Litigation Defense College

Litigation Defense College

Murphy & Grant land designed The LDC to accelerate the professional and personal development of associates beginning their first years of practice. The areas of development included in this 3 year program include: Emotional Intelligence (EI), Technical Training, Mentorship, and Real Lawyering Experiences.

Technical Training

  • Coverage: auto, homeowners, CGL
  • Defending and Building Your Case with Effective Depositions
  • Pre-Trial Motions & Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions & Appeal
  • ADR
  • Mediation: Tips for successful preparation, presentation and resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Briefs and Legal Memoranda: How to win without saying a word”
  • Handling Global Settlements
  • Marketing

Leadership Training

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Professionalism
  • Delegation
  • Effective Communication
  • Influence through Serving


Each new attorney, regardless of experience level, is assigned a senior attorney mentor.

Real Lawyering Experience

Observation and participation in depositions, mediations, hearings, and trials.

“The Emotional Intelligence modules ask you to reflect deeply on ways to better encourage and equip those you influence. This prepares you to become a more effective professional, advocate, and servant to all.”

-John Gardner, Attorney