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Opening Statement Articles for Trial Lawyers

Opening statement sets the tone for your entire trial.  If a trial lawyer can't grab the jurors' attention and give them a reason to pay attention to your case, you will lose the jury and lose your trial.  That's why it's essential to tell a persuasive story during opening statement and get the jury cheering for your client to win.  In these trial advocacy articles, you'll learn how to improve your opening statement skills and take your opening statements to the next level.

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QUIZ: Are Your Opening Statements Persuasive?

Punch Your Jurors in the Mouth During Opening Statement

Are You Promising Too Much in Your Opening Statements?

Give the Jurors a Reason Why You Should Win During Opening Statement

Are You Looking Jurors Squarely in the Eyes During Opening Statement?

The Proper Use of Notes During Opening Statement

Should You Ever Concede Anything During Opening Statement?

Don't Present Your Opening Statement to the Wrong Audience

Add Dramatic Impact to Your Opening Statements With This Simple Presentation Technique

How to Develop Persuasive Themes for Opening Statements

The Importance of Grabbing Jurorsí Attention During Opening Statement

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