Reknown trial lawyer Gerry Spence conceived of and formed the not-for profit Trial Lawyers College in 1994 to share his experience and methods for success developed in his fifty plus years of practice with lawyers dedicated to obtaining justice for the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the defenseless and the damned and to train them to be better advocates for people. Forty-eight lawyers are selected from 100s of applications each year to attend the not for profit College. Most applicants are already accomplished trial lawyers, and the graduates of the program are among the most proficient and successful trial lawyers in the United States. Some of the absolute top trial lawyers in the United States come to the ranch during the program, at no charge, to assist in the program, which is mainly conducted through a "workshop" training approach, as opposed to lectures.
The Trial Lawyers College trains a new breed of lawyer - a lawyer who is a person first, who passionately fights for and believes in justice and, who loves his or her clients. These individuals learn how to ""crawl into the hides of their clients," to feel and experience their pain, to understand and care for their opponents. In the course of their training, they "become" the judge, the juror, the client and the witness. By understanding themselves better, the lawyer gains a deeper understanding of other people. These lawyers learn the power of credibility. They learn by repeated efforts in the makeshift courtrooms at Spence's ranch - how to select and connect with a jury, how to make an effective opening statement, how to deliver a winning final argument and empower a jury to give justice to their clients. They have learned to trust themselves, to trust each other, and to trust juries. By the time the several week session is over, the warriors have learned more about the essential ingredients of trial lawyering than most lawyers learn in a lifetime. They learn who they are and what assets they can best bring to a courtroom. The trial lawyers who attend the Trial Lawyers College learn to fight for justice and to help people realize that in America the law can still deliver justice and free the people.
The Luti Law Firm attorneys utilize the methods taught at The Trial Lawyers College in their trial work.