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Persuasive Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023

Persuasive Opening Statements and Closing Arguments 2023

Published March 2023

“Provides deep insight into how triers of fact perceive your opening and closing statements, and delivers masterful tips on the nuances of your presentation.”
Heather L. Rosing, Klinedinst PC, San Diego

Trial veterans Joseph Cotchett and Hon. Nancy Fineman deliver proven techniques for compelling and effective opening statements and closing arguments. Learn from these nationally recognized trial lawyers as they share their expertise in planning, developing, and presenting winning opening statements and closing arguments from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. Includes valuable practice tips and actual trial transcripts of statements and arguments that provide vital guidance for seasoned litigators and newer trial attorneys alike.

  • Understand the functions, scope, and timing issues involved
  • Develop a case theme and strategy
  • Establish credibility with the judge and jury
  • Make your client’s case understandable
  • Learn effective uses of visual aids
  • Understand the rules and boundaries; avoid pitfalls
  • Create winning arguments for and against punitive damages
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Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

  • 1. Similarities and Differences Between Opening Statements and Closing Arguments; Importance of Juror Psychology
  • 2. Practical and Legal Aspects of Preparing and Presenting Statements and Arguments
  • 3. Permissible Content Used in Statements and Arguments and Misconduct Issues
  • 4. Arguing for Punitive Damages
  • 5. Opening Statements, Closing Argument; Analysis: Personal Injury Case
  • 6. Plaintiff’s Opening Statement (to Court): Fraud Case
  • 7. Defense Opening Statement and Closing Argument: Commercial Case
  • 8. Plaintiff’s Opening Statement, Closing Argument, and Rebuttal: Bad Faith Case
  • 9. Defendant’s Opening Statement and Closing Argument to Jury: Antitrust Case

Authors

    Original Authors

  • Joseph W. Cotchett
  • Hon. Nancy L. Fineman
  • Frank Rothman

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