Jason A. Baker, PLLC presents



 Come prepared to learn about the power of vulnerability and storytelling - and to look foolish

About Us

Instructors and participants are all equally dedicated to crushing injustice

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There will be brief instruction to the larger group followed by lengthy and in depth small group, on your feet trial practice with about 6 students per small group.

Inspirational instructors

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All instructors are strictly peer selected.  None pay to get in front of a group of lawyers to advertise their firm and services. (Photo is of Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society)


Course Director Ben Wells has obtained many great verdicts, including a $4.4 million verdict on a soft tissue case March 8, 2019

Our Mission

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First and foremost, our mission is to surmount defenses that may otherwise deprive our severely injured or wrongly accused clients of their constitutional rights. (Photo is of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summiting Mt. Everest)

What to expect at Camp Indianola

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Layout

  • Bunk beds! With women on one side and men on the other separated by a common living space, as shown in this diagram
  • Driftwood lodge holds 42 people, and each single gender side has their own single gender bathroom
  • Instructors have smaller, more private rooms, but students all sleep in bunk beds

Amenities

  • Fire pit for campfires
  • Home made meals served buffet style in a separate dining area
  • Driftwood lodge opens onto the beach, so bring appropriate beach clothes and shoes

What to bring

  • There will be camp bedding, but you can also bring your own pillow and bedding, such as sleeping bag or sheets and blanket, if you prefer
  • Ear plugs in case of snoring
  • Outdoor clothes for walking in mud and on the beach
  • Musical instrument to jam with our course director, who sings and plays guitar in the Oso, Washington blues band, "Burnt Breakfast."

Participants - who is it for, and who can attend Trial Fools?

  • The newer and the less experience you have the more you are encouraged to attend
  • Reduced rates and tuition waivers available, especially for those with 0-2 years practice experience - please inquire
  • Only civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers may attend, and
  • No one handling any insurance defense cases and no prosecutors may attend

What's included for $375?

  • Tuition
  • Good coffee
  • CLE credits - pending
  • Lodging Friday and Saturday night
  • All meals: SALMON dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch, and PRIME RIB dinner Saturday; and breakfast Sunday
  • Listserv - with no one handling any insurance defense cases and no prosecutors permitted
  • Education events: Trial Fools is also a study group!  We meet regularly to grow as trial lawyers, enhance our skills, and deepen our connections to other dedicated trial lawyers. Invites will be sent for these future events through our listserv.

HOMEWORK

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Watch Brene Brown's TED talk on vulnerability PRIOR to arrival

April 12 - 14, 2019 Trial College

Friday

Day 1

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camp Indianola

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Friday

Day 1

  • Arrive by 4:00 pm to meet and greet, eat, and then the course begins at 5:00 with instruction continuing until 9:00 pm. 
  • This is the cornerstone of the trial college weekend so message us if you'll be late.

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camp Indianola

Saturday

Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Camp Indianola

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Saturday

Day 2

  • Breakfast and coffee served at 8:00 am and then instruction begins at 9:00 am.  
  • Lunch at 12:30 and then instruction from 1:30 - 5:00. 
  • Dinner at 5:00, and then instruction from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.   
  • Like last year, affogato and s'mores with course director Ben playing the guitar by the fire afterwards.

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Camp Indianola

Sunday

Day 3

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp Indianola

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Sunday

Day 3

  • Breakfast at 8:00 am and then instruction from 9:00 - 1:00 pm.
  • Depart after 1:00 pm

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp Indianola

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April 12 - 14, 2019 Trial Fools location

Driftwood Lodge * Camp Indianola * 10635 NE Shore Dr * Indianola, WA 98342

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Payment reserves your space

$375.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

$425.00 after March 18, 2019


Reduced rates and tuition waivers available, especially for those with 0-2 years practice experience - please message jb@jasonbakerlawoffices.com


  • Attendance capped at 36 students, this will sell out.
  • To pay with PayPal click the link, or to pay with Venmo search for "jasonbakerr" or jasonbakerr@hotmail.com (double "r").
  • Checks can also be made out to "Jason Baker" and mailed to 3600 15th Ave W, Ste 200 * Seattle, WA 98119.