Addressing Jurors, Opening

How to speak persuasively in a courtroom setting

How to speak persuasively in a courtroom setting

Time: 12:22 Channeling our energies into our presentations: Why we're apprehensive in court, how to effectively use our voice and natural gestures to communicate..

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Presenting expert conclusions in opening

Presenting expert conclusions in opening

Time: 11:43 Using Expert Conclusions in an Opening Statement: Previewing experts' testimony, introduce the expert’s credentials, describe the process used; explain the conclusions reached...

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Avoid lawyer-talk when speaking to jurors

Avoid lawyer-talk when speaking to jurors

Time 12:20 Practice making sure you are communicating clearly: Your choice of language is key. To connect with jurors you need to persuade, get beyond the lawyer-speak and talk like a regular person...

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Speak effectively: pace, volume and tone

Speak effectively: pace, volume and tone

Time: 18:03 Practice with your voice at the distance you will be from the judge or jury: A lawyer’s voice can make or break the effectiveness of the communication with the jury. Pace, volume, and tone are the key elements...

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Use motion: gestures, positioning and expressions

Use motion: gestures, positioning and expressions

Time: 10:02 Practice how you want to move in the courtroom: There’s a place in the courtroom where you want to be to talk to the jury. Get set before you speak. No walking and talking. Be conscious of your body language...

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Previewing testimony and exhibits persuasively

Previewing testimony and exhibits persuasively

Time: 16:42 Marshaling the facts to point directly to the proponent's conclusion: Using graphics to make the facts "work" for your client's cause; using language to make facts memorable when they come up during the trial; factors in decid..

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Options for explaining the applicable law

Options for explaining the applicable law

Time: 8:02 Making the Rules of the Game Understandable for Lay Jurors: The need to explain the law, explanations must be short, neutral, and accurate to get by judges' attitudes, stipulation may be possible...

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Permitted use of graphics in opening

Permitted use of graphics in opening

Time: 14:10 The How, Why, and When of Graphics in an Opening Statement: The need for graphics under certain kinds of circumstances with the facts of the case; examples of useful kinds of graphics; the requirement to orient the jury to your graph..

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Preparing for the opening

Preparing for the opening

Time: 11:59 What to do ahead of time: Assess good facts and bad facts; develop themes a jury can follow; plan graphics; outline witness examination..

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Countering the other side’s expert

Countering the other side’s expert

Time: 14:32 Countering Plaintiff's Expert: Introducing the defense expert; comparing and contrasting the experts' conclusions; showing why what the defense expert did overcomes what the plaintiff's expert did to reach conclusions...

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Structure and delivery

Structure and delivery

Time: 16:10 Giving the Jury Something They Can Follow: Length, topics, going positive or negative, organization, the use of notes..

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Example: The Start and Conclusion of Openings in Texas V. Johnson & Johnson

Example: The Start and Conclusion of Openings in Texas V. Johnson & Johnson

Time: 16:18 Examples from the record of an actual case showing an effective start and conclusion of an opening statement How to get to the key points quickly; setting out the theme and theory of the case persuasively...

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The critical last 60 seconds

The critical last 60 seconds

Time: 10:35 Wrap Up the Opening Statement Carefully: Allot 60 seconds to the ending of your opening. Memorize it; no notes. Make sure you avoid “argument” or you may face an objection...

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