Refining the closing argument: Trial Skills, Closing
Increase your effectiveness in closing arguments with the use of emotion, the explanation of complex facts, gently placing blame on a plaintiff, using an adversary's words, and including the ..
Anticipating Jury Deliberations
Plaintiff's Credibility Problem: Jurors Expect Exaggeration: Trial Skills, Closing
Linking voir dire and closing argument on making the plaintiff's damages "real" and not something to be compromised.
When Your Opponent Is Not a "Bad Guy": Trial Skills, Closing
How to face up to a problem; link back to jury selection; apply the Rule of Threes; and help jurors conclude your opponent does not need their help
Closing for Defendant - Part 1
Impugning the Plaintiff's Expert: Trial Skills, Closing
The rational for attacking plaintiff's expert in closing; focusing on holes in the expert's testimony; turning the expert into the person who harmed the ..
Closing for Defendant - Part 2
Turning Sympathy to the Defense: Trial Skills, Closing
How the defense can take advantage of sympathy for the plaintiff; acknowledging the plaintiff as a terrific person; showing respect for the adversary; arg..
Closing for Defendant - Part 3
Arguing Damages for the Defense: Trial Skills, Closing
How the defense can minimize damages for the plaintiff; carefully admitting liability; discussing the value of money; suggesting amounts of damages; discu..
Plaintiff's Big Hurdle: How to Ask for Big Money: Trial Skills, Closing
Acknowledge that you are asking for a big number; justify it, and make it a fair deal
the use of emotional appeal in closing argument: Trial Skills, Closing
The power of emotion, positive and negative appeals, the dangers of emotional appeal, using humor in closing
Handling Rebuttal - Part 1
When You Have the Last Word, Make It Your Best: Trial Skills, Closing
See the three elements of rebuttal, preparation, patience, and propriety, that create success
Rebuttal - Part 2
Further material on the importance and technique of rebuttal: Trial Skills, Closing
Planning the argument, what to include/exclude, avoiding sandbagging
Discussing the law in closing argument: Trial Skills, Closing
The need to explain the law, jutifying the law, the use of graphics, interfacing between the law and the evidence
Examples from Real Life Make Your Key Points Memorable: Trial Skills, Closing
Make sure to follow the rules for using analogies and keep an eye out for dangers to avoid