The Trial Lawyer's College Podcast

The Trial Lawyer's College talks to leading attorneys, TLC board members, and faculty about the ideas and the issues that are affecting trial lawyers today. The weekly podcast covers courtroom strategy, communicating with juries, connecting with clients, time management, personal habits that drive success, balancing healthy relationships with a busy practice and more.
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Sep 21, 2017
Milton Grimes, TLC Vice President and co-leader of the California Regional Seminar on Voir Dire, March 2-4, 2018, talks in detail about what the great lawyers have in common; about racism in America; and how taking action to stand up for what you believe in and speaking with ultimate honesty can free you in the courtroom and win the justice your clients deserve.
Sep 12, 2017

Connie Henderson, a trial lawyer in Washington State and TLC Faculty Co-Leader at the Cross Examination Seminar in Leavenworth WA, talks about the challenges of medical malpractice cases and how to overcome them.

Aug 18, 2017
Eric Fong, TLC faculty Co-leader for the upcoming Cross Examination Seminar, talks about the details of an effective cross examination - the goals, and the how-to's of the trial skill. He then goes into the daily work of a lawyer and the difficult task most lawyers face when it comes to balancing work and personal life, the best ways to spend your time as a lawyer and what holds many attorneys back.
Aug 3, 2017

In this interview, Ron Estefan (TLC '05) Houston-based personal injury trial lawyer and TLC faculty member talks about the importance of credibility in the courtroom. He describes how to build credibility, how to use it -- and how you can lose it -- and how it is essential during Voir Dire and all other interactions with the jury as you fight for justice for your client.

Jul 1, 2017
Zaki Zehawi (TLC '09), San Diego state public defender and TLC faculty member has dedicated his life to criminal defense. In this interview, he talks about some of the most difficult issues that public defenders face, how to work with difficult clients, accountability to yourself, and what are the most essential skills necessary to being the best advocate for your client.
May 25, 2017

Chris Trundy is a Massachusetts trial lawyer and one of the faculty co leaders at the upcoming Psychodrama for Lawyers Seminar. Chris’s  fascination with trial law comes from the creativity and flow of a well told story and how it can help you win. We talk about how you can’t simply imitate the greats and expect to win. We then dive into what you can study in order to create consistent results in the courtroom, how you can tap into your own greatness in the courtroom and what are the subtleties that make the difference in the outcome of a case.

May 16, 2017

Kim Benjamin, trial lawyer and TLC faculty co-leader of the upcoming Psychodrama for Lawyers Seminar, discusses how to gain the trust of clients and how to work with the their families in a way that strengthens your case. She also talks about the fundamental skill of listening and how this can help you in every phase of your trials by better understanding where everyone involved in your case is coming from, including the jury, the prosecution, the judge and your client, and it can give you the edge that will help you win the case.


May 12, 2017

Kathryn St. Clair has been a psychodramatist for 18 years with the Trial Lawyers College. In this interview, with TLC grad Evan Lloyd, Kathryn goes into what psychodrama is, and how it can help lawyers better connect with their clients and juries.


May 1, 2017

Greg Westfall, criminal defense lawyer and TLC faculty member, discusses racism and victim-hood in America, and how it affects your clients, your juries and your law practice.  With these elements in mind, he helps us think about what we can do, as trial lawyers, to better understand our juries.

Apr 24, 2017

Don Malarcik is a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in capital cases. In this podcast, Don talks about dealing with the stress of a criminal defense law practice; the incredible pressure to win client's freedom or in fact, life; and how feeling and modeling compassion and empathy is essential to winning the trial.

Apr 3, 2017

Embracing a hostile juror, getting the jury to engage, using silence as your friend, and finding empathy. These are the skills that matter in a successful voir dire. In this podcast, Paula Estefan, Conroe, TX Trial lawyer and TLC faculty, talks about the importance of listening and how to conduct a successful voir dire.

Mar 28, 2017

Against all odds, and with a platoon of witnesses stacked against his client, TLC Faculty member Colby Vokey, WON. He did it, not by telling his client's story, but by showing it. In order to understand the story, Colby did nearly 100 reenactments with his client and in the process, became so prepared, he was ready for every aspect of the case.  He found a way to tell his client’s story with such life, the whole courtroom was riveted to each word.

Mar 25, 2017

Kent Spence, trial lawyer and long time TLC faculty and board member, talks to us today about moving the legendary Thunderhead Ranch barn, what it was like growing up with Gerry Spence as his father, working together on the Randy Weaver case, the dynamics of working with family, and how the Trial Lawyer’s College has grown over the years.

Mar 15, 2017

In this podcast John Sloan, Trial Lawyer and President of the Trial Lawyers College Board talks about some of the most difficult challenges that lawyers face during voir dire, and how to handle those challenges in a way that builds credibility with the jury and ultimately builds a tribe that supports your client.

Mar 7, 2017

Mel Orchard, TLC Faculty, Trial Lawyer and Managing Partner at the Spence Law Firm talks to us today about the importance of story in the trial, ego in the courtroom, and what it takes to be a great trial lawyer.


Mar 1, 2017

How to get rid of your confidence issues and shake loose from your preconceived notions of what a lawyer "should" sound and look like. In this interview, Josh Schiffer, Trial Lawyer's College Faculty at the March 2-5 Direct Examination Seminar, fantastic lawyer and incredible teacher, goes into what it takes to break free from what is holding you back and make it happen in the courtroom.

Feb 23, 2017

Whether you want to put your client on the stand or not, you must plan for it anyway. It's the process itself that lays the groundwork for the win. In this podcast, Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer and Direct Examination TLC Faculty member, Don Malarcik, talks about why criminal defense lawyers need to be prepared to put their client on the stand, how to build trust, and how to enable the jury to connect with their story.



Feb 20, 2017

WIN with the most compelling Direct Examination. In this interview with Georgia Regional Faculty Co-Leader Betsy Greene, we dive into the details on how to develop the most compelling story and then how to present it to the jury, positioning you for a winning verdict. 


Feb 18, 2017

In this interview with Rafe Foreman, trial lawyer, professor at UMKC Law School, and faculty at the upcoming Direct Examination Seminar March 2nd-5th, we dive into a wide range of insights that go well beyond learning a specific method and investigate the core of what it really takes to win.

Jan 23, 2017

Communication is at the very core of what it is to be human, and for trial attorneys, justice can depend on it. But what is good communication made of? Scott Glovsky and Joshua Karton expore the question in this episode of the Trial Lawyer's College Podcast. 

Jan 14, 2017

In this latest episode, TLC Faculty members Ken Turek and Finlay Boag share how they use the TLC methods to win very difficult and emotionally charged cases.