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Delivering an Effective Opening Statement

Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2018
Running Time: 00:58:26

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Taken from the Web Program Trial by Jury 2018 Recorded November 2018 in New York

Delivering an Effective Opening Statement [00:58:26]
  • Grabbing the jury's attention - and keeping it 
  • Developing a theme and telling your story 
  • Making the most of the primacy principle 
  • Getting the jury on your side while avoiding argument 
  • Handling damaging evidence 
  • Winning approaches and common mistakes 

Panel Leader: Morgan Chu
Speakers: Brooke E. Cucinella, Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, Theodore V. Wells, Jr. 

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:
  • The Opening Statement: Charting a Path to Victory
    Richard J. Sullivan, David R. Marriott, Alison B. Miller
  • Lewis S. Wiener and Ronald W. Zdrojeski, Ch. 14: The Art of the Persuasive Opening Statement: Finding Your Inner Storyteller, American Bar Association, From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips from 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers (December 2015)
    David R. Marriott
  • Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan, From Opening to Summation, Making First Impressions Count, New York Law Journal (June 5, 2015)
    David R. Marriott
  • Transcript of Opening Statements, Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., C-11-01846 LHK (N.D. Cal. 2012)
    David R. Marriott
Morgan Chu ~ Irell & Manella LLP
Brooke E. Cucinella ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Hon. Richard J. Sullivan ~ United States District Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Theodore V. Wells Jr. ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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