IV. OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
The excitement of trying a new case; Purpose of the opening statement; Developing the case theme or sobriquet; Why to prepare your closing statement first; The Escola v. Coca-Cola case; The use of parables and analogies; Use of the “Golden Rule” when educating the jury; The Victor Hungerford case; The lawyer’s attitude toward a judge; Brevity and succinctness; Reading the jury while orating; The Reckenbell closing; Attacking the opponents’ arguments; “Speaking objections”; Flukes and luck; Special issues and instructions; The most effective closing words ever used; How much to allow for rebuttal; “When the doves fly”; The danger of overconfidence; Use of demonstration evidence; Key mistakes to avoid in summation; and more.
 
 
 

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IV. OPENINGS & CLOSINGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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