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EFFECTIVE CLOSING ARGUMENT

EFFECTIVE CLOSING ARGUMENT

I rarely publish guest articles or blog posts from other people, but I thought this was a good summary of the fundamentals regarding closing argument. I felt the enthusiasm of this aspiring lawyer Kevin Moore should be acknowledged, so here it is for your consideration. . Kevin is a 23-year-old writer and aspiring lawyer who lives, studies and works in NYC. His interest in the law stems from his passion to help the less fortunate, and he hopes to eventually…

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GERRY SPENCE DAMAGE ARGUMENT IN A BIRTH INJURY CASE

GERRY SPENCE DAMAGE ARGUMENT IN A BIRTH INJURY CASE

I’ve previously quoted from a jury argument Gerry Spence made in the trial of Hunter vs Lewis which took place in Utah in 1982. https://plaintifftriallawyertips.com/excerpts-from-gerry-spence-argument-in-hunter-v-lewis-malpractice-case The case involved a birth injury to a child. Here are some additional excerpts of his argument relating to money: I haven’t made your job easy. I’ve asked for $40 million dollars. People have said, “how could you ask for $40 million?” Some people are aghast, some even outraged, some have tried to shame me,…

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EXCERPTS FROM GERRY SPENCE ARGUMENT IN HUNTER v LEWIS MALPRACTICE CASE

EXCERPTS FROM GERRY SPENCE ARGUMENT IN HUNTER v LEWIS MALPRACTICE CASE

In 1982 Gerry Spence tried a case in Provo Utah, Hunter v. Lewis. The transcript of his opening summation has examples of persuasive ideas worth reviewing. Here are a few of them: “Now, in a little while the case of Joshua Hunter is going to be in your hands. And there’s something, however, that I want to say to you about that that’s important for you to understand; and that is: that each one of us are human beings, just…

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