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Your Opening Statement: Winning Over The Jury From Day 1, From NELA's 2014 Seminar: Trial Boot Camp
Published by National Employment Lawyers Association




Summary
As counsel for the plaintiff you have the unique ability to set the tone of the trial and shape the jury’s perception of your case from the beginning. Learn from NELA’s veteran trial lawyers how to use your first five sentences to introduce your theme with “grabbers” that will resonate with the jury. Ms. Bogas and Mr. Egan demonstrate how to develop your theme and tell your story by presenting an opening statement. If you have struggled with credentialing the unlikeable client or the client that has damaging character evidence, deciding how to handle the defendant’s exculpatory evidence, or using demonstrative aids and technology in your opening statement, you will learn how to weave all of this into your opening statement while establishing credibility with the jury using ordinary words that shift the jury’s focus to the bad conduct of the defendant.

Presenters
Kathleen L. Bogas
Kathleen L. Bogas is partner at Bogas, Koncius & Croson, P.C. specializing in all areas of Plaintiffs’ employment law. She is a past president of Michigan Association for Justice and past president of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She...More
Dennis E. Egan
Dennis E. Egan received his B.J. degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1973, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1976. Mr. Egan is a member and Managing director of the Popham Law Firm, P.C., specializing in...More
Originally Published
March 14, 2014

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Your Opening Statement: Winning Over The Jury From Day 1 - Audio
  2. Your Opening Statement: Winning Over The Jury From Day 1 - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

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Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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CA, OK, SC, VT


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