Category Archives: Opening statement

OPENING STATEMENTS THAT WORK

In spite of all of the writing and seminars on the subject of opening statements, too many trial lawyers maintain a wrong and overly simplistic view of this important step in the trial. Remember, the opening statement is the critical first … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRST WORDS IN COMMUNICATION

Lawyers in general talk too much without focusing their ideas and as a result bore jurors. In trial this can be fatal to your case. Too often we underestimate the power of the words we use to start our communication … Continue reading

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DAMAGE OPENING STATEMENT OUTLINE

Today I’d like to share with you an actual one  page outline I used in opening statement in  a very major damage case resulting in a record  jury  verdict. The case involved a man who contacted a power line with … Continue reading

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