rooming assignments will be double-occupancy. If housing is not included, a link to the room block will be sent to you after you register for the course.

Transportation to Regional Seminars: For some regional seminars, Trial Lawyers College provides an optional shuttle service from a nearby Airport to/from the seminar venue. If a course offers shuttle service, you will be notified in the registration confirmation email.

Casual Dress: 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.