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Interviews of leading attorneys on the issues and ideas affecting trial lawyers today.

Interviews of leading attorneys on the issues and ideas affecting trial lawyers today.
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Interviews of leading attorneys on the issues and ideas affecting trial lawyers today.




TLC Faculty Member, Jacqui Ford on Reputation In & Out of the Courtroom

Oklahoma Trial Lawyer, Jacqui Ford talks about the reputation of trial lawyers and the power of conversation and credibility in and out of the courtroom. Jacqui has been attending TLC courses since 2013 and joined the faculty in 2015. She has since broadened her practice from only criminal defense to criminal defense and civil work. She is an avid member of her Oklahoma Local Working Group and has always shown her passion for everything she does with TLC.


Co-Leaders Mel Orchard & Vicki Slater on Re-Structure of TLC's Graduate-1

In this episode, TLC's host talks with the co-leaders of the newly structured TLC Graduate-1 program, Mel Orchard & Vicki Slater. The host was able to take a back-seat to the first-launched program last year to see how they brought the Graduates out of their comfort zones with theatrical arts and music as well as trial skills. Mel & Vicki talk highly about the effectiveness of bringing creativity in as an important skill in the TLC methods and how this can relay to the jury in trial.


Maryland Grad, Ian Anthony on the Disparity Between Law School and Trial Lawyers College

Ian Anthony is our guest in this episode of the Trial Lawyers College Podcast. In this episode, we talk about how TLC differs from law school and why these differences are so important for trial lawyers. Ian Anthony is a 2016 July Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and has attended several TLC courses since. He teaches trial advocacy at the University of Maryland School of Law and is the head coach for the trial team. He also practices as a public defender to indigents in Howard County,...


TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC's 3-Week College Experience

Welcome to episode 48 of the Trial Lawyers College Podcast. Donal McRoberts is our guest in this episode. He started his practice in 2011 handling family law and criminal defense, and by chance had an opportunity to represent a person injured in a car accident where the insurance company was denying responsibility and he’s been representing injured people since. Donal is a graduate of the 2018 July College Class and in this episode, he shares some insight into what goes on during the famous...


Faculty Member, Frank Mungo Talks Story Structure Using TLC Methods

In this episode, Scott Glovsky, 2007 grad and faculty member, is hosting this interview with Frank Mungo. Scott is the host of successful podcast, Trial Lawyer Talk where he interviews many of today's Trial Lawyers. Episode guest, Frank Mungo, graduated from the Trial Lawyers College in 2008 and joined the faculty in 2011. He focuses his practice on defending those unjustly charged by the government in Kentucky, Ohio, and federal courts. Frank is quick to give credit to the methods taught at...


How Technology is Threatening our Personal Privacy with 2018 Grad, Tor Ekeland

Today, 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 security - if it is cell phones, laptops, and all other forms of technology we use and how that is threatening our personal security. And later in this episode, we talk about Tor’s 3-Week experience at TLC and the impact the methods will bring to his practice....


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 and he is also a professor at UMKC. Since he joined the faculty, he has also been...


The Effectiveness of Psychodrama with TLC Faculty Member, John Naizby

In this episode, I sit down with long-time TLC grad and faculty member, John Naizby. John practices law in Connecticut but has consulted with cases in all 50 states. John has a quiet demeanor but his fight is extremely strong and that shows in this conversation. When he first started with TLC in 2000, he doubted the effectiveness of Psychodrama in his life, a TLC foundational skill. Once he started to realize how it could improve his relationships, his daily responses in life and his overall...


TLC Faculty Member, Eric Ganci on What it Takes to be a Top Rated DUI Lawyer

In this episode, I sit down with Eric Ganci, a top rated DUI lawyer in California. He is extremely passionate about his work and it shows in this episode. Eric explains what it took to gain success as a DUI Lawyer and some important steps to take if other attorneys are considering this line of lawyering. Eric also talks about the recent marijuana uprise in California and how different a DUI case is compared to taking on a Marijuana drug driving case.


Birth Injury Attorney, Nelson Tyrone on Incorporating Psychodrama

In this episode I talk with Nelson Tyrone, famed birth injury lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia, who graduated from TLC in 2000 and joined the faculty the year following. Nelson volcalizes his connections with birth injury and what makes what he does so rewarding. He also talks about how he uses psychodrama in his everyday life and in every case he takes. This episode is extremely powerful because while we were talking, Nelson used a fundamental TLC skill; vulnerability. I hope you enjoy this...


Faculty Member and Missouri Public Defender Laura O'Sullivan on the Nationwide Public Defender Crisis

In this interview, we have a very special guest joining, Missouri Public Defender Laura O'Sullivan. Laura attended her first TLC course in 1998 and came back in 2009 for In Defense of the Damned, TLC's criminal defense program, and joined the faculty shortly after. In this episode, Laura describes the difficulties of being a public defender, what TLC lawyers and other lawyers can do to help their public defenders offices, and how TLC has impacted her practice and life.


Faculty Member Betsy Greene on How Far the TLC Method Can Be Taken

PI Lawyer, Betsy Greene from Bloomington, Indiana is with us today. She has been a lawyer for over 35 years and graduated from TLC in 2005. She joined the faculty in 2010 and has since thus taught the TLC method at regionals, seminars, and TLC’s colleges. Betsy will be on the faculty at the Washington Closing Argument Regional later this month, October 25-28. To work with Betsy, register for the Washington Regional to learn the methods to Win your next case with the Gerry Spence teachings of...


Exoneree, Darryl Burton on Miracle of Innocence

We have a very special guest on this episode. Darryl Burton has been coming to the TLC since 2009 to talk to the students about death row and the 24 years he spent in prison as an innocent man. He faced many hardships, worked day in and day out to prove his innocence, and after years of sending letters and teaching himself the ins and outs of the justice system, he got a letter back from an innocence project stating they were going to take his case. His story is truly inspiring. Darryl is...


TLC Faculty, Daniel Rodriguez on Discovering the Story of the Taft School Shooting

Today, we are sharing another episode from TLC Faculty Member, Scott Glovsky’s podcast, Trial Lawyer Talk. Scott talks with Daniel Rodriguez about a case that had a profound impact on him, and something that has been a relevant topic in today’s political conversations, school shootings. Daniel describes how he discovered the story by reversing roles with everyone involved and explains how important it was for him to relay the complete relevant story to the jurors. Daniel is a well-known...


TLC Faculty Member Greg Reeves on Being a Trial Lawyer

TLC Faculty Member Greg Reeves talks with Trial Lawyer Talk Host, and TLC Grad, Scott Glovsky about a capital murder case victory after 5 years of being a trial lawyer. Greg believes trial lawyers can learn a lot from comedians in the way they tell their story in front of an audience. Greg also explains how he uses powerful tools to find the universal truth in every case.


Behind the Scenes of a Medical Malpractice Case with TLC Faculty Member, Eric Fong

Eric Fong talks with Trial Lawyer Talk Host, and TLC Grad, Scott Glovsky about a medical malpractice case that had quite an impact on him due to the circumstances of all the problems this case had interwoven into it. He talks about his client and the difficulties he was dealing with after an extended undetermined medical problem and got more difficult when he found out his client had prior felony charges of IV abuse. There was also a magnitude of complications when Eric reached out to other...


TLC Psychodramatists Explain the Importance of Psychodrama in the Courtroom

Missy Adrian, TLC Alumni Relations Assistant talks with two of TLC’s Psychodramatists on the importance and impact of using Psychodramatic techniques in the courtroom. Joining Missy in this interview are Mike Traynor and Louise Lipman. TLC's Psychodrama for Lawyers Seminar is June 5-11, 2018. Find out more and how to register your seat at the Trial Lawyers College .org website.


Kim Savo Interviews Scott Glovsky on the Impact of Storytelling

Today, Kim Savo, a Trial Lawyer's College faculty member interview Trial Lawyer Talk host, and host of many TLC Podcast Episodes, Scott Glovsky. The Trial Lawyer's College is fortunate to have these two attorneys on the faculty team. For many years, they have both had a great dedication to TLC as alumni and faculty members. Get to know TLC's Podcast and Trial Lawyer Talk Host, Scott Glovsky by listening in to this episode.


TLC Faculty Member, Corinne Mullen on Connecting with Jurors

Today, Scott Glovsky interviews Corinne Mullen, a 1997 TLC Grad and TLC Faculty Member. She talks about how a recent case had a profound impact on her; how connecting with jurors is a large part of her practice and how it can also have a large impact on the verdict of a case. The biggest lesson Corinne learned from this case was discovering her client's story and connecting with her jurors.


California Regional Co-Leader Mel Orchard on Growing from Losses

Scott Glovsky interviews Mel Orchard, managing partner of the Spence Law firm in Wyoming and senior faculty member of the Trial Lawyer’s College. Mel receives a call from a colleague in Minnesota that essentially says this case will likely lose. This case particularly had a profound impact on Mel because it involved prejudice, discrimination, and racism in the workplace, from an urban city in the Midwest, in the ranks of American Corporate Culture.