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American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics © 2007 American Bar Association All Rights Reserved Presenting an Effective Opening Argument By Molly S. Askin There you stand. Two rows of jurors look at you expectantly. Is each juror sitting alertly, perched forward, anxiously awaiting your opening argument? Or is each juror imagining they have just been cast as an extra on their favorite television legal drama? How...