Persuade the Judge & Jury in Your Opening & Closing Arguments Using Storytelling, Body Language, PowerPoint & More…
Monday, Apr 22 2013

This seminar is designed to provide you with all the information you need to know to give effective opening and closing arguments at trial, including how to create effective PowerPoint presentations to accompany your arguments. Topics include: Using themes, theories, and juror values; humanizing issues for the jury; expressing emotions; storytelling; using primacy; prohibited statements in an opening; how long the opening/closing should be and dealing with judicially imposed time restraints; using stance, body language and eye contact to your advantage; integrating the law into your argument; using visuals or props; and using analogies. Create and use PowerPoint presentations to structure your arguments, paint a picture in the jurors' minds, clarify complex issues and highlight important points.

New York, California & New Jersey Credit: 3.0 skills This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. Illinois & Pennsylvania credit: 2.5 general MCLE.

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