TTLA TACT College - Member Testimonials
TTLA TACT College has provided members of all ages and skill levels with relevant experience they can use in trial. See below for some first-hand accounts of how TACT can transform your trial techniques and truly make a difference in your practice.
For those of you thinking you might be too "old" or too experienced to attand TACT I want to tell you about my experience.
When I attended the first TACT in 1998 I had been in practice 18 years and board-certified for 11 years. When I got home my wife asked me how it went. I told her it was the most incredible and important experience of my professional life because my friends pointed out my imperfections and made me a better Trial Lawyer.
I will never forget how, after delivering what I thought was a "marvelous" opening statement, my mentor John Howie looked at me and said "Leebee, that sucked! Let me show you what you did wrong!" Every time I start to prepare for opening, I think back on the advice John gave me and now I really can deliver a "marvelous" opening statement!
Whether you have never picked a jury or can't remeber how many you have tried, you can and will learn a lot at TACT!
TTLA Member Bill Liebbe, Tyler
2016 TACT College Course Chair
I attended TACT in 2008 and it was an experience that I will never forget. You can attend all the seminars you want, but unless you actually practice what you read and hear, then it is worthless. TACT provides you with the opportunity to practice real-life scenarios, in specialized divided parts, from voir dire, opening statement, direct examination, cross examination and closing argument. BUT, you have Texas powerhouse trial lawyers each commenting and critiquing the entire process. In fact, I recently used a specific technique I learned from the cross-examination portion against a Defendant’s liability expert. After the expert’s deposition, the defense increased their offer!
I STRONGLY recommend TACT as an absolute MUST for every practicing trial lawyer. You learn, meet friends, improve your trial skills, and have a ton of fun…what else can you ask for?!
TTLA Member Jorge Herrera, San Antonio
2015-2016 CLE Committee Chair