One of the hallmarks of the College are the mock sessions. As students we learned how to “crawl into the hides of our clients,” to feel and experience their pain and to understand and care for them.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
Recently, Attorney Douglas B. Chanco, a DUI and criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, graduated from a three-week course at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC). Spence, a renowned trial attorney who has fought a number of high profile cases, started TLC to train and educate lawyers who represent individuals. From the mission of TLC:
"The Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government repression."
The Trial Lawyers College is held at Spence's ranch in Wyoming and during the three-week course, attorneys are taught through lectures and role playing exercises including mock trials. “One of the hallmarks of the College are the mock sessions. As students we learned how to “crawl into the hides of our clients,” to feel and experience their pain and to understand and care for them. In the course of our training, we “became” the judge, the juror, the client and the witness. By understanding these roles and ourselves better, the we gained a deeper understanding of other people,” commented Attorney Doug Chanco.
Attorney Chanco is a former Fulton County prosecutor who now practices criminal defense in five areas of law: DUI, Drugs, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Offenses and Theft. He hopes to use the skills learned from TLC to better defend his clients. He is also an active blogger on DUI and criminal issues in Georgia.