Redefining Opening Statement & Jury Selection: The Story Before the Story - On Demand CLE

Jesse Wilson, Brian J. Kim and Maureen Hennessey

Format: On Demand Program
Sale price$125.00

In November 2022, Los Angeles based trial lawyers Brian Kim and Maureen Hennessey won a jury verdict in excess of $18.7 million in a slip-and-fall case. This is considered one of the largest slip-and-fall verdicts of its kind; it was also recently featured on the Trial Guides blog.

Kim and Hennessey join Jesse Wilson—trial consultant and author of the new Trial Guides book, Witness Preparation: How to Tell the Winning Story—to discuss the methods they used to reach this phenomenal verdict. They will reveal the pivotal moments in both voir dire and opening statement that anchored their case to the needs of their client—and how they transformed their story’s shortcomings into its greatest strengths. 

Subjects covered will include:

  • Using voir dire to build rapport with your jurors
  • Preparing for opening statement by taking on the defense’s “favorite facts”
  • Approaching your opening statement in spine-injury cases in nontraditional ways
  • Using Jesse Wilson’s “Victim to Victor” approach to prepare your witness and present your damages theme

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On Demand Program: 91 minutes and 16 minutes Q&A
Original Air Date: 07/12/2023

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