Dirk Weeks, and his company, help develop strategies and recommend plans for plaintiff’s lawyers for clients in settlements. Hear how Dirk helps clients get the most out of settlements with structured annuities using tax conscious tactics.
2015 Graduate, Render Freeman, brings us his recent experience with psychodrama training in New York. Render also details his current work with counselors and why trial lawyers should be in regular therapy.
Trey Jones of Post, TX, experienced an oilfield accident in 1997 and describes the resulting medical issues that followed. Hear Trey’s journey as he experienced amnesia, embarrassment, and recovery from his traumatic brain injury over 26 years ago.
Assemble! TLC graduates Mike Smith, Mike Watson, and Ron Estefan join Rafe Foreman in Lubbock, TX for a case consult auctioned at a recent TLC event. Hear the benefits and techniques they used in front of live jurors to hone their statements and discover the story that motivates them.
Recent TLC graduate, Andrew Pickett, describes his early experiences with TLC, psychodrama, and the hurdles of starting his own firm while detailing his last few trials. Andrew explains the power of being his authentic self and the genuine concern of human life in the court room.
Grace Reed discusses her first legal jobs and the differences between big law firm jobs and small clerking jobs, like her current internship. Listen as Grace describes her unique experiences and the dynamics of a TLC influenced firm.
2023 TLC Graduate, Lauren Checki, details her recent experience at the 3 Week Course and how those experiences have impacted and shaped her practice. Lauren then details the work her firm does with business and home owners to sue insurance companies.
TLC 3 Week Course attendee and first time New Mexico visitor, Mario Hankerson, discusses his hesitancy and discovery of TLC methods at his first TLC event. Listen as Mario details his first interactions with "String of Pearls" and psychodrama.
From Montezuma's Castle during the 3 Week Course, Parrish Collins joins Rafe Foreman to discuss his TLC experience from last year. Parrish details his recent efforts and focus on medical negligence in the prison and jail system in New Mexico under the New Mexico Civil Rights Act.
TLC 3 week course attendees at Montezuma's Catle Laura Schultes, Sarah Mather, Colleen Mullen, Maria Bribriesco, Linda Tran, Defne Ozgediz, and Ashley Carpenter discuss the current legal environment from their perspectives.
TLC faculty member, Andy Vickery, shares a war story regarding a recent trial focused around effective scene setting and closing arguments. Andy takes time to dive back into a scene regarding words of love a elderly woman shared with her late husband.
First time TLC attendee, Joe Leventis, discusses his first impressions of the 3 Week Course in Montezuma's Castle in New Mexico. Joe explains how TLC methods has begun to shape his practice and his life after just 2 weeks into the 3 Week Course.
Current TLC participant, Todd Hollis, details his introduction to TLC and his first impressions of TLC methods and curriculum from the most recent 3 week course in Montezuma Castle. Listen as Todd and Rafe dive into their first TLC experiences and the powerful tribe of lawyers the college contains.
Jacob Vigil, 2001 TLC faculty graduate, discovered Montezuma Castle and the United World College decades ago. During a clandestine phone call, he happened to be driving in that exact location when he answered the call and suggested Montezuma Castle as the location for the Trail Lawyers College 3 Week program. The rest is history and the Trial Lawyers College is in one of its most beautiful settings ever. Come join Jake as he explains the land of enchantment.
Angelica Cogliano, 2019 Trial Lawyers College graduate, describes the struggle of connecting with the community in the areas where her voir dire panels are pulled from and making them her tribe. Listen as Angelica details the strategies she implements when dealing with the implementation of the criminal justice system at the southern border of Texas.
The Who We Are Project founder, Jeffery Robinson, describes the history of our country regarding anti-black racism. Jeffery elaborates on the details behind what makes our country the way it is today.
TLC graduate, Chris Stoy, discusses a recent trial that included a deposition with Rafe Foreman. Listen as Chris explains how he and Rafe’s use of TLC methods in this trial resulted in a victory after a zero offer settlement before trial.
TLC staff member, Chris Trundy, discusses default bias in jurors and continues the thought experiments brought forward by Brady Skinner in the previous episode. Listen as Chris expounds on the trial story and how to discover juror defaults during a criminal case.
2015 TLC graduate, Brady Skinner, talks about his recent criminal trials and media influence regarding safety and perspective of apprehended individuals. Listen as Brady discusses dealing with conscious and implicate bias both in his past and with his current jurors.
Emma Roddy shares her recent experiences while participating at the most recent Women’s Retreat through the Trial Lawyers College. Hear how the sessions on powerful storytelling and connecting with other participants impacted Emma and reinvigorated her drive for finding the client’s story.
Communications expert, Sari de la Motte, shares a sneak peek regarding the upcoming Women’s Retreat this month and describes the importance of jury selection, voir dire techniques, and shared morality between everyone participating in a trial. Listen as Sari explains her perspective on jury selection and the “ideal” juror within her voir dire tactics.
Betsy Greene, TLC graduate of 2005, describes the power of tribal groups and storytelling as she shares information on the upcoming Women’s Retreat on April 21-26, 2023. Listen as Betsy preps the audience for the next Trial Lawyers College event and details early career aspects while dealing with the insurance industry and the genesis of the separation between women and men in law.
John Charles Hardin, hailing from McKenny, TX, shares his experience at the latest Trial Lawyers College event, Trial Skills Foundation. John speaks about his rejuvenation from his most recent TLC event and the power of creative passion.
Jake Weinstock, fresh from the most recent Trial Skills Foundation course, explains his previous frustrations with other seminars and lectures about continuing education. Jake tells us about the community-centered education and hands on training he experienced at the most recent TLC event. Come listen to how TLC impacted Jake Weinstock and his career.
Why does TLC matter? A life, void of balance and full of self-medication, creates an unconnected mental state full of meaninglessness and lack of purpose.
Brian McCallister helps bring together concepts and ideas about work-life balance to demonstrate a healthy, meaningful life as an attorney. Listen as Brian describes the benefits and tactics of a well executed and balanced work life designed to avoid burnout, irritability, and guilt.