Robert F. Glass of Glass & Robson, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, spent April 30, 2015 to May 3, 2015 learning from some of the best trial lawyers, jury consultants, and psychodramatists in the United States at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar on Opening Statement in Austin, Texas.
The Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (“TLC”) is an organization based out of Dubois, Wyoming, that offers courses and seminars developed over Gerry Spence’s highly successful career of helping his clients win in the courtroom.
The Texas Regional Seminar focused specifically on opening statements, the first scene of a trial where the lawyers tell the story of what happened to their client and what the jury can do to help. One important aspect of the TLC method is trying to help lawyers “de-lawyer” themselves and speak and relate to jurors forgetting the rigid and emotionless training they received in law school. This is an important tool for trial because, as ordinary people, we all are resistant to being lectured to by someone else. Even more importantly, we have an almost automatic response, and a lot more interest in, a well told story.
If you look around Glass & Robson, LLC’s website, we hope you will find some examples of the experiences Robert and James undertake to become the best trial lawyers they are capable of being, whether they are learning from others or sharing experiences as a speaker. Whether in Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, or Colorado, Robert and James know the importance of learning from others and sharing experiences, and the main objective through all of it is helping the clients that are investing in us to help them obtain justice.