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TLC Podcast Episode 53: TLC Board Member, Maren Chaloupka on Serving the Mentally Ill

2020-12-11T07:31:20-07:00January 23, 2020|TLC Podcast|

Episode 53: TLC Board Member, Maren Chaloupka on Serving the Mentally Ill "If being a lawyer is a calling, and I believe it is, being a trial lawyer, then service to those who are in the throes of something that they can't understand is a huge part of that calling." - Maren Chaloupka Maren Chaloupka is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff’s trial lawyer.  She has a diverse practice, and she especially enjoys working on civil rights cases, including wrongful conviction cases and cases involving medical and mental health care in jails and prisons.  She lives in the small town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and serves clients wherever her work takes her. Maren is leading the Cross-Examination Constellation Regional Seminar at the [...]

2019 TLC2 Grad, Jeremy D’Amico Shares his Challenging Case in Connecticut that Lead to a Family Given Justice

2020-01-03T16:14:46-07:00January 9, 2020|TLC Blog|

Written and shared by Jeremy D'Amico, TLC2 2019 September Graduate. Jeremy is a licensed trial lawyer in Connecticut and Florida practicing exclusively in the areas of plaintiff's Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Nursing Home Negligence. Dear Warriors, I hope this finds you well. I want to share with you all some details about the journey of my recent $23,050,000 jury verdict out of Connecticut, one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Connecticut's history. The Bus Crash In June of 2015, Gabe, a child with autism, was riding on the school bus home. It was a sunny summer day, the sky dotted with clouds, and the air, crisp. The bus pulled out from the school and two cars [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 52: Trying an Honest Case with TLC Faculty Members, Brooks Cutter & Scott Glovsky

2019-11-07T10:53:26-07:00November 7, 2019|TLC Podcast|

 Episode 52: Trying an Honest Case with Faculty Members Brooks Cutter and Scott Glovsky "Even though my client had such a huge life with several different women and all these different children, he had managed to have a loving relationship with each of them and so for me, that was a lesson to never judge people by their life circumstances. Everybody has greatness in them and people, whoever they are, can be wonderful people and responsible loving parents. That was important for me on a personal level." - Brooks Cutter In this episode, Scott Glovsky, host of the popular podcast, Trial Lawyer Talk and TLC Faculty Member talks with Brooks Cutter, Sacramento Trial Lawyer and TLC Faculty Leader about trying an [...]

TLC Grad and Faculty Member, Tommy Davenport on a Recent Story Inside Angola Prison, Louisiana’s State Penitentiary

2019-09-23T13:37:11-06:00September 19, 2019|TLC Blog|

On Friday, September 6, Dateline's Lester Holt shared a story on Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He actually stayed in a cell there for a number of days. It is the largest maximum-security prison in the world. It is still a working plantation. It is surrounded by a river and swampland, with a number of 'unpaid guards'-alligators. I've been at this prison many times and I cry when I leave and am angered by the time I make it home. As far as the eye can see, there are black men working in the fields with guards on horses. Not much different than a scene from 12 Years a Slave. Angola is a complete failure of the human race and [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 51: TLC Faculty Member, Jacqui Ford on Reputation In and Out of the Courtroom

2019-08-29T10:29:54-06:00August 29, 2019|TLC Podcast|

 Episode 51: TLC Faculty Member, Jacqui Ford on Reputation In and Out of the Courtroom "If I want my jurors to be free to open up; if I want them to free themselves of their anxiety so they can come to creative energy, this is where I want my jurors to make decisions. This is very important: people who are making decisions from a place of pain, fear, or anxiety cannot process information the same way they can if they are in an energy of love and support."  - Jacqui Ford In this episode, we hear from Oklahoma Trial Lawyer, Jacqui Ford. Jacqui talks about the reputation of trial lawyers and the power of conversation and credibility in and [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 50: Co-Leaders Mel Orchard & Vicki Slater on Restructure of TLCs Graduate-1

2019-08-07T09:43:45-06:00August 6, 2019|TLC Podcast|

Episode 50: Co-Leaders Mel Orchard & Vicki Slater on Restructure of TLCs Graduate-1 "We're trying to empower the students and really all of ourselves as Trial Lawyers to be able to utilize every means available to communicate our clients' cases. That's really the bottom line of it and to make sure we all know ourselves and take care of ourselves so we can be available to help our clients." - Vicki Slater, Grad-1 Co-Leader In this episode, I talk with the co-leaders of the newly structured Graduate-1 program, Mel Orchard & Vicki Slater. I was able to take a backseat to the first-launched program last year and it was really incredible to see how they brought the TLC Graduates out of [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 49: Maryland Grad, Ian Anthony on the Disparity Between Law School and Trial Lawyers College

2019-05-18T12:19:13-06:00May 17, 2019|TLC Podcast|

Episode 49: Maryland Grad, Ian Anthony on the Disparity Between Law School and Trial Lawyers College  "When I got to law school, I felt it to be very rigid. There is a system of scoring people, a system for questioning students, and a system for instruction; it felt very boxed-in like law school was gearing you up to be a competitive, book smart, lawyer-robot." - Ian Anthony, 2016 TLC Graduate 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 [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 48: TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC’s 3-Week College Experience

2020-04-20T21:58:57-06:00April 18, 2019|TLC Podcast|

Episode 48: TLC Grad Shares Insight into TLC's 3-Week College Experience "When I was accepted to the 3-Week College, it almost felt like I was accepted into Law School all over again. The feeling of excitement, joy, and fear, I was scared. What was I about to get into? The fear of leaving my practice for a month, leaving my family for a month, and all of the emotions that surround that." - Donal McRoberts 2018 TLC Grad Welcome to episode 48 with Donal McRoberts as our guest. 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 [...]

TLC Podcast Episode 47: Faculty Member, Frank Mungo Talks Story Structure Using TLC Methods

2019-03-28T13:26:12-06:00March 28, 2019|TLC Podcast|

Episode 47: Faculty Member, Frank Mungo Talks Story Structure Using TLC Methods "First thing you want to do is set the scene. Then you want to transport your audience by telling the story in the present tense. Because then they can start seeing what the character sees as the story evolves. You try to use as much imagery as you can so they can get an idea that will allow them to draw their own image of what that looks like."- Frank Mungo, 2008 Grad & Faculty Member 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 [...]

Jon Hawk, TLC September ’18 Grad Wins Victory for Client in First Jury Trial After Graduating from the Trial Lawyers College

2019-03-15T11:32:44-06:00March 15, 2019|TLC Blog|

“It was the best professional decision I have made in my life and the best three weeks of growth as an attorney that I’ve had in twenty-one years of practice. I discovered I was in my ‘lawyer head’ instead of in my heart, which kept me from being the best lawyer I can be. I can tell you these words, but until you experience it for yourself, you will never understand." Jon Hawk is a personal injury trial attorney in Macon, Georgia who has tried cases before juries for over twenty-one years. He first attended TLC’s 5-day Psychodrama for Lawyers in 2017. This time spent at the ranch, and at this course (now taught as ‘Trial Skills Foundations’) piqued his [...]

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