Opening Statement: Identifying Important Issues for Jurors - On Demand CLE

Phillip H. Miller

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Format: On Demand Program
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Everyone knows the basics of a powerful opening statement: tell an engaging story, sequence the facts persuasively, and get out ahead of the defense’s attacks. It may sound straightforward—but it can be surprisingly challenging to give an opening statement that hits every mark.

Esteemed trial attorney Phillip H. Miller presents a compelling program that helps lawyers evaluate their approach to opening statements and start to see the blind spots that are costing them at trial. Miller will show how to counteract biases, walk the line between exposition and persuasion, and challenge what we think we know about our jurors’ responses.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Checking your perspective before you begin to draft your opening
  • Understanding the many different ways to tell a story
  • Simplifying your messaging structure
  • Setting the stage for trust and authenticity throughout your trial
  • Preparing jurors for defense experts
  • Using visuals to reinforce case issues

Participants will learn how to connect with jurors in opening and carry that rapport with them throughout trial. It’s time to go beyond the basics and start delivering substantive, effective, and persuasive opening statements.

This On Demand Program is a pre-order. It will be available for streaming in your account on or before 7/24/24.

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On Demand Program: TBD
Original Air Date: 07/10/2024

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