In the last part of August, I got to do one of my favorite things. I spend about 10 days at Thunderhead Ranch, outside of Dubois, Wyoming, practicing trial skills with some of the best trial lawyers in the country. This is Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers' College. Gerry built the college and still teaches at his advanced age. Each day, we wake up early, often going for a hike and then getting breakfast at the cook house. We work from 9am-9pm with breaks for lunch and dinner. This is not a lecture series. Instead, we work in small groups and practice skills with staff trainers and other attorneys. The goal is to best tell the story of your case. There are also break out sessions where attorneys teach things they have learned. I taught about DUI Jury Selection. It was lots of hard work, but I feel more invigorated than ever. I cannot wait to try my next case.
Trial Lawyers' College - Graduate Program
Post by: Jason Savela Published: Sep 05, 2014