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.
We are going to continue sharing our 2007 TLC Graduate and Faculty Member, Scott Glovsky’s interviews with some of TLC’s faculty, board members, and students, hearing their stories and how they continue to bring justice to our nation. Today, Scott interviews Terry Lenamon, a 2011 TLC graduate that has been on the TLC faculty team since 2016. He has taught the last two years at Thunderhead Ranch for In Defense of the Damned Criminal Defense Seminar and will teach again this year. Terry started his career as a public defender in Florida in 1993 and transitioned to death row cases in 1998 and has thus tried 14 cases with no death verdicts. In this interview, Terry expresses how a recent death penalty case involving a young man accused of committing a brutal murder had a profound impact on him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gerry Spence recently spoke at TEDx about his journey as an attorney. This is his talk.
With a background in politics and advocating for land rights, Laurie Goodman brings a unique and powerful skill set to the Trial Lawyer's College. In this episode, Laurie talks with Evan about her background in politics, what brought her to the Trial Lawyer's College and the deep and lasting impact TLC's programs has on its graduates.